April 7, 2009An Amazing Discovery – Vintage Lighting Store
We stumbled across the most amazing thing this past weekend: Bryden’s Electric & Supply in Bay City, Michigan. It is a vintage lighting store! I kid you not. Their entire display floor had vintage lighting in it. We only saw a couple new lamps, everything else was vintage. It was amazing. So amazing, that I forgot to take pictures. The one on the left was taken by Hubs. But I promise, some pictures of Bryden’s vintage lights are coming soon. I will remember to take more pictures when we go back.
The reason I got so crazy is because they have tons of vintage electrical accessories as well. Shelves and shelves of them, in fact. Glass shades, vintage lightswitch plates, vintage switches themselves, and a lot of them were in the original packaging. Most of it was Victorian and Art Deco, since most of the houses in Bay City (the showplace homes, anyway) are from those eras. But there were some Mid-Century fixtures and accessories that we happily pawed through.
And then we laid eyes on this beauty. And I totally lost it.
Yep. A vintage doorbell! An starburst one! In the original package!
They had tons of doorbells, some used and some new, but all of them vintage. It was amazing to see, and even more exciting when we found the one we have been searching for. Now we can finally get rid of the ceramic hummingburd doorbell installed by the previous owner’s daughter, and put up one that is going to look fantastic with our door!
Is anyone else looking for a vintage doorbell? They had a lot of these and another very similar starburst shape for $4.95. I would be willing to pick one up for you!