Melbourne High St.
We trawled all the stores, and thankfully they were a lot more reasonably priced than the upmarket ones on West Palm Beach ( see yesterday's post). I was actually rather giddy when we went into the lovely, (and best on the street in my opinion!), Betty's Antiques and managed to find what I had been hoping to find on my trip to the States.....
Betty's Antiques....where I found some Bakelite! And not just any old Bakelite....
Oh yes...I got some polka dot Bakelite! Yes, its the genuine inlaid spot kind - normally sell for £100's (And I mean hundreds of £'s - see these on Ebay if you want to compare!).....Betty had two, priced at $90 each.......eeekkk!!! You NEVER see polka Bakelite for that price.
She also had some carved pieces at $45 each. I really wanted both, so I asked if she could do me a deal, and you know what, I got both for $100! Whoopeeeeee!
And here they are, my new treasured possessions! ♥♥♥ I'm just kicking myself that I didn't buy the other polka dot one (which was black with yellow spots). I could have sold it and paid for most of our holiday spends with the profit! ha ha! (I didn't actually get it as I knew that I would want to keep it, and I couldn't afford both!!)
After calming myself down (!), it was time to get back in the car and off to Daytona Beach for our last afternoon of the holiday. I thought we needed a bit of chill out time after our super hectic week!
View from the hotel pool over Daytona Beach
Me in the pool!
Michael walking along the beach
Just in case I forgot where we were!
And the amazing soft white sand.....
Daytona was actually far nicer than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be packed full of bronzed youths with tons of tacky seaside shops, but it actually wasn't. It was actually very quiet and very peaceful! The perfect end to an amazing holiday :))