Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Cosmic Walnut
When I first laid eyes on this button (at an antique shop in downtown Kansas City) I thought I was looking at the embryo of a deformed pine cone or an alien germ cell. The strange curves, decidedly Art Deco, won me over and I snatched up this oddball. Someday I'm pretty sure it will sprout an antenna and come to life in my dresser like an industrial-strength cockroach from Mars. A brown button of any other kind might be a dull thing, but not this Bakelite keeper. After bringing it home, I polished it to a dapper shine and introduced it to my set of Bakelite browns. Right now, this is one of my favorite buttons.