Monday, January 18, 2016
Today begins a whole week of 2-tone buttons and I'm kicking things off with this butterscotch trio. Each is embedded with a creamed corn "dot" and fringed with some carved notches for a floral result. Here's a confession about these buttons. When I bought them, they were beyond filthy and so badly blackened with the fungus of time that I reckoned they might be irreparable. So what'd I do? I spent hours polishing these relics while watching Titanic and all the Godfather movies back to back. If that didn't work, I was going to boil these brats in vinegar. Luckily, the vigorous polishing did work and that's how I redeemed this set of Bakelite buttons...straight out of olden-day sleaze.