Wednesday, May 25, 2016

1930's Ivory Flower


Check out the textures on this Bakelite blossom in creamed corn. The four carved midsections have the grainy appearance of wood. Otherwise, the color of this button has the look of smudged ivory. I purchased this relic in 2012 from a vintage clothier who'd cut several of these old buttons off of a garment that'd been locked away in storage since the Great Depression! It's amazing that these bits of history don't get scrapped sooner.

-Sherbert McGee

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