Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nude Octagons

Of all the colors of Bakelite I've seen, this set of octagon buttons defies categorization. I suppose they are a light tan version of creamed corn, but then again I'd say these buttons are a highly rare flesh tone. Close your eyes, kids! If you melted down a Caucasian Barbie doll and then made a pair of buttons, these might be the scandalous outcome. Big buttons with a sharply outlined target motif, these naked sunbathers tested positive for Bakelite.

-Sherbert McGee 

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