Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Chunky Reds

Be it brooch, bracelet, bead or button, I've noticed that collectors of Bakelite frequently use the word "chunky" to describe a vintage find. Here's a pair of deeply curved bowl buttons that plainly qualify for that adjective. When I was a kid I used to dine on SpaghettiOs from a set of bright red bowls that looked just like these merry mortars. Both buttons are flawlessand straight out of the 1930's.

-Sherbert McGee


  1. I love these! I put one on my red button bracelet and it's fun just to place your finger in it. It fits. Sounds weird, I know.

  2. I know what you mean, Aprille. I think of these buttons as thumb rests. Thanks for your comment and have a good night. -S.M.