Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Cherry Deluxe, circa 1927
Oh, these cherry Bakelite buttons kill me every time! It's hard to take a picture of a bright red button in Bakelite because the intensity of the color comes out as an overly vibrant splash of saturated potency. It's like looking at an unbearably radiant fireball. Too red! This ardent zinger features a slitted Art Deco design that suggests a pair of open leaves, carved on each side for an accented effect that typifies the celebrated flair of 1920's chic. I'm gaga over cherry Bakelite, but not as gaga as Lady Gaga. Let's get that straight.