Monday, October 24, 2016
Leafy Treat, circa 1928
An autumnal victory of style, this voguish leaf button is an Art Deco treat (as opposed to a trick) in creamed corn Bakelite. I love the lines on this buttery triumph and how the button is divided in half with a waffled effect on one side and a single frond nestled at the bottom of the other. Leaves are a prevalent motif in the world of Art Deco and I'm kind of nuts about this vintage fashion point of the 1920's. To that end, I'm in an Art Deco mood and will be posting buttons that exemplify this classic, streamlined aesthetic for the next few days. Stay tuned!