Sunday, October 16, 2016
One of my absolute favorites, this eyeful of style is a vintage model of flamboyant Art Deco and a monkey's brunch! The main yellow section of this button is custard Bakelite, bunched at the base in a bright green accent piece that is also Bakelite. (It's like this button is wearing a button.) Proof that the world had a sense of humor once, this might've dominated a dandy's shirt at Jay Gatsby's last great jamboree. Made in the 1920's and oozing with all the panache of a flapper on her way to Woolworth's to buy a copy of Town Tattle magazine, I'm bananas about this lulu of a keepsake.