Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bakelite Pie

The Thanksgiving holidays are over this year and I'm ending the week with pieliterally in the form of baked food and literally again with this pie-shaped button made of Bakelite in the color known by collectors as creamed corn. Etched across the top in a checkered pattern, the carved dashes on this old button provide a deliciously eye-catching texture. It's like looking at a small-scale tart, fresh from the oven. Where pastry meets plastic, I'm sweet on this tasteful treasure. Circa 1932.

-Sherbert McGee  

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