Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tricolored Memory Buttons
Several years ago I found these buttons on a hot summer day at an antique festival in Katonah, New York. They're the first tricolored buttons I'd ever run across and the discovery of them felt like a delicious windfall. I remember holding this attractive foursome on the train ride home and explaining to a passenger next to me that they're made of a hard-to-find type of no-longer-made plastic called Bakelite. Even now, these pretty keepsakes still entrance me with their brightly colored magnetism and charming design. Geometrically unusual, these buttons are rounded at the base and squared at the top. It goes without saying; I'm in love with all four of them.