It's been a while since I spotlighted a "Mississippi mud" button. So here we go. Mississippi mud is the nickname for chocolate brown Bakelite that's streaked with veiny flourishes of black. Case in point: this big ole bumpy-rimmed flower. A coat button of chunky dimensions, at its center there's a shallowly etched patch of loopy scribbles that I find interesting. Whether it's wet dirt or a hunk of dark Bakelite, I've never had any qualms with mud.