Tuesday, March 25, 2014

About Those Buttons

 Time to show you the buttons I teased about in this post.  These are the "keepers" I picked out of the pile to add to my accumulation.
 A wonderful, big, celluloid with an applied bird and a set of buttons with a raised green center.  Love it when I find this type!  I don't think they are technically "hat" buttons but that is what they remind me of.
 This rose is applied, too, not molded inside.  I am always happy to find vintage buckles in the  poke sack.
 The purple and black button is a dome-shaped tight top.  I should have taken a picture from the side. It is at least 1/2" high.  I think the two gear shaped buttons are likely Bakelite.
 The button at the top is wood.  The set at the bottom is plastic and they feel like Bakelite but I have never seen it with streaks like that.  Maybe a reader will enlighten me!  They are about 14" thick and perfectly straight sided with no taper of any kind.
 I apologize for the crummy picture here but the button right below the buckle is a dark, stunning, carved MOP.  I don't usually like the dark ones but I do when they are carved like this!  The silver floral buttons are plastic, not metal.
 Plastic rhinestones.  This is the first time I have found the ones with the white border.
Glass and china.  Sadly the Calico is pretty worn out but I will take them most any way I can get them.  At least when they show wear it is a fair bet they are old and not reproductions.

10 comments:

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those are all so cute! Love the little rose! And vintage buckles can be fun too!! :) Happy mid-week! xo Holly

Gail Thayer said...

Beauties! I especially love that bird button!

The Junque Seeker said...

Wow! So many wonderful and unusual buttons! I especially love that little bird.

Maureen Kuppe said...

Love the bird, rose and gears buttons!

Isn't there a way to test if something is Bakelite? I thought you run them under hot water and smell them or something like that...

Great scores Kathy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun assortment of buttons! I always think we like the same things! And I was just reading your profile again and smiling. We would have such fun together! Sweet hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What an assortment of little beauties you have. I love those silver floral buttons even though they're plastic. My favorite is the one with the rose.

Laurie said...

Okay...I am dying over the bird button, and that rose...and the tight tops!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

WOW what wonderful buttons. Love the little bird and that rose button is so sweet. You found treasures!! Love seeing these.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Art and Sand said...

My favorite is the big blue button. I love the shape, color and design and it looks old.

Annette said...

These are some fun buttons! I've never seen one like the bird or the rhinestones with the white border. Great keepers!