Last week we drove to the middle part of Pennsylvania–Pennsylvania Dutch
country–to visit the Myerstown Button Show held at the Lantern Lodge.
It was a beautiful bright October day and the leaves were about midway in
color. We didn’t go through the rigmarole of keeping a driving log–time,
temperature, mileage, etc–just took the trip! Woody was enjoying a
pleasant day at his spa for grooming.
You could hardly distinguish where a tiny town began and ended, and they
all seemed to have long names. My favorite was Lenhartsville. I pictured
Friday night basketball games where the Lenhartsville High cheerleaders
would run out on the gym floor to lead a cheer:
“Give me an L! (L)
Give me an E! (E)
Give me an N! (N)”
and by the time they got all the way through “Lenhartsville” the game had
probably ended and everybody had gone home!
Anyway, you want to see the buttons I bought! I tried to concentrate on the
theme of designer buttons this time and had some good luck finding some
interesting ones I think.
The first two are by Ardor of Paris:
Here’s a prized little red Schiaparelli:
and this sleek little number:
and my “desert island favorite!” by Scemama with its original sales tag!
followed by a wonderful Paris tweed–I love it!
Two more photos round out the purchases. First, some Bakelite and
Bakelite wannabes . . .
and how sweet is the little Bakelite American flag?
Last, a miscellaneous bunch that I just liked enough to buy:
That leaping figure is on a plaster button which was commonly used during
World War II when button metals were scarce. To the right of that is a
brass lady’s head on leather I think. Don’t miss the little “goofie” high heeled
We stopped for a late lunch at the Kum Esse Diner. Do you know what that
means? And then on the way home we stopped at two interesting little shops
to browse–Milkweed Antiques, and The Brown Bonnet. You’d like them, but
O’Half didn’t show much interest! All in all, it was a very pleasant daytrip.
That’s all, folks—choose your favorite buttons if you like!