Couldn’t resist another early Sunday morning drive to my flea market! The trees are
past their prime, but there are still lovely pockets of color here and there, and it’s a
pleasure to drive past lovely old stone houses like we have in Bucks County PA. Every
road is a “scenic route”!
Did I find some buttons? Yes I did! Want to see them?
The queen of the group is this Lolita Lempicka button—signed on the back—do you
know Lolita Lempicka? She currently has a line of perfumes—my hairdresser says it’s
her favorite summer perfume. I’ve never seen this button before—have you? I’m
wondering if it was a premium of some kind given away with a purchase of perfume.
Isn’t it wild? What do you think? Do you think I should touch up that middle fingernail
or leave it as is . . .
Here is a group of buttons that I bought–and I’ll feature some–remember,
you can click on the photos to enlarge:
The button way at the top is a rectangular slice of a celluloid button inlaid
with rhinestones—1940s maybe. Then to the lower left of that is a large
mother-of-pearl button with brass bird cage shank. That black slash through
the pearl face is interesting.
Then below that is a lovely little floral design under glass.
Then to the right is a wonderful clear red plastic button—big dome–
looks good enough to eat. Lucite? Has a brass loop shank.
Moving down that group page, there’s a round ball of violet purply
swirls–kind of like an early marble. Neat.
And this large old celluoid button with embellishment:
A little tiny oblong button is very hard to photograph and it’s difficult
to see exactly what it is, but I think it’s a stork reaching up to a branch
to eat something. ??? Good luck with this one–
You skipped right over that one, right?
Well, how about this funky old 1940s rhinestone button–
Here is an interesting find from the weekend—an early 20th C
whale bone button about 1 1/4″ in diameter.
And finally, because I’m fond of buttons on original cards–and have been
known to feature a post about them, I’ll show you my new one. Sometimes
button companies used movie stars to highlight their advertising. This card
featured Jane Wyatt—–big prize to the first reader who can tell us her
claim to fame . . . . . . just kidding about the prize.
Seriously, who knows who Jane Wyatt was?
I’ve kept you long enough today—back to work—or button
collecting—thanks for visiting.