Plastic Buttons

plastic buttons card ©booksandbuttons

plastic buttons card ©booksandbuttons

What better way to start off the new year than with buttons?  And plastic buttons are
such a fun category.

Oh, I suppose I should call them “Synthetic Polymers” to include all of the ways plastic
has been fiddled with over the years, but let’s just neaten that up and call this collection
“assorted plastics”.  Have a couple celluloid buttons or bakelite buttons slipped in
without notice?  Maybe.  But  who cares?  Don’t call the plastic police.

The best button on the card—-the “top banana” if you will—is that large oblong
beauty at the top of the card.  (Click these photos to enlarge.)  It’s 2 1/4 inches long!
Spread your thumb and forefinger out to 2 1/4 inches to get the full idea.  Huge button!
Absolutely terrific.

this button is 1 1/4 inches long ©booksandbuttons

this button is 1 1/4 inches long ©booksandbuttons

These three buttons at the bottom are very nice, too.  The rectangle on
the left—creamy “polymer” with red and black decoration is over an inch
long, and the interesting green, clear and black square button at the right
is an inch and a half diagonally (fix thumb and forefinger . . .)

three plastic buttons ©booksandbuttons

three plastic buttons ©booksandbuttons

The next two buttons are interesting, too.  The “rattan” one looks like it
has mother of pearl, but the back assures me that’s it’s plastic.  The little
one with stripes measures 5/8 inches.  (don’t bother with thumb and ff).

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This little red and black geometric shape is fun.  It’s open in the middle–
have to love it.

geometric theme button©booksandbuttons

geometric theme button©booksandbuttons

And I took a photo looking from a different angle to give you an idea of
the depth of some of these buttons.

side view plastic buttons ©booksandbuttons

side view plastic buttons ©booksandbuttons

Oh, you MUST enlarge that one!  Aren’t they great?
One more photo to show you two of my favorites—the button with
all the raised dots . . . and the one I call “fried egg”.  The egg is 1 inch.

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That’s it!  Choose your favorites—show me your best plastics.
Bye for now!

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4 Responses to Plastic Buttons

  1. Buttondeb says:

    Good job! I enlarged the sideways pic, and they look good enough to eat! I’m not sure if that is the sign of a true “buttonhead”, or if I’m just really hungry.

  2. MariahP says:

    My favorite is the little one with little colorful dots on it:) thanks for the post.

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