Yea! It’s time for the spring button show at Titusville NJ!
Rainy day, but mild—wild wisteria display halfway down River Road–
and cute restaurant for lunch—at It’s Nuts! but—-on to the
show . . .
Pretty good crowd there this year—and my friend and I started
hunting through the files right off the bat–
and then I couldn’t find her—–she was discovered over at the
snack bar finishing up a chocolate donut!!
One of our favorite dealers has stacks and stacks of pieces of felt
with buttons sewn on.
You snip a button you’d like to buy off
the felt and keep a little running price record—-
you can find some
lovely little goodies–like this early small blue button—and the
thin, thin, thin red dotted celluloid button:
Here is my friend –notice her “button bracelet” showing me a
round glassy button she bought.
And I should show you my fine King Arthur brass button:
But the highlight at the show for me this time was the lecture on Bakelite.
Bakelite is a favorite among buttons collectors currently and
worthy of its popularity. Jennifer Laskovic gave a terrific talk
about the beginnings (and end) of Bakelite and brought hundreds
of pieces to show us—and apparently has boxes and boxes still
at home!! She was a good speaker and patiently answered lots
of questions. What fun it was to see some really scarce items.
In the photos you might be able to spot a black sewing box; a
man’s pipe, some radio knobs, button hooks, buckles, bangles,
picture frames, pencil sharpeners and doorbell!
and here is Jennifer Laskovic—thank you!
On our way out we noticed a car with a humorous touch on the
headlights. I wonder which button lady arrived in that!