Thursday, December 10, 2009

What is the appeal of bakelite? How does thermoset resin, the first plastic, manage to exude such warmth and touchable appeal? I just love bakelite, and when I spotted these buttons at the recent exhibition at the Paddington Antique Centre , it didn't take a lot of coaxing from Kirsty for me to buy them.
I did hesitate when it came to snipping off the metal loop on the back, but whether I make serious collectors of the era cringe or not, it will be worn, and it will look fabulous.
If you would like to have a closer look at this honey, pop over to Miu & Umi!

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