I belong in a group. A special group known as BA. We could stand up and tell our stories about how we couldn’t resist the jar on the shelf, full, and only $2. Or the ugly cardigan we bought. All for the love of buttons.
Bakelite buttons have a market value apparently. I’ve only done minor research, enough to know that they’re collectable. Some of them may not be bakelite, but I haven’t tried anything but the hot water test as I don’t want to damage them. They’re so smooth and glassy to touch. They was a beautiful clicking sound when you knock them together, a little like music. This isn’t my entire collection of bakelite, some were fairly boring, and some I just couldn’t find today.
I have quite a few glass buttons as well. I’m thinking that I’ll sew them down and make an art piece to display them so I can admire them more often.
I love all my buttons! I am an affirmed and unapologetic Button Addict.
I loaded a few more photos to my flickr 🙂
Meanwhile…. I’ve been busy in the yard and with my chickens (I have a whole barrage of photos!) I wanted to speed up the friend-making process…. so I hit on feeding them worms. Luckily for me I can just dig up some wonderful composty dirt in the woods, and find a ton of worms. So I did – twice. Success. They loved it! I had two chickens being my little buddies. I even got to touch this one’s back before she ran away.
I should have recorded this chicken running around the whole pen with a six inch worm hanging out of her beak while another chicken chased her. It was pretty funny.
Enjoying our summery days