Back in LA. Jet-lagged and back to work.
A bright spot from this weekend of trying to stay wake long enough was a trip down to a great little antique store in South Pasadena where I found some amazing buttons. I'm always on the look out for vintage and antique buttons for the beasts.
But the real find? This beautiful card of Catalin buttons.
I learned a lot from the shop keeper. Apparently Catalin and Bakelite are the same material, except one is cast (catalin) and one is molded (bakelite). I never knew this. I did a little bit of researching and the story gets better. Fascinating little read here, if you're interested.