I had a first-time-ever score at the thrift store on Friday. I've picked up a few buttons cards here and there mixed with other stuff but this is the first time I found two jars full of vintage buttons. I brought them home, sorted through them all, cut off lots of material and thread, and gave the keepers a bubble bath. For a girl that has too many other things to do, I found the whole process very calming.
The whole lot had quite a few reds and oranges. As far as I know, I don't have any bakelite buttons but those orange/vanilla swirl ones look like they might be. Barbara at oodles and oodles has a post about how to tell if something is bakelite. I'm not selling the buttons or anything so it really doesn't matter to me but I just like the scientific experiment part of it. I'm putting Scrubbing Bubbles on my shopping list today and am going to put a few of the buttons to the test...and maybe, possibly, find time to clean my bathrooms while I'm at it.