Saturday, February 12, 2011

We Heart Buttons

Vintage German glass on crocheted antimacassar. Antimacassar is a great word for a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils. Macassar was a brand of hair oil.

Loonette the main character on The Big Comfy Couch (remember the 10-second tidy?) had an Auntie Macassar who was always sending her interesting letters. That is perhaps when we became aware of the word antimacassar and started saying it whenever possible. Antimacassar, antimacassar, antimacassar.

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