February 15, 2013

where's the fire

Happy Friday all!

This week I poured over the new issue of Matchbook probably at least once a day. I tell ya I can't get enough of that thing.

One image that I kept coming back to was this one.

Bailey's house in Matchbook

OK, so really it is three images, but I'm looking at the same thing in each one - the very cool match strike collection.

While they are by no means a new thing, I seem to be noticing them more and more in magazines. They are a great sculptural element and make a great addition to a coffee table, mantel or vanity. Much better than the free matchbook in the bathroom for sure. You can find vintage ones in antique stores and Etsy and I think they would make a great thing to keep an eye out for on vacations and trips. A unique souvenir to bring home.
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This one is just funny.

I think I found a new collection.

I'm off to get my arse in gear for tomorrow's celebration. Eve is turning two! It won't be the big celebration we had last year, but good times are on the menu.



Also, I'm over at A Lived in Home today talking about some things I've learned from DIYing. Make sure to check it out.

Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday little one. Fun times! Off to read your guest post.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your little nugget! Love the Snoop Dogg version fo shizzle :)

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  3. aaaw happy birthday, eve!!!! and yes, i like the look of the last one, and i think my husband would like it, too. a little snoop can light my fire any day.

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  4. I could bite those little cheeks...scrupmtious!! The neighbor I use to babysit for had an enourmous glass jug that she kept matchbooks in...I loved looking at all the colorful books and where they were from when I'd go over there...

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  5. Happy Birthday to your little girl. She's precious! I think Celerie Kemble mentioned once that she loves vintage match strikes. They are very cool. Might need to start a little collection too! Have a great weekend partying with your people!

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  6. Eve is a precious Princess, Happy Birthday!
    I will now have to check out matches! Always something NEW! Never paid any attention to them before...go figure!

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  7. Happy birthday Eve!! That is such a geat way to display matches, I'm always looking for a cute way to do it!

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  8. the collected matches do look pretty cool and add a different element to a room. interested to see how you end up styling them!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  9. My 17 year old son would probably love that last one but I don't want to encourage or condone anything. ;p
    Happy 2nd B-day little cutie!

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  10. I love the look of matches as an accessory. Happy birthday to your little one! Have fun celebrating!

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  11. Happy BD to your lovely daughter!
    I always glue either wallpaper, craft paper, wrapping paper or fabric over the larger matchboxes I get ( because they are pretty, when bigger ) and then I apply a few layers of high- gloss lacquer. It sounds fiddly but it really is a fast task and looks décor- appropriate.

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  12. Happy Birthday Eve! What a little cutie - those cheeks are smoochable, bless her :) And I am loving your roundup of match strikes, it's not something I've ever noticed before and now I want one even though I have absolutely no use for them lol (always the way) xxx

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  13. I haven't heard of match strikes before but when I light matches, it sometimes seems like such a struggle so they might be a good thing. Eve is adorable, I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

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  14. Could Eve be any cuter?! And match strikes are such a great idea for a collection too. I may have to start looking for those when I'm out shopping...

    Happy Birthday Eve!

    -Lane

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