Hello! Over the weekend I attended a yard sale run by an antiques dealer. I only made one purchase, a collection of vintage matchbooks. I paid $6.00 and later counted 123 matchbooks in the box. Thus, the price per matchbook was mere pennies apiece.
Whoever collected these matchbooks was either well-traveled, or else had friends or relatives who'd gone to far-off places. For instance, some of the matchbooks were from Japan:
Love the graphics!
Next up is:
Hong Kong, followed by:
Mexico. Continuing the globetrotting, let's visit:
Sweden. I would love to jet off to:
Paris! But I wouldn't complain if I had a chance to go to:
Switzerland and Austria either! Or how about:
Spain and Ireland? No passport? Then about staying in the US! Why not live it up in:
New York City - or head over to:
Hawaii! Back to the continental US, let's go to:
New Orleans! As a change of pace from NOLA, I think I'll visit:
Virginia and Massachusetts. Next on the list is:
Charleston. I'm exhausted now from all that traveling, so I think I'll head back to my home state to check out:
some places in Michigan. The Grand Hotel is probably one of the best-known hotels in the state, but a quick Internet search revealed that the Tur Mai Kai is no longer in business.
Some may consider it blasphemy, but I like to use vintage matchbooks in projects; I think they add a quirky touch. Here's a couple of examples:
These were made from vintage matchbooks I'd gotten previously. I've slipped similar items in a card or with a present just as a little something extra to pass along. I've used the same flower shape to adorn greeting cards as well.
But I must admit, I sometimes have a hard time crafting with these vintage matchbooks, as I enjoy the graphics!
And I hope you enjoyed my globetrotting tour of matchbooks as well!