Sunday, June 15, 2014

Get Carded: Happy Father's Day

Hello! I scooped up a collection of vintage matchbooks at a garage sale a couple of weekends ago. While sorting through them when I got home, I unearthed one from someone's past visit to a Tasty World restaurant in the Atlanta area. 

I recalled that back in the late 1970's, my husband had gone down to Florida to visit a friend, and had taken along his aunt and his aunt's friend. They had stayed at an Atlanta-area Day's Inn on their way south and had eaten at the motel's restaurant, Tasty World. 

Could my matchbook had come from the same restaurant? I didn't know, but figured it was close enough to use for my husband's Father's Day card:

Materials used:

  • white card stock
  • vintage matchbook
  • portion of calendar page cut from the 1997 diary Cherished Cats And Keepsake Kittens (Cynthia Hart, author)
  • cat's head cut from same source as calendar page
  • "Happy" cut from vintage book
Close-up of the "Tasty World" graphics:

To hear my husband tell it, neither that long-ago stay at a Day's Inn, nor the food at Tasty World, was anything to write home about. Nevertheless, he got a kick out of seeing the Tasty World graphics on his Father's Day card! He was greatly surprised too. 

Expect the unexpected with my cards, I told him.