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:
- 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
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.