Matchbooks…

A while back Erika showed off one of her latest flea market finds.



She was lucky enough to find a huge book full of matchbooks and decided to do this with it:



URBANGRACEMATCHBOOKS



Close up of matchbooks:



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I was wandering all over Boston Public Library flickrs page from this mornings post and found this!



A whole section dedicated to matchbooks:



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There are over 400 of them! If you have the time for a whole bunch of printing and patience to line them you up you can recreate Erika's look for less.

19 comments:

Stacy @ Design Something Better said...

Oh, this is lovely! I am inspired... but lack matchbooks. Although I have a ton of boarding passes. :)

Lindsey said...

Wow - what a great idea!! I love it! And that wall color is fab too!

Tara said...

Hmm... I have a collection of about 180 postcards. Maybe I could do something similar with them? I've been trying to figure out for years how to display them.

Mrs. Chic said...

Very cool, this this idea

Tara should frame those postcards -maybe 2 to 3 per frame!

ps: I have a giveaway going on!

Hello Lover... said...

This looks great - can't wait to see what you do!

I bet Erika will be thrilled you remembered something like this from 2 years ago!

autumn said...

what a gorgeous wall! i love seeing interesting collections displayed.
i;m sure yours will be fab!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wow, I love this idea...I just might have to copycat!

1 Funky Woman said...

How cool what a find! These are so awesome!

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

What a wonderful display...enjoyed todays blog for sure! Very creative!

Lavender and Lilies said...

What an interesting idea! I love it.

Hopeless Chest said...

Those are so neat! I've got a bunch of flick pages bookmarked with tons of vintage matchbook pics and I'm thinking of printing them and framing them on a gallery wall

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Such a neat idea. I would have never would have thought of that. Thanks for posting

Jana Marie said...

Wow...so creative!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love this collection. thanks!

Lavanya said...

May be you guys would love this book then :)

http://www.tarabooks.com/books/books/adults/art--design--pop-culture/matchbook/

韋富 said...

blog不錯唷~我會常常來看的~加油~!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Very cute idea! Tracey xx

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

what an awesome art idea! i just did a similar project with my sister's pin collection :)

Storibook Designs said...

My brother has collected matchbooks for years, I'll have to show him this. Unless, of course, he sold his collection to Erika... ha, ha