Wednesday, June 23, 2010


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:


Close up of matchbooks:


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

A whole section dedicated to matchbooks:

matchbookcover1 matchbookcover2 matchbookcover3

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.

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Anonymous Stacy @ Design Something Better said...

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

June 23, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

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

June 23, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger 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.

June 23, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger 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!

June 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger 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!

June 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger autumn said...

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

June 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

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

June 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

How cool what a find! These are so awesome!

June 23, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

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

June 23, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

What an interesting idea! I love it.

June 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger 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

June 23, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

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

June 23, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... creative!

June 23, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love this collection. thanks!

June 23, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Lavanya said...

May be you guys would love this book then :)

June 24, 2010 at 4:02 AM  
Blogger 韋富 said...


June 24, 2010 at 5:26 AM  
Blogger Porchlight Interiors said...

Very cute idea! Tracey xx

June 24, 2010 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

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

June 24, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger 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

June 24, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

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