Sunday, January 24, 2010

Beauty in the Mundane

Some things are such rare finds, I just HAVE to share them!
Take these matches for instance. I never thought I would live to see the day when I would find something so jewel- like. I've seen gold tipped matches (from a casino in Carson City, NV?) but those are garrish compared to these sublime sulfur tips.
The box was something from the 1970s and rough looking, so I gave it a face lift with antique wallpaper scraps.
Funny thing, the matches now compliment this bark cloth scrap I have.
They both make me think of my screened-in back porch and make me pine for spring and warmer weather.
Both the cloth and matches can be found in my etsy shop.
Maybe you need to accessorize your own dream oasis?

4 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Another lovely post dear Nathalie!

You have ME pinning for your lovely porch too! gorgeous wallpaper and teal tipped matches ... you and your good eye for treasure!

Spring time will be here before we know it ... time marches on so quickly in the big scheme of things ... doesn't it!

I confess I had to buy myself a bouquet of tulips yesterday also thinking of spring :)
oxo

Marlynn said...

OMG - what a beautiful color these matches are.... who would have thought it! Love your post. Hugs, Marlynn, ps a wonderful musty package arrived at my doorstep when I came home from work. Sat in my rocker and sniffed away. *wink* hugs,

Margaret said...

Fab Sea Foam find you have there, they really are a lovely colour, too nice to burn really.
Couldn't you make a nice cushion cover for your porch with that fabric? Just as I thought things were warming up we have more snow, and more and more...

Jeanie said...

Ever since I heard you and Linda and Patty talk about match boxes, I've been itching to clear off the table and start some! This is beautiful!