Friday, May 8, 2009

area home

If you ever come to my apt as a guest, no need to bring a bottle of wine. Just bring me a cool matchbook and I'm happy as a clam! That's true too. My husband and I have a big glass bowl of cool matchbooks from places we've been ..and haven't. Around holiday time I posted that you should stick a pack of vintage matches in a cool guys stocking- and I was serious.
You can find these vintage ones on ebay


While I was surfing around on areo home this week I hit the match jackpot. Check out there pretty selection here!
Get ready for huge news monday... have a lovely weekend.

23 comments:

Lane said...

Dallas-
your in luck sister! Im headed to Germany and Italy next week and I will be on the hunt for fun matchbooks for you!
Ill let you know what I find when I get back and then send them your way!

xo
lane

Dallas Shaw said...

that would be a dream come true for me! eek!

Jules said...

what a fun thing to collect! i love the idea. my husband likes to collect the paper/cardboard coasters you get when ordering drinks at bars or pubs...sometimes i feel funny stuffing coasters in my purse, but he calims to have an interesting art project to use them for! we'll see :)

Dallas Shaw said...

secret- we have a glass bowl of those too.

is this too much info for you? we have a really modern home? i swear it's not weird looking.

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down and out chic said...

wow, i didn't know matchboxes could be this stylish (i really like the bird one).

Lizzy said...

Those are awesome!

Hanako66 said...

the vintage ones are awesome! my grandparents collected matchbooks and had tons of them on display in a jar!

erin said...

these.are.amazing! love, love them.

yiqin; said...

Wow, have a good weekend too :)

Johanna said...

I have a matchbook collection too! My favorites are from old diners in the 40's and 50's with menus printed in tiny letters on the insides. Coffee was a nickle! Spaghetti, 29 cents!

Kosmopolight said...

Collecting matchbooks -- what a fun idea!! I might have to steal that on from you. They would be super portable and interesting travel mementos.

Christina Layn said...

ps. that would be amazing! I would love to be featured on Dilly Dallas!

Bead Up said...

Hi Dallas!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I LOVE your website and blog. Like woah. I am definitely the kind of girl who like chic, modern, and bold -- and you seem to encompass all of them :) Keep up the good work - I look forward to following your journeys!

~Christyn of Bead Up

Rachel Follett said...

I need to start collecting cool matchbooks. I love these vintage ones you found.

iqa the iqqs said...

hey thanks for introduce me your blog.
;)

Jaimee said...

As a kid, my parents did that same thing...we still rifle through their collection and reminisce. I really should start one of my own!

Andhari said...

Oh wow, you collect matchbooks? So cool! You have anything from Indonesia yet?

Cali Girl said...

very cool. you should take a pic of your match collection so we can see! xo.

Estrella said...

That is a great collection, very original, there is a brand here in mexico with paintings or traditional dresses,quiet cute, saludos from Mexico and thanks for your comment on my blog

Katy said...

So funny...I saw this post the other day and thought to myself, "Huh, I wonder how hard it is to find cool old matchbooks?" Then I was at an antique mall on Saturday, and they were all over the place! It's strange how once something is brought to your attention, you suddenly notice it all over like that, ha.

Beach Vintage said...

Why cant we get matches like these today? Love them.

JanelleGrace said...

I love these...