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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Match Box….

So sweet is this vintage match box I recently found in a local antique store.  
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I’ve been having so much fun with my patio makeover!!! My primary focus as I’ve been searching for goodies to bring home – has been to find something functional yet with charming character.  We love using our outdoor fireplace throughout the year, no matter what kind of weather is beyond the patio!  Our kids enjoy family time around the fire, just talking without distractions of televisions phones or computers. 
To see where I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…
xoxo, tracie

31 comments:

Crystal said...

I've always loved these match boxes!! Great find!!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh now that is cool...I had not seen one before.

Blessings Kelsie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tracie
I've not seen a match box before but love the vintage appeal of this one that you found.
Judith

Shabbyfufu said...

Perfectly chippy & shabby Tracie.....only we junk lovers would realize that!

xo,
Janet

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Ooo great find! Whatcha going to do with it? I would do a little succulent planter I think!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

My child hood home had a fireplace in the backyard. We spent many family fun times roasting hotdogs in the summer time and marshmallows in the Fall. Leaves would get burned in it too since we lived in the city. Great memories. I bet backyard fireplaces will make a comeback.

Ann said...

Great find, looks like it found a perfect home.
Ann

Cottage Flair said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours has lovely photos! Great matchbox.
Jennifer

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Love your sweet little match holder Tracie!... I want to come sit out on your patio by a fire and sip coffee with you, 'k?... xoxo Julie Marie

High Street Cottage said...

I love those old match boxes, I looked at a wooden one yesterday, but just not as pretty as this type. I could see yours as a pretty bird feeder too, if you didn't have an outdoor fireplace. Gorgeous.

Sandi said...

Your little matchbox is cute! I have a vintage pink one that is in my bathroom holding cotton balls. I love the ideas of a succlent holder or a birdfeeder too! Time to change mine out!! :)
Blessings~

Shannon said...

Love the matchbox and I really can't wait to see what you do with your back patio!

Donna said...

What a fun find! Glad to meet a fellow Washington State blogger! I am your newest follower:)

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

What a great find! You really are bringing together pieces with charm and personality.

clustres said...

Love this match holder! Reminds me of my ice trays.

Atticmag said...

Oh my. That matchbox is such a throwback to the days when you had to light the pilot on the stove. I can remember kitchens with those hanging on the wall (I was very young though, LOL). Thanks so much for stopping by to see our roses. Much appreciated. Jane

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

I had a repro-matchbox like this for years but yours is so much better. Another delightful find, Tracie! Keep up the good work.

Hugs,
Marie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great find! I love all things vintage!

NanaDiana said...

I think every house in the US had one of those matchboxes in it to dispense matches. And..OURS hung right behind the stove-HUH? What? When I think about that now I think...well, never mind..I try NOT to think about that now. Some of them had a strip of graphite(?) on them to strike the match on. And if it didn't you would slide the box of matches open half-way so that the top strip of the box was up where you could use it to light the match. Hadn't thought about these in years! Cool find! Diana

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Tracie, your matchbox is really cute. How are you going to use it on your patio?

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saltbox treasures said...

Your matchbox is fab! I want one! A great find.
Have a great day!
~ Julie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Perfect, Tracie! I'm always forgetting to bring matches or a lighter out when we light our little outdoor fireplace.

Queenie said...

What a unique find...I know you'll enjoy it outside on your patio...love the chippy paint on it....it's sure to add some vintage charm wherever you put it :)
Q~

Stacy said...

Isn't it amazing how thrilled we can get when we see someone else appreciate something we own? I have a match stick holder very similar to this one that came from my Papa & Granny's home. Just a small piece of their home that brings a smile to my face and fond memories of my childhood.

Mine sits on my mantle in the den. I'm glad that you found one to enjoy!

Sylvia said...

I haven't see on of those in awhile, yours is great AND white...lol

Sylvia

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Tracie that is TOO cute!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

that is a sweet find! I am trying to work on my outdoor space too!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a darling find! I have never seen one before but that is a treasure for sure. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just perfect for an outside fireplace, thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I love these old match containers! so charming. Can't wait to see the patio makeover! Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!