Monday, 18 January 2010

vintage matchboxes...

After reading a post over at three buttons the other day, I was inspired to pull out my collection.
I can't remember quite how it came about, but somehow I acquired about 100 vintage matchbox labels. Here are some of my favourite designs. Aren't they great! Why don't they make them like this anymore? Everything has become so sterile in the mass produced world.
I believe these are from the Czech Republic... not entirely sure.

Good aussie matches must have come in threes...
This set of 45 illustrates 200 years of flying from 1760 to 1960. I think I shall frame them, they're too good to hide away.
Click on the image for more detail.

7 comments:

Tricia said...

I think definately frame them. They look gorgeous. i have a few hidden away somewhere that I had planned to frame. You have motivated me to go and find them. Thanks.

Jodie said...

What great designs - I wonder what they say, perhaps little community service announcements, like "wash your food".

they would look great framed!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh I have lots of these too - quite a compulsive collector in fact ! Love the third set down :)

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Kitty they are just gorgeous!! thanks for showing.

beck said...

Yep, they sure need framing! I love the images, it's tempting to borrow them for a tshirt or card design isn't it? Hope you do something with them and then show us how they look! xo

pen said...

love the three poodles!

angela said...

Hello Kitty!! Sorry it has taken me sooo long to pop by and see your lovely collection. I'm truly in awe of how amazing your collection is!! I LOVE IT!

I've been doing a bit of a catch up on your blog and I'm so sorry to hear about your poor collar bone. I hope your mending well and husband is feeling better soon.

Sending lots of warm, magical energy your way for you and your soon to be family.

Keep one hand cooking!
xx