Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vintage Religious, Wedding Matchboxes

I came across a stash of small dollar store matchboxes I bought over the holidays. I love when I find something I completely forgot about.  It's like getting something new without having to spend any money.  I've really been admiring the matchboxes that Petite Michelle Louise and A Little Bit French make.  Thank you ladies for the inspiration for these:
All of the images are from the Graphics Fairy (thank you, Karen!).  I simply printed them out, sized them and glued them onto each matchbox.
I added some vintage lace and trim to the two religious ones.  For each of them, I added some vintage French poetry book paper which I distressed a bit.  Others simply got some rhinestone or faux pearl embellishments.  Or a flower.
Let me tell you, they are addicting!  I can't wait to make some more.  I have them displayed in an upcycled thrift store wood tray between my kitchen and dining room and they just look so pretty there!

Linking to The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday and Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday.

Jeanine

9 comments:

Poppy said...

Oh how adorable these vintage match boxes look...love all the embellishments you added and the way you displayed them with the crown votives and stop watch is so pretty! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comment. Have a great week ahead!Hugs,Poppy

sissie said...

OMG, these are so darn cute. I would love to have a stack of them sitting in a bowl on the table. Of course, they would be too pretty for anyone to use the matches inside.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! I want to do my large boxes that I use, so I have to play with leaving the striker visible. I went to a boutique here that had the large ones covered and they were displayed in a large apothecary jar. I thought it looked great.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very cool -- would make great favors for a wedding or other special event!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Jeanine~so happy that you stopped by my blog recently. I'm your newest follower! These adorable matchbook boxes would be sooo sweet to share at my upcoming annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY this Friday, June 8th! I do hope you'll be able to join us and link up with anything of your choosing!! I'll be having a little bridal giveaway along with the party, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie

pollyspaper said...

Oh what fun these little charmers are!! I can see how you can't stop at just one lol. Adding them to the tray is not only a nice display...but a great conversation piece. Love it!!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love all your creative frenchiness! Linda

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Oh wow! Your matchboxes are beautiful now.

Dee

Rhonda said...

Oh, I know this is a June post from 2012 but I LOVE IT. Thank you so much for the mention.

Your boxes are perfection!