Finding Your Perfect Match

When you’re a single gal, everyone will tell you, “You’ll find someone when you’re not looking.” Seriously. That’s a thing. People will say it right to your face. Just a quick heads up, that’s crap. However, when it comes to antiques and cool vintage things, it’s spot on. You never know what you’re going to find when you’re driving down the street, walking through your neighborhood or even checking out the eaves in your new house.

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That’s where my Mom and Dad found this awesome brass match box case! It was in the eaves of my childhood home, right up in the attic. It’s brass and enamel with open sides (to allow for access to the striking surface) and frankly, it’s pretty badass. Especially when you think about how disposable everything is today. There was just a different level of  care that went into carrying around something as simple as matches. That’s part of why I love vintage and antique items so much. There’s a pride and workmanship that goes into everything and all the items you purchased were meant to last.

I guess you could say when it comes to vintage, I’ve found my “perfect match?” (Groan.)

Have you found any treasures when you least expected it? Maybe in your house, left by previous owners (Or ghosts? Totally could be ghosts)?

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2 thoughts on “Finding Your Perfect Match

  1. This match box case is really cool! My thrift buddy and I was just talking about the very thing you mention yesterday. I mean, wasn’t depression glass sold at five and dime stores? Yet today it’s collectible because it had character and some real work behind it. Look forward to following your blog and seeing how thrifting goes where you live. I’m way down in Texas! Our stuff is newer, but good finds are still possible.

    • Liz, I KNOW! It’s crazy to me but that’s why I love it. And I love that the stuff lasts long enough that we can still find and use it now! I can’t wait to read about your Texas adventures!

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