I’ve found over the years that it’s hard to come by a matchbook, they used to be everywhere!
At restaurants, hotels, country clubs, gas stations, bars … they were a token for one to remember a business’s logo, an address, a phone number. Great effort went into their design and although they’re harder to find now, it makes the find even better when you come across one that’s unique. Here are a few I found over the holiday’s to add to my ever expanding collection!
To kick off Thanksgiving break, I had the opportunity to go on a treasure hunt! Amy Campbell of Brilliant Imports, an online shop curating worldly finds invited me over to see her latest products thoughtfully collected from local artisan’s from Bali. Never one to turn down an adventure, I showed up with my camera and credit card in hand. Hand polished teak tables, heavily detailed cornice and trim boards, hand-painted silk robes and more awaited me … a sanctuary of imports indeed! I encourage scouring her website to see more … and check back often because her travels equal your design brilliance!
Please check out Brilliant Imports and spread the word! www.brilliantimports.com
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A favorite blog of mine, Forgotten Bookmarks features daily finds from rare books.
Items one has hidden or absently forgotten, to be later found in collectibles and now shared.
I love collecting old books and too have often found little treasures … thought I would share this one.
Top picture can be found on my pinterest board.
Some of these glasses I’ve collected over the years and others are on my wish list!
With Summer almost over, there’s never a better time than now to mix up a cocktail from Mrs. Lilian’s Cocktail Swatchbook.
Swizzle images courtesy of Elephant Props (photo from Philip Ficks).
Chairs re-upholstered in Whimsey Chronicles Sand Jamboree 100% Cotton Fabric in Myrtle Beach colorway
Bring it all together with a fresh perspective! Join the foxy feast with these fancy pattern selections.
September 28 – Oct. 2, 2011
(Photo from Livet Hemma, taken from the book SY – ÄLSKA TEXTIL photographed by Marcus Lawett and Ribbons Clipart from Pugly Pixel)
“Do you sea me?” will be available
from The Whimsey Chronicles mid September
You say whimsy … I say whimsey, and above it’s all whimsical with these options!
No. o1 Papillon Betty Dress No. 02 Fetching Spaniel Gift Wrap No. 03 Nelumbo Kitten Heels No. 04 Blondies Vintage Bag No. 05 Antique Charm Bracelet No. 06 Twirlable Pinwheels No. 07 Chocolate Butterscotch Bars No. 08 Whimsical Dior Pink Vintage Ring No. 09 Pearl Drop Earrings
Winter Colorway Swatches – African Cuff, Deriso (Castel), Ikura (Castel)
Agate Colorway Swatches – African Cuff, Pullman (Carnegie), Wonder (Carnegie)
Lapis Lazuli Colorway Swatches – African Cuff, Names (Maharam), Repeat Dot Ring (Maharam)
Jade Colorway Swatches – African Cuff, Converge (Designtex), Joule (Designtex)
Easy Peasy DIY Field of Photos per Martha Stewart Living – Unfurl enough wallpaper to cover the backings of a set of inexpensive clip frames, cut paper to fit each, and then use those pieces as mats. Hang up the frames, edges abutting so the wallpaper pattern is aligned.
I created these 2 framed pictures for a good friends twin’s nursery, and found it was the perfect way to re-purpose some wallpaper samples!
First locate an image you like (i.e. magazines, online, etc.) and pair it with the initials you want to use. Scanning it into the computer makes it easier to play with the scale of the image.
I used Photoshop, but a Word document can be used as well. Using a thicker font makes it easier to cut around the letters, I specified Blackoak STD.
Print out your picture and initials for a stencil. Next, attach it to your wallpaper (I used paperclips to keep the paper in place) and cut around the stencil using scissors or an x-acto knife.
The picture frames were re-used since I found them at an estate sale. I replaced the original picture and kept the creme + baby blue mat.
Michael’s has a great selection of solid colored paper, which is what I used for the navy background that I mounted the design onto.
Tie a bow around it and you have a nice gift for a friend or just yourself!
To contact the designers above for design services, follow their links below.
Cloud Nine Design – email Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Don’t live without wallpaper! Incorporate it differently in your space by following this tutorial from Ikea Hackers.
Wallpaper by The Whimsey Chronicles, find it here!
The Whimsey Chronicles Featherleaf Wallpaper in Divinity . . . . determined to be a classic along with the LBD.
Little Black Dresses listed from Left to Right: Carmel Plain Black Dress, Drape Neck Dress with Studs, Puckered Silk Georgette Draped Dress, Black Embellished Cotton Zhora Dress, Zipped Crepe Jersey Dress
A lacquered dining room table and glass pendant will reflect the colorful conversation bound to arise when discussing this new must read, “Clara and Mr. Tiffany.”
1. African Cuff Wallpaper in Agate 2. Granada Lantern 3. Vintage Ivory Lacquered Table 4. “My Garden” Iced Beverage Glassware 5. Rehabilitated Dishware by Sarah Cihat 6. Madeline Chair 7. “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” Novel 8. Octagonal Label 9. Secret Letter Mailing Label
Assemble Bar Console with 2 Bookcases or similar piece of furniture. Secure fabric with nail heads and hem all edges. Add 3 knobs, 1 at center and 2 on either end to loop fabric panel around when accessing shelves. Add a custom cut piece of glass for top. Voila…..instant bar or console table with hidden storage and instant style!