Strike My Fancy

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Rita Konig keeps a few match strikers around her apartment.

Now that I have a coffee table I love, I consistently want fresh flowers and a gorgeous candle on it at all times. Sometimes I fail at the flower part, but the candle one– never. I have a little obsession with beautiful, overpriced candles.  But I hate ruining my little vignette with an ugly box of matches and I don’t want to have to go digging through a drawer to find some either.  So I am ALL about beautiful matchboxes or match strikes on the table now!  Completely lusting after #1, Aerin Lauder’s gold beauty, but here are a bunch in a variety of price points!  Don’t overlook this little detail!

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1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12.

Also check out this English beauties from Lucy Cope.

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12 Responses to “Strike My Fancy”

  1. Maggie says:

    This is awesome! I wish someone would make table lighters again.

  2. I love those! Very chic for a coffee table indeed! xo Kristin

  3. Christine says:

    Love match stickers! I have a few vintage ones I’ve collected. They’re great to leave in bathrooms too, much more chic than a febreze bottle!

  4. Love these, thank you #2 and #9 are my faves!

  5. Heather P. says:

    I didn’t even know this was a thing you could have – but now I want one. :-)

  6. stephanie says:

    i just buy the big box of matches from target that are a dollar and DIY it ala holly from In The Fun Lane… =)

    however, i find it more convenient to use a lighter. either that or i need a pretty little dish to put the spent match instead of having to walk all the way to the trashcan (yes, i am slightly lazy)

    http://www.inthefunlane.com/2012/08/pretty-matchboxes.html

  7. KElly Gasner says:

    I feel like I have been on a quest for the perfect matchbox forever, and now you’ve put together a perfect selection! Thank you thank you!

  8. Karen Albert says:

    Gorgeous choices Erin, I do have a candle fetish so now I need to have a luxe match striker!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  9. Great picks. Sort of takes you back to the 60′s era.

  10. Nicole says:

    Oh so cute!

    I want one now!

    So circa 60′s

    Nicole

  11. Those Lucy Cope ones are incredible. Who knew matches could have such stylish homes?

  12. Erin says:

    Love these! Would love to hear about your candle obsessions too!!!!!!!