Monday, February 11, 2013

What Strikes My Fancy

This girl is on fire!!! (Couldn't resist a Grammy shout out to one of my favorite artists, Alicia Keys). Actually, I seem to be lighting things up a lot lately. Candles. Fireplaces. When everything outside my windows is swathed in white and the temps just won't climb....the flicker of fire is comforting, soothing, warming.

And what is striking my fancy these days are these old fashioned match strikers. They seem so old Hollywood and elegant to me. As well as little sculptural works of art. won't you light my fire? What's striking your fancy these days?


pve design said...

I am in love with eat drink garden and will be ordering a new apron ~ I love aprons, that's what is striking my fancy practical self.

Bonnie Rose said...

I love those match strikers too!

Bonnie Rose
The Compass Rose


What a fun idea--I love a good accessory! I have an Hermes ashtray that no one dares to use--too pretty (plus no one smokes anymore!) have a great day! Barbara

The Zhush said...

I already own the Aerin one...and now your post is making me want that purple one too! (not to mention that chic Chanel match things up around here as well!)

Privet and Holly said...

Elizabeth, this is
something new to
me! I already collect
vintage silver {or silver
and glass} cigarette holders,
which look like tiny urns.
These would look
beautiful nestled in
with those....hmmm....!

Thanks for the lovely
images and info!

Happy Monday,
xo Suzanne

The Buzz Blog said...

Love these little beauties and wish we had a fireplace or gas stove to out them to good use! Perhaps we could add them to our bathroom with Q-tips...
C + C

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love these match strikers! Just gorgeous.
I hope that all is well in your part of the world. I know that snow is a lot of trouble, but it certainly is beautiful until it starts to melt.
Happy Monday.

Leslie C said...

I've never seen these before Elizabeth.. what a great idea! Wonderful color and design. The stand boxes are so boring:)

Stay warm!

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I REALLY want one. I'm going to look the next time I'm at Scott's!
Happy Monday,

Stitchfork said...

The first one really strikes my fancy! Add another log to the fire and stay warm E! We missed this storm, only had rain and ice :(

Stacy Curran said...

Wouldn't those be great in a collection? I remember my grandmother had them. Just beautiful!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I'm currently obsessed with all things blue. And necklaces. Completely random, but that's what it is.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Want that last one, Elizabeth!!! So handsome. I love the idea of a dedicated match holder / striker. Right now, mine are just hidden away in drawers, and I can never find them.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

PS - Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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quintessence said...

I was researching something online and came across this post which I obviously missed. I adore matchstrikes and have several antique ones - clear ribbed glass (the striking part) with silver rims!

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