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Fancy matches: a delightfully frivolous thing

A key item it seems for any gift store to stock nowadays is the fancy matchbox – I see them everywhere and readily admit to buying them every time I encounter them (is this why I seem to be consistently underfunded?). Two of the best manufacturers of these delightful little indulgences are HomArt and Caspari. I keep them in my bathroom next to my favorite Voluspa candle on top of the toilet. I don’t do air freshener… masking anything just makes it worse. Burn that shit (I’m on a roll with the bad puns lately). But I digress – I can’t resist these matches because they have the loveliest, most civilized patterns… old encyclopedia bookplate illustrations, botanical motifs and vintage maps and ads. Buy a pack next time you see them, it’ll feel pointless but wonderful.

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