Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Story of La Petite Matches

Duchess and I have been selling these matches  since we opened our shop.  We remember fondly when our mothers had dinner parties in the 1960's.  Every place setting included a small ashtray with these matches or a set that included a small urn to hold the cigs and a match cover to slip these into.  They were all the rage!

The matches have struck a cord with many of our customers.  They have gone to London for an inherited Tiffany silver cover, an entire boxful (16 little boxes) were a birthday gift to a customer's sister because their mother always had them on the table as well and another gentleman in Washington D.C. wants the tradition to continue!  We love knowing we have a shared memory of the bygone era.

We have added vintage covers and a set of match cover, ashtray and cig holder in our shop- so fun!  Can use the holders for posies, candles  or  mints.

A Bientot~ Duchess & Bird

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