Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CAST IRON MATCH HOLDER

Red cast iron match holder

I found this while going through a box of stuff I brought home from storage over the weekend. It originally belonged to my Grandmother, a vintage cast iron match holder.  I put it on the wall in the mudroom next to the light switch and now I just need some more matches
(for all those sconces, LOL)

15 comments:

John Gray said...

thats sweet

Frugal Living UK said...

Cute thing (I mean the match holder and you!)

kymber said...

1st Man - i love it! and i know that we are friends enough for me to be able to tell you this:

PAINT THAT FREAKIN SCREW!!! it's driving me nuts!!!! arghghghghgghghgh!

love you tho and i hope that makes up for all of the yelling. now - GO PAINT THAT SCREW!!!!

your friend,
kymber

DFW said...

Love it too. And, I have to agree w/kymber ... please paint that screw!

Annnightflyer said...

I remember seeing those in the south! Nice,I like the red color.

patricia burroughs said...

I love your match holder. We have a couple that belonged to my husband's grandmother. One is tin and one cast iron.

patricia burroughs said...

Forgot to say--I think the unpainted screw looks fine. Rustic!

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

Ha, thanks!! Glad to have you back again!! You were missed.

1st Man said...

LOL! You made me almost spit my water out on my screen. I used a nail first, but the thing would move when I tried to get out a match. So I grabbed a screw. The red is original to the holder so I'll have to find the right color. But i'll make sure to post an update when I do it, ha. It's ok, you can give me advice any time!

Love it!

1st Man said...

Thank you and yes ma'am! :-)

1st Man said...

Cool! My Grandparent's are from Oklahoma, that's pretty South, ha. Thanks about the color too, we're going to use red as an accent color in the kitchen.

1st Man said...

Oh my gosh, I think there is another one in storage somewhere that is tin! And probably red. I seem to remember it more than this one (as I was growing up) but I'll have to keep sorting through stuff to find it.

And now a vote for the screw to stay as is....hmmm....decisions decisions, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Linda said...

What makes it extra specialis that it belonged to your Grandmother. It's a wonderful vintage piece that I'm sure holds some wonderful memories.

Anonymous said...

I like, just curious is there flint on the side to light the matches? Is it big enough to hold big box of matches intact? er hemm, I'm with the paint the screw brigade - might be a girl thing:). Laura