Ephemera is defined as something that is not meant to last long– often paper goods. I find myself picking up matchbook covers, postcards, and old magazines at estate sales, flea markets, etc. I know that there are plenty others who dig this stuff too so I’ve decided to post a new piece every Friday as a series, “Vintage Ephemera Friday,” or #VEF on IG.
I encourage anyone else who reads this to also post cool old ephemeral goods (old papers, pins, magnets, pretty much all advertisement goods, whatever you like!) and post it with both “#VintageEphemeraFriday” and “#VEF” tags so in the future others can search through the collective finds.
I missed a couple weeks after taking a summer school course, but I’m back and here’s my 6th post. This is a bundle of matchbooks I picked up at an estate sale. There was a giant box of them, but they were $1 a piece, so I had to be a little picky!
I love finding restaurant theme ones with beautiful graphics. How cute is that chili bowl building?
I also really like the water nymph matchbook– it was probably a little risqué back in the day. It was printed on beautiful lavender card stock. & barbu-cated? what?! I love when they’re double sided with different graphics on each side. Do you collect matchbooks? I keep saving them for crafts, but I haven’t done anything with them yet!
Please feel free to join in and post your vintage ephemera finds here or on IG on Fridays! #vintageephemerafriday #vef