Feb 1, 2010

>> vintage belgian matchbooks

My cousin Quinn sent me a link to these beauties this morning. They're 1940s steamship matchbooks found via the Chicago general store P.O.S.H.—which imports vintage hotel china and flea market finds from Europe. A few years ago I learned the word posh is derived from the initials of ‘port outward, starboard home’, referring to the more expensive side for accommodation on ships formerly traveling between England and India that were shaded from the sun—seemed like a relevant factoid for this post.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

I didn't know that's where posh came from! Nice to know.. The matchbooks are sweet.

Caroline of Red Glasses