Tote Bag

82 Matchbooks


Our quality crafted Tote Bags are hand sewn in America using durable, yet lightweight, poly poplin fabric. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability. Available in 13" x 13", 16" x 16" and 18" x 18" variations, the tote bags are washable, feature original artwork on both sides and a sturdy 1" wide cotton webbing strap for comfortably carrying over your shoulder.


I found a big jar of antique matchbooks at my neighbor's yard sale in Orlando, FL almost 10 years ago. Apparently the husband had passed away and this was one of his prize possessions that his wife did not value...I got it for 2$.

He had been collecting these matchbooks everywhere that he went from the 1950's to the 1980's and it seems that he travelled alot. I've often daydreamed, trying to place myself in his long-lost moments.
I took my favorite ones and made this arrangement. It's a reminder of an era of American life, when adventure was only a smoke away...

collage pop-art vintage