I played with matches a lot as a child. Maybe that's why the match box (or "allumettes" in French) and match strike on eBay appeal to me.
I also love that both are French. I guess they were obsessed with fire also... in order to fire up their clove ciggies. But with as many candles as I have around the house, either one of these would be pressed into service regularly. I hate to light candles with random matches from restaurants.
That's why I've been toying with ordering some customized matches like either of the ones above. They come in endless colors and fonts.
What do you think? Antique and French or new and monogrammed?