StudioPortmanteau

Matches + home goods for special and everyday use

Grants Pass, Oregon · 5282 Sales

StudioPortmanteau

Matches + home goods for special and everyday use

Grants Pass, Oregon 5282 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to my foil press studio located in Oregon's Rogue Valley! I make matches and other thoughtful home goods inspired by the simple things in life: reading, gardening, beachcombing, stargazing, the great outdoors... As a lover of all things vintage, I see the matchbox itself as a tiny little piece of a bygone era that still resonates with us today and reminds us to sit down, light a candle, and spend the evening catching up with friends or devouring a good book.

In addition to the standard size matchboxes (with 2" matches inside) that have been my standby for several years, I am happy to announce that I recently added a larger 4 1/2" matchbox size in a variety of designs (with 4" matches inside, perfect for lighting candles of all sizes, sparklers, cigars, incense, sage bundles, palo santo, fire pits, fireplaces, or bbq grills). Some favorites from the smaller matchboxes have been expanded as larger designs, and some new designs have been added.

Thank you for supporting a passionate small business and handmade goods!

Let's connect:
instagram: @studioportmanteau
full website: www.studioportmanteau.com

Sign up for the shop newsletter to get occasional updates on sales and shop happenings at this link: http://eepurl.com/b4ww6j

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 23, 2018

Welcome to my foil press studio located in Oregon's Rogue Valley! I make matches and other thoughtful home goods inspired by the simple things in life: reading, gardening, beachcombing, stargazing, the great outdoors... As a lover of all things vintage, I see the matchbox itself as a tiny little piece of a bygone era that still resonates with us today and reminds us to sit down, light a candle, and spend the evening catching up with friends or devouring a good book.

In addition to the standard size matchboxes (with 2" matches inside) that have been my standby for several years, I am happy to announce that I recently added a larger 4 1/2" matchbox size in a variety of designs (with 4" matches inside, perfect for lighting candles of all sizes, sparklers, cigars, incense, sage bundles, palo santo, fire pits, fireplaces, or bbq grills). Some favorites from the smaller matchboxes have been expanded as larger designs, and some new designs have been added.

Thank you for supporting a passionate small business and handmade goods!

Let's connect:
instagram: @studioportmanteau
full website: www.studioportmanteau.com

Sign up for the shop newsletter to get occasional updates on sales and shop happenings at this link: http://eepurl.com/b4ww6j

Jessica Cunningham

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Jessica Cunningham

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Updates

New addition to the shop: beautiful foil embossed matchboxes, each one lovingly stamped right in my studio.
Create a box of tiny moments that is your own: the larger matchbox designs now come with your choice of black or natural stems on the 4" long, white-tipped matches.
A new larger matchbox type has been added to the shop in a variety of thoughtful designs. The box itself is an elegant size, and the 4" matches are incredibly handy for lighting candles of all sizes, incense, sparklers, cigars, palo santo, & fire pits...
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About

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A passion for the simple things in life - reading, gardening, cooking, stargazing, beachcombing, the great outdoors - plus a fascination with tiny things and an obsession with all things golden led to the idea behind this design studio specializing in matchboxes, and more recently delving into a broader range of other thoughtful objects for the home and special occasions. I love bringing materials to life with my unique perspective as a trained designer, intrepid explorer, and avid maker. My work embraces rich topics like botany, astronomy, cartogrpahy, and literature through my own contemporary aesthetic lens. The botanical, nautical, celestial, and other designs of mine are created from my own graphic art, often inspired by my own photos of nature or vintage elements. Fresh, clean graphics meet whimsical, warm illustrations and, as always, are printed on long-lasting paper goods that fit your needs, be it for everyday writing, decorating, and relaxing, or special occasions like weddings, parties, and heartfelt gifts.

Studio Portmanteau is happily based out of my home studio in Oregon's gorgeous Rogue Valley. Each product sold in my shop is a one-of-a-kind creation designed and made by me in the Pacific Northwest. Many of my items are also available as retail items in a number of shops, boutiques, galleries, and bookshops. Studio Portmanteau has been featured on Architectural Digest, Brides Magazine UK, Design*Sponge, Etsy Blog, Etsy Finds, MyDomaine, and Rock My Wedding, among other websites and blogs.

So where did the shop name come from? A portmanteau is an old French word for a box or suitcase that opens into two equal parts (much like my matchboxes). The shop logo is derived from an imagined antique lock on an old leather suitcase, something like one would carry on a long train journey. And just how do you pronounce portmanteau? It rhymes with studio (port-man-toe).

Starting in May 2017, 1% of all proceeds goes to support environmental conservation, and another 1% goes to support literacy and access to books for communities in need. Different organizations are chosen each month to receive the contributions.

Thank you for striking a spark with my handmade goods!

Follow along on Instagram:
@studioportmanteau

Full website:
studioportmanteau.com

Sign up for the shop newsletter to get occasional updates on sales and shop happenings at this link: http://eepurl.com/b4ww6j

Shop members

  • Jessica Cunningham

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a trained designer, intrepid explorer, avid maker, and sole owner of this small business, happily based in Oregon's gorgeous Rogue Valley.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2017
I hope you will enjoy using, collecting, or giving these specially made matchboxes!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Please pay upon purchase with a credit card, debit card, PayPal, or Etsy gift card.
Shipping
Most orders ship within 3 business days. If it is a custom or bulk order, I aim to ship it within 5 business days. If you need the item by a certain date please mention it when you order. Please note that international orders can be in the mail for up to 21 business days (sometimes longer).
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item in my shop is carefully handmade and small variations will occur. No item is sold unless it passes my high quality standards.

More information

Last updated on Jan 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Shipping

All orders ship as soon as possible. Most orders ship within 1-3 days; personalized orders typically take 2-7 days. You will receive tracking once your order is on its way. Most orders ship with USPS; larger orders may ship with FedEx. All orders containing matches ship by ground.

International orders are shipped USPS first class international and should arrive in 10-21 business days (sometimes less, sometimes more). International orders are shipped without matches in the boxes (you will have to provide your own).

Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to accept custom orders. Send me a message to start a discussion about what you would like and how I can meet your needs. I look forward to working with you on something unique for your wedding, event, project, or gift idea!

Sending a Gift

If you would like the price left off on the packaging slip inside an order, simply mark the purchase as a gift at checkout. I am also happy to include a personalized, handwritten note if you request it in a buyer's note at checkout.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do sell wholesale, and am happy to hear from you if you are a buyer. Send me a message to start a discussion.

Shop name

So where did the shop name come from? A portmanteau is an old French word for a box or suitcase that opens into two equal parts (much like my matchboxes). The shop logo is derived from an imagined antique lock on an old leather suitcase, something like one would carry on a long train journey. And just how do you pronounce portmanteau? It rhymes with studio (port-man-toe). :)