StudioPortmanteau

Matches + paper goods for special and everyday use

Grants Pass, Oregon · 2878 Sales

StudioPortmanteau

Matches + paper goods for special and everyday use

Grants Pass, Oregon 2878 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(606)

Announcement   Welcome to my matchbox and paper studio located in Oregon's Rogue Valley! I make matchboxes, jar matches, paper goods, and wedding supplies 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. I also do custom designs, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you have something particular in mind. Thank you for supporting a passionate small business and handmade goods!

Follow along at:
instagram: @studioportmanteau
full website: www.studioportmanteau.com

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Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2017

Welcome to my matchbox and paper studio located in Oregon's Rogue Valley! I make matchboxes, jar matches, paper goods, and wedding supplies 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. I also do custom designs, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you have something particular in mind. Thank you for supporting a passionate small business and handmade goods!

Follow along at:
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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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(606)
whittemoremm

whittemoremm on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm delighted with the assortment of matchboxes and they are just as pictured and described. I plan to use them with scented candles as gifts. Shipping was very fast (delivery was within a few days of placing the order) and the matchboxes were packaged carefully for safe delivery. Thank you Jessica for creating such lovely items. I'm certain to be ordering again!!

mercedeskastner

mercedeskastner on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really great seller! Product is adorable, she is very responsive, and clearly takes a lot of pride in making these matchbooks - it definitely shows!

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Updates

Usher in spring with a fresh scented candle and our Pride and Prejudice matches! camera by @eviebookish
A rosemary bath plus lavender candles is sometimes a necessary end to a long fall day...light your scents with these herbal adorned matches!
The days are getting shorter and it's starting to get cold outside...light some candles, brew some coffee, pull out a good book, and stay warm inside!
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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 paper goods and other 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 and literature through my own contemporary aesthetic lens. The botanical, nautical, celestial, and other designs of mine are inspired by vintage drawings and created from my own graphic art and photos of nature. The literary matchbox collection celebrates beautiful classic or rare vintage book covers and frontispieces (retouched by me to bring out their original luster). 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 gift-giving, or special occasions like weddings and parties.

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. My products are also available as retail items in a selection of boutiques, shops, galleries, and indie book stores. Studio Portmanteau has been featured on Architectural Digest, Brides Magazine UK, Design*Sponge, Etsy Blog, Etsy Finds, 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.

Starting in May 2017, 1% of every item purchased goes to support environmental conservation, and another 1% of every item purchased 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

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  • 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.

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Last updated on Apr 30, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, 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.

Shipping

All orders ship as soon as possible. Most orders ship within 1-5 days; personalized orders typically take 3-7 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). I provide a 10% discount for shipping without matches on bulk orders - send me a message to ask about this option.

Gift wrap

If your order is a gift going straight to the recipient, include a buyer's note at checkout letting me know. I will leave out the price and send everything gift wrapped in my simple shop gift wrap. I am also happy to include a personalized note if you request one at checkout.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do sell wholesale, and I am happy to hear from you if you are a buyer. Send me a message, or an email at jessica@studioportmanteau.com, 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. :)