July 20, 2010
maps & globes : outside inspiration
Hi everyone! I'm continuing with our travel theme today, and in honor of my very most favorite Documentary pattern, Jet Set, I'm bringing you some map and globe themed inspiration. Vintage maps and globes are a hot item lately - they are popping up on home decor and craft websites right and left. Here's a few of my favorites from around the internet.
I would LOVE a vintage school map for one of my boys' rooms. They are a great timeless piece, and I love the soft colors. This one is in a workroom - it definitely steals the show as a decor piece.
This would make a cute framed project - and instead of doing a TTV photo of a map or globe, you could grab some patterned paper or a vintage map and use Studio Calico's TTV rubon set. This would make a fun gift - just find a map of a significant place in a person's life to personalize it.
LOVE. I might like this wall even more than the vintage school map idea... just buying a bunch of maps and using wallpaper paste to attach them to the wall. Layered bits of vintage maps would make a fun background for a travel themed scrapbook page.
Vintage globes, all in a row. I picked up one vintage globe at a flea market last year - it's on Alex's bookshelf. I'd love to get more!
(globes in a row)
This is on my "gotta try it" list - I'm planning to do stars, though. Perfect for Alex and Ben's room.
And finally - a butterfly punch meets vintage maps. That's a happy combo, isn't it? It would be fun to do these in a mix of sizes as a page accent.
I hope you've enjoyed these ideas - I'd love to see where this inspiration takes you!