The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Want the World

Ok, not the world, but a GLOBE. The space on top of our entertainment center has been sorely neglected. I have been taking my time trying to figure out what I want to put on top of it. I have scoured blogland, deconstructed the latest Pottery Barn issue, and looked through every decorating book I own in an attempt to figure out the perfect accessories to place atop our TV. This is a tricky area because it is a large space, but I would like to have room to hang pictures above it as well.

I remembered how much I LOVED this house and one of my favorite rooms was her living room, where, surprise, she has a collection of globes!

I actually had been wanting a globe for some time because my son is really interested in maps right now so I figured it'd be a great way for him to learn some geography. I wasn't even thinking about it's decorating potential!

Here are some more of my favs that I've come across in blogland.

{Better Homes and Gardens}

Aren't they just beautiful? I love the color, the shape, the history that a globe brings to a room. So now I am on the hunt for a globe. I have seen them many times in antique malls, but they are way too overpriced. I will have to start hunting the garage sales and Goodwill. Any of you decorate with globes? I'll keep you posted on my hunt for the "world"!


  1. Look forward to seeing what you find.. I love globes and maps too.. I really like those arrangements with loads of globes you found - they look so cool!

  2. Oooooooooh I do, I do, I do. I have lots of globes all over the house. I should probably photograph them all in their proper homes for the blog world someday.

    Here is a photo of a few of my globes but doesn't even include some of my favoritest and newest globes:

    I've also made lamps from globes.

    I have a map painting and a map tapestry. I've made my husband a little box decorated with maps and I just recently did a side table with maps. I am weird that way. :)

    Keep looking. You can find them at thrift stores for 2 dollars around here. The most I've paid is ten for one sitting on a rather ornate stand.

  3. Hello, visiting from new friend fridays! You have a lovely blog! This totally makes me want to have a shelf full of globes too!

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    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  5. I have an award for you on my blog! :)



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