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"!

5 comments:

  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!

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  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: http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2007/04/photo-hunter-hobby.html

    I've also made lamps from globes.

    http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2006/11/lamp-refashion-tutorials.html

    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.

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  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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  4. I am hosting a party over at Sassy Sites today too! I would love to have you join us and show off your fun blog! Come by and say hi and grab a button! oh... AND come and sign up for our giveaway too! $50 Gift Card in Vinyl Lettering!! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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

    ~Mel

    http://funnylittlepeanut.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-of-cool-kids.html

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