Thursday, November 5, 2009

mapped out.






so is your life mapped out for you or are you the kind of person who could close their eyes and point??

34 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

I really like these old school maps & old maps reused for other purposes!
Leslie

Jen said...

I'm not the best reading maps but I sure do love the way they look!!

I would like a big ol' antique one &/or a globe. These pics just make me want one MORE!

Happy Thursday-
Jen

Maria said...

Just cut up a huge map and turned into a 6 piece grid in my kiddos room!! love the map look!

VictoriaArt said...

I so enjoyed your post. We are big fans of travel, geography and maps, one world map hangs beautifully framed in our dining room and is almost daily used for 'were is' contests, a USA map I did cut in half and stuck it behind two large glass door panels in our family room, so the kids learn to see the states, capitals and it all is more fun.
Would love one day a wall large enough for an antique map of Paris! Love that look.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I'm a close your eyes girl but would not recommend it. Balance is best!!

I use to own several of these vintage school room type maps & did not hang on to them. Boy how I regret that now. Great post!

la la Lovely said...

Slightly..but never in stone.. you just never know where life will take you or when. I am all about goals and life plans and working them but some things just happen when they are suppose to. Love the maps. I just bought a huge one for a wall in my living room.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I'd LIKE to say my life is mapped out, but if you had told me three years ago that I'd be living in Brazil, I would've choked. So much for maps...

But, I DO love these!

paula said...

I am such a map person and my husband is one to just point. love the images.

Donna said...

I try to remember that I can close my eyes and point all I want, but ultimately God has a plan...I just need to be willing to choose His - instead of my own!

melifaif said...

YES! The map door. No other words needed...

Blair said...

Oh, my that map in the door is fantastic! I so adore maps. lovely post.

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

To answer your question, I feel like no matter how hard we plan, mapping out our lives will inevitably lead to letdowns here and there. Better to be easy-going in my opinion. I think overall people will be happier.

On another note, my sis is obsessed with maps. I'm definitely forwarding this her way. :)

Collins said...

Love them. Know of any good places here to get any? I want one for my den...

Hannah said...

I LOVE vintage maps. I want one so, so bad...am always on the lookout...and never find one :(

CRICKET said...

Love your style and blogs! Thank you so much for your advice, I will use it all!!

susan said so said...

The map door is such a great idea!! I love maps and globes - we have 4 or 5 large vintage globes, and I jusy love the colors!


xox,
Susan

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nestegg said...

I'm directionally challenged.
I have ZERO sense of direction... but that kinda makes me loves these maps even more. Can't live with them, can't live without them. xoRH

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

can never get enough of maps in decor. and i'm definitely a planner in the short run. in the long run... spin and point!

Sallie Ann said...

I love maps and globes! And these are just delicious pictures.

Vanilla Press said...

love these, they look great!
thank you

Rita said...

Hated maps 30 years ago in social studies class, but love them now as a decorating material.

Lauren said...

so many pretty maps/ globes... there's a vintage tuquoise globe i LOVE at a thrift store near me taht I've been eyeing but I already have a globe.. these pics are making me want it!!

Admiring Pretty Things said...

SO great, that blue of the water is so perfect against white. Love this post! Love this blog!

Brittany Simmons said...

I have a small obsession with maps. I love them all-on the wall, folded, and globes. Ironically though, I don't own a single one! I keep looking for the perfect one to start my collection, but these photos have inspired me to just get out and start already!

Emily Amy Gallery said...

I love the idea of closing your eyes and pointing. I am dying to do that for a trip next year...spontaneity is such an attractive concept. Although it is rare to find these days.

Cristin said...

lovely images as always.

happy weekend!

cristin @ simplified bee

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Benson said...

love the map in the baby's room...start them early.

Averill said...

I've been loving all these antique maps and globes popping up in interiors lately. Such a great way to add a bit of age/vintage on the cheap!

plaisirs simples said...

love this post...can't get enough of the map trend!

megan said...

maps make me swoon. love the post!

Cindy Sue said...

Hello there! Just discovered you and saw this post about maps, how wonderful. One of my blogs is about the reno that we are going to be doing soon and one thing I wanted to do, was to add a map of our travels and future travels into the room. This gives me a few ideas, thanks.

duralee said...

Enjoyed your blog I love all the pink it is my favorite color and enjoyed all your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

I really love the map in the inset of the door.