Thursday, June 30, 2011

~pretty ideas~


my latest fancy
globes
&
maps 



my husband has been collecting maps for years 
I may have to sneak a few
I never knew maps could be this pretty

{images from marie claire magazine}


Happy Creating
xox

42 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

I don't know where.. but I've seen them used as wrapping paper too. Now, isn't that a cool one. But, a vase is even cooler. As always, you make me think out of the box. I just adore how you beautiful mind creates and works. And best yet, you capture the most stunning pictures of that little space in the corner of your mind to share with us all.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love #1!

à la parisienne said...

Oh, I love these! I love the pale blues and pinks in vintage maps. And look at that cute minature blue chair resting on top of your covered boxes!!!

So inspiring as always!

Mandy

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Fabulous! Have a great long weekend!


~ Gabriela ~

LuLu & Co. said...

Absolutely adorable! Such a sweet idea.! Wonderful centerpieces for a dinner party for all the invited guest to tell about their favorite place they've traveled!
xo,
LuLu

Vintage Amethyst said...

So lovely. Oh my goodness I was soooo obsessed with globes when I was little, I always wanted one but only ever had a tiny play one!!!
love
Alison
x

Marilyn said...

Maps can be so pretty. I love the globe with the flowers, what a clever idea. I have a map hanging at the bottom of my basement stairs right now. There are gold stars there too. We put a gold star on the places we want to see in the US or Canada and next year there will be some road trips.

pollydove said...

Whoa doggie! How adorable is that first image!!! I lOVE it! My sister Courtney collects globes and I was just thinking how cute they were all lined up on her shelves ... I want one too!!! xo

by Teresa said...

I love maps too, I used them when I was sailing alone a lot! Also when we went on our 5125 mile loop around the US last summer!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Rubyred said...

Lovely ideas Koralee! I loved your dressed up Oreos too!
Rachel x

Linda said...

I have a couple of very old globes rescued from the trash bin when I taught school. I think they're beautiful! Maps are too!!!

birdie blue said...

love the maps, koralee. the colors are so inspiring. the peony posy in the little globe is particularly fetching.

i hope the sun is shining for you today, my friend.
xo
~molly

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I love maps too. Cleggy doesn't. Maybe that's because he can't read one!
fee
(ps I can!)

Theophanie said...

Cute ideas.

tinajo said...

Yes and yes again - loooove globes (well, considering some of my posts you probably already guessed that, haha)! :-)

Libbie said...

We are using maps today! Just perfect for me :) now all I need is a big bunch of flowers to pretty up this atlas :). The best map is one that leads to home after an adventure !

Sandra van Doorn said...

it is gorgeous... it's giving me ideas!!

It's me said...

Enjoy weekend darling....love Ria...xxx...

Squirrelhaus said...

I'm with you I love maps!!! I collect them and make sweet cards out of them. I love the covered boxes....great idea! Off to the craft room I go!
Chris :o)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love maps, too! I am on the lookout for an old Florida map to frame. I like to google maps and look at the links! Love the ideas you've found! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Monica said...

Globes and maps can be lots of fun!! I also love your pretty pink peony in the globe vase (at least I think it is a peony) Hope you are having a great day :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH how cool, I am a big fan of MAP!!!! have a lovely weekends! oh in my world, it starts on thursday, LOL! : )

Rizzi said...

VERY CLEVER AND PRETTY. I REMEMBER I USED A FEW MAPS FOR A FRIENDS GIFT WHEN THEY WERE GOING ON A TRIP. WORKED OUT WELL. RIZZI

Alessandra said...

Fancy that, my husband is a big map collector too! I should find him or make him some boxes like these!

Ciao
Alessandra

lilisinha said...

Bonito ! linda idéia!
Bjos Carinhosos

By the Bluegrass said...

Oh, oh, oh....I love maps and globes! I always have. I use to love looking at the classroom maps because of all the pretty colors! I love the globe flower vase. Just beautiful!
xo,
Sena
p.s. You must sneak over to my blog and see what I made. I think it's right up your alley!

curlysusieQ said...

Great maps, I really like the way you put the globes and maps together. You are so inspiring:-) xx susan

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Koralee! Just thought I would pop over and say!! Your blog is inspiring as ever. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
xo
Karen

BeachVintage.com said...

I love anything to do with globes and maps. How sweet.

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

Your husbands collection of maps makes a beautiful photo!

Have a lovely summer holiday with your family. Are you moving this summer? If so I wish you good luck!

Lieve groetjes van Madelief x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Love the little map boxes Koralee...and the colours are so pretty...
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Susan x

Martina said...

I love maps too - so pretty, the way they are used here. Many ideas for projects ... Happy weekend! xox

francis said...

Hi Koralee . Love your maps-images.
My friend Leontien makes the most beautiful boxes and stuff with maps .... I love them .
Are you enjoying your days .....
Must be wonderful.... Waking up and have a coffee and muse ......
Have a happy summertime sweet friend

Natasha said...

I love globes! I do this thing where i'll spin a globe and see where my next trip will be, in my dreams only, but it's still fun to dream :)
Happy long weekend my friend!
xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING MY PRECIOUS!

You know, it takes a lot of creativity and reflection to take an every day item ( for us teachers!) like a map, to make décor. I am intrigued by this idea and I think I am going to enhance my writing space with some map paper that I received as wrapping for a gift....I LOVE THIS and you....sweet and FREE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS!!!

YIPEEEE! Are you excited or what?

BISES, Anita

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
I love this idea! Wouldn't they look adorable at school?
They would make such cute secretary gifts!
I'll have to remember this... I think secretary's day is in the spring.

The designs using maps would look great on a bookcase or computer desk too!

We're having such a sweet time here with Jason ~ I'm going to have to store these sunny, blue sky days in my heart since in NY State there has been one day of sunshine every other week!
I'm going to hold on to my "happy dance spirit" as long as I can!!!

Bless you always*
♥ Maria

Susan said...

Love the image of a world full of peonies! And I can imagine those boxes filled with travel dreams and souvenirs! So pretty!
I've changed internet browsers. Let's see if I can post a comment now! Here goes!
Blessings!

Susan said...

Woohoo! Success! :)

Susan said...

PS HAPPY CANADA DAY! :) What are you doing to celebrate?
(Looks like I'm making up for all the days I couldn't comment in one day!) :) teehee

Snappy Di said...

The globe with flowers is just the sweetest thing!

Di

Laura Marcella said...

I LOVE globes and maps! I have a U.S. mural wall map and a World mural wall map. I want to collect globes, but I just have nowhere to keep them in my apartment. Some day when I have more space! But I do have a desk globe, the school-type one with blue water and multi-colored countries, and then I have a small decorative antique globe too. My collection is off to a good start!

HELEN said...

Congratulations from Spain for the Canada Day and for your beautiful blog!! You have great ideas even for my modest tablescapes blog. Sure I¨ll ask you for photos any time.
Helen
helenstable.blogspot.com