collections / maps:

August 5, 2010

i love maps.
whomever came up with maps was quite the clever person.
though i can't really read maps, i still like them.













55 hello's:

  1. what a LOVELY collection!! i am a HUGE fan of maps too! my flavors to follow tomorrow is about travel! i may include one of these or your giveaway this week in my collection! :)

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  2. such a great collection! i love vintage maps. i have one of paris over my bed. i need to start a collection.

    thanks for these finds! happy thursday, friend. :)

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  3. Beautiful post. I adore maps and globes but do not own a single one. I need to remedy this, and I think this post is perfect inspiration!

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  4. Wonderful post. It is so nice to see such an ordinary object in a new light. It really makes you take notice to all the colors, patterns, and overall demeanor that maps can take on. It makes me want to start collecting!

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  5. The third photo, I like. :)

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  6. I LOVE this collection as well! Lately I have been thinking a lot about maps/globes/spheres and nautical themes. I was on the fence about purchasing some small globes and this just might push me over the edge :)

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  7. I also love maps - thank you for sharing these great ideas!

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  8. What a great collection! I love the pendants and the little clutch.

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  9. What a great collection! I love the pendants and the little clutch.

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  10. so many items to choose from...love the banner of hearts done with maps. thanks for putting together such an inspiring collection!

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  11. oohh Maps.. Love it :) Sometimes I use maps to cover my canvas before painting and you can see between the paint and ink some parts of it. Maps make me happy

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  12. loved this. I adore maps and globes and loved all your collections. Although my mouth did drop when I saw the cute wallet with the rosette...oh. my. goodness!

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  13. love the collection danni!

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  14. love maps too...what a great collection!!!

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  15. That map wallet is super cute, I'd rock that:-)

    And yes I don't do maps, but I love our GPS! BUT they do make for fun decor lol

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  16. haha i can't read maps either. gps all the way baby!!

    libbybonjour@gmail.com

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  17. Maps represent possibility and hope and adventure. I love what artists and crafters are doing with them!

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  18. Big map lover here. Have some framed in my house. I save the maps that come free with mag' subscriptions and use them to wrap gifts. I once got a map at a garage sale, it was from the 1600's and I sold it for $5,000! Paid $2. That's my great map story.

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  19. LOL I can't read maps either, but they're so pretty...Thanks the lord for GPS!!!!

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  20. I love maps too! Looking at them, drawing them, crafting with them!! I'd never seen anything like those pendants, though. They're absolutely lovely!

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  21. I love maps and I can't wait for my children to have a nursery full of maps to learn about the world. What's weird is that I cannot read a map to save my life. Horrible, right? GPS is useless to me unless I have someone telling me where to go, step by step.

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  22. what a fabulous collection, i love them all!

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  23. I LOVE these! I love the wallet :)

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  24. i agree, maps are the best. i spent my evening yesterday sewing a great one into my sketchbook. i love the color and detail it added.

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  25. I am quite fond of maps, too!

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  26. Adorable images!!! Maps are something very interesting indeed!!! And it is something so cute when crafted!! :) Fantastic collection!! See you around, Danni! Your blog is lovely! I adore that moment at the end of the day when I receive your e-mail! :)
    Twiggs

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  27. this is so great!!i love love the photo with all the blue globes. thanks for putting together a lovely collection!

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  28. these are beyond cute! sending to my newly engaged friends!

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  29. Yeah. Couldn't read one for the life of me, but they're just so adventurous. ^_^

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  30. My mother is *obsessed* with maps. For Christmas last year when I asked her what she wanted, she replied: "A new atlas." :)

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  31. how did you manage to find such a wonderful collection of maps...i'm so in love! maps are fabulous! a lot of my art has references to maps and i'm always looking for more inspiration. thanks!

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  32. <3 maps!!!! i even married a geographer!!!!

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  33. i love maps and dream of owning a collection of globes :)

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  34. I'm a map person too. In fact some of these images were on my favourites! x

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  35. I love picture #7. Such a clean, modern room and I love the idea of the map on the wall...I never would have thought of that.

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  36. love these map pix! never thought of maps being so beautiful until now :) have a great day!!

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  37. I LOVE maps too - although I can read them, my problem is folding them!!!

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  38. i love maps, too... they're so fun and i love using them in different ways!

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  39. those hearts and necklaces makes me swoon! loving it!

    x0x0x

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  40. I'm a huge map fan. I always maps and globes in my room as a teenager, then in my house as an adult.
    Maps,maps, maps!!

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  41. Oh, I do so love your collection of maps. Vintage maps make me giddy ... and that heart garland?! Be still my beating heart ... sigh.

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  42. Fantastic pieces and all so beautifully photographed. I especially in love with those hanging hearts on a string, lovely!

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  43. ohh i love maps!! they are just so pretty! i love all the pictures you posted, and i actually just got one of those map wallets!

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  44. wonderful...I have a drawerful of wonderful maps I've picked up...I love looking at them and displaying them in my home...the perfect travel momento

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  45. I am so in love with maps and this post. So beautiful!

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  46. Hi, I'm wondering where I can purchase one of those map wallets? Great post! Thanks, Rachelle

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  47. Great post - I have a major map obsession too! Love the little flower made using a map.

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  48. Maps are one of my favourite things! I dream of one day having a room full of maps where I have pins on every place I have visited, and want to visit. And another where I have pins from cities that people have bought my stuff from on Etsy (I have to open an Etsy shop first! Haha.) and pins where people have visited my blog from. Then if I have my own store, I'll have people put a pin on their city when they come visit. :) It may not be a lot of pins, but that's okay! Thanks for this round up.

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  49. WOW the map necklaces !!! i am actually soo keen to make some of those.. !! :)



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  50. Thanks so much for sharing your pretty globes! I blogged them with a link back to you! :)

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