Maybe because I listen to NPR all day long while blogging, and global issues are at the forefront of the news. Or, perhaps because my trip to Thailand is coming up in a few weeks and I've been scouring travel guide books, but I find myself reminded that decorating with maps is a favorite of mine. I love old vintage school maps and I adore globes. They just hold such a strong fascination for me - I am intrigued by all the tiny streets, meandering roadways, dots of lakes, those big old continents and tiny little islands. It amazes me still, how people put them all together on a single sheet of paper.
Maps and globes add a nice splash of color to decor, too - my favorites are the faded pastel ones in washed out yellows, blues, greens and pinks. You can usually find them at the flea market, or eBay, or if you're lucky, a local etsy vintage shop like some of these. Let's take a trip, shall we?