What Caught My Eye: Globes! Maps!



I love geography, travel, antique maps and old globes. So this week I’ve got a great curated list that helps share my passion for most things geographical!! As a kid I had a globe with topography–you could feel the mountains! Very cool. Those little globe banks were very popular, too, but I never had one of those. I’ve traveled some in my life–to the U.K., the Malawi for Peace Corps with a side trip to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls and later to Ukraine. My Mom and my uncle spent part of their childhood in Brazil. I guess travel and the world are just a part of me. But I think the lesson below is what got it all started for me. My third grade teacher, Mrs. Englehart, did the tangerine globe. I was hooked.


Maps as Decoration

Altered Globes for Decoration

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Practical Globes and Maps

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Wearable Maps and Globes


My favorite wearable map item: Edwina,  Countess Mountbatten’s lingerie map from a silk pilot’s map from World War II. Source.

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Sleep Under a Map

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Edible Maps and Globes

Store your cookies or cake pops in this vintage mapped “Biscuit Tin” or Cookie Jar

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The Fabled “Pink Bits”–not quite the British Empire, but I love both of these!

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One Last Fun Little Map


Who could resist this tea-towel upholstered stool? A map of Tasmania!


What Caught Your Eye This Week?

Have any great map-ish or globe-ish items to share?

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