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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Next Big thing... Old Vintage School Maps

We All remember them from our school days. Huge pull down maps that hung from rollers in History and Geography class. Not a big deal at the time, but now I'm in love with them.

Mostly the old ones with the wonderful deep colors.

I recently ran upon a roll of these old maps and although it was more than I usually pay, I knew their potential so I scooped them up.
As I got home and carefully unrolled them, I discovered not one but about 8 different maps. All anchored to the most beautiful map of Texas I've ever seen.
My plan was always to sell them... but I could not part with Texas, still attached to the wooden pull down and the roller mechanism on top, it goes perfectly in my work room.

The Deep red's yellow's and oranges are just fabulous. The the blues and greens compliment the blue-green color on the wall.
It makes me smile every time I see it.
And isn't that what home decor should do for us.

Maps and globes are all the rage right now, I've got several of each in my Etsy Store. Seen below is a photo from Last September's Bachman's Idea House in Minnesota. See the globes in the basket beside the couch too. These are great for kid's rooms, game rooms etc.

All of the other maps I got are still in tact and were easily removed from the Texas map. I am offering them individually in my Etsy Store, so hop over if you are interested.


Farmchick said...

A great map of Texas. I wouldn't be able to sell it either.

Anonymous said...

Texas looks excellent in your home, I thought it was a magazine photo! Although I live in a beach town in Floridan now, I was born and raised in Texas for 18 years. Don't mess with Texas! I love your map.

SueAnn said...

What a beautiful map!! I remember plastering my wall with Nat'l. Geo maps several eons ago!!
Love maps

misselaineous said...

great find, margo! I'd love to find a couple of those...have several globes including a black ocean one, and like the display in the Bachmann photo...just got to find the right size crates to fit the globes...hmmm...and some extra wall space! :o}

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

Oh Wow! Love the Texas map. I wouldn't be able to part with it either!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

That's what I'm after on my NEXT visit Margo....An AWESOME map of Texas.... :o) !!

It's funny though....I have a vintage map of the US AND Australia but the US map is my FAVE....Maybe 'cause I have so much FUN every time I go....**wink**....!!

Hope you're having a WONDERFUL week my Friend....!

See ya,
Tamarah :o)

Prior said...

Love the Texas map, I have some old maps, one map set is on the roll up shade type thing, doesn't work to well anymore. I was thinking of taking it apart, so I could hang it somewhere else, hmmm? Just now picked up a globe from Mindy, I bought at Round Top, but forgot it!


Paula said...

I have several vintage school maps on rollers that I don't know what to do with!

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