Decorating with Vintage Globes

September 23rd, 2014 in blog, projects     
PlentyPlace Kerry Messer, contributor
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This cluster of cast-off globes was an inexpensive, easy way to breathe life into a boring corner. My sister helped me string them up using twine and vintage buttons.
 
The variety of sizes and colors of these globes creates visual interest. 
Adding height to smaller globes by propping them on risers made of books or vintage tins helps to keep vignettes balanced. 
Theres just something about globes that stirs a sense of adventure. 
Unusual globes (such as this celestial globe that marks the movements of constellations) make unique centerpieces.
Guests love to fiddle with this globe to see how it operates. 
Bundt pans used as risers for serving dishes make for a fun table setting paired with the globe. 
Of course, every classroom needs a globe (or several, as the case may warrant.) ;-)
That empty space above my cabinets was just crying out for a few globes. 
My son and I upgraded his ceiling fan as part of a geography project. We taped off meridians with washi tape, painted on continents with acrylic paint, and finished off the blades using map pages from an outdated atlas. 
This cluster of cast-off globes was an inexpensive, easy way to breathe life into a boring corner. My sister helped me string them up using twine and vintage buttons.
 

This cluster of cast-off globes was an inexpensive, easy way to breathe life into a boring corner. My sister helped me string them up using twine and vintage buttons.

 


Add color and interest to just about any room by tucking vintage globes into your decor. 


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Comments (7)

CarrieRoseCottage writes: Excellent use of vintage globes especially the ceiling fan. Love it! Posted: 9:32 am on December 27th
MarcioWilges writes: I've seen a lot of ideas when we do moving and removals jobs for people but this is definitely something else! What a unique way to tie the d Posted: 9:16 pm on December 2nd
ChrisP writes: You've done an amazing job with the ceiling fan. Thanks for sharing. I'd love a little more detail (maybe a separate post) on how you did it. Posted: 9:04 am on October 22nd
CottageElements writes: Kerry, great use of these globes! The fan is my favorite, but they are all fantastic!

Lani Posted: 7:59 am on October 1st
StrangeCargo writes: Kerry, awesome collection! You're right, globes always invite you to take them for a spin. Thanks.

Ken Posted: 11:36 am on September 28th
PlentyPlace writes: Aww, you're kind, Jim. Thanks.

Kerry Posted: 1:05 pm on September 24th
JunkArchitect writes: I LOVE globes. And the way you display yours is magnificent!

Jim
Posted: 1:33 am on September 24th
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