When I was in third grade I think would have given my best pair of jelly shoes to take home the big pull down map that was in my classroom. Well, things have not changed. I am excited to announce that I have finally secured one for myself.
I was out one day a few months ago, searching desperately for a metal tub to plant my salsa garden in, when I drove by an antique store and just had to stop in. I think that it was destiny. There it was, my 1920 Denoyer- Geppert World Map.
There was no price tag on it and the lady behind the desk had to call the owner. I paced nervously with a price in my head that I knew I couldn’t go over. She came back, the price was $40…SOLD!
This beauty is now hanging proudly in my bedroom.
Here is how the room looked before…boring!
And now with the map hanging in all of its glory! (Don’t knock me on the tv, I cannot get myself to get a new one until this one dies and I need this one to watch my Real Housewives shows without the kids in the room.)
So, when I got home I had to of course Google this map and see what kind of treasure I had. I couldn’t find this exact map anywhere…bummer! But, I did find a United States map (same year and maker) that sells for $550. I am telling myself that mine is worth the same…I like to do that!
Okay, then I saw this map in Country Living magazine. I knew that if this map made it into country living, then my map was certainly a treasure! I like to tell my husband that I am a trendsetter…this helped me prove my point…ha ha!!
I think that the map goes well with the rest of my beachy bedroom.
Here’s the other half of the room…click the pic to see the whole room.
My fascination with educational items also extends to my living room. I think that having both a map and a globe when I was a grade-schooler may have been too much for me too handle. How fun are these? And what I like the most is that they just add a little pop of color into that corner of the room.
Okay, the trendsetter that I am, I spray painted my tall globe with chalk paint. Then, last week I spotted a similar globe at a trendy downtown store for a whopping $450…what???
Mine: $5 plus paint
This is the same globe I spotted but at an online store.
Online someone commented that this stuff is useless because now we have the internet. I disagree…I love things that take me back to my childhood and there are just so cool to look at!!
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