Thursday, 7 February 2013

diy : vintage framed map art

I love to travel. It's something that I have been extremely blessed to have been able to do a lot of and a love that was passed down to me from my parents, who dragged my brother and I all over the world :) Thankfully, I'm married to a man who loves it just as much as I do! We dedicated our study to have a "travel" and "around the world" theme to it - to name a few, we have pieces from Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Korea, France, and India decorating our walls and studying in this room just makes me restless to get up and go! 
For this diy, I thrifted some empty frames and a lovely old Canadian School Atlas from the 1940s and began to cut out maps of places that are near and dear to our heart. 
When cutting out your maps, simply be aware of the different sizes of your frames! This diy is so simple but adds such a great personal touch to your wall. 

The maps that I used for our wall include a map of... North America, Africa, Korea, the world and good old Alberta!
I also have to point out my wonderful vintage suitcases! The top one is from Caleb's grandpa and the one on the bottom was gifted to me from his parents, who know my love for vintage pieces. 
As I said, Caleb and I absolutely love to travel, so I thought I'd include a couple favourite places along with some bucket listers - 

{ 5 places I've fallen in love with }  -  trekking through the Himalayas in India (this is where my romance with caleb started!), being awed by the architecture of Antoni Gaudi in Spain, the lush green mountains of S.Korea, working at an orphanage in Haiti, and going on an adventure of a safari in Kenya.

{ 5 place I'd love to go to } - the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the canals of beautiful Venice,  the Inca site of Machu Picchu, Topkapi - the oldest and largest palace in the world in Istanbul, and the old city of Jerusalem.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

p.s.   clara


  1. I would like to take my kids to two places...Sweden and Newfoundland. My father is from Sweden and I have only been there once, when I was two, and I would love to share his heritage with my children. My father-in-law is from Newfoundland and I've never been there, so I think it would be a neat place to visit.

    1. those places sound absolutely lovely! I would also love to visit Sweden & Newfoundland =)

  2. Can't wait to give this a try! Oh, and I love the photos too :)

  3. I love this! Your study is absolutely the cutest!
    And I'd love to travel to particular reason why ;)


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