I’ve been itching to travel abroad since the new year began.

Dreaming of going back to the motherland this Fall (up and down the entire Vietnam countryside) with all my besties, but in the meantime allowing my thoughts to randomly drift off to destinations I’ve already visited and those I’ve yet to see. 
Europe during springtime…the Caribbean during winter…wouldn’t it be nice to dedicate an entire art wall to mapped locales, both domestic and international? If you build it, he will come. Or in this case, if you see it, you WILL go!
images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Ebay and Etsy’s got such a fabulous selection of vintage colored and b/w maps, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for there, check HERE and HERE for alternatives.
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  1. I love maps used in interior design. My dad does too so I got him a really big one for his birthday one year and got it framed. It's so modern and different when there's a full wall as a map. I've yet to see this but an alternative way to incorporate it would be as the top of a table but then have clear glass over it.getting carried away with creative thoughts here. Great pictures anyways.

    http://Www.stylefootprints.blogspot.com

  2. I always feel like maps as wall art give a room such a nostalgic feel. I hope you can get out there and travel soon- thanks for stopping by today.

  3. I'm definitely a fan of historic maps as art. I have a big one up in my living room. The ones pictures here are really beautiful. Nice choices.

  4. Love this post! Great roundup of vintage maps.

    I love maps also – I have one huge vintage Baltimore railroads map that we found for a steal at a thrift shop. And I have a Restoration Hardware wannabe that is a huge map of Constantinople (replica) that reminds me of our vacation in Turkey.

  5. I just bookmarked the map resources you provided — I've been thinking about using maps when I redo the basement (someday!). This is a great blog!

  6. i love this post! we are planning to use our maps as art in our extra bedroom and this just adds to my inspiration!

  7. Great post! I love vintage maps. My parents have a ton of them in their house that I just adore. 🙂

    xx Jessica

  8. thanks for stopping by my blog
    my husband collects maps
    we have them all over the house
    they are very cool, especially the really old ones!
    brett

  9. I love this look! There is something old world meets modern about it. I also love that you can have so many different takes on it. Deffinetly something to think about next time I need art!

    xx,
    Rachel

    http://savoryandsuede.blogspot.com/

    PS. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I look forward to reading yours!

  10. I'm really digging the map tapestries/wallpapers. these are such gorgeous living spaces, I wish I could live in something similar one day.
    thanks for sharing, your blog is great!

  11. I've been bitten by the travel bug, as well! I'm itching to travel stat haha! Vintage wall maps are such a great idea! Thank you for sharing the inspiration:) -A

    Blurbs|Blog

  12. I´ve lived so close to Vietnam for 6 yrs but never got the chance to visit it.

    I´m not much into maps but they prove truly helpful whenver I´m navigating. Wishing luck to your future travels. 🙂

  13. this is such a great idea! something that can be quite afforable yet so stylish and with vitage feel.. my kinda thing 🙂
    xo,
    LMQ

  14. I always look so forward to any element or design picture u include in your posts, cause u have the most glamorous and fabulous selection ever!!
    p.s. I hope u will travel very soon!;)
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

  15. Hi sweety, thanks for your kind message 🙂
    Unfortunately pictures are not loading on my PC at the moment so I am missing out on this post 🙁

  16. Hi Julie! 🙂
    ALways so nice to find your sweet comment under my post – thank you! 🙂
    I adore your blog and I'll be honest with you – can't wait for your Friday photos HA! 😉 Just kidding. It's not only Friday posts that I love your blog for – it's always so inspirational!!! 🙂
    Now come and see the craziest jacket ever in my new post! 😉 "I'm a Barbie Girl, lalala… ♫" LOL 😉

    http://karolasway.blogspot.com/

    hugs to you! 🙂

  17. I love antique maps as well: they are such beautiful obect to decorate the house and I like buying the maps of cities I lived in or visited…I find it a romantic way to remember a trip.

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