Roving IQ: My Vintage Globe

I have a hard time with "antiques." They can be weird, obviously outdated, overly ornate and sometimes, a little bit creepy. I know there are some true treasures out there but the scavenging, searching and digging through the weird, outdated, ornate things to find them just isn't my thing. 

However, this logic does not apply to globes or maps. I love them. I'll search the world for fine, original pieces. And I'm even willing to spend money on them. When it comes to globes and  maps, consider me antique phobia free. 

A couple of years ago, I was a world traveler without a globe of my own. So, I did some safe searching online (that way I'm not required to step one foot into an antique mall). I immediately fell in love with this spherical specimen. The condition was excellent and the land mass colors were in warm earth tones that fit in perfectly with my living room decor. But, it was the black seas that truly sold it for me.

When I purchased it, I was told it was from the 1940s and I haven't investigated any further. To me, its true value comes from how happy I am to have it resting high up on my living room shelf where I can admire it and appreciate its unique beauty daily.

Do you have a favorite vintage find?    


Sonishka said...

Hello, Im coming from FTLOB and saying hi ;-) I love globes, there s just something about them, in my head they are the traveling it because thats what the old travelers used to use on their journeys. this black one is really nice find! See you aroound, Sonishka

Jules8 said...

Sonishka- Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment!

Meghan said...

I have a serious thing for vintage maps and globes but have never been able to find any that I could afford! Yours is beautiful!

Jules8 said...

Thanks so much!

Barb said...

thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me some 'blog love' today :o) LOVE your globe find! the colors are fabulous! i want to hang a big world map on one of the walls in our exercise room, but haven't been able to find the right one yet. still searching! enjoy your sunday!

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