Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Vintage Map of Epic Proportions


We have now moved the map to the stairwell behind the pallet bar! Click here for the updated pictures!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I like things that are a bit over-the-top and pretty quirky!  I recently stumbled upon this INCREDIBLE vintage school map of the Christian Reformation which took place in Deutschland, between 1438-1555. As soon as I laid eyes on this colorful beauty, I knew I had to have it (and a bag of rainbow skittles). The only place this massive beast of a map would fit, is on an over-sized wall in our dining room. It's the wall on the right in the picture below.

This map was made for this wall... That's right, if you thought a map was made to educate people, you're wrong....it was made for my wall. 



 Check out the colors on her!

 The hubs was pretty stoked about this purchase as well. He is fascinated with history and I catch him staring at it with his mouth open on a daily basis. Penny, on the other hand, couldn't care less...


 This vintage map, is my favorite piece of art.

If you live in the KMC area of Germany and would like a similar one, check out they adorable shop, European Vintage Chic in Landstuhl,  and tell the friendly owner, Jurgen, Molly said hello! If you don't live nearby but would like one, I am sure I can find a way to get you one!

European Vintage Chic
Kaiserstrasse 8
66849 Landstuhl


P.S. If you have noticed some changes on the blog, you're right! Click here to see more! You know you want to click it....

20 comments:

  1. Looooove this map!! Looks great in that space :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! Wish you could come over for supper or a cocktail! xo

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  2. Oh. My. Word. I need this! It would only be just sorta perfect for this homeschoolin' mama! SNAP!!!

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    1. Yes, you do need one miss Natalie! I am so excited for your move! I know national Geographic has some GORGEOUS maps that you can get, large and small! You gotta check them out!
      xo

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I am so thrilled we were able to snag it! I hope you are well! xo

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  4. You know that I absolutely love this map! I don't think you could have picked a better spot for it either. And I would be staring at it like your husband does, I just love to see where places are located as well as the strange names. Love the new changes you've made around here too. Have a great week friend.

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    1. Thank you Kristel! you always make my day so sunny with your encouraging and sweet words! I hope your weekend is extra awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy and thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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  6. I love maps!! It's beautiful! And of the Christian Reformation that took place! I bet it's fascinating!

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    1. Thank you Miss Kristen, yeah it's pretty cool to see where all the battles took place during the time of the reformation! I hope you are doing well! How is life treating you!?
      xo

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  7. Haha, you're gonna laugh, but this map is probably not that vintage as you think. During my school time, in history lessons grade 7 to 10, which is only 10 to 6 years back, we used exactly those maps! And I bet, they are still used in some of the schools. And those map, which never change, like this here from the Reformation, would never be exchanged.
    (To tell the truth: Even those maps which weren't relevant anymore, got used in my school… We had a map still showing a splitted Germany and the GDR!)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

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    1. Hey there! Thank you so much for stopping by! I believe the map was printed in the 60's or 70's but they probably use the same print now days as well, like in the old and new national geographic maps... I think it's so awesome that you got to learn on such a colorful and inspiring map... Our's in the states weren't so lovely.
      Have a great day!

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  8. Hi! I just found your blog through Liz Marie blog and oh my goodness I am in love with you! Okay maybe I'm coming on a little too strong! Lol! But girl, I LOVE your style! I pretty much just pinned your entire blog onto my Pinterest. I'm moving into my very first home next month and I have gotten so so much inspiration from you. I love to decorate and all, but if you lived in Louisiana, I'd totally be paying you to decorate my house! :)

    <3 Danielle
    Goodwillista.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome, Danielle! I am so thrilled you are here! I really appreciate your sweet words! Liz Marie was such a sweetie to share my blog, She is brilliantly talented. I am so excited for you that you are moving into your first place! I have tons of tutorials for you and if you need anymore, let me know and I can do one for you or lead you to the right place to find one! I hope you are having the most beautiful day and once again I am so happy you stopped by! xox
      Molly

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  9. every time i visit you inspire me. your house is beautiful and your ideas are timeless, yet right on trend. i can't wait to see what you come up with next! keya

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    1. Oh thank you so much! That really means SOOOOO much to me. I am so thrilled you came by! I hope you are having a lovely day!!xo

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  10. So perfect for that room! I have dreams to one day redecorate our guest bedroom with a map theme.

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    1. OOOoooooo That is a great idea! Let me know if you need any maps!

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