Thursday, July 12, 2012

Map pins…

We have a large map in our family room.

Near the TV we have always had a map…or several…near the telly.

Helps you figure out the where of the nowcapiche?

ignore messy room

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anyway…

This map also documents our travels…with map pins get ‘em at an office supply store

Where we have lived, vacationed….and where we want to visit.

red is where we have been. Blue where we have lived

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…and yellow where we want to visit

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Family fun.

Hey…cheaper than a movie.

22 comments:

Francesca Muir said...

I love this idea - now to find a wall! Love the photos too - great perspective. Have a lovely weekend. F

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes Francesca find a wall! Doesn't have to be this big!

Deborah said...

Oh Linda, I love!!! One day I just may need a wall map, for in my new life, "after diagnosis" my world has been enlarging; perhaps one day I shall even venture out of the desert. P.S. What mess??? **happy smiles** Deb

anita said...

love it, my gson ian has a thing for maps, this would really rock his world

becky said...

i remember your map :)
now have a great weekend with that photo shoot! you'll do great as a stylist!

StagerLinda said...

Love the wallmap and pins. What a great way to celebrate where you've been. I think they make great presents too.

Marion@Life Tastes Good said...

Oh why didn't I think of this?? haha great idea! and great pics as always! Hope all is well!

Sherri said...

Do you have cork behind the map? Are you putting the pins in the wall? I've been wanting to buy the pre-made travel maps showing where you've been but they are cheesy. :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Sherri...No....the map is just stretched on a frame so we pop the pins right in. You could have a map adhered to that foam/posterboard stuff at a local framing shop...the pins would fit in there nicely...then you could frame it too!

Thanks all!

Stephanie said...

We do this too...but have not lived or traveled to nearly as many places.

Is Longmont marked with a yellow pin I wonder??

x..x

Carla Aston said...

I always wanted to do that. I had friends that have done it and I think it's so cool. Great conversation starter.

Melissa said...

I can't stop laughing about the sentence "ignore messy room"!! You will need to revisit the latest photo of my kitchen. Ha ha ha!!

I have always wanted to have a big map and do that EXACT same thing but have never gotten around to it. You have been some mighty fun places, my dear! :D

Renée Finberg said...

extremely cool!!!
this is whatias known as a
'WORLDLY' decor!!

heheh xxxx

Mary said...

Fabulous idea! And dare i say.. educational? :) I don't want to suck the life out of the fun, or anything. :D I love maps. Antique ones. New ones, fantastical ones. The ones with little pics of sea monsters in the ocean.. When a map is featured on Antiques Roadshow, i become a little giddy.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes, Mary...mucho educational! Love maps too...in any incarnation!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

What a great idea! And so personal, too :)

designchic said...

I love the idea and just love maps framed in any space!!

Kristin Lea said...

I went to world market today and saw that they had a giant map of the world split up into 6 separate canvas', it was the cutest idea...and I was thinking I could replicate it cheaper than the $180 they were asking for, but I thought about putting colored pins for where I've been, I never thought about putting it for placed I want to go...I love that idea!!

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DILA said...

I had the same at my wall in my Sydney-apartment. Maybe it´s time for a map at my wall in my swedish house too? It´s a fun and educational idea. Visitors always ask what it is.

/Dila

Barb said...

We had a wall map when my kids were little too. Now that they're grown I see 2 of them have continued the fun. Looks like you've lived and been many places - fantastic!

Ivy Lane said...

We had a huge map in our basement..was so fun to dream about where we wanted to go and what our adventures would be like when we got
"there".....

Happy Thursday!

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