Monday, May 30, 2011

Industrial Chic On Etsy , Globes Just Aren't for Geography Anymore

Globes : Industrial Chic, find these at MissBettyBungalow on Etsy!

Days gone by of old globes sitting in classrooms...are now a piece of industrial history.  Globes of all shapes and sizes are becoming more and more desirable. Not only do they accompany vintage and modern decor, but so many variations exist!   I recently picked up this 16" huge globe in my favorite salvage store.

How could I not buy this cool thing? I put it for sale in My Etsy Shop!

The Noon Sun indicator is pretty cool.

How countries are named can tell us more about the age of the globe. This one, RetroChalet.

After a quick look on Etsy and I was hooked in the whole "Globe Decor" theme.  Vintage maps, geography posters, tin globes, toy globes, and even mini globe pencil sharpeners are just a few things you may find.  I noticed most of the globes range in sizes and have different stands, so you could build a collection with no two alike!

This "wee sized" globe is a German Pencil Sharpener!
It's so cute, and available at Dabbling in the Dew on Etsy!
 What about if you aren't into the whole map theme? No worries, Etsy has the globe for you!  Check this refurbished globe that has been turned into a chalkboard! What a way to repurpose!

Hunt and Found : A Chalkboard Globe, great for writing notes to yourself on your desk!
 Here are some of my favorite finds! If you don't have a lot of room, try out a toy sized globe. You'll be glad you did!

'Around the World in Summer Bliss Vintage Globe Trotter' by RetroChalet

Summer is for travel, which leads to maps, but what about globes? I love the look, style and feel of them. Great for decor, nothing beats a vintage globe.

Vintage Black Oceans World G...


vintage newspaper stand glob...


Vintage Metal Globe Bank


Vintage perpetual calendar w...


Vintage Globe Wooden Stand


Vintage World Globe - Cold W...


Vintage Replogle Topographic...


vintage 1950's globe


Vintage World Globe Post-WW2...


Astrological Tin Litho Globe...


Starlight Black Oceans Globe


Vintage Small Metal Globe by...


Black World Globe


Vintage Crams Imperial Globe...


It's a Small World After...


Vintage Globe Pencil Sharpen...


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.


  1. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! All your toy globes! Bright and enchanting little Worlds! I'm also quite smitten with your 16in. Physical/Political Globe!


  2. Lovely post, I adore old globes!