The May issue of Traditional Home magazine focused a lot on accessories for the home. They featured several famous designer’s favorites. I love Thomas O’Brien’s suggestion: frame vintage and antique regional maps. He collects antique maps of New York that were published around the time his home was built in the mid 1800’s.
I really love decorating with beautiful and personalized objects and art. If we have a big open wall in our next house, I’d love to frame antique maps of all the places we’ve lived since Michael and I have been married.
Our journey together began in Arizona, where we grew up only a few short miles from each other, although we didn’t meet until January 2003.
All of the photos and maps from this post were found on eBay using the search words “antique map” plus a city name. Many of these are really inexpensive and all are originals (make sure the one you bid on is not a reproduction, if you want a quality look).
Do you have any favorite ideas for unique, personalized (and inexpensive) art or accessories? Share with us!