Thursday, April 24, 2008

{ reclaim | repurpose | refresh: vintage maps }

Current pendant necklace by foundling

Escape to your favorite places with these clever little treasures–crafted by hand using vintage, repurposed maps. 

Reclaim | Repurpose | Refresh: Vintage Maps

Sources: from upper left corner:
–new home card by Bombus
–vintage atlas notebooks by Bombus {custom locations available}
–set of 6 greeting cards with handcrafted vintage map envelopes by Bombus
–sterling antique map pendant by anne holman {custom pendants available}


Hand stitched using embroidery threads and filled with hypo-allergenic fiber, these charming little birds by etsy seller, cottonbird designs, are crafted using vintage maps. Eyes are embroidered and feet are also created by hand using florist wire.



Anonymous said...

Map love!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

these are all so sweet! Love those little birds and love that sweet foundling piece!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I'm obsessed with maps...more on that later. ;)

So thrilled to have you back...I was going through Melissa withdrawals.

Julia said...

All of these vintage pieces of paper and vintage maps and beautiful jewelry! I feel a spending splurge on its way!

Thank you so much for posting all of these goodies :)

Mrs.French said...

Oh my do I love this post! The birds are so my favorites.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

You know, I am out of town for Elena's spring break so, I am not in my usual routine! :)
You are too cute! Talk about withdrawals! I am having blog withdrawal, my S.HOPtalk access has been truncated! Argh!

Anonymous said...

Hi :-) Just dropping by to let you know that I've not died from work yet, only feels like it ;-)hihi well I've finally got some days off now, and its sooo nice to come by here and read all your fabulous posts! Love the little map birds! So cute! Reminds me that I have loads of old maps in the attic ... it certainly has a special beauty to it :-)

Jessica Moreau Berry said...

LOVE this post... The map art is so inspiring!

Jes Berry

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

These are so cute I love them do you mind if I share this on my blog?

Frozey said...


I just those awsomely cute birds made from old maps and i just have to have them for my wedding ... Our theme is islamic vintage and birdies are on our emblem thingy and my fiancee is from Canada and I'm from England so i think it would be perfect. Where can i get someone to make these for me !! Help! thanks

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Norma said...

existe algun tutorial para hacer los pajaritos con papel de mapas?? son muy lindos

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