I come to you tonight a tired little teacher enjoying a box of raisins whilst listening to the sweetness of ‘mumford and sons’; thrilled to have the grading of 227 projects, the entering of 9 wks grades, and the placing of all the little kiddos creatings on display crossed off my 3×5 notecard full of to-do’s. Knowing I am none more tired than many of you, thought it might be appropriate to share the reason for my absence with you [my treasured] few followers of fresh entity.
I also come with anticipation in sharing my findings below…for it tickles the fancy of my love for those rare things that both please the eye and stir the heart.
This one is indeed an achiever of both.
First to mention the simplest of the two:
Many of you may have noted the hipness of the world map amidst home decor as of late. In fact, after having just glanced through my latest Country Living issue, one such find seemed to play right into this here posting as it mentioned some cute little vintage maps you can locate at historicmapsrestored.com.
:enjoy with a pretty penny:
Also, this most wonderful blog lady whose postings I truly enjoy has a few of her own perfectly displayed with simplicity over her kitchen cabinets.
Hoping to join the trend in a personal way, here is my little surprise find at a market in Savannah, GA. It was on display as wrapping paper and sold for a mere 3 dollars and some change. I did have it mounted on foam core and framed during the goodness that is hobby lobby half-off week. But, I am sure you crafty folks out there could rig up a way to do this in the comfort of your own home.
:such a treasured piece for us:
As you may or may not be able to see, it is adorned with push pins noting the places the Lord has allowed us to travel. Hoping to continue to fill this map so as to widen our perspective, I am thankful for the little black pin placed right above South America which represents the dear people of Haiti. It was this July that the Lord allowed my husband and I to meet truly the most wonderful group of people I have ever in all my life encountered.
Our experience, without doubt, changed my life forever.
::if i will continue to let it::
My prayer is that our map will serve to be more than a lucky find amidst a growing trend, but rather a constant reminder of my calling and understanding that there is more to life than the happenings taking place in a little 1950’s home in Park Hill.