Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love Makes the World Go Round

I just barely got around to showing my post-Christmas buffet, but now it’s been changed up for Valentine’s Day!
The jumping-off point for me was when I found an out-of-date globe at the thrift store. I painted it with chalkboard spray paint, and wrote “Love makes the world go round” on it. I wish I was one of those people who had beautiful handwriting (especially on a chalkboard)—but alas, it is not one of my gifts!
I covered five balls with strips of maps cut out of an old atlas I found at a garage sale. They make interesting little globes, as long as you don’t expect them to be geographically accurate!
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Using my Silhouette, I cut out a bunch of hearts from the same old atlas, and sewed them together to make a banner.
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Other map hearts were sewn together in pairs, then folded to make a 3D “ornament” for my twigs leftover from the funky twiggy garland I made for Christmas.
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My other globe got to join the display, with a few more map spheres.
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I tried to go along with the ‘theme” by writing, “The best place to be is wherever YOU are” for my family. Quite frankly, I don’t think they ‘got’ it!
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So I have to ask…do you ‘get’ the theme?
Maybe it only makes sense in MY head!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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23 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh cute cute CUTE!!!!! i love the heart banner and globe!!!!!! so cute! and apparently i can't think of any other adjective at the moment. geesh.

Full Circle Creations said...

I love your theme and I do get it. Everything looks wonderful.

Holly

Beth @Under A Pile of Scrap! said...

Families... can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em! Ya just gotta love 'em! I think this is the one of the sweetest things in the whole wide world!

Rachel said...

I totally get the theme and I find it quite fun and creative.

grammy and papi said...

LOVE it and I get it. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Cindy said...

I get it and I think you are a genius! I love seeing what you create. I adore maps and globes, so I think your vignette is perfection!
Hugs, Cindy

eleven-o-one said...

I get it. Very cute and original. I think your family is probably just thinking about the chocolate...that's all mine thinks about for V-day.
They'll get it one day.

Ali Richardson said...

PRETTY!!! I am a fan of all things map & Vaentine's Day so this is perfect for me!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I really like your heart bunting, so pretty, Korrie.

Lesley said...

Oh course we get this!! Cute stuff! I got a Silhouette for Christmas and still haven't figured out how to use it!!! lol I sat down a few days ago and tried. Even called in to ask a few questions. It's one of those things that is suppose to save time, but it take too much time to learn how to use it!!! LOL

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh that heart banner is totally calling my name! Your buffet always looks so cute Korrie! I get it and I love it!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Super cute "worldly" vignette! I absolutely LOVE the chalkboard painted globe!

The Painted Parlor said...

I 'get' it. Valentines is so fun to decorate for. The chalkboard globe is awesome, great idea!!

Bliss said...

I get it! My family probably wouldn't get it either. And my printing and handwriting sucks too, on chalkboards, or anything else!

I have an old globe. Making note......

~Bliss~

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I get the theme, and I love it! It's so much more sophisticated than pink and red glittery hearts.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I get it and I love it, very clever! I love the way all the pieces fit your theme.

ImSoVintage said...

I love it. Love all the globes. Very clever to make the small globes with strips from the old atlas. :)
Laura

Sugarspiceandlace said...

How creative! I love it! I get the theme. Its clever

Emreen said...

Love the heart bunting... i was thinking of making something similar with newspapers..

Art and Sand said...

I could kick myself. A few years ago two different people offered me old windows when they were remodeling. I see your beautiful window and garland and I could have done something really cute. I hope I have a next time so I can make a fun display.

Toodie said...

I love globes and maps, and these are great ideas. :) Thank you for sharing!

tearinguphouses said...

those hearts are charming!

twelve-O-eight said...

I love this!!! Already your fan but hopping over from the Love theme party @ CSI. Have a great week :)

Tanya