Flea Market Style: World Globes



journal entry:

Who would have thought?

While I have enjoyed embellishing world globes with encouraging words and phrases, I have collected some that are beautiful as they are. Now and then I have come across an unusual globe but most are inexpensive globes which have been used by children. I haven’t minded if the globes were slightly used or peeled. Paint hides things.

Many of the bases and other hardware have required some tinkering. Since the “tinker king” lives at my house, I never worry about getting things into shape. And, all I have to do is say “I’m going to paint this” and Grandpa jumps right in and does it for me. He is a great painter and I am not.



All four of the globes on my family room table came from the “collections” case at Deseret Industries stores. These are the stores where unusual and valuable things are displayed in locked cases to be sold at prices a little higher than those on the floor. I found two of the globes in the case on the same day. That is unusual in and of itself and they are absolutely beautiful. The larger globe was $15 and has a diameter of 18 inches and the smaller with the wooden base was $5. They are in perfect condition and both are very decorative. The tall globe on the books is pink and is also in beautiful condition.  I found them over a period of months.

The little second-hand store on the corner of old highway 89 often has globes on display on the sidewalk in front of the store. They are just like the globes I am thrifting but they are expensive. When someone buys a globe and then wants to sell it, the prices can range from $40 to hundreds of dollars.

I have decided that thrifting skills are very good survival skills to develop.





” We usually see things, not as they are, but as we are.”


(That is a most interesting thought.)



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