I started collecting these globes about a year ago. It didn't take long to work up a good collection, and I love how they look displayed together on my planter shelf. Most of them came from yard sales or thrift stores.
I'll never forget that summer day when I found the big globe in the center. I pulled up the the yard sale, and spotted it before I even got out of my car. It was beautiful, and only $7! Did I mention how much I love yard sales? I was so excited, that by the time I was leaving, I could not find where I had placed my keys. It took several solid minuets of searching to find I had placed them in some obscure purse pocket. It was a good day. I'm always on the look out to find globes that aren't just standard size, but to find one that was much bigger was a real treat!
The blue globe on the far right was one that I altered. I had two blue ones that were so similar, I decided to paint all of the pink sections on one of them red, and do a brown glaze over the whole thing. This gives it an aged look. I love the result. The small black one was also altered. In fact, it was just a cheap plastic pencil sharpener (the sharpener is in the base). Again, I just painted all the parts to make it the way I wanted it to be. It went from looking cheap, to looking like something really special.
|The two on the right are the ones I altered by painting. |
The brown one was a lamp.
I just took apart the parts that made it a lamp, and tilted
the main pole to give it the axis.
Katie (5) shares my love for yard sales. We were at one and she found a caboodle that she just had to have. I tried to talk her out of it. "Katie, you really don't need that". She turns to me and says, "Mom, you have a globe collection, and I have a caboodle collection". Needless to say, she came home with the caboodle.