Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beautiful Globes

I have a real love for antique globes. These look like balloons. via + via


humbird said...

They do look like balloons. Are they light shades? What conversation pieces they would make.

My crazy arty imagination would love to create a basket for one and hang it in the corner of a room as a feature - around 'the world' in a hot air balloon :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Rosemary!

I love all kinds of globes, any color, any size, and probably love the blue ones more than the black or ivory ones.
This photo is amazing!
What a terrific idea~


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Oh I love these globes as light fixtures. This is magical.

Content in a Cottage said...


I have looked and looked and simply cannot find the original source for this photo. I want to know more.
They are fabulous!!

xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...


Agreed. They really are magical -- especially if they are light fixtures.

xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...


That's a great idea. You should look for one of those plug-in lighted globes and make one. I sometimes see them at house sales but have never been tempted to buy one because I want one from the early 19th century at the latest.

You are talented...why not paint an overhead fixture with a round globe cover to look like a globe with paint that sticks to glass and is translucent? That would be a cool project.

xo, Rosemary