May 29, 2012

my Italian heritage map project

my latest little project...

just three little frames, filled with sections of an Italian map. It was so easy! I don't have a lot of wall space in my open-plan dining room, so,

when I saw this Italian map with it's soft and pretty colors, I became inspired. It was only $4.99 at Aaron Brothers. What a great way to add some more color to the room! 

I then picked out these three 8x8 frames for $7.79 each (so exciting to find out they were on sale.

The details on this simple black frame are great

Since both my parents are Italian, I wanted to honor their provenance.  I used the glass from the frame as a template to cut out the regions that my parents are from.  My father's family was from Venice, and my mother was born in  Molise, which is in central Italy.

The map's colors work out perfectly in my dining room with the pretty blues and greens. What I like best is that this is a fabulous reminder of our Italian heritage!  I am a huge genealogy buff and love researching our family roots.  This is great reminder for my whole family of where we come from.

{total cost of the project: $28.36+tax.}

ciao! fabiana


  1. I like this idea to display maps of places that we have travelled!

    I'd like to invite you to join linky party I am having now. Hope you could visit and link-up :)

    Have a wonderful day :)


  2. I have that same map and it is still rolled up. I may just give it to my Italian daughter in law and let her use it. Great idea cutting it into three pieces.

  3. That looks really nice. I'll have to get out some old maps and try it.

  4. Such a wonderful & meaning full project!! Thank you so for the fabulous idea :)

  5. That is such a great idea!! My husband and I went to Italy to celebrate our anniversary (and as a very late honeymoon 5 years later).

  6. This looks so beautiful!! Very tasteful! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

  7. love this project! Yep, I added you on were you not on already? Well, I fixed that...yes I did!

  8. I love your map frames in particular, and think our readers will do also. May I invite you to come participate, and link it up at our linky party,

  9. I really love this idea and it's so special that you used Italian maps to honour your family.

    Thanks so much for linking up to my weekly Say G'Day Party. I truly appreciate your support!

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz


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