March 8, 2016

mapping it out...

Maps, especially of your home turf, are especially endearing.  They're a great reminder of where we come from, where we’ve been and where we are going. Such is life, so why not make it fun?  Here are a few of my favorite mappy things. The first gorgeous item are these prints by Cardelucci.

Jessica Cardelucci is a self-taught photographer who creates beautiful photographic art pieces of her beautiful coastal surroundings here in Orange County. These are two of my favorite images {and destinations} by Jessica taken at Balboa and Crystal Cove. 

I also love these natural-edge state slates by The Uncommon Green.  They are a great way to add a little personal touch when you entertain.  They work wonderfully as a small cheese platter, and come with little cork feet for style and stability.

Have you ever watched the show “Jersey Belle” on Bravo?  The show features Jaime who was born and raised in New Jersey, but is currently living the life of a southern belle {or at least trying to} in Alabama.  To keep her connection with Jersey close to her heart, Jaime has created a beautiful line of crystal state pendants like the one seen here.  I have my own “State of Style” California pendant, and I LOVE it!

Better than a post card and most souvenirs, these beautifully etched bar glasses will remind you of your last glorious vacation or endearing home town. The Uncommon Green makes different barware {wine glasses too} that have intricately detailed maps of city streets and island coastlines. They're so elegant! My favorite island coastline glass in the collection is Hilton Head, where my family has vacationed for over 25 years!

Dilemma Posters makes these fabulous state posters that are so fun!  They offer most states and they are so affordable as an instant digital download.  All you need is a simple frame and you’re all set.  

Create a wall collage of your favorite states for personal homage to yourself and your heritage.  For a wall collage, I would personally choose California {which I already have}, New York {where I was raised}, Illinois {hubby’s home state} and of course South Carolina where we vacation. Here are some other fun examples of Dilemma's states... 

ciao! fabiana


  1. So fun - love having maps of travels! Happy Tuesday!


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