I found an old book from Better Homes and Gardens, and while I nearly passed it up, I'm glad I took a second look. It was published in 1960- 51 years ago -- before I was even born! The image above is from that book. It's Old School............they suggested using maps for decor.
But no doubt, Better Homes and Gardens had a visionary on staff, because this many years later, look at the 2011 trend:
|APKHandmade at Etsy|
|Better Homes and Gardens.... who else?|
|Eclu at Etsy|
|FuguDesigns at Etsy|
|MdoubleM at Etsy|
|SewDarnSimple at Etsy|
I love each and every one of these clever ideas! But you know what I think? That's right. I think that there's nothing new under the sun. Just unique new ways to make Old Cool into New School.