Fab Friday Finds – All Around the World

Our eyes met

and I took him home.

He completed me.

The son I never had.

He kept me company while he sat on my desk.

He laughed at my jokes.

Then, I spotted another cutie and brought her home for a play date.

The 2 globes got along famously.

They fell in love,

and the next thing I knew

I was the proud grandma to 6 globes!

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This guy even lights up.

He really thinks he’s all that too.

This is our latest little addition …

she’s the baby of the family.

And the twins in the background.

They’re fraternal but everyone always asks if they’re identical.

Ok, your turn to spill …

what collection completes you?

Check out my other Fab Friday Finds

and Cool Collections.

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Southern Hospitality, Between Naps on the Porch
Mod Vintage Life, Knick of Time, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just a Housewife, Savvy Southern Style
Very Merry Vintage Style, Uncommon, Funky Junk Interiors
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  1. What a cute post…thanks for the smiles. I always had a fascination with globes when I was younger. Love your collection.

  2. ahh- they were made for each other!

  3. “He” is gorgeous!!! You’re perfect for each other.

  4. Such a happy little globe family. Have a great weekend!

  5. Karen H says:

    My grandfather was a beekeeper so I collect anything bee-related. It started with a little beehive made out of grapevine, and has grown to take up an entire shelf. It’s amazing how much bee/beehive stuff is out there!

    Collecting bee things makes me feel closer to my grandfather and my father.

  6. ‘they’re fraternal, but everyone always asks if they’re identical’ – love it! I am a sucker for a good globe … your little family is superb. Baby Globy is my favorite. :)

  7. I love globes and often thought of collecting them, but I never see them around here. Well, I found ONE that I cut in half and turned it into a hanging lamp and a bowl. A couple of collections that float my boat are crocks, old irons, aqua canning jars, vintage coverlets, any old chippy architectural item…and…the list goes on….

  8. Love your globe collection! I just fixed up a small one for my vintage travel guest room except when I reassembled it — I put the globe UPSIDE DOWN! LOL — I’m leaving it like that and waiting to see how many people notice it! I collect vintage cups and saucers and well, anything tea-related including teapots!

  9. Love your collection of globes…very cool and unique!~

  10. I know you aren’t supposed to show favoritism to your offspring but that black one melts my heart! :) Have a fabulous weekend. xoxo

  11. I think I’m partial to that baby (but please don’t tell that to the other globes; don’t want to hurt their feelings …)



  12. Love your globes! I usually nab them when I see them if they have some charm, like yours do. Recently I found one from the 30’s that has different names for countries and some countries aren’t even on there yet. Pretty cool.
    Had to put it in my shop because if I start another collection. . .well, you know how that goes. :-)
    Mary Alice

  13. i love this! all globes living in peace — harmony and happiness! maybe you can work it out for the world : ) this sure made me smile and as we know the best place on those globes is NJ!!!! i hate myself for saying this — i really do but I am gonna do it (if anyone doesn’t know — that is jersey for going to do it : ) could you share these beauties over as J. Joe’s first party today : ) shameless i know but friends are friends!!! : ) hugs…

  14. What a fun collection! I have a globe from my grandparents. It’s a lonely globe, though. Your post reminds me I should be looking for some friends!

  15. What collection completes me huh?….. Hmmm…… Do they make a kind that doesn’t need to be dusted?


  16. What a beautiful family you have!!!….Love the new grandchild…grandchildren bring such joy!

  17. Funny post and terrific collection! You are such a good grandmother to take in all of these foundlings!

  18. Love your globes…my daughter has been asking for one, but I am afraid I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one!

  19. I love your globe collection! They are awesome! I have a “collection” of frames, but I dont know if that really counts 😉

  20. Love em all! I always loved globes. All you need now is one of the big bar in a globe units and you’re all set! He can be granpa walton to your brood.

    Happy weekend!

  21. Love the globes Kelly!! Isn’t it interesting to see what the world looked like before borders changed and coutries grew or became smaller? The colors are just amazing too! I collect milk glass and ironstone….I have one vintage globe that I would like expanded to a bigger family like yours, just never seem to see them around!!! Where are they hiding I wonder? I also collect Havaiannas!!! I keep telling my husband I collect diamonds!!! HaHa! 😀 Have a great weekend, girly!! Heather

  22. Ooo, I love these!! Awesome collection, Kelly — we should do a mixer with my hotel silver! 😀
    xo Heidi

  23. First green glass and now globes? Were we separated at birth? I love my globes! My favorite one I have is similar to the first one pictures – but mine is navy blue. Fun!

  24. I like the wee one! So cute. I collect a little bit of whatever I like the day I go shopping, LOL. No rhyme or reason 😉

  25. Love your globes :)

  26. This is one of the most beautiful family photos I have seen. You must be so proud of your brood. I always wanted a family like this, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I have a singleton globe, and he/she/it will probably always remain so……

  27. I LOVE globes and love your collection – especially the black one! I have an only globe child, but I bought it over 30 years ago in Italy and I cherish her greatly! She reminds me of fond places of where I’ve been and urges me to visit new destinations. I visited from Junkin Joe’s

  28. Great collection. Globes have such a cool sculptural look.

  29. Love your Globe collection! They seem to be all the rage right now.

  30. Great collection, and a fantastic story you’ve told with it. I’ve often thought of collecting globes, but I didn’t think I had enough room to display them. Where do you have yours?

  31. Love your growing globe family! Your baby reminds me of a globe bank I had as a child. My own globe family is getting quite large…running out of space for them all! :-)

  32. Oh the colors on these are divine! I sneaked you into my post today….

  33. love your collection! I’ve been on the lookout for some of these myself.
    Cute post!

  34. These are wonderful! I’m always drawn to them but haven’t found one i could afford! I had a bank when I was a kid…way back when!

  35. Love the globes, I need to start a collection of those for my hubby! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

  36. You’re funny! Just what I needed this morning. I good chuckle. Antique globes, cameras and clocks are my downfall. I’ll swoon all day over them. I’m not even sure why. Thanks for sharing… and for the laugh!

  37. Your post made me smile… My daughter also collects Globes
    and has them sitting high on her book shelves in her homeschool
    Nice Post

  38. Ahh, your globes are fascinating! I collect wooden cheese boxes and stacking dolls. I love how you have yours grouped together!

  39. Those are fanatic Kelly! Last week I started our globe collection. We have a total of three now. I want to place them above some shelving for the built in desk we have upstairs. Love love all of yours!

  40. Love globes-redoing my son’s room and found 12 globes to put on his shelf!

  41. Wow, that’s one awesome collection!
    Greetings from Australia

  42. Love your collection ..I remember my mom used to have an old fashioned wooden globe and I loved to spin it around when I was little

  43. I love globes! I have an obsession with them and I look for them everywhere I go.

  44. I would love to have this collection! They look great anywhere in the house. Who knew back when I was in grade school these would become such a collectors item to have! I think I would like to do a tablescape and call it around the world and use all different kinds of textures and colors and the globes all down the center of the table! So cool!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday.


  45. oh where in the world do you find these? Mom & Dad had a turquoise globe when we were little and I still see it in old photo’s. I always wondered what happened to the thing lol

  46. I love your collection!! It’s awesome and that black one is sweet! We’d love it if you’d share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

  47. I love your collection! How cool that one lights up.
    I collect Fisher Girl prints.


  48. Your collection is beautiful!!!! You make me want to start a globe collection of my own:)

  49. I collect globes, too and have about six or eight now. They are irresistible, aren’t they?

  50. I love globes! I think because I love to travel…and when I see one I see adventure. :) There are so many things I love to collect. I think I am a collector of collection.

  51. haha! I have a small growing collection too. Love yours! :)

  52. I love your collection! Beautiful colors–Your featured this week on Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style. Stop by and grab a feature button!

  53. You have such wordily taste! Sorry! Couldn’t resist. But I seriously love the collection.

  54. Love globes. I have 2 but just sold 2 in my Etsy store. I debated about keeping them but sometimes you gotta let them go but I saw pictures for an estate sale tomorrow that has a black globe like yours and I might just have to pick him up!

  55. Oooh, I love your globe collection! I’ve just started one. So far, I only have two, but hoping to get more. They look lovely all together.

  56. I am an avid collector. My favorite collection is head vases! Love the globes! A very fun collection! How many grandkids do you think you’ll have?

  57. What a fun post. And you have a great collection. Love your “global” family! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. I hope you are having a fantastic day!

  58. I have a collection of globes too!!! fifteen and counting!!!! Been collecting them for years and I have light up one too!! I just added a Goodwill vintage school pull down map to collection as well. Been wanting one for years and I finally found it!!!


  59. I was just talking to my brother about a new passion for globes. Found an amazing vintage globe at a sale for ONE DOLLAR! It sparked a desire for more. I am on the hunt for a black one next.
    My passion has been white American pottery. Been collecting for years. Check out part of my collection here, http://birdbrainvintage.wordpress.com

  60. I’m a globe phobe myself and I think your collection is fabulous! No intervention needed, they look great where ever you place them. I’m a newbie collector of globes and your collection makes my mouth water!


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