Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday Treasures

This lovely vintage fold-out map is my Tuesday Treasure. 
I bought it at an antique fair during my time living in England. Visiting the frequent little antique fairs held in church halls in pretty villages throughout Surrey was a favourite weekend agenda of ours! A better way to acquaint yourself with the pleasures of Britain and it's counties I cannot imagine. It also included cream teas, I rest my case.
Although England is so small compared to Australia, they fit a lot of good stuff in. 
We would spend whole days just driving and driving, fairly aimlessly throughout the spider's web of country roads, green hedged tunnels and never run out of a new village, forrest, stately home, ancient church, picturesque pub or country fair to visit. It was an idyllic dream for me. 
So, with many happy memories, I give you... my map of England and Wales...

It comes in a fold out book. Luke is holding out only one half of it so you can see how big it is!
A previous owner made the practical addition of a pencilled in "North" and "South", which is handy when you want to know which side to open out. It is a nightmare to fold up again. Isn't the typography divine!
I love it's guts!

Thank you for joining me on Tuesday Treasures, for more treasures please visit  Rach at Picklebug.
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Rach said...

You have no idea how much I LOVE vintage maps!! This is fantastic, how lucky are you to have it on your shelf? I'm envious!
Rach x

jody said...

Love vintage maps! beautiful! x

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