Friday, January 18, 2013

Finds to Fancy


If you follow me on any social media platform you might have noticed yesterday that I'm on the hunt for some new art for our bedroom. In our new place the bedroom has quite a bit more wall space and I edited out some things I had hanging before that didn't really go, so right now we have exactly one piece hanging on the wall- our vintage star chart.


Now that chart is what I styled our whole bedroom around and it's one of my favorite things (you might remember it was the subject of the very first Gratitude post), so I'm taking my cues from it and looking for pieces that compliment it nicely. Since I'm also frequently asked where I found the chart, I thought I'd do a little round up today of celestial themed wall hangings- research for me, inspiration and sources for you.

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I'm pretty much obsessed with these pieces from Agent Gallery Chicago. The moon one especially. Love. It. They're not really in our budget, but a girl can dream right? That last one is a set of 25 prints- I may take inspiration from it and gather up some book plates to make my own collection.

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Smaller book plates, like these from Antique Print Store are in abundance on Etsy. Grouped together they may actually make a bigger impact than one of the large charts. At $7-15 each, this is also a much more affordable option.

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When I first found this pull down style star chart from Gritty City Goods I thought it was vintage and had a minor freak out. Turns out, it's a reproduction, but I still love it and they have a great selection of subject matter, all in the same pull down style.

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This Illustrated Planets print by The Geekerie is a little outside of the color palette I'm using, but I love the mid-century sci-fi vibe it's got going on.

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Another non-vintage piece, this constellation map calendar from Little Bright Studio would be a lovely, and useful addition to our walls. It's even on sale right now.

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While a little spendier, this large format star map from Municipal Prints Company also most closely resembles the vintage star charts used in classrooms in the 30's and 40's (which are nearly impossible to find these days). Rumor has it, the founder of MPC actually started the company after trying in vain to find a star chart like the one in Thomas O'Brien's apartment. I love the square shape and scale of this 36"x36" print and it even comes in both a Northern and Southern sky option.

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Some of my favorite little details in our bedroom are the 'Goodnight, Moon' pillowcases I found a few years ago from Kinship Press (who I am also a bit obsessed with- that 'Time to get stuff done' mug I'm always Instagraming is from them, and they have an arrows sweatshirt I'm dying to have). Today, while grabbing the link to the pillowcases we have I discovered they have a new pillowcase line- of Zodiac constellations! Now I'm not into astrology, but I adore these and will be asking for them for my birthday.

Which are your favorites here? Have you seen anything I should be considering? I can't quite decide yet, so I think our walls will be bare a little longer, but hopefully soon that star chart will have some friends to hang out with (apologies for the pun).

Do you have any big plans for the weekend? I'll be doing a bunch of last minute prep for Alt Summit (I can't believe I'm leaving on Tuesday- so much to do), and maybe a little mini-golf date with the mister. Happy Friday friends! 

2 comments:

  1. I am obsessed with astronomical decor, too. I've been dying over Thomas O'brien's apartment since I very first saw it. You did so much work to pull all these resources together - I'm definitely going to be taking advantage of some of your hard work ;)

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