Almost one year later, post-discovery, I happened upon the July 2010 edition of Martha Stewart Living titled Amazing America. First of all, I love Martha Stewart. Another obsession for another day. The articles divulge different dishes and goodies from all fifty states and are accompanied by gorgeous photos of the meals/items and their processes. After page 103, the direction and "draw" of my CatStudio obsession became clear. Very clear. It wasn't the CatStudio branding, honestly I don't appreciate most of their product line...the dish towels and glasses are cool, and of course the pillows...but that's about it. What I love are the MAPS! In the magazine, there is an article detailing a souvenir trend that began mid-20th century. People began screen-printing maps of each of the fifty states on different textiles; scarves, tablecloths, dish towels, etc. and selling them in souvenir shops all across the nation.
There are so many ways to display these vintage souvenirs.
Hang them on the wall.
Turn them into dainty pillows.
Heck, use them for their original purpose.
The possibilities are endless. Seriously, check this out and you'll see what I mean!
Oh, and for some crafting with maps, click here.