Monday

Armillary Sphere



Armillary Sphere
The first Saturday of this month once again I went to the flea market. I didn't have that much time, we were heading to the beach, but I was anxious to go and find the missing letter E from last month's buys that I talked about right here.  

I didn't want to look for anything else other than the letter E, so I went pretty quickly looking for the guys with the big truck and lots of boxes that were set up in the second line last month.


This time they were not in the second line, not even in the third of fourth line :(

They were not there at all!

My whole family was waiting for me in the car so we could all go to the beach, after a quick look back I began to walk away.

But hey, something tickled my eye.

Of course, it had to have circles.  I went straight to it...

an Armillary Sphere

I quickly paid the two dollars the lady asked me for and went away happily with my new treasure on my hands. 

I don't know what it is about Armillary Spheres that I love them so much? 

Look at this beauties I found online:
Black
Ginnys


Brass armillary sphere in lavender
David Harber

Whipple Musuem: Ptolemaic armillary sphere
Cambridge University

An Armillary Sphere is a model of the universe. The name comes from the Latin "armillae", meaning, "rings", and refers to the "great circles" used for plotting astronomical coordinates. The wooden ball in the center represents the Earth.

Armillary spheres were first constructed as observational tools, then in the medieval period as tools for teaching the principles of the Ptolemaic, Earth-centered astronomy.

Have you seen this one in NY?
rockefeller
Todd Landry Photography

I painted mine all white, it is not as pretty as the previous ones but I like it adorning my living room :)



As for the letter E, I simply have to wait until next month :/



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31 comments :

  1. Great find, Cristina! I love it painted white. Hope you had a great time at the beach!!

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  2. That's a great find. If you had to settle for something other than your letter E, this was a wonderful fill in until you can find one!

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  3. I love it! I've seen those before, but didn't know they were called Armillary spheres. I learned something new today! :)

    Love yours painted white. I think it looks great. I hope you can find your "E" soon :)

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  4. Two dollars! Steal!
    I've been meaning to make a large one for about 3 years now. I found some old wine barrel hoops and they are waiting for me to turn them into a armillary sphere.

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  5. It's an amazing find! I didn't know anything about them but now I'll be on the look out, too! Hugs!

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  6. what a find Cristina! $2?!!! Crazy good! Good luck on your next trip for that Elusive "E"!

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  7. Oh my friend, I love your Armillary Sphere, it's a treasure for sure and at $2 it's also a gift!!! Un regalazo como decimos aca! Now it's perfect in your home in White, too. I have one in my living room in my current post, but wasn't so lucky as to pay $2!!! Mine was not expensive either and I have it at least 10 years. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  8. I love armillary spheres too! I have pinned one I can make out of embroidery hoops someday. You found a great one!

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  9. I love those, too. I have two of them- one outside and one in our media room. LOVE yours painted white! $2? Unbelievable. xo Diana

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  10. I love your find..and what a bargain! Good luck finding your letter E! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  11. Great find Cristina! I love them too and created one years ago from old barrel hoops. Not as pretty as yours though! Cheers.

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  12. Oh my mom just found one of these at a flea market too, so pretty!

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  13. I love these Great find...would love it if you came by One More Time Events and shared http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/07/share-it-one-more-time-features-and.html

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  14. only $2 wow! great find Cristina and I have to admit that I prefer it in white, it looks very pretty, I hope next month you will be lucky and find the 'E' you are looking for :-)

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  15. What a terrific find! I'd love to find one for my garden.

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  16. I have wanted one for a while now. Yours is beautiful!

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  17. Oh I love it and it is so pretty painted white. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is live now. - - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/173rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

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  18. $2! I know you didn't find your letter, but I would call that a great shopping day. I've always loved those, too. There's something so Davinci code about them, lol.

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  19. GREAT find!!! I'm impressed with your shopping savvy! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  20. I did not know what they were called. I have one cheap knock off purchased at TJ Maxx, but I love it in my garden.

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  21. Wow,that was an amazing deal! Looks great with the new paint job. :)

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  22. Way to shop! Love your armillary. What a find!

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  23. Major score! I'd quickly get over my missing 'E' if I scored that armillary!!! XO, Aimee

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  24. Oh I love yours, I would have grabbed that in a heartbeat. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  25. Wow, great price on that armillary. I have one that I painted white out in my garden.

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  26. $2????? That's great! What a find.. I'm now on the hunt for one - or five....
    Stopping by from Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too...

    Suzie

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  27. No lo puedo creer Cristina ,,, tan barato??????

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  28. Hi Cristina! Hey good found treasure, lady!

    It just so happens I have mine showing on my latest post, my first ever home tour, part 1, of my dining room!

    I have an old wooden tea cart and it is sitting on it along with a leather covered antique bottle and a large silk floral arrangement I just made recently. Hope you come see for yourself!

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  29. I have one in the center of my backyard garden.

    I almost put another one in my front yard garden, but I decided to do an urn instead this time.

    I love them, too!

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  30. Two bucks!? GREAT find and I just love it painted white! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  31. wow, what an amazing find. love it in it's regular finish and the white, too!!

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