Mixing Old & New



For as long as I can remember my parents have always hung maps in our home. My mum & dad were never into displaying family photos up the stairway and even though I sometimes wished they did (I even gifted them a picture of me to hang going up the stairs...ha ha, can you say vain?!) now whenever I see maps hung up in people's houses it makes me feel very nostalgic.



So when I saw these Mapiful posters I felt like this would be the perfect addition to my own home and would be a great way to honour my parents' tradition but in a slightly more modern way. Basically how it works is you insert a place name or location that is special to you into the website, and it creates a poster using the coordinates of that meaningful place. You can then customise the map by zooming in/out, changing the text and choosing the visual theme of your poster.



For our home I chose Sorrento, Italy (the place where Jonathan & I got married) and Cork, Ireland (where we met). I absolutely love how they turned out and have hung them near our stairway just like my parents did in the house where I grew up! If you'd like to create your own custom map posters, you can get 15% off with the discount code SACCONE16 until the 5th of July. 

Disclaimer: This post contains a paid for advertorial. All opinions are my own, as always :)

62 comments

  1. I think these are gorgeous Anna! I love how you can customise them to suit your style!
    Charlotte xx - Charlotte Sophia Roberts

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  2. I loved these prints when I saw them in the vlog. They look so gorgeous in black and white!

    Rebecca Claire - RebeccaClaireBlog

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  3. These are beautiful! I love them, very stylist and minimalistic!!

    www.charlottejudge.co.uk

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  4. These are gorgeous!


    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  5. This is such a fantastic idea! The prints look fantastic, really eye-catching but subdued enough to go with however else you decorate the space!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  6. I love using maps as a decor, especially when the place is dear to you!
    Trudy | TrudyJohanna

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  7. This is such a wonderful idea. And the maps look really professional and sleek! I can imagine they are a beautiful addition to your home :) x

    megaanalicec.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. i wish those were available for my country :(
    Looks great !!

    http://thebusladyy.blogspot.com/

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  9. This are beautiful! I love that you are keeping your family tradition alive. Maybe one day Emilia and Eduardo will do the same in their family homes!

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  10. Love these!!! I may get 2 - Dublin & Key West, FL

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  11. I love adding maps to my home! They remind me of my travels. Love the ones you picked x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. Love these posters! Such nice accents to add to your home!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  13. This is a beautiful idea!

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    xx

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  14. Wow, what a great idea and lovely tradition. I am really thinking about adopting this, the posters look beautiful.
    Saluti from Germany,
    Morris

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  15. We are not into family-pictures-on-the-wall, too. This is such a nice idea!

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  16. Very beautiful idea!! I love it!
    Debora

    www.deezan.com

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  17. That's such a nice idea. I got a scratch map of Europe for my birthday and this will go perfectly together.

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  18. Love this idea Anna - great way of honouring some memories.

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Love the simple elegance of these, Anna! I really hope you are well and I'm looking forward to getting together again with Emmina in NYC soon! :)

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  20. Do they come already framed?! Love themX

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  21. Do they come already framed?

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  22. Do they come already framed? Love themX

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  23. I love them! I may order couple of my own!

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  24. I am like that too Anna. I love the maps. My dad who is still alive likes photos of landmarks and now I grace our home with them. It makes you feel nostalgic like you said but it is also comforting sort of like comfort food. It just makes you feel good! :)

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  25. Oh, that's lovely Anna!
    I always had the same things at my house and when I got older I helped my mom to decorate our apartment. We were so proud of every corner, it was perfect for us, specially when my parents got divorced and we were able to decorate exactly as we wanted, girly style :P

    I've been living in Dublin but I'm from Brazil and you have no idea how your videos and posts here help me with my English (btw, I'm sorry if it has some mistake).

    You're an inspiration for me. You're a fantastic mom, a incredible woman. You're so strong and confident but at the same time so human, with all your own difficulties and insecurities. I think that's why I feel like you're my friend and your followers like you so much! I really admire you, thank you for every second you spend with us.

    Ah! If you're in Ireland again I'd looooove see you!
    With love, Gabi Keller

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  26. What size map did you get and where are the frames from? I love this! I definitely want to do it!

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  27. Hi Anna, how about a new video on YouTube? Since you always tell your fans you upload three times a week...
    Greetings, Karolin.

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  28. I've been looking for maps like these for our home! Love the modern feel that you went for! They look great! :)

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  29. These look just lovely.

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  30. Hi Anna my names Lucy and I'm 17 years old. It's a hard thing getting noticed in this world however I have found you an inspiration to watch how you care for you're family and the mother you are I figured you'd understand the current situation my family is in. You may be able to help or have advice for me that I'd gladly like to hear! Please contact me as I'd love to see if you can help us out. Family to family

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  31. Was wondering what sizes are the posters and where did you get your frames? Thanks!

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  32. Hi Anna, I absolutely love this idea.! What a creative way to remember special places and your roots.! I love your blog and your youtube channel and of course your family vlogs.! Im sorry for the struggles you've have to overcome this year and especially for the hate that you may have received. Your a true inspiration to women and you shouldn't let anyone bring you down.! I look forward to reading more blogs and watching more vlogs lol I hope that this put a smile on your face today :)
    xoxo L
    http://fakenailsandmascara.blogspot.ie/

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  33. Hi Anna ! Too bad I saw your post today... I love the pictures, it's so cool.
    I want one of Toulouse, it's in the south-west of France.
    I'm happy to see you again in the vlog.
    Love from France <3

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  34. Amei o post! Com uma excelente escrita e conteudo :) Beijinhos!

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  35. I know it's a paid ad and all that, but this is quite cool. I especially like that I can customize all the fields.

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  36. Oh wow, these are a brilliant idea for a gift. Love them.

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  37. They're beautiful Anna! Love maps and art pieces like that! ❤

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  38. DEFINITELY HAVE CLASSπŸŽ€❤✋πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸπŸŽ 

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  39. (Second part!!)...
    Anyway, I just want to say thank you so much for being so brave and so honest, I think many will really benefit from hearing this from someone like yourself. You've got a huge platform to put this word out onto and I hope this can help others reach out for help or at least help reduce the amount of body shaming comments on videos on YouTube and in real life. I too would love to share my recovery story, in the hopes that I can help others, but it scares me as I worry if anyone commented nastily, it may send me backwards! I have a YouTube channel, but I've only started adding content recently, and it does worry me that if any comments appeared about my weight or my looks, just how well I will take it. I'm definitely stronger than I have ever been, but it does make me nervous!
    Anyway, if I do make a video about it, I'll call it 'Anna Saccone Made Me Do This' haha!! Basically you've really inspired me to share my story too in the hopes I can help others - as well as helping myself. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved. Talking about your ED to people and having it common knowledge is something I've benefited from hugely, it means your behaviours are being watched and if you go through hard times, people know you need more support in order not to slip back to old unhealthy habits.
    We all love you Anna and we're all very happy that you're looking after yourself. I would really love a reply from you, preferably through email as I reckon I may delete this comment ( as it's a little personal!) but just any reply would be amazing!!! Lots of love always, Jessica Xxx
    P.S. You're amazing!

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  40. Maybe I should of left my email address with you?! Not sure... ��
    alltheworldblog@hotmail.com
    Thanks again Anna, I hope you're ok �� xxx

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  41. This is such a lovely post. I love how something so simple like these maps can mean the world to someone when to another person they have a completely different meaning. The nostalgic feel behind this post and the relevance of the maps to you really shines through. I love how you are honouring your parents' tradition!

    I really enjoy your posts Anna, I feel like I personally haven't blogged for a while and I feel like I am running low on ideas but you always make me feel really inspired. Thank you! xx

    http://itsgeorginaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. I love this idea. They look gorgeous!

    eloue.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Wow! They look wonderful! I need to try this :)

    www.thedailydenise.com

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  44. This is such a great idea!! I'm giving this a try! Thank you!

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  45. Saw you latest video. Sending all my love and well wishes to you Anna. Thank you for making such a positive impact in the world by sharing your struggles.

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  46. Hi Anna, these are beautiful posters. I love the idea of this and I love the meaning behind your choices. I hope you are having a great week. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  47. Fusion is the need of the hour and atSegal Jewellery we blend the past and present to make the unique designs.

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  48. Hey Anna, I wish you would write some more posts, I love the vibes your posts give me.Thanks Keep blogging 😊

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  49. I admire you so much Anna and I really like your style! Wish you were my sister!

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  50. I absolutely love this idea! It looks so nice

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  51. Anna I've been checking your blog religiously and no new blogs...... Ive been enjoying reading them since day one! miss them so...Are you writing on a new blog or where can I read some more of your Blogs?

    Big fan!!!!!

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  52. Such a great idea, even for a gift!! My dad works and travels around the city and he also loves map. I'm thinking present for the nect occasion :-) thanks Anna!!

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  53. Such a sweet idea, Anna! Love that you're continuing the tradition <3
    I can't wait to the day my hubby and I decide on where to settle (long story short we relocated from N.Ireland to England but not sure this is where we want to stay). I am definitely going to remember this neat idea of creating a memory and such a lovely reminder with maps on the walls <3
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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  54. Love, love, LOVE your prints, Anna! I hope you are doing well, and I still love following your adventures and success, so proud of you! BIG hugs to you and your beautiful family! :) XOXO

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  55. Look so cute! I'm decorating my house, and your post makes me have some ideas.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  56. Love those...now I want to get one for my home! <3
    Thays

    www.simplythays.com

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