10.13.2007

play




Have you ever listened to your kids conversations as they are engrossed in pretend play? It's quite fascinating and revealing of their little personalities. This is H. at play in the basement/playroom. The play tent was a recent project. (I'll give instructions later.) The posters are from a street vendor in Dijon. They are school instructional posters from the fifties. The colors are so rich and brilliant on a nice heavy matte paper. I love the simple domestic scenes especially. (For a closer look at them, check out the May archives.) H.'s red dress was a project from last winter. My mom, the master seamstress, helped me sew it.

15 comments:

Odelsa said...

Darling, I wish I had a girl, she is just simply wonderful! The room looks fantastic just like anything you guys make.

Emily said...

Wow. I really love the dress and that tent! You are such a talented seamstress! And the choice of fabrics is great.

Erica-Jane said...

Good grief!
When I first looked at those pictures, I thought they were from a "home' type magazine.
That tent is adorable!
I'd make one but we don't have room to swing a cat in our little house! Heee heee!

xxxx

lynne said...

melissa!!!! how gorgeous -- girl, tent, posters, dress!!! what a fun little play land. Speaking of overheard toddler conversations with themselves - I heard L. inflicting strict punishment on her stuffed unicorn yesterday for not making his bed. She was putting him in time-out for being "naughty, naughty, naughty"... it made me think: am I too strict?! :)

fine little day said...

And what a lovely little house.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

what cute pics!!! love the prints and play tent!!!

stephmodo said...

Where is this street fair in Dijon? I want to hit it the next time we're in town (probably next summer). Those prints are lovely and I really like how you hung them. Again, totally inspired!

Soo said...

what beautiful pictures, and a gorgeous room to play in too!!!

Laura said...

That is the prettiest play tent I've seen. You're one clever lady!

punky said...

I love, love that tent!
Also, love the woodland bedroom.

morethanmom said...

Oh my goodness! I've been searching the internet for plans for a play house just like this! I'd like to make one for my daughter. (For Christmas!) Please post or email me directions if you have the time!

Lavendergirl said...

I would love to know how to make the tent!

jessica said...

can i come over and play?! i LOVE this room. amazing.

Jess said...

Hi Melissa,
Do you have a pattern for your tent?
As ever the styling is perfection in this photo set!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tent! I've been searching for something like this to make or purchase. Would you be able to share the pattern? Thanks so much.

Cass