Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Den

My eldest son H turned FIVE last week! Seems impossible as to me it feels like he was only born yesterday and still is and always will be my baby boy :-) Anyway, in honour of the occasion I decided to finally finish the bunting I have been working on (not constantly you understand) since January 2009.

I had it hung up out on the deck along with balloons, streamers etc for his party on Saturday (30 kids, party games, a magician... he had a ball :-) Now it has a new home in our den / rumpus / play room...



Note the exquisite hand-stitching ;-)

Going to the huge effort of lugging the camera down to the playroom inspired me to do a little "location shoot" so here we go...

These corner-shelves were a very lucky street-find, literally a few doors from our house (thank God, I wouldn't have been able to haul them much further). They are now stacked with the boys' books, toys and some of our favourite vintage bits and pieces.

vroom vroom

beep beep


stuff

The little spice-rack I painted white and repurposed as a book-display for their tiniest books.

Robot chilling out.

A cosy reading corner - the boys do sometimes actually sit here and pore over their favourite books but it's actually also a great spot for me to occasionally curl up with my copy of "House and Garden" while they throw balls at me, climb on my head etc.

The playroom leads directly out onto our garden, great for indoor and outdoor play and the brown carpet which I would never have chosen myself is actually a blessing for hiding little muddy footprints.


And just in case anybody might ask if the playroom is always this tidy? I think we all know the answer to that...

18 comments:

Linda said...

Very cute playroom and I like your banner!! Happy Birthday H!

mylittlebirdie said...

what a fabulous playroom! it almost inspires me to turn the study into one for miss poppet : ) love the spice rack idea very clever and the bunting is gorgeous. hand stitching (oh you must have a lot of patience) very impressed it would taken me till january 2012 : )

mylittlebirdie said...

oh and a big happy birthday to h!! : )

kurrabikid said...

My boy is going to be 5 soon - so I too am wondering 'how can that BE?!' I adore your playroom - it's lovely! And great work on the bunting. Keep enjoying H&G, features some fine writers, you know ... wink, wink ;)

Super Sarah said...

Oh my word I have playroom envy! Wow, that is so gorgeous and lovely to be able to go out to the garden.

Leslie said...

Your playroom is awesome.I want to come over and play there. I love seeing some of the things that you have shared in action. And the pennants set it all off. Good job!

MoonDoggie said...

Love it. Those cushions are so cool.
The sight of the Sesame Street Library book brought a tear to my eye - I had the entire collection as a kid (and the encyclopedias) and my mother gave them to my grandfather to sell at a flea market. I've never forgiven her and bring it up constantly.

Maria said...

I LOVE it! I wish I had a playroom this big and beautiful when I was little :)

That spice rack re-purposed as a book case for tiny books is genius!

Minnie said...

Oh my gosh! Your playroom is absolutely adorable. I love everything about it. It is such a treat to see how you've arranged many of the thrift store finds you've written about. Your bunting looks great and adds a great festive touch. Those pillows, an amazing find to begin with, are perfect in that wonderful reading corner. I just love your spice rack idea! Ah, and those vintage game boards ... Eeeek, I should stop gushing now.

Kate said...

Super lovely! Love all the colours - it looks so much fun!

Emma said...

Just discovered your gorgeous blog! What an amazing playroom, love it! Emma

Engracia said...

Looks great, L had a ball, it was hard to extract him from your playroom actually. That train set looks amazing, we have to organise a playdate for L and H, very soon.
Engracia
xx

Vintage Hunter said...

Looks like a very fun room!

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Awais said...

Amazing work Weldon :)

CACHANILLA73 said...

What a fun place to spend the time... well done.... ;-)

captain kk said...

love the corner shelves.. reminds me of my favourite classroom ever.. grade 2 rocked! i had such an imaginative teacher who made us an awesome reading corner!

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