Monday, 12 March 2012

Tent











'Let's make a tent.' We decided. Like the dens we made as kids with clothes horses and warm towels from the airing cupboard, only this one can take up most of our living room and stay there as long as we want. It can have fairy lights, a canopy strewn with dangling stars, pink roses in a blue jug, easy access to books and an old, battered ammo chest with a sweet buffet in pretty jars on top. We kept the tent to ourselves for a few hours until some of our friends came over to chat, eat chunky chipshop chips and watch old horror films. It turned out they were pretty keen on the tent too and we all stayed up until the wee hours enjoying the surprising cosiness that comes of old bed sheets pinned to beams and bookcases.

  

22 comments :

  1. Beautiful. I'm an accomplished tent builder, although mine are usually for the children and are assembled under the dining room table or in the garden. Perhaps I need to get in on some of the fun myself.

    Loveaudrey xxx

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  2. I swear the reason so many 'grown-ups' are boring sods is that they'd just never think to do stuff like this even if they had the urge to. It seems as though its far more important to spend spare time moaning about money or watching the neverending football!x

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  3. And then I forgot the original reason I wanted to comment lol. Gorgeous tent!! Really liking those sheets you've used and the fairy lights, and the books in the background, and the jars of mini marshmallows! Love everything basically. Your mates are so lucky!

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  4. Lovely tent! We used to make them with my brothers bunk beds. Loads of fun. xx

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  5. Love it Jem, why should kids have all the fun?

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Magical! My daughter is coming home from Perth for a holiday and you have just helped me to plan the perfect welcome home :-) Thank you so much.

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  7. Wonderful idea. I’d have to have dark, Moorish colours and and tapestries and some spicily scented incence sticks burning, appropriately themed music and a sweetmeats on silver dishes.

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  8. JOY. I want lots of tents in my future house!!!

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  9. Oh my Gosh! it looks so cozy and romantic! I love the idea! i love the photos and you have a lovely home! love it love it love it! you took the most beautiful photos!

    PS: Thank you so much for the sweet card and lovely teabags you sent me! xx susan

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  10. This really takes me back to making tents and dens all over the place and then moving everything in there, like the teddies and dolls and tea sets and cars and books! Wonderful, I love it!

    Also very much loving the glass dishes with lids. I have a couple of those quite similar. :D xx

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  11. Well done, looks as though you had a really ood time.

    Thank you for sharing

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  12. Jem,
    I stopped by today for my first time. I love the name of your blog. It sang to my heart.
    Oh, that tent ... just loving it.

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  13. Beautiful blog with very inspiring posts! Would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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  14. How fun..I want a tent in my living room now as well :) The perfect spot to relax..I could imagine reading a good book with a nice cup of tea under there.

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  15. What a dramatic effect. You should set up a cafe in there! I'd come over every day.

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  16. New follower! Love your blog it is so beautiful.
    I used to do this all the time as a kid, so tempted to make my own living room tent tonight =)
    xx
    http://emsipop.blogspot.com/

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  17. The Helsport is an option that’s new to us and worthy of mention – and not just because of the cool Norse mythological reference.

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  18. Oh gosh! This looks so cosy and magical! :) It makes me wanna turn my living room into a tent as well!

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  19. Hi Jem...your blog was one of those that disappeared off my Reader list..anyway everything is restored and I have lots of catching up to do.

    Have just been going back through the last 10 posts I missed. Your photography is fabulous - and by the way, your photo styling for your Etsy shop is lovely.

    Wonderful idea with the tent. Magical.

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  20. Oh my dear Jem this is magical. You know I did something similar last year in my bedroom (with my cat and an Oscar Wilde book for company). It looks gorgeous. I also have a very similar plate with little pink flowers on it. xxx

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