fab friday.
by victoria comment

1/28/11

vintage is for lovers.

if y’all follow my tweets, you might have seen i went and bought myself a teepee. yep, it’s true, i’m a grown woman with my own fort. you see, i never really had a good fort as a kid, and i have always wanted one, so i decided, there is no time like the present.

little by jenny.

blogging the teepee way – yes, indeed you can picture me out there in the yard with my laptop tucked away in my very own teepee? i found a fairly standard one (on sale for $104!) but with some inspiration from some of these fine wigwams, i intend to dress her up and make her my own bohemian haven. perhaps toss in a sheepskin and some mismatched patchwork quilts – pow! wow!

i’ll need a cosy quilt to keep me warm, like this one from abc home; and why not some festive garlands while i’m embracing my inner child? this one’s made from children’s book pages by pink shirts and carwrecks; and i think a donna wilson pouf would look quite cute, and not take up too much precious space in my wee world.

these are all so romantic and wonderful: ariadne at home; smile and wave (pssst…rachel has a great diy tutorial on how to build your own); and tiger teepees makes a cute one in stripes.

i wonder if i could affix one of these luke bartels branch antlers on one of the teepee poles, just to have a place to hang my hat; and a few urban outfitters quilts would be definitely in keeping with my mix ‘n match.

and, i’d love just a bit of this fluffy stuff and maybe some mosquito netting, via the new york times.

29 responses to “fab friday.”

  1. I think that’s pretty awesome that you’re going to do something you’ve wanted ever since you were a child. I made forts in my backyard all the time with my brother (and cats!) so I think I got that part covered, ha! It’ll be a window seat in my future home .. definitely. Have wanted one ever since I was a child and had it promised in each new home to no avail!

  2. I would love an invitation to your tee pee one day!? You can come to mine anytime! ;) Thank you for the link! I opened by dashboard today and about peed my pants when I saw how many views I had – now I know! Thank you for the Love!!! xoxo Samantha

  3. That’s fantastic Victoria! What a great roundup you’ve put together of inspiration photos. I might have to save a couple for myself, cuz I plan on getting a teepee too. :)

  4. Those teepees look amazing! I love how they mix a sort of youthful escapism with some really beautiful design, too. They remind me of making “nests” in nooks and under tables when I was small, having a cosy little hideaway from the world. Now I’m starting to think about draping a couple of sheets over a pair of chairs and sneaking underneath!

  5. I have to say that I really like the branch antler fad. We have some small oval plaques and I’ve been thinking of going in the woods out back and collecting branches and bark!

    I also believe one is NEVER too old for a fort!

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