Over the years, she has had many play areas set up as tiny little lands… Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Ponies, Barbie, Polly Pocket.
I would find a deal at a garage sale and buy a bulk amount for real cheap. She would play with the toys for several months and then lose interest. I would then pass the toys onto other family members…
Here is Simone’s current mini-play world set up under her loft-bed…
But when I saw my daughter’s eyes light up as we set them up for pictures, I couldn’t resist offering them to her! ❤️
(The hardest part of my shop is that when I find products for it… I want to keep them or give them as gifts to the people I love – LOL)
I’m a sucker for vintage wire baskets that hang.
You know the ones – they belong in the kitchen full of apples and oranges and potatoes and onions.
Well, I have three of them… None of which are in my kitchen – LOL!!
The 3rd one I bought at a garage sale for a quarter a few weeks ago and it sat in the car while I thought about a place to put it.
(I have a tendency to buy what I love and then find a way to use it or display it.)
The play food was scattered all over the ground (of course)!
So I ran to the car and got the basket. All I needed was a hook, a screw, and the drill.
Anyone have an old frame for a porch swing?
Don’t know what to do with it?
Let me show you what we did with ours when the kids were younger!
Take a shower curtain liner (so it doesn’t get yucky in the rain) and hang it on the top pole with shower curtain hooks.
* you can cut the curtain in half if you want so it can open and close more like a stage)
Then…watch as your children do tricks and shows for you!
Years ago we bought a used dog house off of craigslists – and turned it into a chicken coop!
Unfortunately, we lost a few hens to a hungry raccoon 😢
In order to keep our last hen, Apple Rose, safe we put her in a hutch my sister made. (We let her free range everyday, under supervision.)
So… this left an unused dog house turned chicken coop.
My middle son asked if it could be his play house – and of course I said yes!
… I’ll have to keep an eye out for another vintage mailbox!