pink saturday

Do you remember playing under blankets or sheets when you were young? My brother and I would take one of my mom's old sheets or curtains and drape it over the dinning table. We would bring our toys and books and snacks under there. Sometimes we would hang the sheet under a tree, build a makeshift tent and stay in our own little world for hours. I never grew out of my  love for tents and canopies. Maybe that's why I love tent camping which to me is alot like playing house.

There's just something about being enclosed
in a cozy little space that appeals to me. I feel the same
way about old attics!

If I had one of these when I was a kid I would never come out.
Who am I kidding? If I had one now I would never come out!

Here's a grownup one I'd love to hang under my nectarine
tree in our backyard. Can you imagine sleeping
under the stars surrounded by this
cascade of pink?

Or maybe something more luxurious like this?

And this is just absolutely magical! The gypsy
in me is hopelessly in love.

How about a candlelight tea party under this pretty tent?

I even love this bright pink Moroccan style netting
which reminds me of those French gypsy caravans again.

Can't forget your furry babies!
How precious is this?
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Happy Pink Saturday!

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Marfi-topia said...

what a gorgeous post!I remember doing this as a child with the freshly laundered sheets my mom would hang on a clothesline.made me feel safe.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Anna Sweetie...
I so LOVE this post. What a beautiful memory. I remember one Summer that Moma made an a-frame out of wood and draped sheets over it for us 4 kids to play in. What fun we had. I had forgotten about that Summer. Thank you for a beautiful memory.

I love the gypsy tent most of all, what fun that would be today. It has my mind thinking of a way that I might be able to make that happen. I am working it out in my mind. I'll keep you posted. What a fun retreat for DH and myself. I love it.

And ofcourse I love the little tent for the critter. My Bruiser would need on in blue. He thinks he is the King of this House. Nobody has the courage to tell him any differant.

Have a gorgeous pink Saturday sweetie. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Kelly said...

OMG! You brought a flood of memories back! I remember doing the exact same thing with the blankets and tables or wherever I could find the room to pitch a tent when I was a kid. My kids did the same thing when they were small. lol...One of the simplest gulty pleasures there are to be had!! :)
I *love* all the tents and canopies, even the tent for the fur babies~

Leanne said...

What pretty pretty tents! I, too, remember setting up a ten with blankets and brooms to hold up the center ... they sure have come a long way, haven't they? I think part of the fun was trying to figure out HOW to turn a blanet and a broomstick into a tent. Although, I sure would trade it all in for some of those lovely **pink** tents! My girls have a little pink castle that we set up often, and sometimes I hang out in there more than they do! ;)

Jacalyn @ said...

Well they certainly are a lot nicer than what I used to use, ha!

Happy PS,

Sinderella's Studio said...

Nothing better than homemade tents to play in! I loved making them with my kids as it brought back so much of my childhood fun! I especially love watching my boys make tents with my grandkids - smiles all around!
cheers, dana
ps - I would like the gypsy tent please

Kathy said...

Oh, that gypsy tent...what a wonder that is!! I'd so love to sit and contemplate fireflies in that. It's magical. Thanks for sharing! - Kathy

Sugarpie said...

How delightful!!
I'll take 4, one for each side of my house ;)
I agree this really brings back the memories of (not) sleeping in make-shift tents and tree-branch forts under the deep Southern skies. My 4 sisters and brother even made a teepee at one time and were "real" Indians.
It was always worth the itchy Poison Oak, Sumac or Ivy for days after lol.
Just discovered your blog via Plumrose Lane and am having so much fun looking over your posts and lovely background.
Thanks for the inspiration, my blogs sure do need some love!

Abramyan Avenue said...

beautiful!! my cousin and i would have tents constantly. now my girls do it. i have posted on it because it's just so fun. and of course the kitties have to go check it out!! you have definately given me some inspiration, our youngest wants to redo her room. i'm going to show her that second picture! perfect pink saturday post! love it!

Unknown said...

...absolutely dreamy!!! I just adore oh-so-lovely tents and even have one that I call my "cake table tent"!!LOL!! I use it whenever an occasion calls for cakes...of any kind...for any reason...just because!!
great post!
xo, Rosemary

Justina said...

I love tents and Forts!! Brings back so many memories of my childhood! We would make indoor forts especially on Thunder stormy days, and tell ghost stories by flashlight! Now I want to make a fort !! lol ..thanks for the inspiration once again!
La Boheme Magique

Karen said...

I remember doing the same thing too! What fun. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

G'eve Anna ~ Oh, we sure did make tents out of blankets & sheets ... camped out under the moon in many. Like Justina, we'd tell spooky stories & scare the living dickens out of ourselves ... every crick & creeky noise would send chills down our spines.

I love every single outdoor coverlet you have shared with us ... so over the moon fun & elegant.

Have a lovely PINK summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Theresa MacNaughton said...

How glorious! Yes, I would have adored having one of these myself. The closest I came was my pink Barbie townhouse. Talk about living vicariously. Thanks for sharing this fun pink goodness! :) Theresa

Carousel Dreams said...

Anna, what a gorgeous post! A couple of years back, for my daughter's birthday, we set up a tent in our backyard, and I went to town decorating it - all their friends came and had a sleepover, and it was so much fun...I shall have to find the photos to post on my blog...

Angela said...

Great to "meet" you Anna! I am your Blissfull ATC Swap August partner! Your blog is beautiful; I can't wait to exchange cards!

The Wired Angel said...

What adorable tents.. and in pink too! Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you! Peggy x

fiberdoodles said...

Too Cute!!
Happy belated Pink Saturday!!