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Romantic tent for a summer day

Ode to summer.


Is there anything more romantic than a lace covered tent?





I spent a total of $15 to make this tent.  All you need are five pieces of 1 by 2 inch by 8 foot.  I simply tied together two A-shape frames with a fifth piece in the middle with rope.  Instead of sewing the fabric together, I used small tacks to nail the fabric onto the frame.






It is the perfect accessory for the garden.  Of course the perfect place to look at the stars and catch fireflies at night.

 


To share stories under the twinkling lights.




Or to simply wonder about the magic that is life.

30 comments:

  1. Victoria,
    Very romantic and beautiful. Love!
    Kris

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  2. That is so beautiful! You are giving your girls such a magical fairy tale childhood:) They'll have the best memories of all these little things you do for them.

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    1. Oh my friend. Thank you. I miss you on IG. Hope you are well!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this, Victoria! I just love this idea and your photos are gorgeous, as usual! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Amanda

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  4. Victoria this is the most enchanting tent I've ever seen. Do the girls drag in their sleeping bags and spend the night?
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. They wanted to! Then the fox showed up to try to steal our pups and we all ran inside.

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  5. Beautiful as usual. Please use battery powered candles! That lace would go up like tinder and stick to skin like glue!

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    1. Thank you, Teddee. They are all flameless candles. My kids and candles don't mix at all. lol

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  6. I'll bet your little ones really loved this lovely experience. It is so lovely. Jo

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  7. Magical. I want to sleepover in your garden. You are the BEST momma. xxo

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    1. I miss fire flies. We do not have them here in California. I am a native Californian but we lived in KS and MO for two years and we loved the fire flies.

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    2. Thank you, my friend. I hope you are feeling better. I remember the first time I saw fireflies when I came to the states. I think I was scared at first because I have never seen them before!

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  8. Fire flies are one of my favorite childhood memories. In the 1950s we played outside long into the evening when the "lightening bugs", as we called them, darted here and there until we captured them in a Mason jar. We didn't have a tent, just a quilt spread across the grassy lawn. Simple times of looking up to the night sky, learning about the star patterns, and listening to the crickets and frogs sing their nightly songs.
    You are a wonderful mother to give your girls these special times together with you. Making special memories of a lifetime about the simple things in life.

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    1. Sarah, there is something so magical about warm summer nights. Growing up, every night for us is a warm summer night. I think we get so busy with so many new gadgets these days that we forget to really enjoy nature.

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    2. Those are beautiful memories, Sarah. Hoping you are well.

      xo

      Andie

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  9. Victoria,

    Thank you for visiting. I am always so happy to see you!
    Love your imagination!
    I will make this tent in my garden today. Gracie is sick but maybe she can watch the distant fireworks with me from her tent.

    xo

    Andie

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    1. Oh Andie, I miss your posts!! I always love hearing about your adventure in treasure hunting.

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  10. So pretty and soft and romantic-daydreaming perfection!

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    1. Thank you, my friend. The weather has been perfect here for lounging out.

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  11. Such a lovely post, as always! You are so amazing! I'm also happy to hear that you think of moving to SoCal, I think you will love it! For sure I think the "winter" will be more to your taste. It will be sad to leave your lovely home that you have personalized so delightfully, and your wonderful garden, but then you will have a new blank slate to work upon, so that will be exciting to see. In the mean time, it's summer, and your gardening is inspiring me to get something done on my own blank slate (new house). You have a lovely blog and I always enjoy reading it. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you, Emily. I am also very excited about this new chapter in our life. I think I struggled the most about leaving behind this home that I have built for us. It is hard to break away from things that make us feel safe and comfortable. If I learned anything from the past is that unknown is filled with endless possibilities. I am so happy you enjoy the blog!

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  12. I love love this idea Victoria. Perfect place to daydream and meet with the night fairies. I am sure your girls had a great time in that gorgeous tent.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. We have been daydreaming in our tent a lot but I have to say our dogs enjoy it way more than we do. : )

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  13. Oh Victoria, I so did this for my Daughter and Neice when they would have sleep overs... I miss them so little. The lights are magical and I would so want to have a sleep over in your yard.

    What a beautiful passionate mom and friend to your sweet girls.

    I am off to set up a tent here Lol
    You inspire a garden camp out in Romantic garden style.

    Sleep tight, sweet dreams
    Xox
    Dore

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  14. Oh as for fire flies, when I would visit family and cousins in Minnesota, or Iowa we kids would collect them in mason jars punching holes in the lid and they became our lanterns in the dark basement. My daughters favorite thing is fire flys.

    See you soon

    Xx
    Dore

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  15. Sooooo very lovely! What a wonderful idea. Looks fantastic and more than this you created a perfect summer place!
    Happy summer
    Elisabeth

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