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post #221 of 639
Feel free to PM me, if you want more info about our situation. I'd love to know how yours turns out.
post #222 of 639
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anthasam and i crossposted i think
post #223 of 639
ok ok....no hijacking BUT...
we have the radio flyer chrome/metal trike...found it at an aids thrift and we're giving it to ds for christmas...I noticed it was made in china AFTER finding it with such glee.....I don't think he'll be eating the bike necessarily, but should I have some concern about the paint contents anyway??
yikes
post #224 of 639
Sorry about hijacking too...

In our case, the paint was rubbing off in the two places I mentioned. I was more concerned with inhalation of the lead dust in the paint. DD wasn't licking it either, but she did have some rubbed off paint on her fingers a few times
post #225 of 639
I have not tested anything yet but I was wondering, I know there can be lead in plastic is there any way to test for that at home my DD sucks and chews on the handles of these trikes all the time
post #226 of 639
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theres not really any way to test lead in plastic at home since its usually inside it, the home lead tests just test top layers of paint. you could hire a lead inspector or seek out anotehr specialist though
post #227 of 639
The pictures of everyones playrooms are wonderful. YOu have given me so many ideas on how to redo ours
post #228 of 639
I love this thread!

Everyone has such beautiful playrooms!
post #229 of 639
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fo the mama asking
post #230 of 639
Okay, I'm posting a 2nd set of playroom pics since we've now moved. Our new playroom is a much smaller space so there have been lots of changes.


Looking into the playroom

Left side - Play kitchen, nicer books (that we don't want the twins tearing up), and train table on the right. The basket on the left is filled with blocks.

Closet space being used for the puppet theater and houses all the dress-up clothes, some board games, puzzles, and nicer books. We also keep the playsilks in here.

Bookshelf - all bets are off on these books

Back corner - train table, part of our playstand (we could no longer fit the whole thing nicely ), doll bed, and bookshelf.
post #231 of 639
2+twins: that is stunning!

I have a cautionary tale about all those wishing to have playrooms: I spent an enormous amount of time setting up a small playroom using our third bedroom in our small apartment. 6 months ago I began with lazuring the walls. 3 months ago my dad made playstands for the kids for Christmas.

They hardly went into the playroom except to pull stuff out and a lot of toys were unused. They only spent time in there when I was in there. It was painful for me I put so much love and energy into this room: it was also how we came be a waldorf inspired family. I thought my kids hated the toys. No, they just loved to play beside me and underfoot while I work in the kitchen, which as you all know, you spend the most time.

So, I hauled out the playstands and put them in the dining room, beside the kitchen, along with most of the toys. A lot of the big building blocks, and drift wood are still in the playroom turned office - toy room. Now my son actually uses all the wood and pulls everything out to build throughout the livingroom.

My office is beautiful My diningroom looks like a playroom. At least the toys look lovely: We joked about putting the dining table into the playroom to turn it into the eating room.

So, if you don't have a playroom, maybe all you need is just some space cleared where you spend most of your days
post #232 of 639
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2+twins: that is stunning!
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I spent an enormous amount of time setting up a small playroom using our third bedroom in our small apartment.
So you're going to post pics, right?
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My diningroom looks like a playroom.
And you'll post pics of that too, right?
post #233 of 639
wow that's very beautiful!! lucky child!
post #234 of 639
mim! ~ I have quite a few friends with dining room's that our now playrooms!! We have a "dinette" (kind of a small dining room/eat-in kitchen area) that is our playroom. We moved our kitchen table into our living room (which actually feels so much better for eating because we have a nice Cathedral ceiling in there) and the kids play stuff is right next to me in the kitchen.

The other thing we did recently is that we got wireless internet and our laptop is on the kitchen counter. So now I can check e-mail or MDC (like r ight now ) and DD is right here with me playing. I don't have a seat so I tend not to get lost on the Internet....I'm more likely to JUST check e-mail or just look up a recipe. I'm finding this works much better then when I would try to steal away for a few minutes (which always ended up being much more than a "few" minutes) to get on the computer in our office.

~erin
post #235 of 639

CounterGOPI...Sky Silk for Playstand?

Hi CounterGOPI,
I have a quick question for you...I apologize if you answered this for someone already...you probably did-like 5 times! Where did you get that sky/grass silk for your stand? And do they have others?
Thanks so much!
MP
post #236 of 639
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:So you're going to post pics, right? And you'll post pics of that too, right?
Ksenia, our camera was broken at Christmas (by dd) We'd love to have you over for tea and a play. Really, the former playroom is more of an office now and a block/driftwood storage room. The boys could build and the girls could wreck everything for them
post #237 of 639
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Hi CounterGOPI,
I have a quick question for you...I apologize if you answered this for someone already...you probably did-like 5 times! Where did you get that sky/grass silk for your stand? And do they have others?
Thanks so much!
MP
http://www.sableandsilk-silkarts.com/store/Default.asp

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post #238 of 639
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I thought my kids hated the toys. No, they just loved to play beside me and underfoot

So, if you don't have a playroom, maybe all you need is just some space cleared where you spend most of your days
YES! This is why I just recently switched the playroom into the bigger bedroom, and put my desk in there too. I work from home much of the time so I spend lots of time in front of the computer. And now my dd is spending all her time here with me, playing with her toys.
post #239 of 639
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oh my goodness, those are amazing silks!
post #240 of 639
here is my addition.
I got some good ideas from looking at other pics.
http://teachinghandwork.blogspot.com...lay-space.html
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