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I'm hoping I can help inspire someone with a less than "ideal" playspace. Ours is a tiny play nook with a sloped ceiling, but I'm so happy with it that I don't think I'd swap it for a larger area even if I could!

I've loved looking at everyone's pictures. They've all been such a help. :

Here's our nook

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What a beautiful play nook! I am totally jealous Its very lovely

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I love it! It is very serene and beautiful in every single way.
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love it!!!!

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operamommy--- it is darling! you are so inspiring. i love how you have done so much with so little. really makes me want to simplify things .

alright now i need to get in gear.

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Gorgeous play space, operamommy. I hope you don't mind if I snatch your board and clothespin idea for hanging fabrics. Can you tell me how your dh made that (is it just a board with clothespins glued to it, or is there something more to it?) and how did you secure it to your wall?

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if i remember right in the kindergartens they just glue them to the board

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if i remember right in the kindergartens they just glue them to the board
This may seem sort of silly but how do you attach the board to the wall? That's what I'm most confused about.

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wow. there are so many lovely spaces in everyone's homes. here is one pic of our space, which is a little different now that it is after Christmas.
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Ooh, mlk, I really love your corner kitchen and your canopy. Those are ideal for a small space. Lovely!

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Okay, operamommy, you have inspired me! I have just finished our fabric wall mounting and our farm play mat, thanks to you. Thanks for the great ideas!

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Operamommy- I love the space! My kids actually prefer the smaller spaces- I think they would DIE to have your cozy attic !

MKL- love the simplicity of the baskets and your cooktop! It's so sweet and peaceful.

Thanks for sharing, I love looking at others spaces!

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Adorable and so peaceful!!!!

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We finally got space for a playroom after my sons decided they wanted to share a room. I have to say that it's been a fantasy of mine to have a room dedicated for the boys play . We had been using the dining room (where the kitchen and train stuff still remain), but FINALLY are able to reclaim a little bit of space down there for the grown ups.

Here is the boys play area upstairs

Thanks everyone for the inspiration you all share!

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Awww....thanks for the nook love, everyone!

mkl, I really like how you hung up your silk - it reminds me of a castle

pablohoney, your room is just gorgeous - what is printed on the silk hanging on the wall?

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them!!
and marina you allready know i love yours

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Some of you ladies have playrooms that really look like catalog shoots for toy stores. (I detect more than one Ostheimer addict in there.)

It's good to have something to work towards! Beautiful. Marina, that doll-house is officially on my need-one-day list. Me. Not for my son. It's for the mama!
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ostheimer addict? who's an ostheimer addict?
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_8103.jpg
i had to post this pic of my baby being 'chubby kong' as we call her destroying our little ostheimer village.
we've redone our play room again as you can tell. pics will be up sometime soon

oh and we have a great ostheimer group on flickr. i have way too many pics in that group!! i love our ostheimers!!! :
http://www.flickr.com/groups/526042@N24/

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ok so i will admit, i am a little intimidated....eek.
so i have a proposition....if i post pics, can folks make gentle recommendations???

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OK...I'm going to add ours. We've been cycling out our plastic-y toys in favor of natural fibers and wood. It's a slow work in progress - and now we're working on building up his dollhouse collection and farm collection. And by build up, I mean we don't have any yet.

So here's my set - be gentle please.

Oh...and the closed door that you see in the pictures - that leads to underneath our steps....we JUST this weekend cleaned it all out and we're turning it into a small play nook. The play kitchen and table will stay out in the living room - but underneath the steps will hold his play silks, blocks, wooden cars, etc.

http://flickr.com/photos/33919766@N0...7612255218221/

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ok so i will admit, i am a little intimidated....eek.
so i have a proposition....if i post pics, can folks make gentle recommendations???
absolutely!!! :
and don't feel intimidated!!

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OK...I'm going to add ours. We've been cycling out our plastic-y toys in favor of natural fibers and wood. It's a slow work in progress - and now we're working on building up his dollhouse collection and farm collection. And by build up, I mean we don't have any yet.

So here's my set - be gentle please.

Oh...and the closed door that you see in the pictures - that leads to underneath our steps....we JUST this weekend cleaned it all out and we're turning it into a small play nook. The play kitchen and table will stay out in the living room - but underneath the steps will hold his play silks, blocks, wooden cars, etc.

http://flickr.com/photos/33919766@N0...7612255218221/
looks great to me!! i learned to take it one thing and one day at a time,otherwise i was a mes trying to do it all!! ( in regards to cycling out plastic)

i think your play area is so sweet! i love the sunny spot!!

and i need ot go shopping with you!! what great finds!

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These aren't our playroom pics but these are two separate areas in our living room set up for my youngest. They're not as great as everyone else's but we've just recently been making the switch to a more natural play setting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167265677/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167267783/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167266755/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3168093922/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167261731/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3168097018/
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notwonamesalike: which craigslist do you lurk on? Your playroom is wonderful. I love the Amish 3-in-1 and the table is very nice as well. Actually, the whole room is nice!

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These aren't our playroom pics but these are two separate areas in our living room set up for my youngest. They're not as great as everyone else's but we've just recently been making the switch to a more natural play setting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167265677/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167267783/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167266755/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3168093922/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167261731/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3168097018/
Very nice! I love the pops of colour! Where did you get your giant rainbow?
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These aren't our playroom pics but these are two separate areas in our living room set up for my youngest. They're not as great as everyone else's but we've just recently been making the switch to a more natural play setting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167265677/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167267783/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167266755/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3168093922/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3167261731/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33754733@N03/3168097018/
don't be silly!! it's great!!!
how great about making the switch!! it can be hard for sure but it is sooo worth it!
i love the money you made!!!
homemade things are so much better than anything ever store bought.

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so i was thinking about all our wonderful playrooms and how happy i am we are all sharing,it's sooo inspiring!!

we all have mentioned natural play things and weeding out plastic etc and people new to waldorf or just checking it out might be curious as to why we do this...
maybe we should start a thread with quotes about why natural things are essential to waldorf play.... hmmmmmm

i wanted to add too that it may seem like some of us our rich or something with our playrooms. i can't speak for others but i can say for myself we are far from it!! we live paycheck to paycheck and are majorly in debt. we are still figuring out how we will pay for school next year but thats a whole nother story!
i tyr to make a lot of our toys which is cheap! i have been fortunate enough to find a lot of our toys used and whatever isn't used i have found in co-ops etc at whole sale price (or were gifts from friends and family). i would not be able to afford these things otherwise!! these playrooms can be done on a budget but i think one thing to remember (and im guilty of forgeting this one, i know!) is that the best toys are things found in nature like acorns,pinecones,shells, etc. and really our kids don't need that much! my kids have too much,i admit it and thats all me b/c i am as much in love with these toys as they are. they are just so beautiful and make my home so inviting,nurturing and comforting to me.

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so i was thinking about all our wonderful playrooms and how happy i am we are all sharing,it's sooo inspiring!!

we all have mentioned natural play things and weeding out plastic etc and people new to waldorf or just checking it out might be curious as to why we do this...
maybe we should start a thread with quotes about why natural things are essential to waldorf play.... hmmmmmm

i wanted to add too that it may seem like some of us our rich or something with our playrooms. i can't speak for others but i can say for myself we are far from it!! we live paycheck to paycheck and are majorly in debt. we are still figuring out how we will pay for school next year but thats a whole nother story!
i tyr to make a lot of our toys which is cheap! i have been fortunate enough to find a lot of our toys used and whatever isn't used i have found in co-ops etc at whole sale price (or were gifts from friends and family). i would not be able to afford these things otherwise!! these playrooms can be done on a budget but i think one thing to remember (and im guilty of forgeting this one, i know!) is that the best toys are things found in nature like acorns,pinecones,shells, etc. and really our kids don't need that much! my kids have too much,i admit it and thats all me b/c i am as much in love with these toys as they are. they are just so beautiful and make my home so inviting,nurturing and comforting to me.
awww Nicole! Thanks for sharing that. It's a reassuring balance.
Another thing that should be remember is that often when you have kids (at least in my case) you sacrifice a lot for them. And although they have beautiful playrooms, the rest of the house might not look like that. It should also be remembered that not all of the items were purchased (if purchased at all) at once nor were they all purchased at retail value. They were also acquired over time. I also love the fact that posters are able share that they have also found things on craigslist not just in this thread but also in other threads as well.

Very humbling Nicole. I sometimes forget these things as I look at all the pictures. Thanks for sharing

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awww Nicole! Thanks for sharing that. It's a reassuring balance.
Another thing that should be remember is that often when you have kids (at least in my case) you sacrifice a lot for them. And although they have beautiful playrooms, the rest of the house might not look like that. It should also be remembered that not all of the items were purchased (if purchased at all) at once nor were they all purchased at retail value. They were also acquired over time. I also love the fact that posters are able share that they have also found things on craigslist not just in this thread but also in other threads as well.

Very humbling Nicole. I sometimes forget these things as I look at all the pictures. Thanks for sharing

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thanks!! and yes so true! i forgot to mention that, the rest of our house ..oh my!! you don't even want to see!! we hardly have funiture at all we are being given a table and chairs by my friend that is moving this month and im looking forward to having meals at a real table!! but yes any money we can spare goes directly to our kids. im still wearing clothes and shoes ive been wearing for at least 10 years now. wow typing that out made me realize i need to maybe do some thrift store shopping for myself next paycheck!

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thanks!! and yes so true! i forgot to mention that, the rest of our house ..oh my!! you don't even want to see!! we hardly have funiture at all we are being given a table and chairs by my friend that is moving this month and im looking forward to having meals at a real table!! but yes any money we can spare goes directly to our kids. im still wearing clothes and shoes ive been wearing for at least 10 years now. wow typing that out made me realize i need to maybe do some thrift store shopping for myself next paycheck!
That sounds a bit too familiar!
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