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I saw this and thought it would be a fun and cheap alternative to those expensive canopies for playrooms or bedrooms. Its rainbow and they have another color. Thought it might help those who want that walforf feeling on the cheap!<br><a href="http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/Products.aspx?DeptID=2652&CatID=31863&CatTyp=DEP&ItemTyp=G&GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=0fb4637&ProdSeq=13&Cat=kids%27+room&Dep=Online+Outlet+Store&PCat=BED+++BATH&PCatID=30842&RefPage=ProductList&Sale=&ProdCount=29&RecPtr=&ShowMenu=&TTYP=&ShopBy=0&RefPageName=CategoryAll.aspx&RefCatID=30842&RefDeptID=2652&Page=2&CmCatId=EXTERNAL" target="_blank">http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/Product...CatId=EXTERNAL</a>
 

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It looks nice sunanthem and thank you for posting alternatives to the expensive online stores (we definitely need them), but I think to get more of the Waldorf feeling is to use more natural materials rather than chemical ones, I mean also the pricier ones at Magic Cabin or Natural Nova if they sell those.<br>
I am not being argumentative here, just saying that I would probably colour a thin cotton bed sheet myself or get a cotton gauze sheet.
 

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WOW! That is really cute! $6.99 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> If I hadn't already rigged one for my girl outta curtains that were Goodwill bound - I would totally grab that! Thanks for posting it!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It looks nice sunanthem and thank you for posting alternatives to the expensive online stores (we definitely need them), but I think to get more of the Waldorf feeling is to use more natural materials rather than chemical ones, I mean also the pricier ones at Magic Cabin or Natural Nova if they sell those.<br>
I am not being argumentative here, just saying that I would probably colour a thin cotton bed sheet myself or get a cotton gauze sheet.</div>
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You know, Maggie~ you are right, I didn't even look to see what it was made of; I just couldnt get past the price and I was remembering all the posts I've seen on here for inexpensive playroom ideas. Luckily, we have a nice haba one that Gram got us!
 

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One could do some interesting reverse engineering in both directions--look for cute fun ideas in the mainstream and then do it yourself in natural materials OR look at high-priced natural materials stuff and then do it yourself using recycled stuff from garage sales and your own house. I'm currently thinking of converting an old bookcase into a small closet for my new apartment, for example. Problem solving is fun and it also is a good example for your children that not everything needs to be bought new.
 

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Oh thanks sunanthem! I was getting worried to start a big row over my post,.....lately people seem a bit argumentative on this board, I guess since that Safe Haven thread got locked it is a bit worrysome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I really did mean it just as a simple suggestion with the cotton sheets, although my dh has heard on NPR that the production of cotton is supposedly very unfriendly towards the environment due to the high amount of water usage while being produced? I have not heard about that and have no idea what it takes to produce cotton sheets, but what are we left with than that is affordable and a natural material??? Silk only -no way! That would just drive everybody into poverty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br>
Has anybody else heard of this that cotton production is water wastage? What is the cotton industry doing about this, are they doing anything about it?<br>
Any ideas?
 

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What a find! I would totally buy that if it was more suitable for boys. Unfortunately I don't think it would go with my son's olive colored pirates bedroom, haha.<br><br>
I'm glad you started this thread though because I have been looking all over the place for a play canopy for my son's room. I think I finally found the answer on ebay. There are all kinds of cheap ones people are reselling, some even new in the package, around ten dollars or so.<br><br>
It also occurred to me that a plain canopy leaves more to the imagination than the themed and decorated ones that are so pretty and expensive.<br><br>
So is mosquito net made from polyester? I know some of the canopies I'm looking at are netting and I didn't think that was so terrible.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh thanks sunanthem! I was getting worried to start a big row over my post,.....lately people seem a bit argumentative on this board, I guess since that Safe Haven thread got locked it is a bit worrysome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I really did mean it just as a simple suggestion with the cotton sheets, although my dh has heard on NPR that the production of cotton is supposedly very unfriendly towards the environment due to the high amount of water usage while being produced? I have not heard about that and have no idea what it takes to produce cotton sheets, but what are we left with than that is affordable and a natural material??? Silk only -no way! That would just drive everybody into poverty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br>
Has anybody else heard of this that cotton production is water wastage? What is the cotton industry doing about this, are they doing anything about it?<br>
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You know I wouldn't doubt it, but I have not heard anything about that yet. It reminds me of how much water it takes to get beef to eat. not to mention land and feed. Only idea I can think of is to reuse old sheets; they are still here on this planet, taking up room, so why not get as much use of them as we can y/k?
 

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You can also look into Freecycle groups. These are groups that give away extra stuff and put out requests for stuff. I gave away an extra sheet, actually. And a tablecloth. And some cookbooks. Mostly they are by county and I think they may be hosted by Yahoo Groups. People are constantly exchanging stuff and it probably has saved thousands of pounds of unneeded goodies from ending up in landfills. Saves people money, too.<br><br>
I think cotton is a heavy user of water and pesticides, too. But using polyester and other synthetics is also environmentally nasty. No easy solutions.
 

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Cotton is def one of the high pesticide crops. I wonder if organic cotton gauze can be found?<br><a href="http://www.pmorganics.com" target="_blank">www.pmorganics.com</a> is an organic fiber online store.<br>
I've been interested in those canopies for our dc, too. It's one of those "Maybe Someday" items for us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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