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A Request for Suggestions...

As mentioned before, Older Daughter has a serious obsession with Winnie-the-Pooh. We will soon be moving both girls into the larger bedroom and making the small one that was Katie's the guest room again. Through pure serendipity I have acquired some tapestry fabric based on the Shepard illustrations of Classic Pooh. I have enough for bed spreads, window treatments and a couple of cushions. So I want to make a "100 acre wood" room.
So, I'm asking, what other touches should I look for?



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Dec. 8th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)

A useful pot to put things in.

A doorknocker and a bellpull.

Dec. 8th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
I always wanted to create a nursery room based on Beatrix Potter's tales. I found chair-rail-level white picket fence wall paper and large cut outs of Potter's illustrations of farm and field animals. Of course, it never came to be, but my colors would have been muted earth tones accented with buttery yellow, light mossy green and lavendar. One corner would have been a tree with a brown trunk from the baseboard to the ceiling in that corner painted a leafy green, complete with a hole with a squirrel's tail as if it had just dashed inside. I was thinking about finding a cottage mural when the planning came to an abrupt end.

My point is that you can easily go outside the usual focus on the characters to creating an entire dreamscape.
Dec. 8th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Could you actually paint trees on the walls?

Meantime, I just want to congratulate you on scoring fabric with *real* Pooh illos . . .
Dec. 8th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
I have something for Katie the next time I see you or Roper.
Dec. 8th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Admittedly, I have to steer around Disney recollections. (And while I have little patience with the later Disneyfication, I still have a soft spot in my heart for the early stuff with Sterling Holloway.)

Floor to ceiling brown and green construction paper tree in a corner, with two signs? (One over the door, of course.)

Interestingly enough, when I google Pooh and tree in image search, 4 of the first 6 images implement this idea, although only 3 are in corners.

Some sort of bridge, although it would not be practical to the extent of playing Pooh sticks on. Of course, Weller Creek is not that far away...

I seem to recall a fence, possibly with the top rail down...

Dec. 8th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Pete and Wendy Richardson have a stuffed collection of the original Pooh characters his mother made, and, if I remember correctly, the patterns to make same. I've made Pooh, Eyore, Kanga and Roo and Piglet.
Dec. 8th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Drat, I don't have the books handy...

IRRC, you need to write "Saunders" over the door in gold letters, and have a sign on the door that reads "RING ALSO" with a backwards "G".

A container or two marked "HUNNY".

A North Pole.
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
You beat me on the HUNNY suggestion.
Dec. 9th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Painted balloons by a painted tree from floor to ceiling, from the "bees" story. Or sometimes, you can get wooden cutout balloons from children's resale shops. I seem to see them each time I go into ours, anyway.
Dec. 10th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)

I like the Wallpaper Mural the best, but ...

This is just one site I found by Googling "tatouage Pooh." There are others.

Oh, did I say -- I'd suggest you look into tatouage.

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