every child needs: A HIDEAWAY


-7 things4As a child, little could thrill me more than a really great hideaway. A place all my own where I could play with friends or go be alone. Don’t some of these bring back that thrill?

(And speaking of a thrill, stay tuned for a most lovely interview come Monday. And don’t forget to stop by and tell me what you’re getting the little ones this year.)

12-treepee_smthe treepee, found via here

how to make a backyard tent
a backyard pavillion, made by this lovely lady, found via One Pretty Thing

kids playhouseFrench playhouses, found via a favorite blogger of mine

willowpavillioni know, wow, right? available here

children's wagondoesn’t this get your imagination going? avialable here

bedroom play tentavailable here

knight play tentfor your knight, available here

how to build a DIY handmade kids tentthis looks totally doable, found via One Pretty Thing

il_430xN.103105342available here
personalized table play tentready to throw over your card table, and available here

rocket ship tentavailable here

beautiful play tentsbeautiful tents available here and here


this might be my personal favorite, found via here: here, originally published here

IKEA mosquito neti had to add these in because they’re so inexpensive (thank you, IKEA), and could be transformed to something wonderful with just a little beautiful garland

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherry Cartwright November 18, 2009 at 9:55 am

I wish I had a tent [other than the one we take camping outdoors]. Something cute and sweet. So fun.


Michelle November 18, 2009 at 10:06 am

Oh, I love every single one. But that boat? So cool!

Hey, btw…. congrats on getting posted at the kitchn! I saw your hot chocolate sticks there. : )


AmberLee November 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Thanks. I about fell out of my chair when I saw that post at the kitchn. Hooray. I can’t wait to see your tooth fairy tin. It sounds sooo fun!

The under-stair hideout sounds fantastic. How cool.


Deidra November 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm

We had a closet under our stairs growing up. Hour after hour, day after day was spent in that claustophobic space with my little sister and cousins. I loved it. When I have kids, I’ll be sure to give them a little space of their own, even if they aren’t as pretty as these options.


Carly November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I want a treepee – someone tell my mum! :-) Now I wish I had some kids on my list this year but alas and alack, I do not.

Great finds!


Whitney @ Whisker Graphics November 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

What a great round up of forts, secret places and hide-a-aways. My smile grew bigger and bigger as I scrolled through all the photos. :) Thanks! Puts the sheets and blankets I used to drape over the corral of dining room chairs to shame!


suann / simplesong November 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm

these are all so fun. my little one would love. his hideout right now is a sheet in the corner of my office — he loves it though : )


Mom F November 20, 2009 at 12:23 am

Did Brent tell you he had an over the card table house? I made it for Christmas one year. Wonder what happened to it?


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