Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Playroom Tree


Ours is a Cape Cod-style house so in addition to having two bedrooms upstairs we have two bedrooms on the main level. One bedroom is used as the Girlie Office; the other is a playroom for my two boys. I love the playroom. To me it embodies so many dreams of mine that have come true: being happily married, having children, owning a home. I love that there is this space in our home where the kids can play and make a mess and (theoretically) leave it behind until the next day. The playroom is packed with toys and games and books and craft supplies. As you can see, there is even a little tree. This year my son Jonah decided it should be decorated only in blue. Some ornaments were swiped from our living room tree and others are items from around the playroom, like a blue pencil sharpener, a blue Post-it note pad, even a ball of blue painter's tape! Someday when the playroom is very neat, I will take more photos to post!

16 comments:

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Well your son did a great job with their tree (; I love that he decided on the all blue theme. I always wonder if the women that my boys marry someday will appreciate the decorating bug that I have passed down to them,LOL!! They better hope that they marry someone who doesn't have their own dec style or there will be trouble, LOL. Merry Christmas.
Hugs~Kelly

Amy said...

the tree looks fab - love the idea of all boyish blues!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Awwww, that is so cute! and what a pretty little tree too!

I would love to have a separate play room for the kids, lol, although mine are all teenagers, but they would love a pool table and a flat screen etc and a room to "hang out" in :) my mother in law is living with us and the "play room" downstairs is hers :) lol...

Thats such a cute room Elyse!, I bet your son loves the room too!

Life'sJourney said...

Hey Elyse..
Thanks so much for adding my blog to your links.. I LOVE reading yours!! Love the playroom tree.. I let the kids decorate my kitchen tree and may switch it to the playroom next year!! Great idea!!
-Rachel :)

tam said...

Aww that is a darling lil tree! I bet your son is really enjoying that.
~Smiles~Tam!

Liz said...

So cute. I LOVE Cape Cod homes. But I'm in the south where there are... none. :(

Elise said...

I love your playroom!! Those shelves and their contents look especially fun!!
Merry Christmas!!
Elise

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I just love his tree! What a creative son you have!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for a visit. If you don't mind, I will add you to my list of friends. Now I have some reading up to do!

hugs,
Becky

Natasha Burns said...

I love that tree, the post it note pad kills me! He is so creative!!!!

Tracey said...

I love that Jonah is decorating with "found" items! what a great eye for color too! It's a Blue Christmas!

ps...a little jealous of your extra space! my poor little cracker box barely has room for all of us!!

Hugs!
Tracey

Beverly said...

Hi Elyse....thanks so much for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful Holiday season!

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your playroom tree. What a festive touch. Playrooms are so golden, but mine tends to stay very messy. No post of mine will be shown this holiday season. LOL... The store space is going well. It is a lot of work, but tons of fun.

Shellie said...

Very cute! And the blue -- perfecty boyish but also shabified!

But I won't tell. :)

Amy C said...

Hey Elyse, thanks for letting me know about the Hot Dog card you have really made my day, the weirdest thing is I was sat writing in a bunch of the hot dog cards when I opened your email.
Have a happy weekend.
A x

Amy C said...

p.s. love the mini tree it so cute

Chelsea Ling said...

GREAT photos, that little jar is just ADORABLE!!