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by mari

Modern Kids Play Tents, Teepees, or Forts

It’s going to be a fabulous week of Guest Posting Goodness here at Small for Big, I’m taking a little break to … well, frankly, to clean the house. It’s my way to ring in the New Year: getting organized, prepped and spiffy for an amazing 2013. I’m hoping to find some time to finish some big projects before Alt Summit too. While I’m doing that, let’s welcome PJ, shall we? We first met on Twitter and I love the honesty and wit of her blog, Bunny & Dolly. You will too, I’m certain of it.

Hello, Small for Big readers! I’m PJ from the blog Bunny & Dolly, where I write about the challenges and triumphs of motherhood. As a mom who values both quality and style, I’m very picky about what I buy for my toddler son. I’m here to share with you some of my kid-friendly design finds while Mari takes a mini blogging break to recover from the madness of the holidays – and to rest up for her trip to Alt Summit at the end of the month! Mari contributed a fantastic toddler gift guide on my blog last month, so I’m happy to be able to return the favor.

Now, let’s talk teepees, shall we?

My 17-month-old son Levi may not realize it yet, but one day he’s going to want an indoor teepee. A fabric-covered hideaway where he can play with his toys or read some books. And when he asks for one, I’ll be more than happy to oblige. Kid-sized teepees give off this outdoorsy/crafty/hippie vibe that I appreciate because, really, I’m none of those three adjectives. But most of all, I just love how adorable they look in a living room or bedroom!

Here are some of my current favorites:

The hand painted Clemmie Sue teepee (above) has a gold metallic chevron stripe across the bottom reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s iconic shirt.

Orange and white stripes put a preppy twist on the traditional design of The Land of Nod’s teepee.


The patchwork teepee by Little Birds Boutique combines stars, polka dots, stripes and paisley for a play space fit that a bohemian babe will love.

The PlayHaven teepee made with unbleached cotton canvas is gigantic, but I love its authentic look.

In rustic brown and cream, the gender-neutral Pacific Play teepee features a bonus window in the back.

Nathalie Lete’s artwork in a modern color palette of turquoise, coral, and mustard yellow gives the Vilac Indian teepee a cheerful Native America vibe.

And just for kicks – Why not get the family cat a matching teepee from Free People?

Thanks for having me, Mari. I can’t wait to meet you at Alt!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 certified translation from russian to english September 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

Do yyou have any video of that? I’d want to find out some additional information.


2 Emma May 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

H I was wondering where you can get the gold and pink spotted wallpaper that features in one of your photos. (With the tent)



3 mari May 13, 2016 at 11:39 am

HI there, you’ll have to click through the link within the post and ask the original creator of the image. Best of luck!


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