Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Vintage Guesthouse

I am totally facinated with old homes. I grew up in a neighborhood in Virginia that dates back to the early 1800s. The homes immediately envoke a sense of history, character, warmth, and Love. I dream of how amazing it would be to take an old building, barn, farm, school, (even car, as I showed yesterday), and reinvent it into a home with modern luxuries, but still maintain its' authencity with the decor and design.

One type of home that epitomizes the essence of vintage with a true sense of community, peace, and Love, is the Teepee. Think of it as the vintage guesthouse! How fun would it be to "vacation" in one of these . . . even if it was just in your own backyard!?








James' and Oliver's teepee in our backyard. I think the adults need one too!

I could not post without the inspiration of Jeaneen Lund's photography.

11 comments:

  1. oh couldn't you just imagine! I would love to have an escape such as one of these even if it is just in the backyard.

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  2. How do you stay out of that teepee in your backyard? I'd be living in that thing...have you ever seen a yurt? It could be the answer to perfected nomadic hippie living for the real world!! The fabric on that tent is di-vine.

    xo,
    Carrie

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  3. I keep trying to convince Bobby G. how cool it would be to convert the Christmas shed into a guest room but he's not buying it. :) Love your blog.

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  4. oh my gosh, i don't think my husband (or dogs) will understand if i pitch a tent in the back yard and lay out there and sip tea and read books...but i wanna.

    loved this post - used an image in my most recent blog post. thank you for the inspiration!

    http://sarahplanet.com/?p=244

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  5. happy post! this makes me want to build (or should I say, hang) one of my own, just like the tent in the picture! pure cozyness ;) thanks for sharing!

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  6. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can knock out my own teepee. You've inspired me. Thank you!

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  7. I love these I am googling typees now ! My kids would love it but where will I put it ? I am from Mobile,Alabama so I share your passion for old homes !

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  8. Beautiful blog, thought you may also like http://thesmartgirlsguidetoop-shopping.blogspot.co.nz/

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  9. Wow! I just stumbled upon your blog and loved the tent photos. I just moved to Virginia, too (Richmond!) so I was shocked when I saw you mentioned Virginia here! ha. Yay for it being a small world!

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  10. These are gorgeous! I would love to make something like the first tent for a children's photo shoot.

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  11. Forts and tipis of dreams! I love them all. Thanks for sharing, this has started some dreams in my mind :) Katie. X

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