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Garden of Eden

by Saamy
(Rutherfordton, NC)

Beautiful bedroom w/ natural playthings

Beautiful bedroom w/ natural playthings

Hello! I too, am a mama with a love thing for natural and handmade toys. I have been a Waldorf homeschooler the past few years and that has greatly influenced my choices in toys for my children. I want my children to keep their imaginations, and sense of wonder in a world of technology. Electronic educational toys can wait. I feel a playspace or nursery is much calmer and loving when children are surrounded by playthings made of natural materials. Handmade items have that extra ingredient of LOVE!

This is my daughter Eden Gloria's bedroom, we do not have a playroom. She is 3. I am crafty and frugal as well, so the toys here have been made by me, made by other mamas that I swapped with, or made by artists on etsy and ebay, there are also a few items from thrift shops/ yard sales/ kids consignment stores. I really, really try not to buy retail. If I cant find it used or trade for it, I will buy through a co-op, or buy only if it is on sale and I'm getting a deal. IF I do buy retail, it is usually only at locally owned shops, even better if its a local mama-owned shop!

I did a rustic garden theme, with the canopy (a gift from granma) over the bed, and the flower bedspread. The rainbow baby blanket on the bed was airbrushed by an old hippy and given to my dd at her baby shower. It has peace signs, rainbows, dove and earth on it.

On the left, on top of the fridge we have rainbow wood blocks, and some european toys, and a wooden shoe lace toy. On the table we have a playfood picnic and tea party set up. The tea set I traded for. Below the table is a babydoll crib (thrifted) with a knitted gnome, and 2 wool fairies I've made. In the locally bought rocking chair we have my daughter's new waldorf doll she will recieve for her birthday this August, I got her off ebay. The earth sack was mama made and I got it full of handmade playfood in a trade. On the back window sill I have a handpainted goddess decoration (clearance), on the ledge I have a thrifted marble run ($1.50!) and a wooden bear I cut with a scroll saw. The wooden kitchen was another ebay score. On the kitchen is a basket (thrift), a wood sewing toy (gift), and a glass jar full of wood acorns(co-op). Hanging on the kitchen is a childs apron(etsy). Next to that is a wooden babydoll high chair (thrifted) w/ a waldorf baby (etsy). On the wall behind the play kitchen is a portrait painting of my daughter (trade). On the right side of the bed is a peg rack I bought at a craft store, stained, then handpainted with leaves. Hanging on it are playsilks I dyed, wooden rainbow necklaces I made, and other dressups I've made usually hang here. I even have a thrifted mirror for my girl to check out how cute she is. The horse on the bed is hand carved and the drum is also handmade. She also has a rustic locally made bookshelf that matches the table in the room, but you cant see it. We keep lots of books and other toys here. So that's my little Eden's garden room.



Natural and handmade toys are great for the earth and the imagination and are also beautiful to look at. I encourage everyone to make their own toys, its not hard, just try it! This room shows that natural/handmade can be beautiful, stylish and affordable!

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Aug 17, 2008
One of my favorites!!
by: Nicole

I love love love this room!! I think this should have been one of the winners for sure. its so creative and unique! you did such an amazing job mama!! <3

Aug 14, 2008
love
by: Anonymous

I wanna come play in the Garden of Eden!

I just wanna play with Eden!!!

<3

Aug 14, 2008
Love it!
by: Anonymous

What a great room! I love the natural wood kitchen set too! Perfect!

Aug 14, 2008
Lovely!
by: Greenie

Stunning! What a beautiful room for your daughter!

Aug 14, 2008
beautiful beautiful beautiful
by: Anonymous

absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

Aug 14, 2008
It's Gorgeous
by: Kara

I love the room. All the natural toys are a great way to liven up a room. Good Work!We love you

Aug 14, 2008
finally... a great space
by: Anonymous

this is too cute Saamy! I love it. I think you have this one in the bag. The others are cute but yours is special.

Jul 31, 2008
Beeeeeeeautiful!
by: Anonymous

I love this room! It doesn't even feel like you're inside! Absolutely wonderful! Good job Saamy

-Mari

Jul 28, 2008
peaceful
by: Anonymous

looks like a great space for child's imagination to run free and grow.

Jul 28, 2008
Handmade heaven!
by: Anonymous

I've never seen so many great handmade toys all in one space! This room is my favorite by far. It combines the natural element of wood and brings the bright colors of outside in, creating a very warm and inviting natural environment for a very lucky little girl!

Jul 28, 2008
beautiful!
by: Anonymous

This room is just beautiful! What a very lucky child.

Jul 27, 2008
What a creative momma and a lucky little girl!
by: Christy

I love this room! Can I become a child again and come over and play? The natural wood finish combined with the soft feminine details are my favorite part of this room. Garden of Eden it sure is!

Jul 26, 2008
A natural wonder!
by: Niccole

I absolutely love this bedroom! The bed is amazing, the refridgerator & stove are fantastic, and the Waldorf toys are simply outstanding. Saamy did a wonderful job & it looks like little Eden has nothing but the best!

Jul 26, 2008
adorable
by: Aimee

Simply adorable...enough said! Eden is a very lucky little girl.

Jul 26, 2008
Absolutely adorable!
by: Shannon

This is the sweetest room. So many chances for the imagination to run wild and take your little girl on all sorts of journeys!

Jul 26, 2008
WOW
by: Anonymous

This room is amazing. I have been aiming to get away from retail and into more of this style, and hopefully open a day care someday. I'm going to show my daughters this room! Wonderful job!

Jul 25, 2008
Beautiful!
by: Sabah

Love the colors. Eden could spend all day in there!

Jul 25, 2008
Whoa!
by: Root Mama

What a garden of Eden for real! I love how all the wood provides so much WARMTH! Oh I am in love with your little girl's natural paradise! It is just perfect! <3

Jul 25, 2008
Neverland for a Girl
by: Boymama

What a sweet spot to nurture creativity and dreams. Adorable space!

Jul 25, 2008
Natural and warm, loving room!
by: Lemon Juice

Mama, I just love this room! It is so special and so wonderful. What an amazing place to learn and play...and grow :) Your children are very blessed with such a caring mama!

Jul 25, 2008
WOW!
by: Anonymous

Garden of Eden! Love it! I'm so jealous! That's a little girls' dream room!

Jul 25, 2008
Awesome!
by: Melinda

OMG what an awesome room!!! i love it and all the toys. we really need to meet up sometime.

Jul 25, 2008
cute and wonderful
by: Anonymous

Simply lovely

Jul 25, 2008
Gorgeous!
by: Rachel

Wow! I am jealous! I want a room just like that!

Jul 25, 2008
Great use of handmade toys.
by: Charlene

Love the colors and all the handmade toys. Very cute room for a little girl.Best of luck to your family. Keep up the good work and designs.God Bless.

Jul 25, 2008
Lovely Room!
by: Anonymous

Very cute, but more important that it's done with love!

Jul 25, 2008
So gorgeous!
by: Kara

I wish I had a space like this for my daughter! Such great use of the space and so many beautiful and homemade toys!!

Jul 25, 2008
Sweet!
by: Brandy

I love it! It is so girly!

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