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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cam's Pinwheels

This is Cam.
Actually, he would correct you and say, "It's Camden-Alexander -John."
He's pretty darn cute and he's three.
And he's got a pretty darn cute bedroom, too.
I'm going to show you a small section of it today.
This is what you would find on top of the large shelf unit in his room:
I tweaked the vignette a little today after doing some dusting.
These wooden words have hung in various places in his room since before he was born. I found them in a discount home store back while I was pregnant with him. They went perfectly with the yellow and green colour theme I was putting in the gender-neutral nursery. The stars have been everywhere in our home, but are now a permanent fixture in Cam's big-boy room.
This blue-ticking bear is from Pottery Barn Kids. You'd think I pain$30+ for him. Nope. Cam fell in love with him while visiting a local Goodwill Store. He was $1.99 so he came home with us!!
And what is he leaning on? Well, after horizontal-striping the bedroom walls, I needed some way to camouflage the ugly air-return vent near the ceiling. I had purchased the tall orange bucket on a whim months earlier, but even it's height couldn't hide the vent.
Then one night lying in bed, it came to me - I needed to make a half-dozen paper pinwheels that could stick out of the bucket at a height and block the vent.
I used several coordinating scrapbook papers and several buttons from my crafting stash. I hot-glued each pinwheel to a thin bamboo dowel and then shoved them at different lengths into some floral foam inside the bucket.
So what do you think? Cam has finally stopped asking to play with them - he'd love to give them a blow and see how well they spin. Unfortunately, they don't spin at all. Too much hot glue. But they look good, right??

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7 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking this up on my website. I love pinwheels!

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  2. The colors are perfect and your boy is very very sweet!

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  3. Hee hee. Man, is he super cute. Love him, love you, love the pinwheels!

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  4. So adorable, really like the colors. Love the letters, blue ticking bear (and what a steal) and the pinwheels. But the cutest thing in the room is Cam. What a cutie, he must love his new room. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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  5. He is a cutie! Those pinwheels are just adorable and I would use them in other parts of my house - they're that cute!

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  6. I have pinned this idea and I may do it for my daughter's birthday party! I think it would be a great centerpiece or mantel decor for her party!

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