Sunday, February 27, 2011

Roughing It.....


Don't you just love tents?


Stockholm
Not  Boy Scout versions .....


Really  decorative ones with wooden tassels and painted ornamentation.



I would love to have a tent like this as well!





Melanie Royals made this incredible stenciled tent!



Sir Richard Burton is buried in a tent in the United Kingdom....



Even the guard shack at Versailles is a tent!



My friend Helen Morris beat me to the punch and made this fabulous tent for herself. I really want to make one...this is my kind of "roughing it"!

13 comments:

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

The tent by Helen Morris is sooooo
wonderful...beauty and fun together.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

One of my favorite stops at Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian is to look at George Washington's tent from Valley Forge. It's a white oval with red trim, and it's in amazingly good condition.

Gina said...

Dear Theresa, I share your love for tents. I have been in the Melanie Royal stencilled tent at Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech. My favorite is the Stockholm tent..would love to own a smaller version.

My Castle in Spain said...

So inspirational as ever, Theresa! I started to love tents since my first trip to Morocco. Your friend's tent is a great inspiration !

helen morris said...

My little dinner tent!!! What a nice surprise to see it. The one that Melanie made is fab and so is the yellow and green one. Have you seen the film of Jane Austen's Emma. Gwyneth Paltrow?? Anyway, lovely tents in the garden scene.
I am hoping to stencil a new one this year. IKEA have come up with a nice range of outdoor lights that look like indoor ones so I can illuminate the tent and the surrounding trees with them.

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

YES! what a great place to spend some time. Even just a market umbrella with curtains. Great post.

Karena said...

Theresa these are all fabulous! your friends is a delight!

I have an Artful Offering and great interview on my site.You will love it!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cleta said...

Love tents! Theresa, this was an unexpected artistic surprise...I guess I haven't thought about tents from a decorative artist view. But I will now! fun.

Cleta

Ann said...

Cool tents! Loving that Stockholm tent.

My hubbie decorates three or four fabulous versions for weddings and events every year, but their beauty is short-lived as they are taken down and removed the next day. All that work- gone. Just memories...

Merisi said...

Those are very dreamy tents!

Somewhere I have pictures of a tent here in Vienna.
Now, where and when, that is the question. ;-)

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh I would love that round tent.
Years ago we had an awning by the pool with wooden tassels. They give a beautiful look on the greek key pattern.

yvonne

Fauxology said...

These are SO beautiful - what a pleasure to see them all! I could definitely see myself in this type of tent...

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I would love to see what you decide for a tent of your own. What a fun project that would be!
Catherine

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