A Family Reunion and a Miniature Play Treehouse

mer mag  | miniature treehouse

Every year over the 4th of July my parents put on a big family reunion. My crazy fun loving family is big into themes so we’ve started to chose a theme each year. Past years have been Western, Summer Magic (or Vintage Americana), Hawaiian Luau, Pirates, 1776 / Yankee Doodle Dandy, etc. This years theme was “Enchanted Forrest” (which went amazingly well with our Midsummer Mingle!).

My mother designed this completely magical woodland miniature play tree house for the event and my father built it. If you ever have wondered where my obsession with making toys and lovely things for children comes from, this should pretty much sum it up. My parents are the ultimate magic makers. And this year’s reunion did not disappoint.

mer mag  | miniature treehouse

I really want to smuggle this lovely tree house home in my purse only it isn’t quite small enough. But I’m happy to say my kids will be able to play with it each time they travel to grandma’s house.

mer mag  | miniature treehouse

And I’ll share more “Enchanted Forrest” reunion pics when I get them! So much fun!



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    July 29, 2015

    I am beyond in love with your blog, your midsummer night part!
    I wish I had been a guest at your incredible event!
    What a lovely, lovely inspiring – creative – place! Not just a
    Blog – I feel transcended! Thank you
    ***And I love all your vendors / artisans! ❤️❤️❤️

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    November 8, 2017

    Love this idea to upcycle all the trees that fell after hurricane Irmas.
    Where are the instructions for this miniature play tree house?
    Are the ‘circles’/platforms MDF? particle board? composite wood? TIA

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      November 8, 2017

      Thanks! and yes a great idea for all those trees. Unfortunately I don’t have plans for this one, was just a photo of one that my mom had made. But I’m sure you could find plans on pinterest, etc. xo Mer


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