the dreamer An exotic encampment is just as suited to grown-up soirees as to tea parties with teddy bears.
A hand-painted canvas tent is pretty (and durable) enough to stay up all summer, and big enough to host the whole neighborhood.
Tent: Handmade Tibetan 13-by-9.75-foot tent, price upon request, Zoge.
Inside tent: Not-So-Heavy Metal footlocker, $168, Garnet Hill. Foldable wooden camp stool, $13, Pearl River.
Role-playing can last all day in this magical atmosphere. An overturned bucket (topped with fabric) and a tea set are all kids need for a gathering with friends—real or imaginary.
Floral metal stools, $60 each, Pakhuis Oost, Calypso Kids Home, (212) 941-9700. Young brown owl, $25, Hansa for stores. Child's Butterfly porcelain tea set, $27, Schylling, BabyScholars. Handmade Moroccan teapot, $65, Casbah Cafe, (323) 664-7000.
Bedding from Garnet Hill
If you don't have a sleeping bag, don't worry. Stack up a few blankets and pillows from the house, placing a drop cloth underneath to protect them from dirt.
Quilted coverlet in Chinois Green, $312 for full or queen size, dwell. Riviera polka-dot pillowcase (standard size), $65 a pair, DKNY, Macy's. All-Around chenille blanket in Paradise Pink, $68 for double or queen size, Garnet Hill. Bread bag (filled with flowers), $32, Stelton, Lekker.
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