FABRIC FRIDAY!


Since the elephants were such a hit last week, let’s try more! This time it’s Parade Day Pink from Violet Craft Peacock Lane. I love the wallpaper-inspired designs in this entire collection. To win a yard of this beauty, tell us about your first wallpaper memory. Here’s mine: My mom rescued a wallpaper sample book for me and we decorated and redecorated the walls of my doll house for years in over-sized 70’s flocked fanciness. HEAVEN!

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The winner of a yard of Daiwabo Tip Top Elephants is…

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said…
My favorite thing was going to the children’s museum with my little guys- to see their faces light up when they are learning is the best thing about motherhood.

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speety00

I was maybe 5 or 6 when I had my first wallpaper memory – my parents decorated our kitchen with repeating cottages/trees/grass wallpaper and after it was all finished we found the cottage placed directly above the stove was mis-printed and looked charred.. it looked as though it had been burned down!

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kayla

we had string-textured wallpaper and my brother ran face first into a wall once and came away with the string imprints all over his cheek!

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Nick and Kim Jones

My mom thinks I'm crazy but I have a memory of the wall paper in my nursery as a baby…white with silhouettes of geese and girls in bonnets (just the girls in bonnets, not the geese.:)

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jojolein*

Oh, I remember the crazy "Bee Maya" – Wallpaper in my first children`s room, when I was about five years old.

I loved Maya and her friends but I feared the bad spider and I never slept with my head near a spider- picture ; )

Sorry for my bad english…

Greetings from Germany, Jojo**

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buffyisadog

My grandma's house had this horrendous 50's wallpaper. It was pretty bad. Fortunately, she got rid of it when I was in middle school.

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kappachi

I was about 4. My mom was cleaning up an old adobe house she inherited and we had to take off all the crumbling wall paper. I think we ripped down like 5 or 6 layers of wall paper. It was about as much fun as a kid can have!

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Theresa and Robert

My first wallpaper memory is when I was 7 or 8 – my uncle created hand crafted Christmas cards with wallpaper from a sample book. They tore the edges, and wrote a poem, which I still remember (50 years later)
Last night while I lay sleeping, 'bout half past one or two,
I dreamed up such a lovely card and sent it off to you.
But when I woke this morning, I knew twas all a fake,
So I just tore it off the wall, and here it is, by heck!

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StaceyN

I don't think I remember ever having wallpaper in my house when I was younger. I do remember my mom drawing pictures all over the walls of our rooms and she did an amazing job! My room had a nice dragon, river, castle with a princess and many other fantasy things. Another room had a HUGE dragon drawn across the whole wall walking in a forest. It was so nice to have that fun stuff on my wall. =)

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Kaylene

My memory is a story my mom told me about when she was living in an old house when she and my dad were first married. There was this room with horrid wallpaper and she decided to pull it up and paint. Well, after finding FOUR layers of wallpaper underneath she said forget this, and followed suit by wallpapering over the top.

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Tagati

Hm, I never encountered wallpaper growing up, but I did find it in one house that I bought.

It was purchased in the late 90's, but the bathrooms had that dated foil wallpaper! It was quickly mudded over and painted a nice neutral colour.

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Kim

I have the same memory of decorating my dollhouse with an old wallpaper book.

When I think of wallpaper in my home all I can think of is our family kitchen when I was little, yuck! The wallpaper was brown, orange and yellow flowers.

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thenestingspot

My first memory of wallpaper was when I was 9 and we were building a house. My parents were wallpapering most rooms in the house and I got to help pick out some for my room. I couldn't believe I got to have wallpaper that was pink with flowers on it and have pink carpet too. It was a bit intense but very pretty also. It was a little girl's dream come true.

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Cook Clean Craft

I had wallpaper in my first bedroom that started peeling up next to my bed. I must have been about 5 when I drew pictures under the peeled up bits, thinking my parents would never find them. Um, yes they did, and I got into a lot of trouble.

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Shannon

I was four and my dad let me paste his scraps on to the unfinished walls while he patiently followed behind me and removed every scrap.

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mrs.pabody

My first wallpaper memory is from when I was 10. My mom and I ripped off old paper together (always a bonding experience!) and put up some pearlescent light pink rosebud paper in my room… I still love that pattern so much that I found similar fabric and used it in my own little girl's bedding 23 years later!

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grumpybunny

My bedroom as a toddler had blue and green floral sprigs on a white background. I think it was textured vinyl. Love the fabric, so pretty.

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Jenny

My first wallpaper memory is when my parents wallpapered my bedroom in bright yellow sesame street wallpaper when I was about 4 years old. Happy memory. πŸ™‚

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Cristen

My parents decorated their house in the early 70s – bright orange wallpaper in the hallway and fuzzy green wallpaper in the dining room. I miss the fuzzy green wallpaper!!

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Chrisa

I have some of that LOUD 70's wallpaper adorning my dining room of my late-sixties home, which we purchased last year. The paper is so funky, olive, coral, dark brown and cream and is a crazy floral/paisley pattern. It is so incredible, I have a love-hate relationship with it. It is really tacky, but in great shape after 40 years. It is so funky, I think I would feel sad if I removed it.

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ppags

Since I am a transplant from India (where there was no wall paper), I encountered my first in my second house I bought. I traded up from avocado colored bathroom in my first house to rose covered bathroom in my second. The pink roses were varied in sizes and punctuated by iridescent stripes of blue, all set in an ivory background. Every time I entered the room, it brought me back to a victorian age.

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woolandchocolate

My first wallpaper memory is from when my parents bought the house I spent my teen years growing up in. Every single wall was papered, so my mom had all of us kids stripping wall paper all summer that first year. We had so much fun and made such a mess! πŸ™‚

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dianne

My first memory of wallpaper is sleeping in my grandpa's farmhouse guest room. It had 2 very sloped sides and all the walls were wallpapered. My sister and I were arguing(fighting) and somehow the wallpaper got ripped. We never told anyone, no one ever said anything to us but to this day wallpaper kinda scares me!

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Mama Blogger

My very first experience had to be in Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory when they lick the wall paper.

Wonka: "The strawberries taste like strawberries, and the snozzberries taste like snozzberries."
Veruca Salt: "Snozzberries? Who ever heard of a snozzberry?"

<3

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Rebecca

My first experience was the cat border I picked out. I was 11 and we moved into the first house my parents owned. I finally got my own room. So my mom and I went to micheals, picked out some fabric- country blue with a girl and her cat. She made me a quilt and then I picked a country blue cat border to match. I felt so grown up! I love the elephants. Too cute

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sbuchignani

My mom gave me a dollhouse that used scraps from the wallpaper in our house. I gave the dollhouse to my daughter last Christmas and it still has the same wallpaper in it from the house I grew up in. A little worn, but I can't bring myself to replace it!
LOVE these elephants – I'm planning to do my daughters "big girl" room in this line – this would make some nice pillows!

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RoxySue

I remember the sample books of wall paper that I would make things out of. I loved them and their different textures.

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Raija

Ah!!!! I have no wallpaper memories ~ we never had wallpaper! But, I looooove elephants. Love love love love love.

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campingout

My grandmother had the BEST wallpaper. It had a soft jade green velvet design on it and I'd spend hours walking up and down the hallway just touching it. She'd complain that I'd wear it out!

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Krista

My room when I was little was burnt orange with flowery burnt orange wallpaper. It was…how do I put this…. A lot of look.

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Karin

I remember the monochromatic yellow-green floral wallpaper that my mom and grandma put up in our living room. When I was about 6 and into mysteries, I thought I would secretly add my name to the wall with a green marker and no one would ever notice. Funny thing. Mom noticed.

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Nel

I'm like obsessed with fabric. I've been ordering from Etsy like crazy and shopping the New York City fashion district . Now what to do with all of it, Mommy and child matching aprons. I've made 5 so far ,selling them at my Etsy shop. Im taking custom orders during this week only. dearhoneybunny(at)gmail.com

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eao219s

I don't remember when my mom put up wallpaper on the wall in the living room but I do remember when she decided to take it down. It was about 5 years ago and she had bought everything possible to remove wallpaper thinking it would be so hard. We started peeling and it completely came off no problem. There was even old newspaper underneath!

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Imazinger

We never had wallpaper in our home growing up, but my grandmother had a sample binder that we used for mod podging boxes, making dresses for paper dolls, and attempting origami. I remember loving the textures and colors and way the edges were pinked.

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Beth

The house I grew up in had fuzzy red wallpaper right in the entrance hall. I always tried not to touch the walls, thinking that fuzz would stick to me.

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SuzyMcQ

Growing up my mom wasn't a big wallpaper girl, so when I moved into my first home, a cute little townhouse, it had a tiny powder room that was perfect for a beautiful diminutive wallpaper pattern that I just loved. I sure hope it's still there!

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Candy S

Well…my great grandparents had wall paper in their guest bathroom. It was all shades of green and turquoise with a wild floral design. If you crossed your eyes just right it would seem to move.
I also built a cardboard dollhouse decorated with a wall paper sample book…I need to get a hold of another one of those!

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Ahna

My first memory of wallpaper is of my bedroom as a baby/toddler. My walls were adorned with yellow wallpaper that had hot air balloons all over it. I remember imagining I was in one of the balloons being carried away. I also love yellow! It reminds me of my childhood and that wallpaper.

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Susan

My wallpaper memory would have to be the ugly shiny blue wallpaper that my parents had in the entry way. It was terrible!

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Lisa Collier

our family's first home had this sweet 70's style wall paper in the kitchen–birds and paisley flowers are what i remember. i also remember collecting small bits of sample-size wall paper from home improvement stores and such and kept them in a binder as a kid. i really like organizing the pretty samples by different colors.

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offbeatchic

My first wallpaper memory is of having a wallpaper sample book when I was little that I used for crafts. I made rolled paper beads and used them for necklaces for everyone in my family. that book lasted forever for me and I couldn't stop finding ways to use the pages!

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Chandra

When we moved into our house, every room had pink wallpaper. (In fact, the whole house was pink ex: carpeting, counters, etc.)I am Very good at using a steamer to remove walpaper.

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marisa

Mine was peeling off little sections in my room that had the boy of the week I liked written all over it. Yes I liked a boy a week πŸ™‚

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Natural Mama

My first wallpaper memory dates of when I was six and moved to our new house. My room was decorated with this bubbly off white wallpaper, and I would spend hours finding faces and animal shapes in the bubbles of the wallpaper. Loved that room!

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Dakota

Growing up in a classic Pasadena Craftsman, we had wallpaper in the kitchen, living room, den, everywhere but the bedrooms. It wasnt ugly, it was floral and striped. I loved that house when I was growing up and I'm sure the wallpaper added to it. πŸ™‚

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Jen

My first wallpaper experience was at my Grandmother's house, who had very 70's (and very peeling) wallpaper. My parents were helping her tear down the wallpaper and paint the walls. I remember it being such a shame, because the wallpaper was so cool to me as a kid!

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Shannon

My first wallpaper memorys are of the black background, green and yellow frogs in my grandparents guest bath: they were googly eyed and there was gold leaf. It seemed so sophistocated and whimsical. I remember loving to sit in there and stare at them.

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Hope

My first wallpaper memory was of my grandma's bathroom. I was awestruck by the velvety blue wall covering. I had to touch it every time I went in there, which is slightly horrifying to think of now!

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Marchelle

My Grandmother had blue and white striped(toothpaste looking)wallpaper in her den. But the accent roses that trickled down the wallpaper made it princess or carousel like for me. Now the paper is gone and I no longer have the urge to brush my teeth when I'm in that room. πŸ™‚

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Jessica

My first wallpaper memory was 'helping' to remove GOBS of the most hideous paper you've ever seen when my grandparents purchased a new home. It wasn't just on every single wall – it was on the ceiling too!

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cnuland

I don't remember having wallpaper in our house growing up, but your memory reminded me that my Fisher Price house that my grandpa made for me had wallpapered walls – recycled from samples. It also had recycled carpeting from samples

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Levi's Mommy

I remember my sister and I picking out strips of wallpaper trim from a scrap bin to go in our rooms. We had them for about a year before we finally put them up. I got tropical fish, and my sister had ballerina bears!

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Lucy @ Charm About You

My mum let me pick the wallpaper for our dining area – bad idea – it was the eighties!! I chose some vile red, black and white zig zag wallpaper that I thought was really cool. I seriously DO NOT know what she or I were thinking!! πŸ™‚

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Alicia for Isabelle

Haha. My first wallpaper experience was when I was 19 and in the first place of my own. I couldn't figure it out to save my life! Let's just say, before I knew it I found myself on the ground tangled in sticky paper, with a ladder at my feet. I never did get that silly paper on the wall!

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Stephanie

My first wallpaper memory was when we actually moved into a house after leaving in apartments my whole life. The house had this wall paper that was brown and it was grainy, and looked like straw. I had to help my mom take it all off and it smelt just as bad.

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Jessica

My first wallpaper memory is at my grandparents house. Much of their house was wallpapered, and the guest bedroom that was "my" room on weekends over had a big rose print plastered on the walls. I remember laying in bed (which was positioned against one wall) and tracing the roses before I went to bed.

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Laura

My parents bought a house when I was ten that had wallpaper that felt like BURLAP. If you fell against the wall you got a serious burn on your skin.
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Kimberly F

My first wallpaper memory is a life lesson in determination, taught by my mom. She was trying to strip the ugly old kitchen wallpaper off in our new house, and she'd rented a steamer or something, but strips of it were refusing to budge. Day after day when I came home from school she'd be on a ladder in the kitchen peeling wallpaper off inch by inch until she finally did it and transformed our kitchen into something bright and gorgeous.

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sydthewyd

I only have 2.. One is from when I was way little and my parents wallpapered my brothers room at our summer house in a horrible floral (floral? For a boy? really?) and the roof leaked so it stained…
My most recent experience with wallpaper came when I moved into my flat.. I always hang my clothes to dry on the radiator so it dries quicker. By doing that I accidentally steamed off the strips that were behind it! I kinda ripped them off and exposed the concrete walls and parts of the other 8(!!!) layers of wallpaper and paint underneath. When it came to actually dealing with it (we re-painted the living room) I didn't want to buy/rent a steamer and the idea of chemicals freaked me out, so I totally MacGyverred it and used a super wet washcloth along with my iron to steam off all the layers of wallpaper and paint! It worked brilliantly!

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Libby

When I was around 10, I decided I didn't like the 1970s wallpaper border in our laundry/mud room. Without telling my parents, I started to strip it off, but of course couldn't get very far. I had probably taken about 1/5 of it off (poorly) before my parents had to step in and finish off a project that they didn't even want to start. The room sorely needed a makeover, though, so I think it all worked out fine in the end…

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kaje

When I was little my parents wallpapered the dining room with wood-grained strips of wallpaper. It made the dining room look very rustic and was really fun!

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Winona

We did not have wallpaper, but I did have to grow up with those crazy woodgrain panels on my walls – how '70s!

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