As it is summer Baby Love needs a place to splash around on those hot days. So naturally we set out to our local toy stores searching for a compact tub or table for him to use this summer. We saw things like:
Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table
Sand and Water Activity Table
Little Tikes Island Adventure Water Table
All of which were easily in the $40-$75 price range, not to mention very large and well, um...."colorful". Our outdoor space in our wonderful city apartment is compact (read small) and we use it constantly. The thought of having our outdoor space overtaken by the plastic toddler gods made us both cringe. But we knew that Baby Love needed something. Then we had a light bulb moment and pulled out a fabulous tin centerpiece bowl that we had used in our wedding and ever since. 

It stores easily under our outdoor loveseat, does double duty to float candles when Baby Love is asleep and he LOVES it! When it is left out it isn't an eye sore and it didn't cost us a penny.Our advice to other parents in situations like ours? Look around at decoration stores instead of toy stores and don't feel bad if it looks like it belongs in your space. Your kid will love it just the same!

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  1. What a wonderful idea...and so "green" and fashionable too!

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