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here is our autumn nature table
I love it! Is that a table cloth underneath with fall leaves...I just love it!
post #22 of 46
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Oh I love when we all get to peak at each others nature tables -- I get some inspiration this way!
Here is OURS!

Love the little acorns...I may have to felt me up some of those!
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I love it! Is that a table cloth underneath with fall leaves...I just love it!
awww thanks. i am not exactly sure what it is...a hankie, i think. i found it thrifting and thought it would be perfect for our nature table and it fits just so.
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Today there are tractors all over the farm cutting, raking, and rolling hay for the livestock this winter so ds and I went into the field and hand rolled some mini round haybales I posted about earlier. He is so happy and has been feeding his toy animals all morning. I should really take a picture and post how nice they are! And the house smells all autumny; like sweet hay!
Thanks, boatbaby. The Elsa Beskow book is now on "the list".
post #27 of 46
Here is ours: http://http://onehookwonder.typepad....ture-tray.html

Since my 19-month-old now has access to it (due to his climbing ability!) I'm thinking of doing something more elaborate up on our mantel as well.

*Oops, I got so worried about posting my own that I forgot to compliment everyone else's tables!! I LOVE seeing them; they are all so unique and provide such inspiration.
post #28 of 46
here's ours finally. We had my DD's birthday table set up for a while, so the Autumn table went up a little late.

Autumn nature table


DD was so excited to help set it up- it was so sweet. She's not shown a whole lot of interest in the past, but this time she took such care deciding where each element should go etc...

I've loved seeing everybody's tables- they're all so beautiful!!!
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beautiful! the leaf garland is so pretty- i think we'll have to add that to our list of ideas for next week.
post #31 of 46
I love the leaf garland as well! (and what a beautiful blog you have mum2be!)

We finally started getting Fall weather around here and we put together our table today

I found so much inspiration from everyone's photos here... thank you!
post #32 of 46
oh my.... i love that little wooden squirrel!!! Is that one of the buntspeche (ok, i know I'm way off on the spelling there) figures???

The applique from your exchange is awesome too... and looks like something even I could pull off... hmmm.....
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Wow, everyone's nature tables are so cute and tidy!

We just started this idea in our home, but for us its really it's just a place where we collect the "treasures" that we find when we're outside. It's just a jumble of fun stuff.

Is there some philosophy behind what should be in a nature table? (My DD is only 19 mo old, so we're really just dipping our toes into all of this, but a nature table seemed like a fun thing to do.) So far we just have a few pine cones, a few acorns, a piece of straw that she particularly liked, the cap from a very nice acorn that we used as a whistle, that sort of thing. There aren't any felted anythings on our table (which are super-cute, btw), and no candles at all. Are there some specific approaches to why those things are on your tables, or are they just there because they're fun and fit the theme?

Thanks for all the ideas!
post #35 of 46
i am SO motivated to set up our autumn table now!! these photos are really inspirational. i just love all the hand-made items (especially that leaf garland- i think we might have to do that one today!) and the different manifestations of the season.

thank you thank you thank you
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Wow, everyone's nature tables are so cute and tidy!

We just started this idea in our home, but for us its really it's just a place where we collect the "treasures" that we find when we're outside. It's just a jumble of fun stuff.

Is there some philosophy behind what should be in a nature table? (My DD is only 19 mo old, so we're really just dipping our toes into all of this, but a nature table seemed like a fun thing to do.) So far we just have a few pine cones, a few acorns, a piece of straw that she particularly liked, the cap from a very nice acorn that we used as a whistle, that sort of thing. There aren't any felted anythings on our table (which are super-cute, btw), and no candles at all. Are there some specific approaches to why those things are on your tables, or are they just there because they're fun and fit the theme?

Thanks for all the ideas!
I think what you are describing sounds perfect. Everyone does it differently. Our table always has a Mother Earth felted figure on it, but other than that I really try to keep it as a reflection of the season by displaying things we've found outside. Right now ours has osage oranges, a big piece of bark, several leaves, pinecones, and a few rocks. There's no "right" way to do a nature table -that's what's so great about them.
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 It's been a whole two years since this thread was updated, but I think it's time!

 

 With autumn settling in to the Northern Hemisphere once more, what do your nature tables look like?

 

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Mine is making the transition from late summer to early autumn. I have sunflowers in a metal pitcher from Michaelmas, and black bearded wheat. Nestled in the gourds are my first few autumn leaf findings: ginko leaves whose edges are just tinged yellow, and green ash leaves that were the first to fall in my neighborhood. Looking on is my funny buri brush squirrel, who gets to experience all the seasons on my table.

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Here's ours:

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post #39 of 46

What a beautiful and inspiring thread! Thanks for finding it, knittygritty, as I know I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.

 

Here is our table:

 

Waldorf Inspired Nature Table

 

post #40 of 46

Those wooden mushrooms are very sweet!

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