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#31 of 46 Old 10-08-2009, 01:47 AM
 
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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!

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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!
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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.

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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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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

 


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Those wooden mushrooms are very sweet!


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Thanks, appalachiamama! I was lucky enough to be approached by GingerLittle on Etsy for a trade and I am In LOVE with my little mushrooms. She has a really wonderful shop -- very talented and everything is well made. (It was hard to decide what I wanted!)

 

I love the pumpkin on your table. Is it made from glass?


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Thank you!  It is made from glass.  It holds a small candle or tea light in the middle. 


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Here's a little peek at mine:-) This is my first time posting here so I hope this goes ok...

 

http://mommychick.typepad.com/mommychick/2011/10/autumn-nature-table.html

 

I'll have to take a better picture of the whole table!

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I love all the felting and the root babies are too cute!


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That is a very sweet table!  Great job with the needlefelting!


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Your nature tables are all beautiful! I am just loving looking at them all. I do a little one for myself, but can't wait to share one with children some day.


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