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So I was wondering, where do you get all those lovely little things for your nature tables. All those little wooden animals.


Thanks so much.....

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etsy is great place to begin! i have also found things on ebay. waldorf school sales or fairs are good, or you can learn to needle felt! its easy and a lot of fun. most of what we have is collected from nature. we also have a collection of jalu toys. he is local to where i am (west coast of canada) from and makes beautiful figures. good luck! nature tables are a wonderful thing

 

 

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woot! I bought some things! I bought these two sweet little gnomes for the nature table

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24322504

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24322505

I am so excited to get these, although I know it will be awhile since it is coming from the czech republic. I need to get her a little rainbow stacker. Since we are in florida, spring comes a bit earlier and I want to get a few more bits.

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Etsy is a great place to look! You get great unique items and support buying handmade!

Hedgehogs and toadstools, oh my! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=38173891

rainbow stacker: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=37569924

Sun Stacker: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=38253705
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woot! I bought some things! I bought these two sweet little gnomes for the nature table

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24322504

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24322505

I am so excited to get these, although I know it will be awhile since it is coming from the czech republic. I need to get her a little rainbow stacker. Since we are in florida, spring comes a bit earlier and I want to get a few more bits.
i *love* her stuff!!!!
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Do you allow playing with these or are they saved for the nature table and put away once the season ends?

We never put toys on ours. It's usually just a collection of things the children have found on nature walks and hikes.

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Do you allow playing with these or are they saved for the nature table and put away once the season ends?

We never put toys on ours. It's usually just a collection of things the children have found on nature walks and hikes.
I am going to save them for the nature table and put them away after the season is done.

That doesn't mean when they are up she can't play nicely with them.

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Do you allow playing with these or are they saved for the nature table and put away once the season ends?

We never put toys on ours. It's usually just a collection of things the children have found on nature walks and hikes.
I let the children play with it, as long as they are gentle and keep it together. some of it goes away till the next time, some of it back into wherever it belongs (wooden animal box for example..or coloured silks back into the dressups) some of it stays with the nature table through all of the seasons.

 

 

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well@! I went and bought something else for the nature table!!!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24406082

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well@! I went and bought something else for the nature table!!!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24406082
Waaah! I just favorited that today! Enjoy - I'll have to keep my eye out for the next listing.

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Waaah! I just favorited that today! Enjoy - I'll have to keep my eye out for the next listing.

I actually messaged her and asked her when she would put it back up and she messaged me back and said it was in her store. See if she can whip you up one quickly!

I am so excited I got it. I have been eyeing it for weeks.

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I actually messaged her and asked her when she would put it back up and she messaged me back and said it was in her store. See if she can whip you up one quickly!

I am so excited I got it. I have been eyeing it for weeks.

Oooh, thanks! Let me go check!

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Oh my goodness! I keep buying things for my nature table!

I bought something similiar to this
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=38122831

only she will have no face and a green dress. I just need a play silk for the table ( need to find a green one) and and a blue one for the sky in the background.

This is so much fun to plan out. I need to start getting some things for other seasons, like felt to start needle f elting my own things.

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well@! I went and bought something else for the nature table!!!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24406082
I bought one of those today! I cant wait.

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well@! I went and bought something else for the nature table!!!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=24406082
Bought mine today, too!

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I've found some nice nature table things at antique shops and thrift stores too. At an antique shop I bought a set of tiny little porcelain woodland animals, and from the thrift store we've purchased a very sweet little handwoven basket, a ceramic bowl to hold acorns and other nuts, and a little framed painting of a woodsy autumn scene.

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ooooooo oooooooooo o I got the pond in the mail today! It's sooo pretty. And she sent us an extra special little friend. A little duck!

I will post pictures when I get the rest of my things and get the table set up!

yay!

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