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Nature Table, Let's Begin

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Nature Table, Let's Begin

Landscape Playsilks & Sky Playsilks by The Enchanted Cupboard

Nature Tables are used to celebrate the seasons and the rhythms of the year. As nature goes through its cycle of birth, growth, harvest, and sleep, so do we on our Nature Tables. Using a nature table is a wonderful way to decorate your home and include your children in the seasons. Spring is on our doorsteps and just around the bend but it is still winter on our Nature Table.

Before we leap into Spring, let's look at some fun ways to celebrate these last few moments of winter. Any table will do as your Nature Table, either beside a wall or in a corner of a room. The size of your table will be determined by the amount of room you have to spare. The table you see here I got for $10 at a Junk Shop. I picked it for its size and that it had a nice shelf underneath to hold extra toys. This table is low for the kids and fits nicely on the second floor landing. Nature tables are a great way to keep a little play place for the kids without having toys cluttering up the grown-up places.

Winter Playset by Muddyfeet

Playsilks are great from ground cover or backdrops. Some soft wool also make a nice snow covering. Adding some winter landscape toys will add to the scene. A lovely collection of winter theme toy like woodland animal, felted toys,and bendy dolls add just the right touch. Having a lovely decorated table will make you get excited for the season.

Bendy Dolls by Princess Nimble Thimble, Snowman by Chimera

If you don't have a Natural Table but would like to start this wonderful tradition in your home, then follow along with me every other week. We will be exploring some traditional and modern ways of sharing the seasons with your family.

Here are a few great items for a Winter Nature Table from The NaturalKids Team:
Snowflake - Winter Fairy

Felted Kitty

Wooden Winter Trees

Winter King

Blue Heart Queen Doll

Article by Beccijo, The Enchanted Cupboard

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Blogger FairiesNest said...

I love having a nature table...even though my kids are all grown we still have's a lovely way to mark the changing of the seasons.

February 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Beautiful ideas. We have two nature tables in our home. One for me, and one for them!

February 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger woolies said...

So beautiful. Love your winter nature table!

February 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger EvesLittleEarthlings said...

Beautiful table and the one I used to set up when I ran a daycare was always a favourite gathering place for the children.

February 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Lovely ideas for celebrating the end of winter. We are so eager for spring to start and want to do an end of winter/beginning of spring table. The ideas you presented are great for acknowledging that winter is here...and spring is still weeks away.

February 18, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger MuddyFeet said...

I just love nature tables! Even a small shelf can work if you are tight on space. Can't wait to see more of the series!

February 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Natalie/Woolhalla said...

Love all the gorgeous stuff! Especially like that it's winter! I am still into winter on my table~ :o)

February 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

what a wonderful nature table I'm in love with it!

I'm visiting from The Magic Onions Friday Nature Table: I'm Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams

February 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

Hi, I'm visiting from The Magic Onions Nature Table. Wanted to say that I love your blog. The little wooden fairy is so cute! I added the etsy shop to my list of favorites. Lots of cute things!

February 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger FeeVertelaine said...

I just love doing our nature is such a nice way to decorate home with daughter told me the other day:
"Should we change the nature table to spring now???" :) Not yet my darling...but spring is comming soon !!! Simply fun!!!

February 19, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

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