January 15th, 2020
Celebrating The Earth's Seasonal Rhythm
Nature tables, or seasonal tables, are a special corner in our home, a calm place to rest our eyes and remind us of the changing seasons with bits of nature from our outdoor adventures. They are a beautiful way to celebrate the year's cycle.
When my children were growing up they delighted in finding pine cones, acorns, special sticks, sea shells, stones and other treasures to bring inside and place upon our table.
The table itself varied over the years. Sometimes it was down low, on a coffee table, in reach for them to play on. As they got older we created it on the top of our piano and added a candle for them to light and blow out. Now I have my table in a corner of my living room with a vase of plants found on my walks.
An easy place to start is with a playsilk or two to express the mood of the season. Hang one as a back drop and use the other as a ground cover. You can add small animals, tiny dolls, a vase, a candle, and your natural objects. Sometimes a book or favorite seasonal art print is a nice addition.
Our January table features colors of winter here in the northern hemisphere, white for snow, sky blue as ice and a royal blue sky. We added some magical animals like the unicorn from Osteimer wooden toys, found crystal stones and handmade paper snowflakes.
Share your nature table inspiration with us in the comment section below to enter to win one of our January Nature Table Seasonal Sets of 3 Playsilks and a small wooden animal surprise. The winner will be randomly chosen Monday, January 20th.