To this day I enjoy the simple pleasure of bringing items from nature into my home and creating a special place to rest my eyes and soak in Mother Earth's beauty. When my children were little we found items on our nature walks like acorns, shells and feathers. We would bring these special things home and my children would put them onto our nature table, along with playsilks in the colors of the month, a few wooden toys, flowers or leaves, and maybe a book. I liked having a nature table set up because it became understood in our household as a place for careful, quiet play. We would sometimes light a candle there on special days, and when a beloved pet died we added a photo and made it into an alter.
Stefania and her daughter Annabelle created this November nature table and kindly shared it with us. They started with playsilks- gold for the back drop, simply draped across two branches in two vases. Then orange for the ground. She wrapped one vase in a fire mini playsilk which makes a lovely decoration for a dining table as well. Annabelle made a pond with a mini sky playsilk and found rocks. They added board book Autumn by Gerda Muller, some dolls by FairyShadow, and Osteimer wooden animals. Finishing it off are a found pine cone and fall leaves--all simple items that Annabelle found in nature or that they already had in their home.
I admire how Stefania includes her girl in her work/life flow and that they find organic moments to be creative together.
How do you use playsilks in your home?
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