I love the idea of a Waldorf inspired nature table, but it just doesn't fit with how we live. So instead, we do a nature tray. We love having it on our kitchen table.
We just finished our autumn traditions tree, so we made it the center of our tray. The tray is lined with an orange play silk and there are little bowls of sweetgum tree seeds, acorns and hickory nuts, a few leaves (the kids decided to collect green ones for some reason), a candle, and a ceramic pumpkin waiting to be filled with more fall treasures.