Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Nature Tray

autumn nature tray, fall nature tray

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. 

Fall nature tray

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.


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What a fun project-
We have a nature table where our monkeys collect and display.
I need to get some mini pumpkins thought!

I also linked at the Nature Table:

Have a great weekend.

Kimmer said...

Great idea for a nature tray instead of a nature table! I too have liked the idea of a table but haven't figured out how to make it work in our household. Thank you for the inspiration!

Foxglove Spires said...

I love the colours of your Autumn tray, this is a wonderful way to incorporate it into your life style.

I have followed your link from the Magic Onions today and have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog

Have a wonderful Autumn weekend. xxx

Fiona said...

Your tray is lovely But the thing I love most is your Autumn Traditions Tree. What a fabulous idea and the list of activities you have planned is amazing!

Jacqui said...

I love your autumn tree idea. We have a nature shelf, but it does get cluttered up very quickly. I enjoyed reading down through all your autumnal posts - love those veggies, and I want to talk like a pirate too!

Grace said...

The tray is a wonderful idea. I may try that this fall - our nature table is out of the way of our daily life (in the dining room) and gets forgotten about sometimes. You can put the try front and center!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Your nature tray looks gorgeous. Perhaps we will make one too later this fall - I have to add it to my own "bucket list" :)

hands follow heart said...

Just as I was marvelling at your beautiful nature tray your comment came through! I love coincidences. Your Autumn Tradition tree is fab. What a great way to generate ideas for activites and keep track of them. It's down on my list of ideas to try!

erin said...

I love your nature tray. We've been finding and filling our little table up. It really is a good way to celebrate this beautiful season! You list too has so many lovely ideas. :-)

cathy @ NurtureStore said...

It's lovely Kelly. I like that it's on the kitchen table, just inviting you to pick something up and explore it.