Thursday, February 4, 2010

nature table freshen-up

Our poor nature table has been languishing in the month of January. It's easy to "let it go" for awhile and also so fun to freshen it up again. It's incredibly uplifting, even if the rest of the house is a bit of a wreck, like it is right now. I just never really "got it together" this week and I'm sad to say there is laundry on the sofa waiting to be folded . . . that is never a good sign. But about the nature table, I got the idea to add in a Valentine-y element from this photo in my flickr favorites (other inspiring Valentine decorating here and here).
The little desk calendar is from here. I don't know if it will stay on the nature table (probably not) but I do love these little hippos for Valentines day. And also, it pleases me very much to decorate with things I already own. The boys contributions are a large sprig of rosemary and the bark. Rainer added a shell he collected at the beach today (he spent the day with his grandparents, which he enjoyed muchly). If you have a February nature table to share I'd love to see it!



10 comments:

Hannah said...

Our climate is somewhat different to yours so our nature table still looks very wintery!

http://www.homebakedonline.com/2010/01/seasonal-nature-table-in-winter.html

Andrea said...

Our winter nature table is somewhat neglected as well...right now the boys have decorated it with Lego creations (we disagree on whether Knights count as nature or not)...hope to spruce it up a bit this weekend for Valentine's and Chinese New Year.

Michaela said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I nominated for an award for all the inspirational posts.

Julia said...

Those hippos. I love them dancing on the calendar.

Perfect for the month of love.

I don't have a nature table. You make me want one though.

AndieF said...

I just refreshed mine too. My nature table always looks so sad in January - but the weather in Illinois in January is pretty sad too. We don't live by a beach, but I put shells in our nature box for February - helps me think happy, warm thoughts . . .

Kelly and Kelly said...

this looks great - and thanks for the reminder!

Joy said...

I always love seeing everyone's nature tables. The hippo calendar is pretty cute. :) Ours was just updated a bit the other day: http://www.anartfamily.com/2010/02/wip-wednesday-feb-nature-table.html

Redbeet Mama said...

Hello - here is a link to our updated nature table. The only thing I bought was the tulips.

Loved your post today - I had a tough week too. Tomorrow is a new day.


http://redbeetmama.blogspot.com/2010/02/imbolc-on-watercolor-tuesday.html

Once Upon A Parent said...

Oh really need to make a nature table in our house. Perhaps it will be my weekend project.

OnceUponAParent.Blogspot.com

hanna said...

oooh lovely. I'm looking forward to having more room for a little nature table when our extensions are finished.
I have unfolded washing looking at me from the couch also, oh dear, it is always a bad sign :)
By the way, I'm sad you haven't had succcess with my yoghurt recipe. It is so wonderfully thick when it works. I think the problem is temperature being too low. I have updated the recipe on my blog to let people know this - perhaps you could try it again in summer :)