Saturday, July 10, 2010

nature table freshen-up

Dieter and I totally re-hauled the nature table yesterday as part of our "mama and Dieter" day. It really needed it! We cleared off absolutely everything and he had fun cleaning the top with natural cleaner. Then we went outside and picked these little bouquets. His is the one of the right.
I decided that what the nature table is needing right now is "less is more" approach. I put away several of the items that usually live there and got out some more summery decorations.

Now it is all ready for the boys to add their nature treasures as they find them.

10 comments:

momma rae said...

less is more is always a good way to start! it seems ours is full to the brim before i know it.

can you tell me what that book is? lovely illustration!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

simple and beautiful..
I like that calendar, do you have the name of the artist?
Warm wishes, Tonya

Mary Beth said...

Momma Rae--the book is a German one found here:
http://www.amazon.com/Sommer-Eva-Maria-Ott-Heidmann/dp/3825170098/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1278789027&sr=8-3-fkmr1

Plain and Joyful Living: the calendar is by Nikki McClure and can be found here--
http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=nikki10

Kelly and Kelly said...

it looks great!

Anonymous said...

So Lovely as always!
Have a great weekend Mary Beth and Family.

Oona Nicholas

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

beautiful, simple and perfect!

Debs said...

Hope this isn't too silly a question:
Are those wild poppies in the vase, like the ones that grow in fields? Only whenever I have tried to pick them to put in a vase they wilt straight away.

Mary Beth said...

Debs--there are no silly questions! ;) Actually I don't know what they are, but not wild poppies. Ken bought some packets of seeds at Green Thumb and these little flowers are something from on of those. Maybe "scarlet phlox" (Ken says most likely that's what it is).

Woodspritemama said...

absolutely lovely!

Andrea said...

Love those red poppies...I can't believe you have them growing in your yard! And that tiny frog is darling.