Tuesday, February 8, 2011
nature table freshen-up
The nature table has been so plain and bare this last month or so. It was much in need of a little freshen up, so I got out the heart shaped rocks and placed some pears on a tray.
That little felted heart makes me smile. My friend Carrie made it for us. She is not an artsy craftsy gal usually, but for a short time she was needle felting, and gave us the heart. So sweet. The heart shaped rocks are collected from the beach (Faith just found one and gave it to me recently. Again, so sweet.) The vintage tray was just passed down to me from my mother. It's was my grandmother's. I love it. It has a riot of colorful vegetables printed on it. So sixties.
I was browsing through my blog archives a while back, and I was struck by how bright and colorful the nature table is in summer--a riot of color indeed. And it made me think that we really do have seasons here--as subtle as they may be. We don't really have flowers in bloom in our yard in the winter. Nature is transitioning. And the nature table reflects that.