"nature table april" by knecht ruprecht dolls
we used to always keep a more traditional nature table in the children's room but for some reason i always found it difficult to find the creatice inspiration to keep it up. i'm not sure why this is? i have lovely books full of ideas, and friends who had beautiful displays in their homes. my little table was always fairly neglected. i seemed to find that a more informal system seemed to work better for me.... a place to celebrate natural items we collected or loved to look at, but without the pressure of making it look like something out of a book. it has always sort of popped up in places around the house without much forethought. in our new home, our mantel seems to be the place for this. it won't ever be perfect but we enjoy it and that is what is important. here is a peak at our early spring display. i will add a larger branch to hang eggs on, and also hang up some vintage easter cards... maybe, who knows? i don't like to plan it too much:)
here are some more beautiful images from the nature table pool on flickr to inspire.
"easter", by daria.ivovsky
"winter into spring dell nook", by syrendell