Friday, July 17, 2009

Our Nature, Creation and Inspiration Table

The Magic Onions, is hosting a weekly Friday's Nature Table, which celebrates nature and imagination. I thought I would share our "nature, creation and inspiration table." The Little Ladies and I have MANY nature tables throughout the house. The one that follows is my favorite! It is placed in our "creative room" right in front of our big bow window. The table is an old thrifted table I found about a month ago for $20 (a steal). It is solid oak, big and wonderful!


On the table you will find projects waiting to be finished with needed supplies of art pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, paint brushes, glue and nature journals. Usually you will find a Little Lady there too, all is easy access for their creative pleasure.


Feathers, monarch caterpillars and beetles, and water frogs (from the pet store) are also there for observation and nature journal inspiration.

Baskets of pressed leaves and sycamore bark are there for art projects.


Reused glass bottles full of flowers to be observed or dissected.


Baskets of flowers waiting to be pressed and various flower presses are close at hand.

Homemade clipboards with pollen studies attached.

HA! This table is in the same room as my herb table. This creative room is a room full of "organized clutter," much to my hubby's distress. Since this room is too much to take in for one post I'll save the cabinets full of more nature and art supplies for a later date.
Table Leg Ornament

The tables' contents change daily and will change as the seasons change. It may be a little "messy" to look at from afar, but my little ladies and I find it absolutely beautiful!

20 comments:

Jane said...

Your table is beautiful,I can see why the the little ladies are often found there it looks ever so inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing!

The Magic Onions said...

What a fantastically GORGEOUS Nature Table!!! No wonder your Little Ladies are SO inspiring! Thank you SO much for posting this on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.

Nyree said...

What a wonderful mum you are, your girls have a great childhood!

Annie said...

I especially like the pollen studies. How cool is that?!

Bona Fide Mama said...

How lovely! Wish O had space for something like this!

nettlejuice said...

So beautiful.
I love these little glimpse into your beautiful lives. Pollen studies...hmmm.
It occured to me as I was reading your post that we don't have a nature table, though I love the idea. In the summer we spend so much of our day outside that we don't really feel the need to create a "nature space" inside. Although I must say that many many rocks, sticks, leaves, flowers and insects make their way in nonetheless.

Tammy said...

I love that you have a "creative room." It is beautiful, and looks like it would be a lovely place to spend time in.

Anet said...

Oooo... I'd love to spend time at that table creating! You've created a wonderful space for your girls.

sarah in the woods said...

I agree that your table full of wonderful things is beautiful. You are truly an inspiration!

Sherry said...

I love it! :D

Tammie Lee said...

wow, I wish you were my mom! What grand fun!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

OMGoodness... you really are just amazing. I just want to follow you around for all your great ideas.

Val

Leanne said...

Oooh so much fun there Mama!! I'm especially enjoying your leaf sewing...I've added that to my list!

andrea the pomegranates said...

this is pure visual eye candy!!! lisa i LOVE it!!!

Mon said...

Seeing all that nature laid out in rustic delight is so inspirational.

Melissa Ellen (Making Honey) said...

Next life, can I be your child?

Alisha said...

What a wonderful space! It would be hard *not* to be inspired looking at that everyday.

kyndale said...

ah, I love your table with all the beautiful additions. I really love that you sewed a leaf on a leaf. I have yet to get a low table with nature. My three year old boy would destroy it. Mostly our nature tables are up high which kind of defeats the purpose. Thank you for sharing! I will try again...smiles, K

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

What a lovely nature table. I need to find room to do this. What a beautiful celebration of nature.

jumbleberryjam said...

So lovely! I feel like I'm looking at a table from days past in a far away place. I dare say, few tables in the US today are nearly as inviting! I want to explore and touch everything. Thanks for the inspiration!! :-)