Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Nature Table

Celebrating the Spring Equinox

"And as the season come and go, here's something you might like to know ... there are fairies everywhere under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around -- in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing."
- Author Unknown

I love that fairy poem and this picture just took my breath away. To think there is such unparalleled beauty in Nature...

Today is the Spring Equinox and we will be making flower fairies to celebrate today. I hope to post them soon.

On Monday, we made a feature for our spring nature table with inspiration from one of my favorite books, "Earthways" by Carol Petrash...

Here is our current nature table space - an unused end table in our family room.

We headed outside to begin...

The girls each chose a shell placed upside down, to be filled with water and act as a little pond.

Then, we each chose a small branch from our blooming plum tree.

beautiful pink hues

We mounted them in our tray and placed pebbles around them to help secure them before adding grass seeds.

"C" decided it would look lovely if we added a little stone path, so she did and this is how it turned out!

We brought it inside to display and the girls misted it well.

And voila! Now every day, we are awaiting the buds. We decided to place a purple netting around it for the Lenten season. And, of course, being animal lovers, the girls have asked every day if we could add animals to it. Monday, we will add them and are busy making them this week.

Until then, we continue to marvel at the new life springing up around us and are enjoying the bunnies jumping through our yard and the birdies singing to us each and every day...


  1. Lovely naturescape ~ a garden in miniature, waiting the faeries. That photo is beautiful, just what an enchanted forest should look like, perhaps I will see something magical step out if I gaze long enough....

  2. Hi, I saw you in Kristie waldorf email list, great pictures, I think we need update our nature table too.
    Your girls muy bonitas
    thanks for share, blessings...

  3. I love the way your nature table will grow and change naturally! What a wonderful idea. :)

  4. Thanks Sarah, Jimena & Jennifer! I'm so excited that FINALLY the grass seeds are starting to sprout. I swear I misted them this afternoon with slight frustration that perhaps I did something wrong - were they ever going to sprout?!? and by this evening, like *MAGIC*, there are tons of long shoots! I don't know when that happened, but the girls are sure the leprechaun who has been visiting our house since St. Patty's Day had something to do with it! I made some Snow Drop Flower Fairies (3) before they went to bed last night and the leprechaun made 3 more when they were sleeping :) - they were excited to find the extra ones on the table this morning & are convinced that perhaps the snow drop fairies turned real at night and helped the leprechaun sprinkle some magic to make the grass grow! They are very excited about it all :) I'm having such fun and feel like a child all over again!!!!

  5. What a beautiful blog! Thank you for sharing & I look forward to reading more posts.

    Leilani from the Waldorf Group

  6. Thanks Leilani and can I give a shout out to your beautiful jewelry! I love the care posts you've been sending :) Thanks and keep us updated on your growing belly! ((hugs))