Happy Valentine’s Day from the Sparkle-Glitter-Heart Gnomes that have taken up temporary residence on the nature table.
The Dragon and St. George have departed the Nature Table. The Autumnal Gnomes have gathered in their cave with a stash of acorns. Mother Earth sits near the cave, eventually she will join the gnomes and hide away for the winter. The pumpkins are out, and Mousey has nibbled a home for himself. The gnome … More Fall on the Nature Table
Our nature table got neglected a bit over the summer, and the boys start back to school this week, so last night I cleared it off and started fresh. The golden candle holder has joined Mother Earth – eventually the days will get shorter and we will need the extra light, and Mother Earth stands … More Transitions – into September and a new school year
The bunnies have arrived in force. They arrived in the Easter Grass. They arrived in the carrot wagon. And they are all over our nature table.
Now that it is March, it felt appropriate to remove King Winter from the nature table. King Winter has been replaced by a felted-wool Mother Earth, some Root Babies, a family of Mushrooms, the Gnome family, and some four-leaf clover. The Gnome family (from previous scenes) has an umbrella – we’ve had some rain recently, … More March on the Nature Table
We have had frost on our car several mornings, and there is “frost” slowly spreading over the nature table as well. King Winter and his Winter Sprites have joined us. The scene has been set to reflect the shortened days, long nights, and chill in the air. Some festive winter gnomes mingle near a large … More winter on the nature table
Train Engineer Patrick and Scorer’s Apprentice Oliver at the first grade’s Butterfly Garden scene at Sprite’s Night at SWSF.
October is now upon us, so the carrot people have transitioned off the nature table, as have St. George and the Dragon, and we’ve changed up the silks a little as well. In their place we have felted wool pumpkins (made at parent evenings) and an Autumnal Gnome that Oliver made a few years ago … More Transitioning into Fall on the Nature Table / Pumpkins!
This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support of Avid Inkling The seasons are changing on our Waldorf-inspired nature table. The Carrot people are moving to the right/southern corner of the shelf, eventually they will be moved off entirely as fall, and then winter scenes sweep across from the north. The Carrot people … More transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall
When Oliver started in the Red Rose kindergarten in Fall of 2013, Fairy Mother gifted him a Little One. Oliver’s Little One was named Tom Tiddily. For two years, Oliver and Tom Tiddily played together in the Red Rose room. Then, this past Thursday, Oliver graduated kindergarten, and Tom Tiddily came home to live with … More the wild misadventures of Tom Tiddily