Month: March 2014

Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsThe first day of spring is here! In celebration, we set up our spring nature table (shelf really). Like I did with our winter table, I thought I share where I had found some of the items on our shelf.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
The one aspect of our nature table that I change at least once a month is our Waldorf postcards. I buy my postcards from Waldorf Toys, which is a Dutch company. They have the greatest selection of cards that I have found anywhere. Currently, we have a selection of blooming spring bulbs out on the table. Later, I will switch these our for other spring-related themes.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
We also have a spring gnome home, which I bought from Green Mountain Wee Woolies, an Etsy shop.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe have a variety of wooden items on the table. The trees, bushes, and mushrooms were purchased from The Enchanted Cupboard, another Etsy shop. The majority of our wooden animals are made by Ostheimer and purchased from The Wooden Wagon.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsThis wooden egg set was bought from yet another Etsy shop, Apple n Amos.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe have a jar of gems/rocks that reminded us of spring and brings an earth element to the table.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsOf course, we have our days-of-the-week, monthly, and weather gnomes out.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
We also set out the leprechaun and pot-of-gold that I made last year. I had forgot where these were or else I wouldn’t have made a new leprechaun and pot-of-gold peg doll set this year.
Spring Nature Table at Blue Bells and Cockle Shells
The one thing that I don’t believe I have ever mentioned before is that on the bottom shelf, I keep this lovely seasonal puzzle set from Melissa & Doug. I bought the set used and don’t think it can be found in retail stores anymore. The puzzles that I have seen in stores more recently are much different in appearance (and quality????).
So that is our table as it was set up last week. There are a few items that I didn’t cover and if you are curious to know where something comes from, feel free to e-mail me or ask in the comments below. Already, Sola has been adding to the table flowers such as daffodils, cherry blossoms, and hyacinths. She will also remove some of the animals to play with and bring out others if she decides that we left out a spring-time animal.

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The cherry trees are starting to bloom like crazy here, but for those of you in areas where winter is dragging on, we did this faux cherry blossom craft a couple of years ago to bring a bit of spring cheer into our house during some gloomy days. We just cut a small branch from […]

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As I have mentioned in previous posts, Sola has been very enchanted by the concept of leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day this year. We have been reading about leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day every…. single…. day. The list of St. Patrick’s Day books that I posted last week is only a small sampling of the […]

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This was a project that I meant for us to do last month, when the branches were even more bare, but the birds still seemed to appreciate it this month. I thought it would nice to set out a treat for the birds as the winter days near their end and food supplies are dwindling. […]

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