Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Displaying Treasures

i love the way nature and natural things is encouraged in Charlotte Mason and Waldorf styles of teaching. I especially love the use of a nature shelf or nature table. I really wanted one. My kids are forever collecting up tons of treasures on all our walks and hikes into the woods....for that matter i am too!! I hate to get rid of them so we are now happily displaying them on our newly dressed up nature shelf.

The other night i quickly made up this little quilt to put everything on. I just used some tan linen and a green floral for the binding. I wanted it to protect the paint on the shelf and make it a little easier to see the treasures...dark treasures on dark shelf get kind of lost. The kids were so excited when i put it there for them the next morning. Right away Avery very neatly laid out all the things they had collected which had previously just been in one big heap. They are actually coming to look at them and study and enjoy them now instead of them being forgotten.
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6 comments:

Brown Family Blog said...

very pretty, my earthy crunchy friend!

Colleen said...

I should do that, it looks so pretty.

MaryMary said...

I like the way you say "The other night i quickly made up this little quilt to put everything on" like it's just another ordinary day. ;) Very lovely.

Assi said...

Hi, my name is Assimina, I'm 31 years old, and I've been reading your blog for some time! I live in Athens, Greece and I enjoy reading about your little "adventures". Although life in a big and busy city is very very different, still it is exiting to find out how families in the other side of the world spend their time! Keep up the good work! Love your arts and crafts!

Leslie said...

assimina, thanks for commenting and for reading. it is nice to hear from others about our little life.

Grammie/Mom said...

I like this idea for your "finds". Very nice honey.

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