Mushroom Gnome from Rjabinnik

I had such fun thinking about the changing seasons for summer, and what would be good represented on a summer nature table,  that I thought it would be fun to share some ideas again for fall. The changing colours, smells, harvest bounty, as well as the preparations that animals are going through before winter, result in a host of different images and things that can be placed on a seasonal table or used to decorate the home.

From items seen in early fall, through Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, and into late fall, even within the season the nature table can change to reflect what is happening!

Here are just some of the things that could be used on an Autumn nature table:

Found objects for the nature table

  • acorns
  • chestnuts
  • thistles
  • fallen leaves (pressed or left to curl)
  • interesting rocks
  • moss
  • twigs

Crafted objects for the nature table

  • felted fall leaves, either individually or as a garland
  • felted wool tapestry of autumn colours etc.
  • felt or wooden mushrooms
  • woodland gnome, pixie and fairy figures in fall colours
  • wooden picture or card holder – perfect for displaying a hand painted autumn picture or a special autumn postcard/photograph
  • “autumn” book – perhaps you read a special autumn book when setting up your nature table, and then give the book a special spot on the table (I just love this one)
  • playsilk – the ever versatile playsilk makes a wonderful canvas on which to set up the nature table
  • wooden animals – especially foraging squirrels, bears getting ready to hibernate, migrating birds etc.
  • harvest items – decorative corn, mini decorative squashes, felt pumpkins

‘Heart of the Fall forest’ Playsilk from BeneathTheRowanTree

I have never been one to really decorate my home seasonally…not until now, when I think of wanting to share the beauty of the changing seasons with Mausi. The wonderful thing about decorating is that it is completely individual, and each family is able to decorate as much or as little as they wish, and this includes how the nature table is set up.

Harvest Fairy from Peach Creations

All photos used with permission.

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3 Responses to Ideas for an Autumn Nature Table

  1. Krista says:

    I am loving the idea of a nature table and am currently plotted where I will put one in my own home. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Becca says:

    Love them all! I’ve been eying Rjabinnik for awhile now.


    PS: Speaking of Fall nature table, I’m having a giveaway of a Autumn peg doll. SOme enter if you haven’t already.

  3. Julie says:

    Great ideas! And I’m a big fan of Rjabinnik. We own several of his pieces already and love to add more.

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