Before any other understanding of other ways of celebrating this I first read about Seasonal Tables in Sarah Ban Breathnach's Mrs. Sharp's Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort & Joy
Here are the pages that actually tell about it.
Above and below are the pages, along with many others from this book were my inspiration in creating a nature/seasons table.
Needless to say I still enjoy changing and building on this.
Sometimes I create and design items for display and sometimes the children add on their own.
Then there are times we create together.
We have colourful silks and pane-velvet cloths in which to decorate the table with and backdrop with.
Lots of colourful ribbon in seasonal colours
Over the years we have made or bought many seasonal items that we store in boxes for each season.
Below I show two 'dressing of the seasonal table- one Winter, one Spring that we did this year
I still remember going to a friends parents place and getting the grape vine to make this. Braedon who was 12 at the time was my helper. In fact that might have been the start of his starting making things for me.
I remember how the grape vine even after it had been soaked for a couple of days was still very difficult to weave in and out the chicken wire and I got really scratched hands.
Now we wrap a variety of the ribbon around the 'seasons tree'
These really do vary for us year to year.
Sometimes we have the same things with nothing new added and other years we add a little new item or just rearrange items differently.
A few odds and ends, a little creativity and time to put it together.
I pray you may find some time and space to find such a place in your own homes and hearts
Blessings to you and your homes,