Autumn On the Inside

by Stefani on 10-November-2009

Happy new week everyone!

We have well and fully reached the most gorgeous golden fall in these parts. Highs are expected to be between 76 and 78 all week long. Sunny, crisp and sweet… perfect. This, of course means that we are spending as much time as we can soaking it all up. The doors and windows are open and we flow in and out with the breeze. 

Our nature tables (there are THREE!) are full to overflowing with acorns and seed pods, but my boys were finding it mightily disappointing each time their lovely leaves, carried home with such care, would shrivel and brown on their tables. 

So…. out came the contact paper and card stock.  

Autumn, Brought Home

Autumn Nature Table

…and all was made better. 

Eren has a great post on nature tables at the Magnifying Glass. Check it out!

There's also a lovely grouping of nature displays here

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that I have added a few of those promised slow cooker recipes to our Recipe Box. I will be adding to that list as we find new favorites, so check back!

Also, I'm very pleased today to be included in the Mama View Series at Progressive Pioneer. It is really such an honor to be spending some time alongside so many amazing mamas. I hope you'll check out all of the Mama View interviews! 

Have a lovely day, friends!

amyetc November 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

Your table looks fabulous! Does the contact paper keep the color intact, too, or just the shape?

Thanks for the link to my gallery. So much inspiration out there!

Jennifer November 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

I was trying to figure out how to keep the leaves intact, too. I think we’ll be trying some contact paper, too. We desperately need a nature table overhaul, as ours has months of collections on it and looks like a cluttered mess from summer. Maybe that will be my task today….

I’m glad for you that you have some wonderful weather to enjoy after sweltering through the summer. Your temps now are like our summer temps, and now my children are going stir-crazy from being stuck inside on too many rainy, blustery days.

Thanks for your continuing enthusiasm and joy for life. It helps pick me up through the grumpy times.

jessica November 10, 2009 at 11:09 am

I’m going to be contact papering leaves this week at work–thanks for the idea!

briar November 10, 2009 at 11:48 am

Loe the leaves- and it remined me of my childhood spent colelcting widflowers and pressing them to make into cards etc…thanks for the reminder- I wonder if my ratbags would enjoy it-time to find out.
xx

sarah November 11, 2009 at 3:56 am

The contact paper is such a good idea. I’ve tried pressing flowers and leaves but the little ones loose interest having to waite for things hidden in books.

tara November 11, 2009 at 6:46 am

These leaf cards look great ~ what a clever way of preserving the beauty of autumn!

tracy November 11, 2009 at 7:37 am

Lucky for you to have those beautiful fall days to enjoy (it’s snowed here twice already). We too enjoy preserving the things we find on walks and have been using contact paper on both sides of the leaves. Then, the boys hang them in the window, sort of like stained glass projects. Now I’m thinking we should try the cardstock and keep a collection in a binder…

Mary Beth November 11, 2009 at 8:02 am

These are just gorgeous and inspiring. Enjoy that beautiful Fall weather!

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