Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Oh, Christmas Tree"

 When we first moved to our house a few years ago my mother immediately wanted me to cover up this great glass wall.  It took me a while to decide what to do with it.  I think that this has become the perfect spot for my little guys to just stop by on their way to the kitchen or living room and hang out.  I caught my little one scrutinizing our evergreen treasures from our latest walk.  There is a stool to sit and usually something under the table for them to play with too.  This month it is a wood blocks nativity set.  I actually love how the nature table looks when you walk up to the door.  It really has become our nature seasonal area of sorts.

This month on our nature table:

The books in the basket:
Just a little bit on the last book.  We really enjoyed it.  Our favorite part, of course, is the end.  Mainly because we have heard Dad's stories (before we even knew of this book) of how this was a tradition his parents did and guess what:  they are still on the slope of his parents house.  I hope you read it and find out what I mean ; )

A closer look at one of our nature journals:

And just a quick look at my crochet trees:

"O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
They are green when summer days are bright,
They are green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!"

(first verse of the Christmas carol "O, Tannenbaum")


Pam... said...

We do sometimes have to be creative to figure out what to do with certain aspects of our homes! Sometimes we wonder, "what were they thinking?" (like the pink color on the master bedroom walls when we moved to our current home.

But you came up with a real nice little nook there, and you can keep and eye on what's going on! Very clever.

Melissa said...

Lovely moment - I love all the little collections and mementos.

Dorie said...

Wonderful nature table for inquisive little ones. How I like the nooks and crannies of houses - such character and opportunity for some neat unique areas. And your Christmas trees are fabulous!

Grace'n'Chaos said...

Thanks ladies, we're enjoying this little nook and the inspiration it brings : )

...they call me mommy... said...

Love this!! :)