Thursday, September 23, 2010

welcoming autumn

In celebration of autumn's arrival, we've done some sprucing up in our family room area including restocking our seasonal book basket. Finn was thrilled to see old favorites return to the basket. This might be the first season he remembers and was excited to see books from the previous year. We also had a few thrifted books join the pile during the year, so there were a couple of new autumn books in the basket as well. I'm sure I'll be sharing some of them over at The Book Children in the coming weeks. :)

We also did a bit of rearranging to our nature table. Finn is convinced the apple picking card has overstayed it's welcome since apple picking is old news. I love that card though so I convinced him to let it stay another week or two.

Since 3 of our kids are elementary school aged, we decided to try something new on the nature table by adding a verse or poetry card pertaining to a celebration or event during the month. Since we'll be celebrating Michaelmas in the next week, I made a verse card using Rev. 12:7 and a painting of St. Michael slaying the dragon from the Bardini Museum in Florence. (You can print a copy of the card here if you'd like one for yourself.)

Since we are now keeping 2 cards at the nature table, we needed another card-holding option. I found these lovely birch branch holders on etsy, and they fit the bill perfectly.

Of course they came as a pair so I'll have to find the perfect use for the second birch card holder.

Finn's acorn and pinecone bits rounded out our autumnal changes. A perfect reflection of late September, I think.


  1. I love it! I especially love your card holders and the apple picking card. Beautiful.

  2. I love it too! I love the card holders. Have to check those out.
    happy autumn

  3. Ahhh! Autumn - my favorite time of the year...

  4. I am just having trouble getting into fall this year-- it's 94 degrees outside. Maybe next week...

  5. It all looks lovely! I can't wait to hear about your books as always. You can have Finn or one of the kids do a drawing for fall to slide in that other birch holder...?


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