Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our Seasonal Table - late spring

Gina, who writes the beautiful and thoughtful blog, Our Unschooled Family, asked to see pictures of Seasonal Tables. Here is ours. Still one or two rabbit and hen figures remain from Eostre but several things added: a sprig of apple blossom and posy of bluebells from the garden. Their honey scent drifts up to meet us as we walk past. A small wooden bowl filled with fallen petals, leaves and rosemary; some seed packets; a bright yellow sun, painted in watercolour by James, and cut out by myself; and, what a friend refers to as our Totem Pole:) This is a lovely tactile piece of wood carving, by a local craftsman, given to us as a housewarming present 10 years ago. It somehow seemed just the right addition for Beltane. I must draw attention to our flowered table cover, which is a family heirloom. This was embroidered by my Grandmother just after the war. My Dad remembers her sitting in the evenings sewing away, and how it took such a long time to complete. I love to use it, and it has pride of place from now until the end of summer (with a few careful washes). Seasonal tables are such a good way to celebrate the year.

6 comments:

shell said...

Your table is beautiful - the cloth was the first thing I spotted - just gorgeous - and what a lovely thing to have.

sue said...

A beautiful season table indeed :)
sue xx

Laura said...

Beautiful table! The cloth is gorgeous. How wonderful to have it still. xx

bohemian mama said...

Really beautiful display. I was eyeing up that cloth before I even read about it's origins. It's lovely that you use it.If people put so much work into creating these things then it's only right and proper that they are fully appreciated and not hidden in a drawer or cupboard!

Jacqui said...

Thanks everyone. I do love it and I remeber her every time i look at it. xx

sunnymama said...

What a lovely spring nature table, it's really pretty. I like the little wooden bowl with petals, leaves and rosemary - I'm going to borrow that idea :) Having seed packets on the table is a great idea too.