Last month my styling the seasons post went horribly wrong, broken glass all over a freshly spring cleaned room! I posted an image on instagram but I wasn’t entirely happy with it and I never wrote it up here. I think I was just trying to say too much and do too much and so this month I’m keeping it really simple. Styling the seasons has really helped me to think about each month and what it means to me. To embrace slow living and appreciate the subtle changes in nature month by month rather than more generally each season. I wanted a way to share this with the rest of the family, my children especially. I saw an idea for a nature table and loved it, my nature loving 4 year old would just adore one however with a toddling 16 month old it just wasn’t practical. Over Easter I was clearing out some decorations and found this little tray. Perfect for a little mood board or…a nature tray! So here it is each month the children and I gather little items to reflect the changing season. Items may be replaced and refreshed throughout the month as new things catch our eye & the little tray sits in our living room for all to enjoy (although out of reach of Beau’s mischievous little fingers).
I do love May, spring is truly here and the flowers are almost at their very best. May excites me as a month. It begins with the romantic May day full of tradition and legend and nature. This year we made May day posies and my girls enjoyed washing their face in the morning dew so much they did it twice. And whats not to like about two bank holidays in one month. I do hope you enjoy our nature tray.
Our nature tray for May’s styling the seasons featuring blossom, a Robins egg, a feather, bluebell, late snowdrops, box leaves and a catkin.