Like most of the US, it’s been bitter cold here with temperatures hovering in the single digits and ‘teens…brrrr!
Ideal weather to stay indoors and do some winter nesting!
I always feel a little blue after the tree comes down and miss the soft glow of the twinkling lights after Christmas. Last year, I decided to leave the tree up through mid February, transforming it into a Winter Nesting Tree.
We enjoyed the lights and sparkle of the tree so much that I decided to do it again this year. It helps make the transition from Christmas to winter easier and makes the house a little brighter and cozier.
I packed up all the Santamobiles and removed all the Christmas red and green. . .
Bird ornaments that normally flock to my Potting Shed in December migrated to the tree. . .
A few new nests were added since last year, with snowy white eggs. . .
Snowflakes, icy branches, glittery nests, pinecones, along with the bird ornaments, add some winter nesting details on the tree.
I found some snowy white sparkling bands of ribbon at Hobby Lobby in December for 50% off to add to the tree.
Snowflake ornaments add a little sparkle for a gray and dreary month. . .
And glittery nests make for a sparkling habitat for the birds. . .
I’ve added a few owls to my ‘parliament’ over the years, to help me celebrate with a Happy Owl-idays table.
I found more icy branches to add to the tree at Michaels last week on clearance at 80% off.
We’re on a warming trend this week but under a winter weather advisory today.
While I wouldn’t mind seeing some snow flakes, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we don’t have any ice accumulation.
Hope you’re staying warm and cozy in your nest!