Winter Nesting Table


I’ve been doing a little winter nesting this month and set a cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree.


I always feel a little blue after the tree comes down and miss the soft glow of the twinkling lights after Christmas.

I decorated the tree to enjoy for the month of January with sparkling snowflakes, icy branches and pine cones, nesting birds and glittery bird nests. You can see more of the ornaments and the tree, HERE.


Bird dishes flew in for some winter nesting, landing on snowy white plates, embossed with a flowers and vine border, a promise of spring to come!



Mercury glass votives add some sparkle and shimmer and join glittery nests, pine cones, sprigs of greenery and bird ornaments, nesting as a centerpiece for the table.



Wood beaded snowflake napkin rings add texture and contrast, pairing with embroidered pine cone napkins and twiggy woven chargers.




And a plaid throw provides a cozy tablecloth for a cold winter day!


There is a chance of snowflakes in our forecast this week.



Winter Nesting Table Details:

Bird dishes / Gracie China by Coastline Imports, HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Embossed bordered plates / Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard, used here

Wood Bead Snowflake Napkin Rings and Pinecone Napkins  / Pier 1, several years ago

Plaid throw / HomeGoods, several years ago

Rattan chargers / Pier 1, several years ago

Flatware / Wallace Emerson

Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Winter nesting tree, details, here 


Hope you’re stay warm & cozy in your nest. ♥

Winter nesting table with birds, mercury glass, pine cones and snowflakes | #wintertable #birds #tablescape

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  36 comments for “Winter Nesting Table

  1. Jane Teague
    January 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Chirp, chirp, warble, coo, tu whit to woo… The dawn chorus will soon return in all its glory. Meanwhile, what a glorious way to pass the winter!

  2. Rita C.
    January 15, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Just so gorgeous. Your collections are so wonderful, and how you keep mixing them for various combinations delightful. What a great way to start the morning. Have a great day, Mary.

  3. Linda
    January 15, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Happy Monday!!
    Such an inviting table. My faves are the cute bird dishes, the pinecone napkins, and the idea of using a throw for a tablecloth 😊.

  4. Maureen
    January 15, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Another tablescape to enjoy on this cold day in NYC!

  5. January 15, 2018 at 8:24 am

    I love those bird dishes, what a lovely warm table.

  6. January 15, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Just took my tree down yesterday. It was a little too bare so I kept a few twinkling elements and winterberries out and about to keep things glowing until St. Valentine’s Day. Good to see that I have company.

  7. Norma Rolader
    January 15, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Oh my just gorgeous!! Love the bird dishes … the table is set beautifully in front of your winter tree!!! I loved your idea of a winter tree that I took all the Christmas decor off the tree and put pine cones, white ribbon, white snowballs out of yarn and I have 3 red birds out of like wax and light up … It is not as beautiful as yours but I will be on the look out this yr for more …Thank you for all your inspiration

  8. Cyndi Raines
    January 15, 2018 at 8:52 am

    What a beautiful tablescape and a special treat to receive a post 2 days in a row! I love the bird dishes and have looked for them in the past, however they are no longer available through Amazon, will have to watch for them on EBay. The square dishes are gorgeous! The throw as a tablecloth is lovely and ties everything together so nicely. Well done Mary, you have captured your love for the birds in a most excellent setting.

  9. Catherine LUXEREAU
    January 15, 2018 at 8:57 am


    WWOOOOH, c’est MA GNI FI QUE ! Quel talent et quelle volonté après vos ennuis ….


    • January 15, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Merci Catherine ♥

  10. franki
    January 15, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Adore the bird bling!! This made me feel BETTER just looking at it!! franki

  11. January 15, 2018 at 10:23 am

    It’s magical Mary~ it almost makes me love winter…almost :) I do love the bling and silvery sparkle, and paired with the cozy throw it does convey warmth. What a beautiful and cozy spot! I hope the snow this week doesn’t cause problems…

  12. Linda Tietjen
    January 15, 2018 at 10:29 am

    As an avid bird watcher, I got a kick out of your beautiful post this morning! Hope your clean up from the damaging winds is well under way…so happy to read it was somewhat minor damages and you and family were ok! (We had two beautiful blue jays fly in for their peanuts earlier this am!) I get such pleasure watching them visit the feeders near our breakfast nook!) Looks like you may get some snow in NC this week…enjoy feeding the birds!

    • January 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks so much Linda! My feeders are filled and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a little snow! ❄️

  13. January 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Goodness what a feast for the eyes! LOVE your look! The plates, the chargers, the birds….OH MY!!!! SO inviting and EVER so lovely!!!! My favorite!

  14. Carolyn Dickson
    January 15, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Happy New Year 🎉🎈❤️ just want to thank you for ALL you share all year!!!!!! I so enjoy it All😘 You are such a talented Stylist😘 Oh, how I LOVE ❤️❤️❤️❤️ all your Awesome dishes And lovely beautiful everything 💖💖💖💖 Thankyou Carolyn 💕💕xo

  15. Maggie
    January 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Mary, that table setting is absolutely beautiful! I fell in love with your square dishes, so I quickly went looking for them, only to find out they no longer make them in the square shape. 😥

  16. Dicksie Carroll
    January 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

    This is by far the best site I have found yet. I live in Florida so a lot of it I have never seen but I am living vicariously through you. Reading your posts absolutely make my day. I love love love it! Thank you for doing what you do.

    • January 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment Dicksie!

  17. Mary
    January 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Lovely, beautiful winterscape!!

  18. January 15, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Mary, such a lovely and cozy table for two! I love all the sparkle, it sure makes me happy! All of our schools are closed tomorrow due to snow icing on all the roads! We did do some garden clean-up on a beautiful and sunny Monday!

  19. Paula
    January 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Very Pretty !!


    • January 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you Paula! ❄️🌲😀

  20. January 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    All of it is just so awesome but I am always impressed by your excellent photos. I think you need your own magazine !

  21. emily
    January 16, 2018 at 6:31 am

    You make my day with every post! You must not sleep dreaming up these gorgeous designs!

  22. Vanessa
    January 16, 2018 at 9:37 am

    What a lovely table. Love the square dishes – SOOOO MUCH! I was also inspired this past weekend to do a winter wonderland table. Best regards from Fort Mill.

  23. January 16, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I always so enjoy your winter tables and I can just imagine that your “nesting” evolves into lots of wonderful creations around your home. Love, love the winter nesting ornaments and what a great feeling of warmth that table brings.
    Happy “nesting”!

  24. January 17, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Absolutely beautiful, love every bit of it!

  25. Joan
    January 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Very lovely. The plaid throw is one plaid I haven’t seen in a throw. Love it.

  26. Marilyn
    January 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful as usual. You make everything so special.

  27. Marion
    January 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Mary the birds,tree and everything else is so warm and cozy looking. Thank You for sharing.

  28. January 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Just simply gorgeous! I adore the birds.

  29. Chris
    January 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    So beautiful! These are my favorite colors in my home.

  30. Kathy
    January 28, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    So nice to see you leave your tree up also. The warm lights and ambience keep the room warmer feeling through cold, dark month of January. Love how you do your tablescapes. I purchased the bird on leaf dishes when I saw one of your posts a few year back and so glad I did. They are lovely and have enjoyed them many times in every season, thanks to you and displaying them in every season, as you do. Thanks for all the beauty and inspiration.

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