Happy Monday, I hope your new year is off to a great start! As it’s the first Monday of the month, I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms.
You can find my friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
For our first Monday Morning Blooms in January, our common theme was ‘Winter White’.
For a winter white arrangement, I started with an orchid I received in December. I love orchids as the blooms last 2 – 3 months. For a container, I used a favorite white tureen (which has never served up soup, only flowers ;). I placed the orchid pot inside the tureen and adding some plastic bags to keep it centered and provide support for some filler for the arrangement. . . pine cones and a bird nest.
Sprigs of evergreens were added along the edge of the tureen followed by a dusting of faux snow. A bird flew in for a little winter nesting in the arrangement for a finishing touch.
I use the ‘ice cube method’ to water my orchid once a week, removing the pine cones, adding three ice cubes to the orchid, allowing them to melt.
Join me at the table for a little winter nesting. . .
A faux fur throw provides cozy winter layer and tablecloth. The throw appears gray in some of the photographs but it’s actually more oyster in color.
Bird dishes flew in to land on snowflake embossed dinner plates. . .
Snowflake napkin rings add some sparkle and shimmer, along with mercury glass votives and glittering bird nests.
Twig flatware lends a woodland note to the table. . .
And more bird ornaments are perched on nests on the table.
The table is set for cozy dining in front of our Winter Nesting Tree, an excuse to extend the *twinkle* season after Christmas, when it’s cold and gray outside.
The tree is decorated for the months of January and February with sparkling snowflakes, icy branches and pine cones, bird ornaments and glittery bird nests.
I hope to share photos of the tree this week when I have more light to photograph it.
Bird Dishes / Gracie China by Coastline Imports, HomeGoods, used here
Snowflake Plates / L2R5 by La Rochelle, HomeGoods
Tureen / Mikasa Antique White, used here
Faux Fur Throw / HomeGoods
Snowflake Napkin Rings / Target, several years ago
Napkin / Pottery, several years ago
Arbor Flatware / Pier1
Bird Ornaments & Nests / collected over the years
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their winter white blooms this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Hope you’re staying warm & cozy in your nest this winter. ♥