Winter Nesting: Winter White Table + Orchid Arrangement

Winter nesting orchid arrangement with bird and pine cones

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.

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

For our first Monday Morning Blooms in January, our common theme was ‘Winter White’.

DIY orchid arrangement with bird and pine cones in tureen

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.

Winter nesting orchid arrangement with bird and pine cones

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.

Bird ornament and nest in orchid arrangement

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.

Bird ornament and nest in orchid arrangement

Join me at the table for a little winter nesting. . .

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

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.

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Bird dishes flew in to land on snowflake embossed dinner plates. . .

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Snowflake napkin rings add some sparkle and shimmer, along with mercury glass votives and glittering bird nests.

Winter nesting table with birds

Twig flatware lends a woodland note to the table. . .

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

And more bird ornaments are perched on nests on the table.

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

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.

Winter nesting tree with snowflakes and birds

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.

Bird ornament and nest in orchid arrangement

I hope to share photos of the tree this week when I have more light to photograph it.

Winter nesting tree with snowflakes and birds

Table Details:

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

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their winter white blooms this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Hope you’re staying warm & cozy in your nest this winter. ♥

Winter nesting table with birds and snowflakes

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch

  38 comments for “Winter Nesting: Winter White Table + Orchid Arrangement

  1. Melinda Lee
    January 6, 2020 at 6:37 am

    You have created a magical winter table scape!
    I would like to know how you store your collections when they are not in season?
    Thank you,

  2. Ellen
    January 6, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Hi Mary, a beautiful table….love the white but everything still looks dull when all of Christmas is put away! My corner cabinet is bare right now trying to figure out what to put in it…thought about some spring but I don’t want to be tired of spring before it’s even here!! I’ll keep looking!!

  3. Susieb
    January 6, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Just beautiful!

  4. Jane
    January 6, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Mary
    Thanks for such a beautiful post this morning. I get the blahs when Christmas time comes to an end. You made my morning so bright and cheery…….
    Have a great Monday 😊

    • Jane
      January 6, 2020 at 10:11 am

      The orchid/winter/sparkly combination is so beautiful! What a nice fresh start to the new year!

  5. January 6, 2020 at 7:23 am

    So gorgeous Mary! I love this Monday Morning Blooms series and what a wonderful way to dress up a simple orchid for an arrangement. I would love to sit at your table with and enjoy the twinkling lights of the tree! I look forward to seeing more photos of it, Happy Monday! Kathy P

  6. January 6, 2020 at 7:34 am

    You always start my day with a smile Mary!….the table and Winter White orchid arrangement defines Sublime! Each detail is as beautiful as the next. Those bird dishes are among my favorites. My Sweetie would love this table as she is such a bird lover (a member of the Audubon Society and a volunteer at the local bird sanctuary. I am a bird lover too…I love how you mixed the more casual napkin with the elegant napkin ring. You truly have a gift!…I so look forward to seeing your beautiful Winter Nesting tree!….As always, such a pleasure joining you for flower inspiration!!! Have a great week and Happy New Year!

  7. Alice Genzlinger
    January 6, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I agree with Melinda that your flower arrangement is indeed magical. My next orchid will be in my white soup tureen with pine and evergreen and the faux snow. Winter Wonderland fits.

  8. January 6, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Mary, I would love to nest around this beautiful setting. It is so gorgeous and cozy. I love orchids for many reasons, and their longevity is a major plus. I love the bird plates paired with the snowflake ones with your twig flatware and sparkling napkin rings. Your faux furry throw might be a mate to mine 😊 I can’t wait to see more of your nesting tree. It is always a pleasure to share flowers and tables with you at Monday Morning Blooms!

  9. January 6, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Just gorgeous, you sure have captured the beauty of winter here!!!

  10. January 6, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Really gorgeous,Mary!So lovely!

  11. January 6, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Just beautiful Mary! Your tureen arrangement is gorgeous in it’s silver sparkle! My favorite part of your pretty table are the snowflake napkin rings, I can’t believe you found those at Target! I must remember the ice cube method, I killed the last orchid I had with water. Thank you for giving us a fresh new start for 2020!
    Jenna

  12. Clara
    January 6, 2020 at 8:44 am

    A beautiful, elegant way to start the week! Love the winter white with all the pretty bird ornaments and adornments. Enjoy your week Mary! Clara ❤️

  13. Gina Buffum
    January 6, 2020 at 8:54 am

    I have a container like this, and orchids have been on my mind. My to do list this week! Thanks.

  14. Debbie Lange
    January 6, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I love all your decorations, they are so beautiful, thank you for the inspiration for the New Year!!!!

  15. Kirty
    January 6, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Your winter white with the sparkle and twinkle is simply stunning, Mary! Your orchid was such a beautiful gift for you and looks so pretty in the non soup tureen with the added embellishments. Im sure your birdie filled tree adds joy to January. ❤️

  16. Jan McF
    January 6, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Mary, what a beautiful, fresh table! After all the color of Christmas this is so restful. Love the idea of extending the time for your tree. Since I just use small birds and white lights on mine, I might just leave it up a bit longer!
    Thanks for brightening our days!

  17. Theresa R Keller
    January 6, 2020 at 11:41 am

    one of my favorite posts!! i love Winter White and your orchid is beautiful! I still have my mini tree up too :)

  18. January 6, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Simply stunning! I’d love to have a seat at this beautiful winter table!

  19. January 6, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    I have never even thought of using orchids as the thriller in a flower arrangement. It’s beautiful. I saw this report on tv about a table-scape competition and all I could think of was you. You are the winner in my mind!

  20. Cyndi Raines
    January 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Ahh, the clean, serene look of winter white, just beautiful. I love those small plates with the birds perched on them by Gracie, I am always on the look out for them at T J Maxx or Home Goods when I am in their stores, but to no avail yet. Love the sparkle on the birds and the pretty cyrstal snowflake napkin ring. Very cozy and warm nestled in by the tree. Snuggle on!

  21. Mary Voskamp
    January 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve been looking for ideas for new displays after the Holidays. These are inspiring 😍

  22. Rita C.
    January 6, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Mary that’s so pretty! Does it forecast tomorrow’s weather we are predicted to receive? We shall see. I love faux fur throws and have two that I just love using in winter, and on tables, too. Your tablescapr and winter tree are truly good therapy for winter doldrums. Love the birds and snowflake ornaments. The orchid arrangement is beautiful.

  23. Donna Olson
    January 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Love your talent for making everything so inviting!

  24. January 6, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Lovin’ your pretty ~icy~ white setting Mary! I noticed the faux snow with the orchid right away, it looks great:@)

  25. January 6, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Every single thing you do is amazing. You really have a gift. LOVE the table and the arrangement. Winter whites are SO pretty to me. The added sparkle is wonderful. Have a beautiful week, Mary.

  26. January 6, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Lots of lovely bits of sparkle to keep the seasonal spirit alive. I’m staring at my empty buffet—and wondering what can I do for winter fun—that’s different without buying a thing. Most often I have a large arrangement of ivy during the in=between seasons, but now I’m thinking just white….thanks for more inspiration!

  27. January 6, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Mary, our tree is still up and decorated, but plan to take it down tomorrow. Everything is in slow mo there this season! Your winter tree sparkles and delights. I’d love to see some close up photos. I have a Christmas orchid that is still beautiufl as ever, and my Christmas arrangement is one it’s fourth transformation. A friend sent us beautiful flowers shortly before Christmas. I rearranged them in a low vase for Christmas Eve dinner. When I was setting the table for New Year’s I discarded the spent red and pink flowers and added in more white. We had a lovely white and green New Year’s Eve centerpiece. With house guests arriving on Friday, I pulled out all the spent flowers and refreshe with yet more new blooms. Amazing how I’ve stretched the original arrangement’s bare bones of fresh greens. Thanks for sharing your beautiful decor.

  28. January 7, 2020 at 7:21 am

    I felt so cozy in your home of winter white surprises! I love the orchid in the soup tureen. It gives it all a touch of elegance!

    Looking forward to seeming your winter tree photos! Happy New Year!

  29. Liz
    January 7, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Wow that turned out so pretty! Love the orchids and all the trimmings. Love the faux fir table covering!

  30. Linda Hovgaard
    January 7, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful sparkling white winter table….filled with nature…I just love it as always. Plus I always learn from you…I did not know the orchid watering trick with ice cubes….thank you Mary! Happy New Year!

  31. Virginia
    January 7, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    So many wonderful ideas…..with these, I can now ‘tolerate’ the winter months!

  32. Chloe Crabtree
    January 7, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Oh Mary, how lovely this table is! I can almost feel the chill. You have incorporated so many beautiful bird elements and of course the twig flatware is the perfect complement! Pinning and sharing on Facebook!!

  33. January 7, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Gorgeous! I just love how you captured all the beautiful lighting that enhanced the gorgeous florals and table. I love orchids too. I have never tried to have them bloom again, but I always hate throwing them out. Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place!

  34. The Tablescaper
    January 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Mary, you have such wonderful imagination. I love how you “wintered” traditional orchids. Very inspirational!

  35. January 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Mary, what a beautiful beautiful table and arrangement! Oh, so delightful to sit there in your winter white wonderland. It’s always such a joy to share our Monday Morning Blooms, friend. I water my orchids with ice cubes too…it’s the perfect way, isn’t it? xo Happy January, Mary.

  36. kmommy843
    January 11, 2020 at 8:19 am

    I love the green, white and gold, and the furry tablecloth. Is that chenille? I also liked your snowy cabin tablescape and birdhouse tablescape from years past. Your tablescapes are elegant and interesting; a hard combo to achieve.

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