Satuday Morning Gather – #5

white fabric pumpkin on top of white chippy wood piece on top of whte plate overhead shot

gath•er: to come together or bring together into one group, collection or place.

Good Morning friends, and welcome to Saturday Morning Gather.

If you are new here, welcome and thanks for joining us!

And if you’ve been around a while, as always, I am so grateful to you!!

Gather round and grab your coffee or favorite morning drink of choice and let’s take a look at what’s been happening this week.

on the blog

This week on the blog I shared a tablescape I created for Halloween. I used mostly things I already had, plus a few dollar store items.

If you missed that, you can see it here.

halloween place setting with 2 stacked white plates white salad plate with black stripe border on top of stack white napkin on top of plate with a round card with 31 stamped on it white skeleton hand on edge of plate black felt spider web placemat black crow on top of stack of black books

I also shared how to make an inexpensive and creative sign or backdrop. I have used this method several times using a dropcloth or other type of fabric and a fabric marker.

This year, I made a cute sign for my entryway for Halloween. You can see it here.

witch saying on drop cloth with black fabric marker writing hanging on vintage mirror white heirloom pumpkin on dresser in front of sign.

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in other random news

I spent the first part of the day at the ER on Wednesday. Woke up with abdominal pain, which continued to increase. I couldn’t get in to see my doctor so we opted for the ER.

The short version is that after blood work and a CT scan, and nothing showed up abnormal, they assume I have a kidney stone. Because they inserted dye, for the scan, they weren’t able to see the stone on the scan.

After IV pain meds, that didn’t phase the pain, then morphine, they sent me home. I finally got a little relief and was able to sleep for several hours.

Woke up and felt fine, other than being really weak.

As I am typing this, I still haven’t passed, said kidney stone, so I’m still not sure if that is/was the problem.

Stay tuned……

And by the way, I have NEVER been in that kind of pain before!!! These things aren’t for sissys!

Between company this past weekend, our regular laundry and changing over the Airbnb three times in the past week, I have done 21 loads of laundry in 3 days!

That’s why I want my laundry room to be pretty, because some weeks I spend a lot of time in here.

and some other amazing things I found…..

This super cute felt pennant DIY for Halloween….

Beautiful glass glitter pumpkins

Adorable Bat Candy Treats….

This yummy pumpkin cream pie….

and a very fashionable cropped plaid shacket…..

overhead shot of 3 cups coffee white mugs on white square saucers on light wood talbe yellow rose edgei n pic




I hope you found some inspiration at our Saturday Morning Gather today!

blessings and have a wonderful weekend,

michele

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halloween place setting with 2 stacked white plates white salad plate with black stripe border on top of stack white napkin on top of plate with a round card with 31 stamped on it white skeleton hand on edge of plate black felt spider web placemat black crow on top of stack of black books

Do you like to decorate for Halloween?? To be honest, until the past 2 years, I hadn’t decorated for Halloween since my daughter was little. Last year, I thought it would be fun to create a tablescape for Halloween. I enjoyed getting creative with it, so I want to show you how to create a “not too spooky” Halloween tablescape.

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sitting area in kitchen white paneling walls white open shelves with coffee mugs small gray table with 2 can chairs plant in urn on table

I hope you’ve been enjoying the cottage makeover series. And thanks so much for following along and all the kind words! I truly appreciate it and it makes my heart happy. Today, is the final part of the tour. Come along and let me show you “How We Renovated an Airbnb Cottage – Part 4”.

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How We Renovated an Airbnb Cottage – part one

front of white cottage with green door white metal urn with large pumpkin on top of urn jute wreath hanging on door

I’m so excited to finally show you the process of our little cottage makeover! As some of you may know, we purchased a home in June 2021 to turn into an Airbnb rental. We spent 3 months working on this project and now I want to show you how we renovated an Airbnb cottage.

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