Saturday Morning Gather #14

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

If you are new here, welcome and thanks so much for joining me!!

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 how to bleach pinecones.

It is so easy and the results are beautiful!

I have been putting some winter decor out in my home, since I took down all of the Christmas.

Bleached pinecones are a perfect addition to your winter decor. I also use them for fall and Christmas decor. The blog post shows other ways I use them.

bleached pinecone sitting beside white ironstone pot

I also showed how to make a dried hydrangea wreath out of your hydrangea blooms that died on the vine.

Mine is made into a heart shape to use for Valentine’s Day decor, but you could make a round wreath to use anytime of the year.

dried hydrangea heart wreath painted blush pink and hanging on vintage towl rack

some exciting news!!!!

I’m so excited to tell you about a new link party that some blogger friends (Lynn from Living Large in a Small House; Cindy from Reinvented Delaware; Diane from South House Designs and Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm) and I will be starting on February 4th. It is called Fabulous Friday Link party.

If you are a blogger, you can join us each week and “link up” a blog post to share with others.

If you’re not a blogger, it will be a great source of lots of inspiration all in one place.

Stay tuned for more info and reminders about this fun party!!

in other random news

That office clean up and organizing I had planned for last week, still hasn’t happened!!

I have been so busy catching up on other things, that I still haven’t gotten to it. I’m so anxious to tackle it, so I can reclaim the space and make it into an inviting but functional place to work.

Maybe next week, it will happen.

Somewhere under all of this mess, is this beautiful vintage turkish rug!

and some other amazing things I found…..

my friend Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms also showed some ways to decorate with pinecones

if you’ve ever considered growing a cutting flower garden, this post is for you…..

some great organizing tips for a small pantry….

this crockpot chicken enchilada soup looks so yummy….

and so does this crockpot taco soup….


and I’m loving these DIY English advertising pots….

flatlay view of latte in white mug on wood table top with edge of blanket beside it

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

blessings and have a wonderful weekend,

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  1. Michele,
    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe. I love everything you do and can’t wait for your new link party. So fun.

    1. Thanks so much sweet Rachel. I really appreciate your kind words! I hope you will join us sometime on the link party.

  2. It looks so good Michele! Congrats on the new email!!!

    1. Oh, thanks so much Diane! It was scary to switch, but I’m so glad I did.

  3. You have so many great ideas, Michele. I am loving your heart-shaped wreath and want to share it tomorrow on my Saltwater Sounds wrap-up. Thank you so much for sharing my cut flower garden post. That was such a fun surprise! Have a great weekend.

    1. So sorry, I missed this Kim! I was happy to share your post and thanks so much for sharing my wreath!!

  4. Wow! You have the prettiest pile of stuff ever! Usually my office mess is things like stacks of boring stuff. I can’t wait to see your office. That rug is stunning!
    Hugs to you, my friend.

    1. Thanks Renae! I think there are some pretty fun things in there, I just need to find them!!

  5. Lol..will we see you on hoarders? Pretty rug, looking forward to the results.

    1. Exactly! That’s exactly how I feel when I walk into that room!

  6. Hello Michele-
    Great post! Love the bleached pine cones. I would also love to be part of your link party with Cindy and Renae.

    1. Oh good! I’m so glad you want to join up. Our first one will be Friday, February 4th. Can’t wait to see you there!

      1. Thank you Michele. I am new to link parties . . so this should be good practice for me.

        1. Oh, good! You will love the link party! Such a great way to find inspiration.

  7. If I lived closer, I would help you with your office space! Oh wait, maybe I should get mine done too!! 😂 You girls are going to ROCK Fabulous Friday Link Party!! I’m so excited for you😊

    1. Thanks Cindy, it should be fun!! And oh how I wish we lived closer too!

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