Saturday Morning Gather #18

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

If you are new here, welcome.

Saturday Morning Gather is my weekly newsletter where I share things going on at Vintage Home, and also inspiration and things I have found during the week that I think you might enjoy.

If you’ve been around a while, as always, I am so grateful to you!! I truly appreciate you showing up and continuing to support my blog.

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.

First of all, let me say how heavy my heart is with what’s going on in Ukraine and also the loss of 2 blogger friends this week.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these 2 ladies and all of those affected by the war in Ukraine.

My incredibly talented artist mom painted this watercolor of a sunflower and I thought it was the perfect photo for today’s post since the sunflower is the national flower for the Ukraine.

watercolor of sunflower

on the blog

Last Saturday was my monthly dinner club group menu day on the blog, so we missed Saturday Morning Gather.

So, I will recap a few things from the past 2 weeks on the blog, in case you missed it.

Last week, I shared a super easy book page table runner……

table runner made out of book pages laying across farm table with 4 place settings of white dinner plate layered with white salad plate with brown bunny pattern white linen napkin to the left of plate tied with brown/white striped napkin fork and knife to right of plate small greenhouse for centerpiece with neutral seed packets small terra cotta pots and a small plant inside

this rustic Italian dinner tablescape…..

rustic italian theme place setting white oval platter with oval wood board on top and small loaf of crusty bread wrapped in parchement paper tied with twine and a rosemary sprig tucked in knife and fork to left of platter and the edge of basket and grapevine on the edge overhead view of place setting

and the recipe for an easy Italian bruschetta appetizer to go with a rustic Italian dinner….

This week on the blog, I shared an idea for a St. Patrick’s Day tablescape……..

St. Patrick's Day place setting

in other random news

Can you believe it is already March?? It seems like the Spring is approaching so quickly!

I can’t wait to get into the garden and start planting flower seeds for my cutting garden and starter plants for the vegetable and herb garden.

There is just something so gratifying and rewarding about eating food from your own garden and having flowers right in your yard to cut to bring inside for fresh bouquets.

I also love to gift fresh flower bouquets to friends and neighbors so I pick up jars and vases at thrift stores periodically to keep on hand for making arrangements.

Even if you think you are not a “gardener” and don’t have a “green thumb” there are so many flowers and herbs that are easy to grow.

You can even grow some in pots if you don’t have a lot of yard space.

If you have any interest, at all, I highly recommend you give it a try. Just start small with a few plants and see what I mean!!

fresh cut garden flowers zinnias crepe myrtle mint geranium rosemary laying on a gray table with scissors and a white vase beside

and some other amazing things I found…..

in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s day, these cute shamrock pretzels

this dutch oven beer bread looks beautiful and delicious…..

great info for beginner flower gardeners…..

some great ideas for creating a spring tablescape

beautiful DIY gold leaf candleholders.….

great info about growing lavender…..

this foldable tray table that I love!! I like to sit on my front or back porch whenever the weather is nice and work on my computer. This table is the perfect size for that, and I even take it sometimes when I travel and need a work table.

and how cute is this adorable bunny wall hook??? It comes in 3 finishes and is so cute for Spring!!

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

blessings and have a wonderful weekend,


  1. I love the sunflower watercolor that your mom painted. It is so perfect for all that is happening in Ukraine. So much sadness this week. Love all your features for the week and was so inspired by your blog posts this week.

    1. Thank you so much Kim! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Lesa L Gage says:

    The painting is beautiful! Your mom is so very talented..just like you! Tell her I said hello!

    1. Will do Lesa! And yes, she is incredibly talented!

  3. What a pretty sunflower watercolor that your mom painted! Wow!!! Thank you for sharing my cut flower gardening post! xoxo

    1. Of course! Your gardens are so beautiful and I was happy to share your post. So much great info!

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