Saturday Morning Gather #31

white mug tree with 8 blue transferware mugs inside white shelf

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

Last week, on the blog, I shared an elegant Hawaiian luau tablescape that I created for my monthly dinner club group.

I had so much fun creating this table and thinking outside the box to keep it neutral instead of the bright colors that a luau would tradtionally be.

overhead view of luau themed place setting bamboo placemat with white dinner plate smaller white plate with gold rim and small square bamboo plate stacked on top gold fork resting on left side of plate gold knife resting on right side of plate and white napkin with rope and seashell napkin ring to right of plate "runner" of small seashells at top of plate

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Also, I made this refreshing pineapple basil cocktail for our luau theme menu.

pineapple basil cocktail in tall champagne glass with fresh pineapple beside it and garnished with a sprig of basil

in other random news

Mr. VH and I will be leaving on a 2 week vacation to London and Ireland next week, and we are so excited!

We have never been to either place, so we’re looking so forward to exploring each place.

Stay tuned for lots of pics…..

On another note, I celebrated my 57th birthday this week. I wrote a little about that on IG, but here’s a recap if you missed it.

This is 57!

If you would have told me a few years ago that at 57 years old I would be writing a blog and posting daily on IG, I would have laughed out loud.

Somewhere between closing my shop and figuring out what was next, I just kept thinking how passionate I am about decorating my home, helping others decorate their homes, entertaining, thrifting and gardening.

The idea of writing the blog came to mind as a way to share those things I love with you.

It’s a lot of work, it’s hard to keep up, and I question myself often if what I’m doing even matters.

I truly believe that God blesses us with gifts that we are to share with others.

I hope that my gift of loving to create home and to entertain others gives you some joy and inspiration.


I can’t thank you enough for being here, following along on my journey, and allowing me to share with you!

blessings,
michele

and some other amazing things I found…..

this beautiful summer porch decor…..

these adorable mini cheesecakes….

this over the table rod that I’m loving….

delicous oven sun dried tomatoes….

this amazing garden art easel DIY….

great tips on cleaning paintbrushes

super cute red, white and blue fruit skewers….

adorable patriotic decor ideas……

this cute shelf DIY….

and these shoes that I thought I would never buy, but I caved in because so many people told me they would be comfy for my upcoming trip. And they were right!!

overhead view of womans feet with brown birkenstock sandals on

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

blessings and have a wonderful weekend,

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10 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Gather #31

    1. We really are! Thanks so much Rachel, and I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  1. Oh Michele, that sounds like a fabulous trip! I can’t wait to follow along with you. Thank you fir sharing my art easel today.

    1. Thanks Wendy! We are so excited! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  2. Teddee Grace says:

    Can’t open the sandle link for some reason.

  3. I’m new to your blog & I love it.

    Enjoy your vacation.
    Much love, Rose

    1. Oh, I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you so much for following along and for the kind words!

  4. Michele, have SO much fun on your trip!! I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland. I always enjoy your morning gather. Blessings to you!

    1. thanks so much Rachel! We are super excited!

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