Saturday Morning Gather #70: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Good Morning, and Happy Saturday! I’m so happy you could join me for Saturday Morning Gather today!

christmas tree book stack

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve friends!

I really can’t believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve.

This holiday season has passed way too quickly for my liking. I’m not sure what happened, but I feel like it was a blur.

I have promised myself to have a better organized plan for next year, so I can be done decorating and shopping much earlier than usual so I can fully enjoy the last few weeks of the holiday season.

If you are new here, welcome.

Saturday Morning Gather is my weekly newsletter where I share what is going on at Vintage Home and also share 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.

The Reason for the Season

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good tidings of great joy that will be for all the people. Today, in the city of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

Luke 2:10-11

on the blog….

Last week was my monthly dinner club party and we hosted a charcuterie board get together for the holidays.

white clock plates stack of white napkins with black striped ribbon tied and forks in clear glass tray sitting on black check tablecloth on table

I made a cute clock face charcuterie board a couple of year’s ago for a New Year’s Eve party and shared that with you last week, as well.

clock theme snack board with half clock face numbers white and dark foods pretzel clock hands

And these mini cheese balls are so easy to make and are a great addition to any charcuterie or snack board. You can see I used them as a border on my clock charcuterie board above.

white platter with mini cheeseballs black and white pom pom food picks in them

in other random news…

For the first time in my adult life, my home didn’t get decorated for Christmas!!

I tied a ribbon on a boxwood wreath I bought in the fall, hung a wreath on the front door that was gifted by Lynch Creek Farms, and at the last minute put up my tree that I received from King of Christmas last year.

The KOC tree is so easy to put together. It is 3 pieces that easily snap together, plug it in and that’s it. About 1 week ago, I couldn’t stand it anymore, so I put the tree together so we would at least have a tree with lights to enjoy.

Oh, and I did decorate this bottle drying rack with some ironstone teacups and small pitchers.

I used this piece as display in my store years ago, and just couldn’t part with it when I closed the shop.

It’s been in storage for several years, because I couldn’t figure out a place to use it in my home.

Earlier this year, I thought about using it as a Christmas tree, so I have anxiously awaited the holiday season so I could finally use it.

I picked up a few teacups and pitchers at thrift stores to add with some I already had so I could cover the tree with white ironstone pieces.

I wrapped it with white lights and finished it off by adding a lid from a soup tureen to the top.

and some other amazing things I found….

this yummy recipe for Easy Vanilla Almond Granola

homemade granola

These orange cinnamon rolls look amazing and would be so good for Christmas morning…

these tips and tricks for serving champagne for New Year’s Eve

this fun confetti popper idea you can make with the kids or grandchildren….

these fun sparkly clothing pieces for New Year’s. I personally have all of these and they have been so fun for the holidays…..

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I hope you found some inspiration today!

This will be the last Saturday Morning Gather of 2023.

I hope you and your family have a safe and blessed Christmas!

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  1. Carrie Reaves says:

    Bless you Michelle, I really enjoy your posts and all your wonderful ideas! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully blessed New Year!! Love you, Punkin 🤗😘

    1. Thanks so much, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family! I really appreciate the kind words and I’m so glad you enjoy the blog.

  2. I, too, cannot believe how fast Christmas has arrived this year. The older I get, the faster the time goes by. You will be thankful now that Christmas is here, and you won’t have all the decorations to put away. I love the beautiful and simplistic decorating you did. It’s just perfect. And a big thank you for sharing my granola recipe today. Merry Christmas my friend.

    1. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family Wendy!!

  3. Considering you didn’t decorate your home for Christmas – the last minute things you did do made your home a very festive environment. Your home is beautiful as always. Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Anna! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and 2024 is off to a good start for you.

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