Saturday Morning Gather #12

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

I hope the first week of your new year has been wonderful and productive!

I got all of my Christmas decor taken down and boxed up, and had a lot of fun putting out my clock collection for some New Year’s decor.

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with my decor after I take down Christmas, and it’s not quite time yet for Spring.

I decided to use my clocks for January, along with a touch of Valentine near the end of the month.

Then I will keep things simple until the spring decor comes out. I like to keep paperwhites planted during this time, use lots of candles and start adding a few english ivy plants to some of my urns/planters indoors.

on the blog

I shared a delicious Cheese Ball recipe on the blog this week.

It is always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make. You can make it as 1 large cheese ball or make about 30 mini cheese balls.

They are super cute and make a fun element to a charcuterie board.

cream cheese ball with crackers and rosemary sprig on white plate on top of white pedestal and green plant in background

I also shared a fun and unique idea for a DIY placemat for your Valentine’s tablescape.

white heart sweater placemat with red floral plate on top and white napkin folded into envelope to the rigth side fork tothe left side and pink bubbly in champagne flute to the left

in other random news

Thanks so much to Michelle at Thistle Key Lane for featuring me on the Tuesday Turn About Link Party!! If you aren’t familiar with this, you can check it out here. SO much inspiration here each week!

new year's tablescape and place setting with a white dinner plate layered with a clear dinner plate and a vintage clock face betwwen them small vintage clocks all around the plate for decoration white linen napkin tied with black white striped ribbbon and fork and knife tucked in champagne flute to right of plate vintage books stacked with clocks on top of them and silver tinsel garland wound throughout the clocks

and some other amazing things I found…..

These Stovetop Lavender Lattes look amazing, and I can’t wait to try one…..

and this Rosemary and White Bean Dip

such great info and ideas on this 52 Weeks to a Simplified Home Challenge

paperwhites in silver urn brown transferware platter behind it

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

blessings and have a wonderful weekend,


  1. Your heart placemat is adorable Michele!! Thanks for sharing and happy weekend 🙂

    1. I so enjoyed your new year’s tablescape, that I am keeping my eyes open for clock faces. You are amazing!

      1. Thanks so much Renae! They are really fun to collect!

    2. Thanks Cindy! So fun and easy to make. Have a great weekend!

    1. Oh, I’m so glad you liked it and that it inspired you in some way.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing our 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge! It’s something that keeps us on track all year and I’m excited to be able to share it. LOVED all the clock touches around your home and I can’t wait to see what you’re up to this year. You are one talented lady and I’m excited to follow along! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    1. Aww, thanks so much! And I was so happy to share your post!

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