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A Bright and Beautiful August Welcome at Thursday Favorite Things

Summer flowers sunflowers

Happy AUGUST, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and wonderful group of bloggers for my third year as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers too!



If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and or simply to be inspired each week, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! (If you missed the last party you can find it here.)???? To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


As most of you know, we are in the middle of a kitchen renovation. Right now we are sort of at a stand still as we wait on our new countertops to be delivered. The brick floor is almost finished at least! Anyone who has done renovations knows that sometimes you get these frustrating gaps in getting things done because you have to wait on delivery or construction of some kind.


Kitchen Island Inspiration: Euro-Inspired Farmhouse Work Tables and Pastry Tables

This week I turned my focus toward finalizing plans for the kitchen island. Here is a post I recently shared full of the dreamy euro-inspired kitchen islands like the one I am hoping to have.


“Throwback Thursday”


Late Summer Garden Treasures

Each week I am going to include a seasonal “throwback Thursday” post for fun. Today’s throwback is my late summer garden treasures post that I shared exactly one year ago today in case you missed it. Don’t those little tomatoes look yummy?



Simple, Chic and Classy Coastal Christmas Decor Coastal Christmas decorating ideas coastal Christmas trees #coastalchristmas

I ended last month by hosting a “Christmas in July” link party! Thank you to everyone who linked up or came over and visited. I also shared a round up of Simple, Elegant and Chic Coastal Christmas Decor.  I had been wanting to share a late summer coastal decor post of some kind, so I decided to just add in a little Christmas magic. 




Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!



A Bright and Beautiful August Welcome at TFT


Happy Sunflowers~Everyday Living



Harvesting Lavender Plant For Drying

How to Harvest and Dry Lavender~Interior Frugalista




Garden Bouquets and Transferware~Common Ground




Summer Porch Ideas~Cloches and Lavender




View from above of hydrangea and lemon arrangement. Summer Lemon Tablescape And A Free Printable.

Summer Lemon Tablescape and a Free Printable~Thistle Key Lane




Flower arrangement with Chrysanthemums, and Lemon in a white Indiana milk glass footed fruit bowl.

Easy to Make Flower Arrangement~Virginia Sweet Pea





DIY Farmhouse Summer Decor - easy crafts projects and ideas to recycle "trash" into pretty decor for the home and for a summer party table! by @birdsparty #diy #farmhouse #homedecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousediy #dollartree #crafts #recycling #recycleddecor

DIY Summer Farmhouse Decor~Bird’s Party




Here is a tutorial for the easiest (and possibly cheapest) DIY succulent wreath ever.

The Easiest DIY Succulent Wreath~Health, Home and Heart




Bonus Features


Some glasses of this delicious strawberry lemon water ready to drink.


Strawberry Lemon Water~Cook, Clean Repeat




14 Gifts the Gardener in Your Life Will Actually Love~Milk Glass Home







Thanks to everyone who visited last week. Enjoy the party!



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  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! Flowers are such a mood lifter, all your features are so pretty! My links are #26, 30, 31. Thank you for hosting for the past 3 years!

    August 6, 2020 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    So many wonderful post to explore this week!
    Thanks for hosting. My spots are #32 and #34.

    August 6, 2020 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 7-27 to 8-1 on my blog. On Tuesday was Spanokopita aka Spinach Pie. Wednesday was a Strawberry Puree. Thursday were Chocolate Whoopie Pies. And winding up this week was my post, Tip Friday Scraping the Bowl. Enjoy!

    August 6, 2020 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    wow Amber, there are so many great kitchen ideas in your post. thanks so much for sharing my vintage pitchers with flowers! have a great rest of the week!

    August 6, 2020 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. I hope you are having a great summer! It has been hot here but fun nonetheless. Thank you for hosting again :). I am #61 this week!

    August 6, 2020 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    I’m not usually a fan of the china-plates-hung-on-a-wall look, but I have to admit I liked the pewter platter above the sink in one of your kitchen inspiration photos. Thanks for hosting — I’ve linked at #62.

    August 6, 2020 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!
    My Link Ups for this week are #71, 72 and 73!!

    August 6, 2020 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Kippi

    Thank you so much for hosting the party.
    Have a great day,

    August 6, 2020 at 11:02 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    Thank you so much for featuring my flower arrangement this week!

    August 6, 2020 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Amy

    Thanks for hosting, and thank you so much for featuring my easy DIY succulent wreath! I was excited to see it. 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

    August 6, 2020 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thank you so much for hosting, Amber! It seems any renovation can take FOREVER! 😉 I’m looking forward to seeing your new island, too! I’m at 112-114 this week!

    August 6, 2020 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Rachael

    This is great! Thank you so much for featuring my gift guide for gardeners!

    August 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are welcome Rachel! Love it! Thanks for linking up!

      August 12, 2020 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Thank you for hosting Amber! I am loving your kitchen island inspiration, and your fabulous features this week. I am linking #162-164 this week.

    August 6, 2020 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber. Thank for hosting! I love your kitchen island ideas. I’m really excited to see the end game. I’m at 165, 166 & 167 this week. Take care.

    XO- MaryJo

    August 7, 2020 at 12:21 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you! By the way, did you see that I featured your Christmas post at the last All About Home party? I couldn’t leave a comment on your post to let you know. Thanks for sharing!

      August 12, 2020 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #200, #201, & #202.

    August 8, 2020 at 1:14 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    awesome features my friend. Love the throwback idea too xo

    August 8, 2020 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting Amber and for featuring my Happy Sunflowers post. I hope you are having a great weekend.

    August 9, 2020 at 7:26 am
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