Create and Craft, Thursday Favorite Things, Vintage Style

Beautiful and Bright Ideas At Thursday Favorite Things

Hello and welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and a wonderful group of bloggers 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 be inspired each week, this is the place to be. *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! To start off the party, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


Beautiful Historic Kentucky Home Summer Home Tour

Yesterday I shared An Early Summer Home Tour of My Old Kentucky Home as part of the 2018 Summer Home Tours organized by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life!  The tours have been amazing so far and they continue on today and tomorrow. You can find links to all the tours via my tour post. You want want to miss these inspiring tours!




VIntage dishes totem bird feeder

I also participated in garden art June challenge with my Thrifty Chicks friends. I shared my DIY Repurposed Vintage Dishes Bird Feeder. The other projects were so creative and you can find the links to each of them at the bottom of my bird feeder post.



Why this is the perfect Jute Rug

Refreshing The Living Room With The Perfect Jute Rug

This weekend I shared how I refreshed the living room with “The Perfect Jute Rug.” I absolutely love the rug and the way it pulled the whole room together just in time for summer.


Next up: The Features!

Check out these beautiful and bright ideas from last week’s party!



Decor Staples~ Le Cultivateur


Summer is just around the corner, which means longer days and more outdoor time. Are you stuck on where to start with your outdoor space? Try these 5 simple patio makeover ideas.  #summerpatio #outdoorspace #outdoorlanterns #pergola #wickersectional #outdoorcurtains #outdoorrug #summerentertaining #outdoorlivingroom #bluedecor #aquadecor #backpatio #backyard #backdeck #smallyard

Five Simple Patio Makeover Ideas ~ A Nod To Navy



Adding A Little Coastal Beachy To The Pool~ A Stroll Thru Life


3 Square Moroccan Planters

Boho Moroccan Planters ~ Pillar Box Blue


Tablescape Tuesday: Pretty Peonies~ Everyday Living




Homegrown Salsa ~ Celebrating Everyday Life


Mango Orange Smoothie~ Nancy C


Gluten-Free Strawberry Quick Bread (Vegan, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Put those ripe strawberries to good use in this healthy, sweet, and delicious quick bread recipe! This Gluten-Free Strawberry Quick Bread is vegan, allergy-free, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or as a seasonal snack! It's spring and summer baking at its finest! #strawberry #quickbread #glutenfree #vegan #baking #breakfast #dessert #strengthandsunshine

GF/Allergy Free/Refined SF Strawberry Quick Bread~ Strength and Sunshine


Zesty Lemon Farmhouse Decor for your home including a lemon clock, lemon pillows, lemon plates and more! #lemon #farmhousestyle #lemon decor

Zesty Farmhouse Lemon Decor ~ Centsible Chateau


Beeswax candles are a great natural way to burn candles without synthetic fragrances. Try these DIY beeswax essential oil candles for an easy way to add your favorite scent to your home! #essentialoils #beeswaxcandles #diycandles

DIY Essential Oil Beeswax Candles ~ A Nod To Navy


DIY Shiplap On A Budget ~ Simply Beautiful By Angela


Milking Stool Makeover & Free Printable

Milking Stool Makeover and Free Printable ~ The Painted Hinge



printable summer calendar

Summer Calendar Bucket List Free Printable~ Five Spot Green Living



Now it’s time for you to share your awesome ideas!

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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thank you for hosting, Amber and for featuring my Pretty Peonies! My links are are 11, 13, and 16. Happy Thursday!

    June 14, 2018 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Emily

    Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting this fun and inspiring Linky party!!! I love your repurposed dishes bird feeder…it is darling!!!
    This week I’ve linked up my ideas on how to grow a cottage garden..#125…definitely going to try to make a plate bird feeder to sit in my garden. Thank you for the inspiration!!
    Hope you have a lovely day!

    June 14, 2018 at 11:42 am
  • Reply NancyC

    Thanks so very much for including the Mango-Orange Smoothie in your features this week! 🙂

    June 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for sharing, Amber… and for hosting! Love those planters, and the lemon decor! I’m at 170 today! 🙂

    June 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Loved your summer home tour (I’m always a sucker for lemons!) Thanks so much for the feature:)


    June 14, 2018 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for hosting! My offerings this week include a Raspberry Custard Pie, Michigan Salad, and Chicken and Bacon Mac and Cheese in a Sourdough Bread Bowl . Enjoy your week!

    June 14, 2018 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Hey Amber! Thanks so much for featuring my milking stool makeover this week! Have a fabulous weekend!

    June 15, 2018 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Oh, that salsa looks delicious! Linking up #242 and 243 this week, Amber! Thanks for faithfully hosting each week!

    June 15, 2018 at 6:58 pm
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