Thursday Favorite Things

Beautiful Decor, Bloggers’ Top Posts and More at TFT!

Top Blogger Posts of 2018, Room Makeovers, Winter Decor Inspiration

Happy New Year and welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and a wonderful group of blogging friends 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! (If you missed last week’s party you can find it here???? To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


All this week I have been busy packing away the Christmas decorations and transitioning our home for winter with cozy, neutral winter decor. In between all the work and cleaning I took a brief break this weekend to do a little junkin’. I got super lucky and scored my first finds of 2019—two antique English advertising ironstone pieces!


Collecting Antique English advertising ironstone antique French Advertising ironstone

Since I was so excited about my rare finds, I was inspired to do a post all about Antique English and French Advertising Ironstone. Check out the post for more info about this type of antique pottery and some truly beautiful photos of collections and displays!


DIY bookcase DIY garden bench DIY raised Garden Bed DIY crate side tables

DIY Woodworking Projects for Beginners

With the new year comes resolutions, goals, wish lists, to-do lists, and DIY’s to try. One of my goals for 2019 is to learn some very basic woodworking skills. With that in mind I created a round up of simple furniture and garden DIY’s that I found interesting and non-intimidating. Actually some of the DIY’s don’t even require woodworking skills (you only need a little creativity!)



Beautiful Christmas Home Tours

The Christmas Tour Of Homes Link Party has been extended!

As always, Christmas came and went way too fast! With so many gorgeous Christmas home tours out there in blog land, I decided to extend the The Christmas Homes Tours Link Party through January 20th. If you are a blogger you are welcome to link up any of your Christmas home tour posts. Blog readers are also welcome to come and check out all of the inspiration. Now that the rush of the holidays is over, there is a little more time to relax with a hot cuppa coffee or tea and enjoy all the beautiful tours while pinning away ideas for next year. Hope to see you at the party!


Now it’s time to check out some inspiring features from the last TFT party!


Beautiful Decor, Bloggers’ Top Posts & More!

How to declutter and organize the kitchen. Step by step process.

Eight Steps To An Organized Kitchen~ Clean and Scentisible


Favorite Posts of 2018~ Simply Beautiful by Angela



Painted apron and legs. DIY kitchen table makeover.

Best Decorating, DIY Projects and Recipe Posts of the Year~ Thistle Key Lane



Black Stainless Steel and White Eclectic Vintage Industrial Kitchen Makeover

Our Kitchen Makeover w/ Black Stainless Steel Appliances~ The DIY Mommy



Calm and serene interiors at our fixer upper which we renovated entirely ourselves. #hellolovelystudio #interiordesign #calm #spare #serene

All Is Calm…All is Bright~ Hello Lovely Studio



Making Over the Master Bedroom~ Raising a Farmhouse



15 minute upcycled dollar store decal canvas art

Reader Favorites from 2018~ My Thrift Store Addiction



Top Five Tablescapes of 2018~ Everyday Living



Top Ten French Country Posts For 2018~ Bringing French Country Home



Blessings~ Debby Goes Shabby


Bonus Feature:

free 2019 watercolor calendar january calendar on wall with evergreen and white christmas ornaments on wood surface

Free 2019 Printable Calendar~ My Wee Abode


Thank you to everyone who visited and participated in the last party. By the way, your comments make my day! Thank you friends!

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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting Amber and for the feature! Have a wonderful day. My links are #36, 37, and 38.

    January 10, 2019 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups are # 31 and 32!!

    January 10, 2019 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh Amber, I love the English Advertising Ironstone pieces! I remember my mom had an ironstone marmalade jar. Thank you for hosting, my posts are #63, 65, 66

    January 10, 2019 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Amber, you find the most interesting things! Thanks for hosting each week. I’ve linked at #64.

    January 10, 2019 at 10:01 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    English ironstone – now THAT is music to my ears – I hope you’ll keep posting more inspiring images of those crocks and jars I love so much! Merci beaucoup for making me feel so fancy in this post celebrating beautiful interiors. I’m honored, and it will never get old to feel seen and shared. I’m happily partying with you inspiring ladies in #67 and #68 as I begin tidying up for the new year and listing the ingredients for my take on French Nordic Coastal Cottage style (my take is decidedly spare, serene, and undone though!). Peace to you, Amber as we begin a new year of blogging friendship and decor inspiration!

    January 10, 2019 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Aw, thank you so much for bonus featuring my calendar, Amber! Hugs! Going over to link to the Christmas tour! I’m at 135 and 136 this week!

    January 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Pat

    Hey Amber! Thanks so much for the feature on my top 10 posts for 2018. I’m number 106 this week. Thanks for a great party. Hugs, Pat

    January 10, 2019 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting. I love sharing with your readers and always find inspiration here. Have a blessed week! #OverTheMoon #ThursdayFavoriteThings

    January 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Hi, Amber,
    Things are kind of quiet on my blog, but I should be back into a schedule next week. My link this week is #187 (Winter Living Room Greenery).


    January 11, 2019 at 2:29 am
  • Reply Liberty

    Hi Amber,
    I am numbers 18-20 this week. I hope you have a good weekend.

    January 11, 2019 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Hi Amber, Happy New Year. I’m 200 and 201.

    January 11, 2019 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, thanks so much for featuring my top posts of the year!

    January 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you Amber! I didn’t realize my post was featured. Awesome surprise!

    January 12, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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