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Beautiful Summer Inspiration at Thursday Favorite Things

Welcome 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:






My family and I are on vacation this week at Wrightsville Beach (Wilimington, NC), so I have taken a little blogging break to unplug and spend some quality “be here now” time with my family (as well as to heal up tendinitis injuries in my wrists). We still have three more days to before our vacation ends and I plan to enjoy every last second!







Wrightsville Beach is a treasure trove for shell collectors! I love collecting beautiful shells to make keepsake crafts and for decor. I used many of my favorite shells from our 2017 visit to make pretty keepsake bottles and a shabby-chic “Mermaid Garden.”


Treasures of the Sea Mermaid Garden and Keepsake Bottles




This afternoon I will be hitting all the quaint vintage shops and thrift stores in the area. I absolutely can’t wait to see what’s new in stock at my favorite shop, Vintage Marketplace! Here are some treasures that caught my eye during my visit last summer:








Below is the link to the post I shared about the shop when I first visited in 2017. Take a virtual stroll around and enjoy lots of lovely vintage eye candy and coastal cottage treasures.


Where to shop for Antiques In Wilmington, NC

Let’s Go Junkin’: Vintage Marketplace Wilmington, NC

You can also follow Vintage Marketplace on facebook.



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On Friday we will visit historic downtown Wilmington. Seeing all of the gorgeous historic homes is always one of my favorite parts of our trip! I will certainly share more pictures of the beautiful homes along with any of my junkin’ finds in a post next week.



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



Dining table with chandelier above it.

How To Create a Floral Arrangement in a Basket~ So Much Better With Age



Romantic French country pink peonies on kitchen island in post and beam house with limestone wall

Romantic French Country Pink Peonies~ Botanic Bleu



Coffee Table Dilemma Sell or Keep?~ Le Cultivateur



European country neutral decor in the dining room with round table, lantern, Belgian linen slipcovered arm chairs, and Louis wood oval back dining chairs. Etagere is from RH and has vintage treasures and books. Original art flanking etagere is by me. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.

How To Decorate a Room Without Breaking The Bank~ Hello Lovely Studio



No-Sew Removable Bench Cushion~ Simply Beautiful by Angela




Sewing Room Studio Reveal~ Let’s Get Crafty





House Planter Number Box~ The Scrap Shoppe Blog




10 Ways To Spruce Up The Front Porch~ My Hubbard Home



Bonus Features:


Vintage Paint and more... step-by-step tutuorial to make your own beach house sign with Chalk Couture products. Made in just minutes and ready to display.

DIY Beach House Sign ~Vintage Paint and More



cleaned shells

Four Ways To Clean Your Seashells~ Grace For A Gypsy





Specially Featured at Thursday Favorite Things Special blog feature



Thank you so much to everyone who linked up or visited the party last week! By the way, your comments make my day! Enjoy the party!

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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting Amber! I am links 18, 22, and 25. Happy Thursday!

    July 18, 2019 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! I have a ton of cousins that live in Wilmington, such a beautiful place! My links are #31, 36, 37. Have a wonderful vacation!

    July 18, 2019 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Enjoy your vacation, Amber! Thanks for hosting while you’re away. I’ve linked at #38.

    July 18, 2019 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks for hosting Amber and I love that Emily got featured love the coffee table. I’m number 35. Hope you had a super vacation.


    July 18, 2019 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Love the pics of the shop and the historic homes… Enjoy your vacation and thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    My Link Ups are # 26 and # 28 for this week!!I hope you have a great weekend!!

    July 18, 2019 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    sounds like you’re having so much fun. I’d love to hit those vintage shops with ya! thanks for taking the time to host while your away on vacay!

    July 18, 2019 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Marie

    Thank you so much, Amber, for hosting the party while on vacation. Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time and Wilmington looks like a beautiful place to visit. Linking up this week at 72 & 73. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

    July 18, 2019 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. Thank you for hosting! I am just returning from vacation myself and know how important it is to take a break :). This week I am at #78 and #79. Have a great time on your vacation!

    July 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Dee | Grammy's Grid

    Thanks so much for hosting! I’m linking up with My Tropical Paradise (a short story) and Why Do Jeans Have a Small Pocket? I’d like to invite you over to my UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party 2 (ends July 26) as well as my Short Story Prompt Link Party 8 (no story is too short, ends July 27) and the Wednesday AIM Link Party 41 (ends July 20). For those in the US and Canada, don’t forget to enter my giveaway daily for a chance to win a Canvas Factory print (ends July 30).

    July 18, 2019 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am bringing more goodness from my home to your table. A delicious Blue Cheese Cole Slaw kicks off the list. Then a Three Color Pasta Salad salad for a cold light summer lunch. To round off the menu is a simple but delicious Creamy Grape Salad that Grandma used to make! Enjoy!

    July 18, 2019 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Tee Frost

    Thank you Amber, for hosting this lovely party! I loved seeing all your seaside decor! I love mermaids too! My link up this week is #108, DIY One Rope Tee Swing. I hope your tendinitis feels better. Have fun with your family this week!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

    July 19, 2019 at 2:14 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Thank you ever so much for the feature, Amber! I’m honored to be among such inspiring work! On vacation and will join you all again soon! Peace to you, friend.

    July 19, 2019 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links are: #168, #169, & #170.

    July 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Hi Amber! I’m at #184 this week. I hope you’re doing well these days! Thanks again for hosting.

    July 20, 2019 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Hope you are having a grand time with your family on vacation! Thank you ever so much for featuring my romantic pink peonies. I am honored to be included with all of this week’s talented bloggers as a feature.

    No new post this week, but more coming next week.


    July 20, 2019 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Katarina -

    Wow, those vintage pieces and shells are astonishing! Love the mix of coastal and vintage vibe they bring to space. Thank you for sharing this, it’s really inspiring!

    July 21, 2019 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Hanne

    Eureka! Now I know what to do with this gorgeous old cast iron mermaid I have in the garden. Your mermaid, under the sea tableau has inspired me. Thank you greatly. Little projects like that are such a quiet joy to arrange and then hearing people gasp or ooh and ahh when they find them in the garden always makes me giggle.

    July 24, 2019 at 10:47 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I am so glad you were inspired! I bet it will look beautiful. Enjoy creating and spending time in your magical garden space! Thanks for visiting!

      August 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm

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