Thursday Favorite Things, Valentine's Day, Winter

Celebrating Valentine’s Day (with a Little Spring Dreaming) at Thursday Favorite Things

Beautiful Valentine's Day decorating and craft ideas from creative bloggers

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so excited to be co-hosting this fabulous party with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers for this inspiring weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers!

If you would like to make some new friends,  grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here.) To get the party started, here’s what I have been up to recently:


I’m excited and honored that Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine took notice of my “Vintage Valentines and Roses” post (which happens to be my “Throwback Thursday post for this week!) One of my vintage vignettes from the post was included in their monthly online newsletter article:


In my latest post I shared my own round-up of Creative Ideas for Decorating with Vintage Valentines along with extra highlights from the Country Sampler Farmhouse Style newsletter. You can sign up to receive the free monthly newsletter full of awesome ideas over at



Vintage natured inspired vignette with vintage bird pictures, vintage books, evergreens, pinecones, and moss hearts in a vintage wire heart basket

Even though another cold spell is on the way, the birds were singing this past weekend, which put me in the mood to create a Nature-Inspired February Vignette Using Thrifted Vintage Finds. Vintage bird pictures, antique books, and natural elements gathered in a rusty wire heart basket seem perfect for mid-winter (with spring on the not too distant horizon!)


Earlier this winter I scored this fabulous French couple at a junk shop. Stop back by on Saturday to see how I styled them for Valentine’s Day (with a little whimsy…)


“Throwback Thursday”

In 2019 I shared my Vintage Valentines and Roses  as part of a fun “Vintage Valentine’s Day Blog Hop.” I think it may be some of my favorite Valentine’s Decor that I have put together so far. One of the postcards in the vignettes was sent to me from my best friend years ago. She has always encouraged me on my decorating adventures, which makes the feature in the Country Sampler Farmhouse Style online newsletter very special.


Now here are some beautiful features from last week’s party!



Celebrating Valentine’s Day (with a Little Spring Dreaming) at TFT


Valentines  in Sunshine Cottage~Everyday Living



Winter Botanical Inspired Vignette with a potted pink primrose.

Winter Botanical Inspired Vignette~Thistle Key Lane



winter botanicals

Warm Up Your Winter Decor with Botanicals~My Thrift Store Addiction




How to Start Seeds Indoors Without a Greenhouse

How to Start Seeds Indoors Without a Greenhouse~Bricks-n-Blooms








5 Simple Embroidery Stitches for Flowers~ Wildfire Stitches




Using Watercolor Pencils~Life at Bella Terra


Making Hearts for Valentine’s Day~Designs and Events



Bonus Features

Hydrangeas for a Simple Valentine’s Table~ Fabby’s Living



Roasted Chicken With Garlic and Herbs

Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs~My Recipe Treasures



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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Hi Amber, love the French couple you found. Thanks for hosting and for featuring my Valentine’s In The Sunshine Cottage. I am links 24, 26, and 27. Happy Thursday!

    February 11, 2021 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! My links are #43, 44, 45. Have a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!

    February 11, 2021 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks for hosting ! I’m number 50 this week.


    February 11, 2021 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups are #75, 76 and 78!!
    Thanks so much for hosting! I really appreciate the work and time you put in to host a party. I thank you too for visiting each link to pick out features….Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    February 11, 2021 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    All wonderful features, I especially like the embroidery, I wish I had the time to do it. xo

    February 11, 2021 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for hosting!! This week I’m at #97 & 98. I’m lookin forward to seeing how you are going to us that fun French couple!

    February 11, 2021 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Hey Amber, hope you’re not inundated with snow. so cold here. I’m loving all your beautiful spring and Valentine’s Day inspiration. I’m 8o, 82 and 85. thanks for hosting each week and stay warm!

    February 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Loving all the Valentine’s decor! I’ve linked at #105 today.

    February 11, 2021 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Great variety of both yours and others’ posts, Amber! Congrats on continually being featured, well deserved. Those water color pencil cards are fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend.

    February 11, 2021 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #160, #161, & #162. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 11, 2021 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for featuring our Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs. We really appreciate that. And we can’t wait to see your “Valentine” French Couple!

    February 11, 2021 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Thanks for another great party Amber and congrats on the feature! You work hard for it & totally deserve it. Have a wonderful Valentines day. I’m @ #164, 165 & 166 this week.

    XO- MaryJo

    February 12, 2021 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting and sharing my winter botanical vignette! So excited to be featured! Hugs!

    February 12, 2021 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for featuring my winter botanicals, Amber. This week, I shared #176 and #177. Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!

    February 12, 2021 at 9:55 am
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