Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Creative Ideas, Summer Decor and DIY’s 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:



It's okay to restsource


Last week’s beach vacation was a lot of fun, but towards the end of the trip I felt unwell with autoimmune flare-ups, and traveling took quite a bit out of me. Unfortunately I didn’t end up getting to hit many of my favorite vintage shops on the way home so I don’t have many treasures to share, but overall it was still a fantastic trip. I still am having just a little bit of tendinitis issues with my wrists, so I decided to listen to my body and not push it this week with blogging and social media. I am already feeling better and I should back into to the full swing of things next week. I have lots of ideas that I can’t wait to share!



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Vintage shops, good food, and even the sun, sand, and surf were all overshadowed by my 14 year-old son’s baptism! My 26 year-old son baptized him in the ocean early last Friday morning before a crowd of witnesses gathered on the beach. My heart is full of praise and joy!



I am so excited  to share this sneak peek  photo of my sweet friend Stacy’s home for an upcoming guest home tour here on my blog! After ten years Stacy decided to take a break from blogging at Poofing The Pillows, but you can still follow her on Instagram. Be sure to stop back by next week to check out her lovely home!


Farmer's Market


This coming weekend we plan to travel to Worthington, Ohio (Columbus area) to visit family. We love visiting the Worthington Market to shop for fresh farm produce, organic jams and jellies, local honey or wine for Christmas gifts (check out Papillon wine available here for online wine shopping.) Since I didn’t get to do much junkin’ on vacation, I plan to hit all the little shops in downtown Worthington. I have also started thinking about getting a head start on Christmas shopping online on Esty and other shopping websites like Depop.



This coming week it’s all going to be about late summer cleaning and reorganizing. I love my Mrs. Meyer’s clean day products! I discovered Grove Collaborative after deciding to review products from various companies. I love product reviews! Freebies are always fun!


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



Creative Ideas, Summer Decor, and DIY’s at TFT


Sweet Peaches & Summer Flowers~ Everyday Living




Summer Entry With New Vintage Print~ Common Ground



Antiquing Old and New~ Cloches and Lavender



DIY Faux Concrete Garden Statue

DIY Concrete Bird Bath Finial~ Interior Frugalista




DIY Bedding and Pillows, Easy Sew Llama Pillow

Duvet Covers~ Kippi at Home



Easy No Sew Kitchen Curtains

No-Sew Kitchen Curtains~ Handmade Weekly



How To Make An Easy DIY Summer Tote~ Celebrating Everyday Life




A vintage suitcase makeover

A Vintage Suitcase Makeover~ The Boondocks Blog



Simple Summer Lobster Table~Dabbling and Decorating


Bonus Features:

My Humble Abode: A Cape Cod Cottage~ Design and Events



10 tips for success at the Nashville Flea Market - Nashville Tennessee Flea Market - flea market finds - metal crayon box

10 Tips For Successful Shopping at The Nashville Flea Market~ She’s Crafty




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 Ann

    Amber, thank you so much for the feature this week. Hope you are enjoying your summer!!

    July 25, 2019 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks Amber for the feature it means so much.

    Hope you are loving your beach time and found some great pieces while away. Looking forward to hearing about your vacation.


    July 25, 2019 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Dee | Grammy's Grid

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    July 25, 2019 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Jenna

    I’m sorry your not feeling well Amber, but glad you were able to enjoy your trip! Take it easy for a while, sometimes we get so busy trying to get things done we forget the most important thing is taking care of ourselves! My links are #33, 34, 35. Thank you for the party!

    July 25, 2019 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Kippi

    Thank you so much for hosting the party. I LOVE the features.
    Have a great weekend,

    July 25, 2019 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Marie

    Sorry to hear your trip didn’t end well and hope you’re feeling pain-free soon. Love the believe she could quote and timely inspiration. Thank you so much for featuring my birdbath finial, Amber! Linking some summer DIY’s at 58 & 59. Have a great weekend 🙂

    July 25, 2019 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well! The heat and humidity is a killer for me because of auto immune disease too! I hope you feel better soon!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups for this week are # 70 and # 71!!

    July 25, 2019 at 11:45 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Hi Amber! Loving all the summer freshness here today. Hope your wrists are feeling better after giving them a rest–that’s hard to not use them! Thanks so much for your time and willingness to host TFT each week – as a blogger, I know how much discipline and commitment is involved. I’m sharing a super easy summery salad recipe at #74 and chatting away in the kitchen. Hope you like, and hope this finds you feeling 100% very soon. Peace to you, friend.

    July 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    I hope you feel better and better as each day passes by. I’m sorry that you got sick on your vacation. That stinks!

    July 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Mary

    Amber thank you so much for the feature. You are so talented and it is an honor to be featured in your blog. Have a great rest of the week and sending love that you feel better soon.

    July 25, 2019 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Hi friend, so glad you had a great vacation, and how wonderful about your son’s baptism!! Hope you’re getting back to feeling better. thanks so much for featuring my vintage print!

    July 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, I was so happy to see your son’s baptism during your vacation posted on your FB page. How grateful and full your hearts must be!
    Thank you for co-hosting TFT, and I hope you’re feeling well through this summer. My shared posts are #87 and 88, tips on downsizing (purging, organizing) and thoughts on garden memories.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    July 25, 2019 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Sweet features my friend. I’m sorry to know you are not well. I know it is a day to day journey. Sending hugs your way. P.S. looking forward to the details of your trip

    July 25, 2019 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Thank you for the feature at last week’s party. I hope you are feeling better and back into the swing of things soon. The past year has been a hard year for me health wise, and my blog has suffered. I have shared posts of projects around the house for this week’s party. #127 is French Country Pantry Makeover and I am loving the new toile wallpaper inside the pantry. I will also add a post about 3 Design Factors for Exterior Stairs for the new stairs to our storage room above the garage.


    July 25, 2019 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am bringing more goodness from my home to your table. A delicious Navy Bean Salad kicks off the list. Then an Amish Pasta Salad salad for a cold light summer lunch. To round off the menu is a simple and juicy Fresh Melon Salad to brighten your table and taste buds as well! Enjoy!

    July 25, 2019 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #165, #166, & #167.

    July 25, 2019 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Frost

    Thank you for hosting again this week! I hope your wrist feels better soon. I’m linking up this week with a DIY Teeter Totter/SeeSaw # 180. Hope you continue to have a wonderful week!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

    July 26, 2019 at 1:36 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    I hope you’re feeling better this week, Amber. I enjoyed your features, especially the Cape Cod Cottage! I’m linking up at #221. Thanks for hosting!

    July 27, 2019 at 11:34 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      August 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I am sorry I am so late commenting, I was on vacay last week and playing catch-up this week. Thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my “sweet peaches and summer flowers. I am links 22, 27, and 29. Happy Tuesday and I hope you are feeling better❤️

    July 30, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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