Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Early Summer Beauty for Home and Garden at Thursday Favorite Things

Summer Home Decor and Garden ideas blogger link party

Happy May and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and wonderful group of bloggers for my third year 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 or simply to be inspired each week, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave 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 the last party you can find it here.)???? To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


Easy Mod Podge Garden Stake Makeover

My “new” vintage cottage style garden is coming along in the backyard, and I am having fun adding vintage treasures and garden ornaments right in with all the flowers and plants. Recently I gave an old garden stake a new look with a decoupage. Take a look at my post to see how easy it is to use decoupage to give old an old item new life and for a couple of sneak peek photos of my new landscaping and potting bench.


thrift store finds junkin' finds

Friday Finds: Back on the Junkin’ Trail

After two and a half months in quarantine, I happened to score some fabulous Friday finds on one of my first trips out to run errands! I hadn’t really planned on going junkin’ so it was a pleasant surprise to find some new treasures. Check out the post to read more about my finds.


Summer Porch Tour French Country Cottage Garden Style Summer Porch Tour

Beinvenue Summer! French Cottage and Garden Style Summer Porch Tour

I was disappointed to miss a fun summer porch blog hop with friends recently, but it was just too early to decorate our porch for summer due to all of the pollen. It will be another week or so before we can clean up all the green powder from all over our porch and I can start adding some summer touches. Honestly, I will probably be decorating my porch very similarly to last year because I just loved it! If you missed last year’s porch tour, I hope you will get a chance to check it out. You will also find links to 20 other fabulous summer porches full of beautiful ideas.



Tomorrow I will be joining a few friends for a fun little blog hop with a Summer Night’s theme hosted by My Thrift Store Addiction. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to see how I use candles, torches and lanterns to brighten up our summer nights around our home and garden. It has been super hot this week (too hot for a fire pit) but thankfully our AC is working. This time last year we had to call in an emergency air conditioning repair technician to put in a new unit! We should be nice and cool all summer at least!


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




A look into the greenhouse

How Does My Garden Grow~Shiplap and Shells


Six Garden Tablescapes~Everyday Living




quick and easy summer apartment porch with plants and textiles

Quick and Easy Summer Apartment Patio~My Wee Abode



Pink roses, yellow roses, purple iris in a silver wine bucket on the counter by the sink

Fresh Flowers Will Make You So Happy For Summer~ Mantel and Table


Summer Tour~ My Hubbard Home



How to Grow Herbs for Beginners

How to Grow Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: Artful Homemaking


How to Make a Chinoiserie Style Lamp with Decoupage~Bluesky at Home


Bonus Features

Beeswax Lotion Bars

Beeswax Lotion Bars~Kiku Corner




lined up gluten-free coconut cupcakes with image text above

Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes~Strength and Sunshine



Summer Home Decor and Garden ideas blogger link party


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  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! My links are #31, 33, 34

    June 4, 2020 at 9:33 am
  • Reply CoCo

    Give me all the garden inspiration! Love the features this week Amber. They’re all fabulous! Hugs, CoCo

    June 4, 2020 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups for this week are #55,56 and 57!! I hope your week is going well!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy, happy!!

    June 4, 2020 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Debbee M

    Amber, thanks for hosting! I’ve only started adding flowers to planters and refreshing my herb garden due to the weather, and still closed garden centers. While mostly homebond, I’ve been armchair traveling by going through hundreds of photos from last year’s bucket list vacation to South America. Sharing our amazing cruise in the Galapagos with wildlife photography to remind us that nature perseveres and so will we. #60. Meanwhile, I’ve updated my kitchen with coastal tableware and decor #62, and deconstructed personalized photo graduation decorations as inspiration to celebrate this year’s grads #63.

    June 4, 2020 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Thanks so much for featuring my summer flowers post, Amber! What a lovely surprise! 💗 I’m at links 90, 91, & 92, and I can’t wait to dive in to everyone’s beautiful tips this week! Thank you for hosting, as always, and again for the feature. Take care!

    June 4, 2020 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    thanks for hosting, Amber. I have a hodge podge of posts this week!

    June 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share Week 4 of the One Room Challenge, an easy rustic DIY backsplash, and summer porch decor! Hope you have a great day and are staying safe and healthy!

    June 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Allyson

    I’m sharing my polka dot birdhouse #42. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great weekend spending time in your garden.

    June 4, 2020 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Thanks for hosting Amber. There’s lots of great garden inspiration out there which I am really enjoying. I’m linking #132 & #133. Stay safe & healthy during these unprecedented times.

    XO- MaryJo

    June 4, 2020 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Thank you so much for featuring me this week Amber! And what amazing company! The features were so inspiring this week. I’m linking #141-142 this week. Enjoy your weekend!

    June 4, 2020 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting Amber and for featuring my 6 garden tablescapes. I am links 10, 11, and 12. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    June 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Gorgeous features, Amber – so much garden goodness blooming here. So happy to hear you got to go junkin. This may be the first summer that I’ll actually invest time into gardening since there is less to distract me. See a peek of it in my post at #157 with my new Frenchie bistro chairs. They are made so well, and I’m just thrilled with how bringing in the black contrast changes the look. Sending peace and prayers for good health and joy. xox

    June 5, 2020 at 2:03 am
  • Reply Christine Mitchell

    Hi Amber. Hope you are having a nice June and thank you for hosting again :). I am at #114 this week!

    June 5, 2020 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thank you so much for the feature, Amber! It’s always a thrill to be featured on your site! I’m at 183 an 184 this week!

    June 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 5-25 to 5-29 on my blog. On Tuesday was Pandemic Pasta Trio Casserole. Wednesday saw Fish Tacos. Thursday was Easy Double Cheese Baked Penne. And winding up this Pasta Week was 19 Tips For Perfect Pasta. Enjoy!

    June 5, 2020 at 7:46 pm
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