Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Early Summer Gardens, Decor and DIYs at Thursday Favorite Things

cut flower arrangment in a pretty urn

Happy June 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:



I have been so busy in my garden and I have enjoyed creating my first bouquets using my early summer blooms! For this week’s Pin Away Wednesdays post I shared some beautiful ideas from Pinterest for creating Flower Arramengements, Bouquets and Gatherings.


Here is my first summer bouquet, and it just makes me so happy! Best of all, it was free from my own garden! I will be sharing more photos of my flowers on my summer home tour coming up tomorrow!


After many years of trial and error I have discovered that deadheading and routine garden maintenance is the key to a beautiful garden. I am happy with how the backyard is looking, but I may get in touch with a landscape company  to get some design help for our tricky front yard which is partial shade. We shall see how things progress!


Beautiful ideas for summer nights landscaping lighting malibu lights, solar lights, torches, lanterns

On Friday I joined a few friends for a fun mini-blog hop hosted by my friend Cecilia of  My Thrift Store Addiction.  The theme was “summer nights” and it was really unique and inspiring! Check out my post to see how I use lanterns, torches and solar lights to brighten up our summer nights around our home and garden.


You can find links to each of the other posts on the hop at the end of my post. They are full of fun ideas for summer nights!


I am super busy getting ready for the Summer Home Tours featuring 30 bloggers, hosted by friend Marty of A Stroll Through Life. I will be sharing my Summer Home and Garden Tour on Friday, so please do plan to stop by for another visit. The tours started today, so after partying here today you can head over to Marty’s blog to get started on the tours which are all full of beautiful summer ideas!



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




Early Summer Gardens, Decor and DIYs at TFT


Hydrangeas in a Box~Everyday Living




Romantic White Table Setting ~ plate stack and rose garland

Tips to Create a Romantic White Table Setting~Mantel and Table



Parisian Café Chair stripe Turkish throw tucked in a corner of my garden to invite relaxation and reading (cookbooks are my idea of relaxation!). #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bistrochair #turkishthrow #seagrassbasket #turkishtowel #outdooroasis #romanticgarden #outdoordecor #bistrochairs

Parisian Cafe Chairs in Black: Chic Outdoor Refresh~Hello Lovely Studio



Cottage greenhouse with daisies.

A Greenhouse for Every Season~Shiplap and Shells



Southern-Living-Idea-House-The-Crowned-Goat-6 Southern Living Idea House Tour Part 1 Decorating

Southern Living Idea House Tour Part 1~ The Crowned Goat



Your Summer Sanctuary

Create Your Summer Sanctuary~My Hubbard Home




Bathroom Refresh~Rever Un Couleur



Painted Breadboard~Common Ground



open shelves with distressed corbels and reclaimed wood, easy reclaimed wood shelving

11 Shelf Ideas for Around Your Home~ She’s Crafty


Bonus Feature:

Three Tips for Growing Peonies~Katherine’s Corner




cut flower arrangment in a pretty urn

 Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy this week’s party!



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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Happy Thursday Amber! Thank you for hosting the lovely party and for featuring my “hydrangeas in a box.” I am links 10 and 11. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    June 11, 2020 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks for hosting. My Link Ups are # 23, 24 and 25 for this week!!
    Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!!

    June 11, 2020 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Thank you so much my darling friend for including me in your features today! What a lovely surprise. As always you ave me swooning over all you shared this week. You really are a blog rock star. Wonderful features this week, our party never fails to show just how talented are bloggy friends are. xo

    June 11, 2020 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Jenna

    I love all your pretty flower pins Amber and you always have the best features! My links are#45, 46, 47, happy Summer!

    June 11, 2020 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I always look forward to this party, Amber. thanks so much for sharing my grain sack breadboard. Hope you’re having a great week!

    June 11, 2020 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. Hope you are having a good day. Thank you for hosting yet again! I am at #69 this week :).

    June 11, 2020 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Marie

    Thank you so much for featuring my bathroom in your party today. It’s really appreciated!

    June 11, 2020 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Amber! Thanks so much for featuring my white tablescape – that’s so sweet of you! 💗 My links are 100, 102, & 103 this week. Love your posts – you must have a beautiful garden! 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week, and thanks again!

    June 11, 2020 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Ooooo, that bathroom feature is going to be the inspiration photo for my bathroom makeover I’m starting this weekend! I’ve been seeing it all over Blogland and I love it! I’m at 104 and 105 this week, Amber! Hugs!

    June 11, 2020 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share my summer cottage tablescape! Hope you are staying safe and doing well!

    June 11, 2020 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Stunning features – thank you for including me with these amazing creatives, Amber. I need those tips from Katherine (and I need some peonies pronto!). Hope this finds you well and leaning into things that lift your heart. I am being very intentional about my daily rhythms and self-care these days. Thanks for gathering these lovely bloggers and for hosting, friend. I’m joining you at #136 with my beachy surfer girl daily breakfast. xox

    June 11, 2020 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 6-1 to 6-5 on my blog. On Tuesday was Spinach Salad With Crab Cake and Grilled Shrimp. Wednesday saw Roast Beef Waldorf Salad. Thursday was Lobster and Crab Salad Over A Warm Roll. And winding up this Salad Week was Tips For Storing Greens. Enjoy!

    June 11, 2020 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Thank you so much for featuring my greenhouse post Amber. How fun to see your wonderful features. My links for this week are #153, 156 and 159. Thank you for hosting!

    June 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Thanks for hosting Amber. So many great features!! Have. great week.

    XO- MaryJo

    June 12, 2020 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for hosting, Amber! I shared #186 and #187 this week.

    June 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Rachelle

    Amber, thank you for the feature! And I will definitely be pinning those pretty flower arrangements.

    June 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #196, #197, & #198. Enjoy your week.

    June 13, 2020 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    Thank you, Amber for hosting this week! I’m excited to share my Kitty Box Hideaway! I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Tee @ Teediddlydee

    June 13, 2020 at 1:45 am
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