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Enjoying an All-American Summer at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy June and 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:


Cottage Garden ideas Cottage Gardens Country Gardens Vintage Junk Gardens

Yesterday for my weekly Pin Away Wednesdays series I shared highlights from my Country Cottage Garden Style Pinterest board.  If you love cottage gardens, creative uses for vintage junk in the garden, or pretty potting benches and she sheds, don’t miss this post!



At last week’s party I had mentioned that I would be sharing a garden and patio tour this week. Well, it has continued to rain nearly non-stop for the entire month and I still haven’t been able to take any more pictures to share with you. I am hoping next week will be sunny sometime so I can get some pictures and enjoy the garden. I have been moving all my potted plants to the porch to keep them from getting water-logged. The plants and flowers could really use a couple of days in a row of sunshine and dry weather!



Here is a photo from yesterday afternoon! We live on a hill and it is rare for us to get water in our front yard. Out of nowhere we just keep getting these bursts of torrential rain. The sun might come out for a a few minutes, but then it clouds over and starts pouring again. Honestly, this much rain is so bizarre for June in KY! We have only had two days without rain since the last week of May.



A Little “Free Thyme” Thrifted Basket Makeover

Last Saturday the sun did shine! I hit a friend’s parents’ living estate sale and scored several treasures including a small basket. Since the sun was shining I used the opportunity to give the basket a quick makeover and planted it up with some “free thyme” from my herb garden. Check out the post for the details and to see how easy and inexpensive it is to create a DIY herb basket.



I also scored a gorgeous antique china cabinet at the sale! Since the sun was out I came straight home from the sale and got right to work giving it a makeover too. I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to share it with you. The photo above is a sneak peek of the makeover in progress.



All this week a group of talented bloggers have been sharing beautiful and creative patriotic tablescapes. You can visit all of the tables that have been shared so far by visiting our sweet host Chloe Crabtree’s blog, Celebrate and Decorate. I will be sharing my tablescape in the morning, so I would love for you to stop back by to take a look.


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


Enjoying an All-American Summer at TFT


Red, white and blue accessories on coffee table.

Easy Ways To Decorate With Red, White and Blue~ Thistle Key Lane



Diy Summer Backyard Kitchen Ideas~Dabbling and Decorating



Star Spangled Flower Pots

Star Spangled Flower Pots~ The Scrap Shoppe Blog




Hello Summer Retro Style Hoop Art

Hello Summer Retro Style Hoop Art~ Flamingo Toes




What’s Been Going On Around Here~ Let’s Add Sprinkles



Summer Decorating with Vintage - Summer decor including vintage arrows, vintage cameras, a vintage Coke caddy, and a June Coca-Cola 1969 calendar page.

Summer Decorating With Vintage~ Virginia Sweet Pea



Free printable outdoor scavenger hunt. Print this directly onto a paper bag so your kiddos have somewhere to collect all of their goodies! Perfect for camping, nature walks, and camping parties!

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt and S’mores Printables~ Clean and Scentisible




Hooray For The Red, White and Blue~ Hyacinth For The Soul



Scott Antique Market June 2019~ Southern Style Southern Charm




Uncle Sam Wreath~ Debbee’s Buzz


Bonus Features

Top Shelf Clearance Challenge~ Le Cultivateur



New Deck and Flower Pretty~ Cloches and Lavender


If you’ve ever been featured here at Thursday Favorite Things,  feel free to grab the  image below for your blog sidebar or social media!

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 Cindy

    First thanks for the feature and hosting Amber.

    Looking forward to seeing your post for the tour. Today’s lineup was fun.

    I hear you about the rain. We at lucky if we see it once a week. It’s horrible nonstop clouds, humidity and rain.

    Looking forward to seeing the hutch you snagged.

    Have a nice day.


    June 20, 2019 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Forgot my entry is #35.

    June 20, 2019 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Ann

    39 Amber

    June 20, 2019 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh I love all your patriotic features Amber! We have had the same rainy weather in Alabama, so unusual for June! My links this week are #37, 38, 40, thank you!

    June 20, 2019 at 9:59 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Mornin, Amber. The rains! I know! We actually lost two beautiful and huge 20 year old burning bushes because of too much water. I had no idea they were so sensitive to that condition. I’m sharing a soulful piece at #43 today, inspired by a recent visit to a nearby farmstead. Being out in nature is some of the best medicine and education there is, and I have to be more intentional now about becoming still and listening to its wisdom. Wishing you peace and wellth right where you are.

    June 20, 2019 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!!
    My Link Ups for this week are # 41 and # 42!!

    June 20, 2019 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Ann Krucek

    We are getting the same rain up here in Ohio, it has been terrible, flooding has become a real issue. Thanks so much for hosting. Checking out your beautiful features!!! Link#51

    June 20, 2019 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Same here with the rain, it’s really crazy. It’s so hard to get good pics with it all dreary and overcast. Thanks for hosting a great party, friend!

    June 20, 2019 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Beth Wilson

    #61 How I love all your Country Cottage Garden Style Pinterest Board pins! We don’t have all that green in Southern California. People forget that we have a desert climate for the most part. We would love some of that rain!

    June 20, 2019 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I love all of the patriotic features and thanks so much for hosting. I am links 18, 21, and 25.

    June 20, 2019 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Love all the RWB posts! (I think one of the features is missing the link, Amber.) I’m at 73, 74, 75 this week! Hope to see you at Tuesday Turn About!

    June 20, 2019 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Love that hoop art and, of course, Sarah’s patriotic tablescape. Amber that rain is equally ridiculous here in WV, as it is in much of the country.
    I’m also celebrating patriotism and freedom with a tablescape, and a special emphasis on my home of West Virginia’s 156th birthday – today!
    Thank you for co-hosting us!

    June 20, 2019 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Hi Amber, Thank you so much for the feature. It’s an honor to be featured on your wonderful blog. I am loving our new quilt. I am number 83 and 84 this week.

    June 20, 2019 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Happy Thursday, Amber! Thank you for hosting TFT!!! Just sharing two posts today, #117 and #119. One is a mini house tour and the other is about faith. <3

    Hope your rain lets up,
    Barb 🙂

    June 20, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    This week I am sharing some of my favorite recipes. On Tuesday is a Heath Cheesecake inspired by the toffee candy bars. Wednesday brings out my Jack Daniels Grilled Salmon and on Friday the Secret Pork Chops your family Will Love. They happen to be my #1 Recipe for the last 4 years! Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    June 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #143, #144, & #146.

    June 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Thanks so much for featuring me this week! I hope you get a break in the rain to get some garden pictures. This week I am #208 and 209.

    June 21, 2019 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you Amber for sharing my red white and blue decorating post. Hope the sun will come out tomorrow! Hugs! ????

    June 21, 2019 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Lovely features my friend. We have had a ton of rain too and crazy temperatures, 55 one day, 38 one day, then 88! Thank you for being an awesome hostess. xo

    June 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my picture this week!!

    June 24, 2019 at 1:03 am
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