Happy April 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:
Last Friday I shared my Vintage Dishes and Daffodils Easter Table For Two for the Easter Tablescapes Blop Hop. I love so many things about this vibrant tablescape, but most of all I love that I didn’t out out and buy any new items, and the beautiful daffodils were free from our yard!
On Monday I hosted the Hop Into Easter Blog Hop with 31 bloggers sharing creative Easter and spring decorating ideas. It was so much fun! If you love spring bunnies and blooms, sheep, baby chicks and sacred vintage Easter decor, be sure to hop over to my post to find links to all of the beautiful blogs.
Decorating For Easter With Vintage and Thrifted Treasures
In my post for the hop I shared how I have used some of my recent thrifted treasures, yard sale scores, and thrifty Dollar Tree/Dollar Store items to decorate our home for Easter. I also shared a few preview photos of my Easter Sunday Tablescape.
I had planned to share a full post on the tablescape yesterday but the weather was a bit overcast so I didn’t get the last of the photos that I was wanting. Hopefully I will get the photos finished up and posted by this weekend. I really love it! By the way, I found those pretty lilies at Dollar Tree!
Hip! Hop! It’s Easter In The Kitchen!
Yesterday I joined Barbara of French Ethereal and 10+ creative bloggers for “Ten on the Tenth,” where we shared Easter decor for under $10.oo. I was excited to share more about the $3.00 yard sale Rae Dunn canister I found this past weekend and several other thrifted items that I used to decorate our breakfast nook for Easter. If you love pops of spring color and farmhouse-cottage style, I think you will enjoy this post!
One Room Challenge Week One: Basement Junk Room-to-Teen Bonus Room
A very special young man who happens to live in our household got an electric guitar for his 14th birthday, and even though his guitar-playing-music-teaching-vintage-thrifting-decorating-blogging Mama is thrilled, she still doesn’t want amps, cords, and other guitar equipment junking up her family room!
My husband and I decided it was finally time to convert our basement junk room into an industrial-vintage teen bonus room where our son can hang out and play guitar and video games with his friends. This decision came about right as the one room challenge was about to start. I discussed it with my husband since he is going to be doing all the work, and he gave me the go ahead to join the challenge as a guest participant!
We have six weeks to complete the challenge! My husband was totally on board, until I said something about the reveal at week six, and his face had this “look” on it…
Hubby: “I thought you said six months.” Me: “No, I said six weeks, remember??? We aren’t really doing too much anyway. I am sure we will be able to get it done in time…” (smiles, bats eyelashes)
Oops! Oh well, we discussed it and decided to go on with the challenge! We may not get everything completely like we want it in only six weeks, but we can certainly change it into a more useable space. You can read more about week one and see the before photos and some of the ideas we have for the room in my post.
Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!
Enjoying The Colors of Spring at TFT
Spring Flowers and Vintage Watering Can ~ Everyday Living
DIY Picket Fence Crate Planter~ TeeDiddlyDee
Repurposed Wood Lath Runner~ Lora Bloomquist
Spring Inspiration~ Common Ground
How To Set A Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Table~ So Much Better With Age
Floral Vintage Embroidered Doily Pillow~ Flamingo Toes
Blushing Bunnies Tablescape~ The Painted Apron
Creative Easter Wreaths~ The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Hello Spring Floral Basket~ Across The Blvd
Decorating My Dining Room For Spring~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits
An Elegant Lady Powder Room~Debbie Dabble
Thank you to everyone who visited and participated in the last party. By the way, your comments make my day! I appreciate you dear readers!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Hi Amber I’m links 20, 22 and 23 this week.
thanks,April 11, 2019 at 9:10 am
hi Amber, you are one busy lady! All your tables and vignettes are so adorable, and the room for your son is going to be awesome, he will love it so much! Plus you’ll get your storage area cleaned up! I was thrilled to see my Blushing Bunnies as a feature, thank you! My links this week are #29,30, 32April 11, 2019 at 9:14 am
Amber,April 11, 2019 at 9:30 am
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and for choosing my post as a Bonus feature!! I gave you a Shout Out on face book and will do so in my next post too!!
Thanks for hosting each week!! My link ups this week are # 37, 38, 39!!
Thanks so much for hosting, Amber! There are so many beautiful features this week and inspiring posts in the link ups too. I can’t wait to dive in. Hugs, CoCoApril 11, 2019 at 9:45 am
Thanks for hosting, Amber. Looking forward to diving into all the inspiration! I’ve linked at #56.April 11, 2019 at 10:12 am
Wonderful features, Amber! Looking forward to seeing your new room come together! I’m at 90 and 91 this week!April 11, 2019 at 11:52 am
Amber, just love the music room you created! Today I’m sharing this year’s Easter table set with vintage tableware and my collection of faux chocolate bunnies, an Easter decor tour of my home, and a detailed DIY tutorial on how to hand paint Dollar Tree glasses from easy to complex, #110, 111 and 112.April 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm
Linking up #115 and #116 this week, Amber! Thanks for faithfully hosting! So excited to see how your guitar room turns out!April 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm
Love all the spring inspiration! What a great idea to renovate your basement for your teen-age son. I will following along to see your progress.
My links to the party are #123 and #124.
JudithApril 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm
thanks so much for sharing my garden tablescape today. It was so much fun putting it together!April 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm
This week I am sharing a Creme Brulee, Creme Brulee French Toast Casserole and Creme Brulee Waffles. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!April 11, 2019 at 8:28 pm
Everything is always so pretty over here! I like the orange in the tulips. And I’m not familiar with ‘The Call of the Spring’– what a great song! I love the featured picket crate (I’m featuring it tomorrow, too) and the Hello Spring basket– and oh so funny about your husband and the challenge! I highly doubt I could ever get my husband on board with any project like that so kudos to you!! I’m numbers 149 and 150 today.April 11, 2019 at 10:11 pm
Hello Amber, what a beautiful blog you have! I always get lost looking and admiring all the lovely spaces you create! Thank you for featuring my DIY Picket Fence Crate this week! I was tickled to see it on here! I am linked up at # 160. I hope you have a wonderful week!
TiffanyApril 12, 2019 at 2:02 am
Hi Amber, thank you for hosting. Fabulous spring inspiration this week! I’m 213 and 215.April 12, 2019 at 9:45 am
Hello, lovely! I’m linking up with your beautiful friends today at #235 and #236 – it’s that season where I’m sprucing up for spring and trying my best to declutter and make more room for airy, light, serene spaces that comfort and nurture my soul. Wishing you peace right where you are. xoxApril 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm
Thank you so much for the feature! That’s so exciting! I’ll be sure to put it on my “Where I’ve Been Featured” page.April 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm