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Fabulous Flowers, Fruits, and Outdoor Summer Decor Ideas at Thursday Favorite Things

Garden Style and Outdoor Inspiration


Happy July  and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so excited to be co-hosting this fabulous party with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers for this inspiring weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers!

If you would like to make some new friends,  grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here.) To get the party started, here’s what I have been up to recently:


We returned from a wonderful and relaxing beach vacation on Saturday, but I have to admit that I am still on beach time! It is hard to get back into the swing of things after not having any real responsibilities for a week!


Beautiful brocante shabby chic coastal decor vintage beach themed decor mermaid seashells

The Treasures of the Sea Mermaid Garden I made when I returned from the beach a couple of years ago perfectly captures my sentiments while at the beach and after I returned home…


Nautical coastal beach craft shabby chic mermaid garden

Nevertheless, there are a few fun indoor and outdoor projects going on around here that have provided little bit of motivation and excitement to help with the “after vacation blues.” I am excited to get back into a more regular blog routine and I some fun posts lined up for the rest of summer and into early fall.


Mni-Mudroom Makeover Update

I was so suprised when we returned from the beach to see all the wonderful progress that my brother had made on our “mini-mudroom entry makeover!” The beadboard, board and batten and floor makeover is coming right along. Check out my Mini-Mudroom Part 2: Woodwork and Floor update for all the details.


“Throwback Thursday”

Where to shop for antiques in WIlmington, NC

In addition to reading and relaxing on the beach, I was able to do some fun junkin’ while on vacation. I visited my favorite shop in Wilmington, Vintage Marketplace and found some beautiful items. Here is a throwback post from my first visit a few years ago that will give you some ideas of the treasures in this amazing store. Later this week I will share some of my fabulous French summer finds from this shop and  a few other antiques stores I visited on our trip!



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



Fabulous Flowers, Fruits, and Outdoor Summer Decor Ideas at TFT

Five Budget-Friendly Outdoor Space Ideas~The Interior Frugalista



French Country Pale Blue Hydrangeas~Botanic Bleu



Traveling Teacup Takes an Amazing Tour of Beautiful Paducah, KY~Mantel and Table



Lavender and Alium Outdoor Summer Tablescape~Dining Delight



Summer Flower Gardens~Calypso in the Country



How to Make Delicious Blackberry Jam~My Hubbard Home



Summer Lemon Tablescape and a Free Printable~Thistle Key Lane




Screened-in Porch Update~A Life Unfolding



Bonus Features

Homemade Coconut Ice Cream~Everyday Savvy



Midwest Gardening Our Front Yard~Old New Green Redo


Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy the party!

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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Good morning Amber. Thanks so much for hosting. I am links 17, 18, and 19. Wishing you a most wonderful day!

    July 22, 2021 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups are # 22 and 23 for this week…
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    July 22, 2021 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you Amber for sharing my lemon tablescape post! Your vacation adventures sound like so much fun! 😁

    July 22, 2021 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh Amber I love your mermaid garden! So glad you had a lovely vacation, responsibility free! My links are #29, 30, 36, thank you!

    July 22, 2021 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Lovely features this week, Amber! Thanks for hosting and sharing! I’m at 50&51 this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    July 22, 2021 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Cindy

    You sound like you had a great vacation and successful thrifting! Thanks for hosting! I’m #52 and #54 this week.

    Hope you have a great rest of your week!

    July 22, 2021 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I’m so glad you had a great beach getaway, Amber. thanks so much for the great party!

    July 22, 2021 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Summer living with so many great summer decor ideas in this week’s Thursday Favorite Things linky party! Thank you, dear friend, for featuring my beloved blue hydrangeas on the back porch.

    Stay cool,


    July 22, 2021 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Thanks so much for featuring my Traveling Teacup this week Amber – you’re so generous! I’m glad you got to take a lovely beach holiday, and come home to renovation progress! 😉 Can’t wait to see how your mud room turns out. Till next time, I’m linked at 113. Take care and thanks again!

    July 22, 2021 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply rachelle

    Thanks for the feature Amber. 🙂
    Have a blessed Sunday

    July 25, 2021 at 8:01 am
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