Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Fourth of July Inspiration and Summer Flowers at Thursday Favorite Things

Summer decor and garden inspiration from top bloggers

Happy JUNE  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:


imple Summer Decorating Ideas with Fresh Flowers how to decorate with flowers for summer

On Friday I shared Simple Summer Decorating with Fresh Flowers as part of the Blogger’s Best Home Tour hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. I can’t stay out of the garden this time of year, so I just have to bring the outdoors in! Check out my post for easy summer decorating with flowers straight from your garden (or grocery store!)


If you are gardening by day and spending the evening relaxing, I encourage you to kick back with a cup of tea or your favorite summer drink and visit all gorgeous homes on the tour. 


If you need me, I’ll be in the garden!

I have been busy tidying up scraggly plants and planting all the new herbs and plants I scored for FREE at my local grocery store because they looked so rough that noone else wanted them! I can save most of them and even get them to thrive with some TLC. Until I share another garden update, here’s an older picture of one of my little magical garden spots from a few years ago. I have since moved my vintage cast iron settee set to the back yard and I am working on a new area using under the cherry tree that my husband got me for my birthday last year. It’s looking cute so far! Of course I will share a post when it all comes together!

“Throwback Thursday”

With Independence Day just around the corner, it’s time to start pulling out the red, white, and blue around here! In addition to today’s lovely features, I am sharing a throwback of an older round up post of Inspiring Patriotic Decor for more ideas.


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



How to Use a Cloche on the Porch~Cloches and Lavender


Patriotic Home Decor and Craft Ideas~Virginia Sweet Pea



Styling Patriotic Decor Inside and Out~White Arrows Home



Patriotic Decor Inspiration~Masterpieces of My Life



Easy Fourth of July Decorating~Common Ground



Red, White, and Blue Alfresco for the Fourth of July~My Hubbard Home



Blueberry Bliss Summer Tablescape~Dining Delight


How to Freeze Blueberries~Little Frugal Homestead


Bonus Features

Summertime, and the Livin’s Easy~Hyacinths for the Soul


Watermelon Mint Lime Water~Nancy C


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

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  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting Amber! I’m at 28, 29 and 32. Happy Summer!

    June 24, 2021 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! Love your patriotic features this week! My links are #27, 30, 31 Happy Summer!

    June 24, 2021 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups for this week are #37 and 38!
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party each and every week!! I so appreciate all the time and effort that does into it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    June 24, 2021 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Love seeing pics of your beautiful flowers and garden vignettes! thanks so much for hosting, Amber! Thank also for sharing my Hearth Room!

    June 24, 2021 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Love all the flowers, Amber! Thanks so much for hosting! I’m at 77&78 this week! Have a fun weekend in your garden!!

    June 24, 2021 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. Thanks so much for hosting! It is always fun to join your party :). I am at #122 this week.

    June 24, 2021 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Summer’s a busy time for gardeners, just keeping up with everything previously planted and the unwelcome invasives. Looking forward to all the pics! Today I’ve linked numbers 24 and 26.

    June 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Rachelle

    Amber, thank you for the feature!
    I’ve been enjoying the flowers and home tours.
    This week’s post are #15, 16, 17 and 18
    Have a happy summer.

    June 24, 2021 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Frost

    I’m linking up #147 this week! Love all the patriotic inspiration!! Have a nice week, Amber!

    Tee xo

    June 25, 2021 at 5:13 am
  • Reply Lori

    I’m so honoured that you chose to feature my Blueberry Bliss Tablescape Amber! Thank you very much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Lori

    June 25, 2021 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber! Thanks so much for another great party and the feature. I was such a great surprise to see my Patriotic decor here. I am loving all the garden goodness. Have a fabulous week. I am #179 & 180 this week. XO- MaryJo

    June 26, 2021 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, thanks so much for hosting. I am links 10, 11, and 12. Wishing you a wonderful week!

    June 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm
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