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It’s A Fourth of July and Summer Party at Thursday Favorite Things!


Happy Fourth of July, 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:



DIY Farmhouse American Flags using vintage chair spindles upcyled chair spindle American Flags

Upcycle Vintage Chair Spindles Into Farmhouse American Flags

On Tuesday I shared how I upcycled some salvaged vintage chair spindles into farmhouse style American flags. This was such a fun and easy craft and it only took a few minutes to make them!


I will definitely be looking for more spindles to make some different kinds of flags in the future. Check out the post for all the details!



I didn’t get to finish up all the blog posts that I hoped to share this week due to an unfortunate accident during dinner on Sunday night. The black shelf that has been hanging on the wall in the breakfast nook for over three years suddenly fell just as we sat down to dinner. Several pieces of vintage ironstone were broken, but luckily no one was hurt! It took a few days to get everything back in order, but all is well now.



A few of the broken ironstone dishes were able to be glued and salvaged, (what’s a few more cracks and chips it comes to vintage ironstone?) and now that the shelf is hanging more securely and everything is back in place, there was really not much harm done. You can read more the story and find some tips for hanging heavy shelves and artwork in my post, The Great Breakfast Nook Shelf Disaster of Summer 2019.



In less than two weeks we will be leaving for the beach! With coastal vibes on my mind, this past week I have been adding a few more beachy and coastal touches around our home. I plan to share a late summer home tour when we return from the beach, and hopefully I will have some new treasures from my trip to share too.



The antique china cabinet that I have been giving you sneak peeks of over the last two weeks is completely finished! It is in it’s forever home in the dining room filled with my favorite antique dishes. The makeover reveal post with more pictures will be live on the blog in the morning!





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


It’s A Fourth of July and Summer Party at TFT



Lantern on fireplace hearth with Moroccan pillow and greenery in background

Beautiful Neutral Lantern Decorating Ideas For Your Patio~ First Day of Home



Square Painted Ottoman Tray Makeover

Square Ottoman Tray Makeover~ Interior Frugalista



Thrifted Treasure-June~ Le Culitvateur



Hello Summer Pillows~ Flamingo Toes


Going to an Open Public Warehouse Sale~ Let’s Add Sprinkles



White wood plank accent wall in Hello Lovely's French Nordic cottage bedroom - easily installed DIY style! Visit: How We Turned an Ugly Wall Into a Design Feature!

How We Turned an Ugly Wall Into a Design Feature~ Hello Lovely Studio



Summertime Garden Room~ Common Ground



Ten Mouth Watering Lemonade Recipes To Try This Summer~ The Organized Dream




Roasted Chicken with Peaches & Tomatoes~Lou Lou Girls




final plated vegan paella

Vegan Allergy Free Spanish Paella~ Strength and Sunshine



Bonus Features

Rainbow Repurposed Planters~ Pillar Box Blue



4th of July Let Freedom Ring

Fourth of July Decorations~Kippi at Home



DIY Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty~ Tee Diddly-Dee



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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 Claire Armstrong

    Thank you so much for featuring my rainbow succulent planters. Happy 4th July.

    July 4, 2019 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Sorry to hear about your shelf. Glad no one was hurt! I remember a party we had where everyone had just sat down at the fully laden table when the table leg broke. Luckily the table settled gently onto everyone’s laps! I’ve joined this week at #47.

    July 4, 2019 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Kippi

    Thank you so much for hosting the party. I LOVE the features.
    Happy 4th of JULY

    July 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Marie

    Thank you so much, Amber, both for hosting the party on a holiday and for featuring my ottoman tray 🙂 Happy 4th of July!

    July 4, 2019 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Ouch Amber! I hate it that your shelf had an accident. That is like my Turkey Disaster of 2015. Glad you recovered. I’m in love with your new/old china cabintet, it’s gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing my Garden Room as a feature. Have a fun weekend, friend!

    July 4, 2019 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Happy July 4th!! Thanks so much for hosting!! My link Ups are # 143, 144 and 145!!

    July 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Tee Frost

    You are so lucky no one was hurt when that shelf fell! At least the only things broken were a few dishes! I had a shelf fall and it had all my grandmother’s blue canning jars on it! Some were even purple. None of them survived the fall, but I learned from that episode that they are just things. Thank you, by the way, for featuring my Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty. I appreciate it so much! Happy 4th of July!


    Tee @ Teedidldydee

    July 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Tee Frost

    I forgot to mention that my link up this week is #128, a barrel train. Thanks!


    July 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am bringing goodness from the garden. Carnival Squash with Apples and Thyme kicks off the list. Then Sautéed Zucchini Coins and my husband’s Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes round out the list. Enjoy!

    July 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Mornin, Amber! Happy 4th to you and so sorry about your shattering shelf moment…mercy! I love your repurposed spindle flags which would look right at home here. Thanks so much for featuring our bedroom. I’m sharing another bedroom accent wall today at #172: this one has a French accent! Peace to you, friend, right where you are.

    July 5, 2019 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, thank you so much for featuring my picture!! You’re the sweetest!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!!

    July 8, 2019 at 2:15 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks for hosting Amber. I am links 14, 15, and 18. Have a wonderful week!

    July 8, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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