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French Style and Fleurs at Thursday Favorite Things

French Style and Fleurs at Thursday Favorite Things


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:


Beautiful rooms with color! Ideas for decorating with color. Colorful interiors to love! How to add color to neutral rooms

In anticipation of summer sunshine, colorful flowers and happy vibes, I shared some highlights from my Colorful Interiors Pinterest board for my Pin Away Wednesday series. I really enjoyed working on this post and I can’t wait to add more pops of color to our home for summer!



farmhouse style patriotic decor vintage fourth of July decorating ideas

Farmhouse Style Fourth of July Vignette

On Tuesday I joined a group of talented bloggers for a fun Pinterest Challenge with a Fourth of July vignette theme. I already had some patriotic decor out for Memorial Day, and with a few simple additions I created a Fourth of July vignette which was inspired by the beautiful Pinterest photo we used for our challenge. Check out my post to see the original photo and all the details. You can also find links to 14 other bloggers’ creative red, white, and blue decorating ideas.


This weekend my husband and I were finally able to deep clean our front porch after battling horrendous pollen for nearly six weeks! I have been refreshing the porch, patio and landscaping for summer, and I even got around to planting up our window boxes for the first time since we have lived at our house! I love how they turned out, and I will be sharing a post all about them tomorrow. If you love gardening be sure to stop back by in the morning Update: there ended up being way too much rain for me to get the last couple of photos I needed before posting today, so I will share this post on Sunday. 



Early Summer Porch decor patio decor and garden spaces

For lots of porch, patio and garden ideas, you will also want to hop back over to the blog on Monday too. I will be hosting the Spring Into Summer Porches and Patios Blog Hop where fifteen blogging friends will be sharing late spring/early summer porch, patio and outdoor spacesI can’t wait to see what everyone shares!


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



French Style and Fleurs at Thursday Favorite Things


An image of a Traditional style room with bookcases, plates, fruit and flowers, part of How to Mix Up Your Decor Style.

How To Mix Up Your Decor Style~ Red Shutter Cottage




French Country Spring Home Tour~ Petite Haus




Simple Summer Mantel with Peonies/limestone mantel - So Much Better With Age

Simple Summer Mantel with Peonies~ So Much Better With Age



8 Staging Tips to Sell a House

Eight Staging Tips To Sell a House~Hammers-n-Hugs



A Few More Touches in the Dining Room~Common Ground



Blue and White: My Garden’s Delight Monday Morning Blooms~ Everyday Living



Terracotta French Country Pots With French Graphic

Terra Cotta Pots Get French Country Style~ The Interior Frugalista



Escape To A French Garden~Bringing French Country Home



Romantic, simple, French courtyard with pink accents for a tea party - Hello Lovely Studio.

Extra Simple Entertaining~ Hello Lovely Studio



Creating Lovely Flower Container Pots~ Busy Lifestyle Gal



Bonus Features

Blue and White Nautical Summer Tablescape~ Zucchini Sisters



Memorial Day decorations stars and stripes pillows in trunk

Ten Memorial Day Decorations Inspired by Instagram~Bluesky at Home



DIY Mini Burlap Patriotic Flag Banner~ Tee Diddly Dee



If you’ve ever been featured here at Thursday Favorite Things,  feel free to grab the new 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 Kippi

    Thank you so much for hosting the party.
    Happy weekend,
    Kippi #18

    May 30, 2019 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Lovely features! Thanks for hosting each week. I’ve linked at # 23

    May 30, 2019 at 9:25 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Merci beacoup for the feature along with such inspiring creatives in blogland — including your beautiful self with those stunning windowboxes! That must feel so gratifying to get them planted after waiting! I still have not built ours, and I know how much of an impact they make so maybe this summer – Lord knows I’m always short on content for the blog! I’m sharing at today’s gathering at #32 (glimpses of our serene Arizona bedroom) and #40 (a tour of our home in dappled summer light). Thanks so much for the opportunity to contribute. Wishing you the beauty of May’s flowers and peace, right where you are, Amber. xox

    May 30, 2019 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! You always have sooo many pretty features and wonderful ideas, I love all the colorful rooms you pinned, the pretty pink flowers and Blue Sky at Home’s patriotic suitcase, so cute! My links this week are #30, 31, 38…Happy almost June!

    May 30, 2019 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Ann

    Hi Amber 49. Have a great day????????

    May 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    Thank you Amber for the bonus feature of my nautical tablescape! I’m a big fan of your blog, and this week’s features are beautiful. I love the French decor and flowers theme you chose. The pink peonies at the very beginning are gorgeous! I can’t wait to check out the porch and patio blog hop on Monday. Thank you hosting this wonderful party!

    May 30, 2019 at 10:29 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much for your kind comments Rebecca!

      October 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Linking up #72,73,77 this week. Thanks for hosting, Amber! Hope the guitar room is going well;)

    May 30, 2019 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks for hosting each week !! My Link Ups are # 75 and 76 for this week!!

    May 30, 2019 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Looking forward to the blog hop. So enjoy them. Finally our deck is finished. This weekend the pretty begins. Yay


    May 30, 2019 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Hey Amber, thanks so much for featuring my Dining Room touches this week. I’m excited about the Hop Next Monday!

    May 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Marie

    Thank you so very much for featuring my French Flower Pots, Amber! Hope you’re having a good week and have a great weekend 🙂

    May 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    I got in early this week, at 26 and 27!!! (I woke up and linked right away! LOL!) Thanks for hosting… love all the florals!

    May 30, 2019 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    This week is Holiday Week. And once again late showcasing the recipes. But, I am sharing a Strawberry Jello Poke Cake, a Red, White and Blue Cheesecake and a fantastic Patriotic Brownie with a Pretzel Crust for everyone in the family. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    May 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you so much for the party. Our links this week are: #123, #124, & #125. Enjoy your week.

    May 30, 2019 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, thanks for hosting. Great features this week. I’m at #188.

    May 30, 2019 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Well, Amber, I can’t count. My first ink up is #180 and my vintage French painted pot project is #181. Thanks for the invitation.

    May 30, 2019 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, thank you so much for hosting! I linked up #185, #186, #187, and #188.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    May 31, 2019 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    Hi Amber! I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate this link party. Your posts in particular are always so beautiful! Oh, and a big thank you for featuring my Mini Burlap Patriotic Flag Banner! I really appreciate it!! My link ups this week are #195 & 196. Hope you have a wonderful week!


    Tiffany @ Teediddlydee

    May 31, 2019 at 2:07 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Tiffany!

      October 3, 2019 at 9:52 pm

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