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Garden Style and Outdoor Inspiration at Thursday Favorite Things

Garden Style and Outdoor Inspiration

Happy June 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:


A Colorful Vintage Cottage Style Summer Home Tour

Yesterday I shared my early summer home tour as part of the 2019 Summer Home Tours hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life! I have been experimenting with adding a little bit of color for early summer, especially blue (and lots of flowers and vintage cottage garden style, of course!)


I used a lot of vintage thrifted finds that I have been saving for summer to create some new looks and I am enjoying the changes. After linking up today I would love for you to come over and take a look around! You can also find links to 29 other beautiful summer home tours.



It has been a very busy week around our house! We had a huge yard sale this past weekend (very successful!) and in between working hard to declutter every nook and cranny of our home to get ready for the sale, I was also working on my summer home tour. It has also been a little crazy with our ac going out right in the middle of the high heat and humidity, so we had to have some professional inspections done to see what was going on. Luckily it was an easy and fast fix! The ac going out was a reminder that after living here for five years it was time to give our house a thorough inspection inside and out using a home inspection checklist to make sure everything is in working order. It was a good thing we did, because we found a clogged gutter that was pooling water on one side of our house and we were able to get it unclogged before any damage was done. 


I have also been busy tending to my garden (whenever I could catch a few minutes in between the constant rain!) and working on refreshing our back yard and patio area. Last week I shared our front porch tour and if the rain ever stops I hope to get some more photos of the patio and my garden and landscape for a garden tour later next week. I also updated an older post of porch and patio furniture inspiration as I was looking for more ideas for our patio.


Porch and Patio Furniture Inspiration

Porch and Patio Furniture Inspiration

I have been looking for ways to add style and function to our garden and patio, such as incorporating high-quality American made products such as fire pits. Garden-themed fire pits are helpful because they improve your outdoor experience in the evening as well as the off-season. These devices provide ambiance, warmth, and cooking potential like a campfire. Handmade fire pits look better with time; they also last longer. If you love outdoor porch and patio inspiration or if you are looking for DIY outdoor furniture ideas, I thhis you will enjoy t



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


Garden Style and Outdoor Inspiration at TFT


Back Porch Potting Bench~ Common Ground



Gardener’s Terra Cotta Cupboard~ Dabbling and Decorating



A Colorful Mix-Monday Morning Blooms~Everyday Living



June Tablescape~ My Hubbard Home



Give your garden vintage flair with charming flea market finds.

Vintage Garden Projects To Make~The Scrap Shoppe Blog



Large planters / 5 Five Tips for Summer Decorating - So Much Better With Age

Five Tips For Summer Decorating~ So Much Better With Age



Patio table surrounded by plants.

Summer Ready Patio and Garden Tour~ Thistle Key Lane



Patio with 4th of July decorating ideas

4th of July Decorating Ideas: How to Make Your Patio Sparkle~ First Day of Home



Easy Patriotic Decorating Ideas~ French Ethereal


Bonus Features


The Benefits of Keeping A Garden Journal~ Design and Events



Tea cup with custom print at home tags and DIY tea bags with tea pot and floral bouquet

DIY Tea Bag + Printable Tags~ FTD 



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 Cindy

    Thanks for hosting. New Deck and Flower Pretty #27 is me.

    Enjoy your dy.


    June 13, 2019 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Ann

    Thank you so much for the Feature Amber???????? Have a great weekend????????‍♀️ #32

    June 13, 2019 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Liberty

    Hi Amber,
    I’m numbers 33-35 today. It’s rainy here, but I’m hoping to do some pressure washing when the rain clears up.
    Take care,
    Liberty from

    June 13, 2019 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Marie

    Lovely features this week, Amber! This week I’m sharing a couple of repurposing projects in links 45 & 46. Have a lovely Thursday!

    June 13, 2019 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Hey, thanks so much for featuring my frankenstein potting bench! And thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

    June 13, 2019 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Your outdoor/garden features are calling to me! Thanks for hosting, Amber. I’ve linked at #50 today.

    June 13, 2019 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    My Link Ups for this week are #60 and # 61!!

    June 13, 2019 at 10:35 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Such inspiring glimpses at garden style and patriotic goodness, Amber. Thanks so much for hosting each week – I know the time it must entail! I’m sharing more glimpses of our summer kitchen at #74 and am sending you peace right where you are as well as beautiful light to illumine your path with love. xox

    June 13, 2019 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Kristie

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend!

    June 13, 2019 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, I am finally sharing our new urban dwelling and getting back in the swing of it all – no more packing, just continuous organizing in making our new abode our home. Thanks for co-hosting TFT and allowing us your platform to share our lives together.

    June 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Thank you so much for hosting!! This week I linked up #134, #135, & #136.
    Happy (almost) weekend!!

    June 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Thanks for hosting, Amber. I’m 140, 141 and 142.

    June 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    This week is Graduation Party Ideas. I am sharing a Patriotic Trifle from Weight Watchers, a Coconut Cheesecake with Mango Sauce, and my Beef Brisket Hungarian Goulash. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    June 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    So many lovely outdoor features! Thank you for always being such a gracious hostess!

    June 13, 2019 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Hello hello, Amber! Thanks so much for the feature of my 4th of July vignette! It’s always such a sweet surprise. I retweeted your party earlier today but hadn’t had a chance to come swing by. Thanks again for hosting, my friend!

    June 13, 2019 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #166, #167 & #168. Enjoy your weekend.

    June 14, 2019 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Hi Amber, thanks so much for featuring the summer patio tour post! I’m number #237 this week.

    June 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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