Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Getting Ready for Summer at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy May, 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:


Spring to Summer Decorating Ideas Birch Lane Spring Decor Summer Decor ideas

Easy and Stylish Spring-t0-Summer Decor Refresh with Birch Lane

This past weekend I shared how I have refreshed our living room and dining room from Spring-to-Summer with Birch Lane. I am just loving all the colorful changes around here!


herb basket collecting herbs harvesting herbs

I only have two more days of school left until summer break, but I am still as busy as a bee preparing my senior choir members for singing at graduation and the baccalaureate ceremony (the did a beautiful job!) I did manage to stop and take the time this week to smell (and snip) some herbs and to enjoy watching my beautiful snapdragons start to bloom! I will share more about these lovely flowers next week.


Madame Butterfly snapdragons I will share more about these lovely flowers next week. My tiger lilies are about to bloom too!


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



Red, White and Blue for Memoria Day~Everyday Living




French Country Style in Shades of Blue~Botanic Bleu



vintage milk glass mantel

Milk Glass and May Flowers Vintage Summer Mantel~My Thrift Store Addiction




Bench made from 2x4 lumber

DIY 2×4 Bench~Sweet Pea



Loving the Lanai~Living on Cloud Nine





Loving Lavender in the Yard and On the Porch~Penny’s Vintage Home



How To Extend The Life Of Your Peony

How to Extend the Life of Your Peony Blooms~Easy Technique


Bonus Feature

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa~Homemade on a Weeknight


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


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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my “Red, White, and Blue” table. Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

    May 27, 2021 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Oops, I am links 20 and 23!

    May 27, 2021 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    You are so close to your summer vacation! Enjoy the last two days with your students. Thank you for featuring my 2×4 bench this week!

    May 27, 2021 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber I’m #44 and #48 this week. Great features!

    Thanks for hosting and have a great Memorial day!

    May 27, 2021 at 9:39 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Hi Amber! Jus the delicious nudge I needed to make mango salsa – thank you! Hope this finds you healthy and wellthy (is the school year over yet for you?) I’m sharing peeks at me and my kitchen counters in #50 and #52 and appreciate you taking the time to gather us together for TFT. Happy almost holiday weekend, and I hope it is filled with relaxing goodness!

    May 27, 2021 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Your garden is doing so well! Thanks for hosting — I’ve linked at #54 this week in anticipation of memorial day. Hope you enjoy the holiday!

    May 27, 2021 at 9:59 am
  • Reply katherines Corner

    The lanai living looks like a lovely place to retreat to after a busy day. The peony tips are terrific, ours were just pummeled by huge hail stones. Your garden looks lovely my friend. Happy TFT day! xo

    May 27, 2021 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My link Ups are # 76 and 77 for this week!!
    Thanks once again for hosting this charming party!! I appreciate all the work that goes into doing so!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    May 27, 2021 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    You must be having a fun last week of school with all that’s going on. Enjoy it! Loving your established plantings, can’t wait to see more of your garden. thanks for having us over, Amber!

    May 27, 2021 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for faithfully hosting, Amber!! My links are 98 & 99! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    May 27, 2021 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Congrats on the final stretch of school. The garden looks lovely too. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I’m @ #164 & 165 this week. XO- MaryJo

    May 27, 2021 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Frost

    Hi Amber, Thanks for hosting every week. We all really appreciate it. This week I’m linking up #181, my DIY Patriotic Picket Fence Bunting. Wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.


    May 28, 2021 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting Amber! I’m at 188, 189 and 190. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    May 28, 2021 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, Thanks so much for featuring my Milk Glass & May Flowers Mantel! This week I shared #203 & 204! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

    May 28, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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