Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Simply Gorgeous Summer Inspiration at Thursday Favorite Things

Cherry Tomatoes Summer Ideas

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:




This past week I continued to take it easy around the house and was careful not to push myself with blogging as my wrists are still healing up. I did spent quite a bit of time in the garden early in the mornings when the weather was still cool, pruning straggly late summer annuals and helping my tomato plants and veggies to recover from the heat wave from the week we were on vacation. So far everything is bouncing back beautifully and we have been enjoying lots of ripe cherry tomatoes and basil this week.


Gardening tip: Frequently pinch off basil leaves directly under the second set of leaves for bushy plants that keep producing all summer long. Never let basil flower! Pinch, pinch, pinch, and munch, munch, munch!



How To Choose The Right Paint Colors For Your Home Design style Tips Decorating Tips

Tips For Choosing The Right Paint Colors For Your Home

I have been considering repainting our bedrooms and bathrooms this fall, so I have been exploring different paint color options. If you have struggled with choosing paint, take a look at my recent post for some easy tips.



Poofing The Pillows Summer Home Tour

I was so excited to share my friend Stacey of Poofing the Pillows’ guest post summer home tour this week! After partying today be sure to check out her beautiful, light and bright abode.



On Tuesday I will be joining the Summer Celebration Blog Hop with several blogging friends. Be sure to stop back by as we celebrate all the joys and beauty of summer before fall explodes in blog land!



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

Simply Gorgeous Summer Inspiration at TFT


Summer Mantel Decorated with Blue and clear glass Ball Jars, insulators, and lemons.

Summer Mantel with Vintage Mason Jars and Lemons~ Virginia Sweet Pea



Al Fresco Luncheon In Blue And White, Summer Blue & White Tablescape, Blue & White with Coral, Nautical Blue & White table

Al Fresco Luncheon in Blue and White~ Celebrating Everyday Life



French Country Pantry Makeover finished view with adjacent stone wall

French Country Pantry Makeover~ Botanic Bleu




Five Essentials To Create a Cozy Nook~ My Hubbard Home



Drop cloth slipcover for a love seat exposing carved wood.

DIY Slip Covers and Why I love Making Them~ Thistle Key Lane



Antique Crock Flower Display~ Dabbling and Decorating



She Collects Vintage Seashells~ Common Ground



How to make a fairy garden in a thrifted teacup

Make A Fairy Garden in a Thrifted Tea Cup~ The DIY Mommy




That First Cup of Tea~ Countess in the Garden



Bonus Features:

How to Make a Rose Petal Keepsake Jar~ Zucchini Sisters



My Early July Garden~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits




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 Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Thanks for hosting, Amber. I can’t wait to see everything!

    August 1, 2019 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

      Almost forgot! I linked at #24.

      August 1, 2019 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups are # 29 and # 39 for this week’s party!!

    August 1, 2019 at 9:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are welcome! Thanks for faithfully partying with us!

      August 1, 2019 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Thank you so much for featuring my summer mantel this week. I’m glad that your wrists are healing. Not being able to use your wrists pretty much stops all activity.

    August 1, 2019 at 9:25 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Paula! You are so right! It has been a real struggle for about a month now. The pain is mostly gone unless I use them too much, then it flares back up again. I guess it will just take time for them to completely heal.

      Love love love your summer mantel! Thanks for sharing!

      August 1, 2019 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    thanks so much for sharing my seashell vignette, and thanks for having us over to party each week!

    August 1, 2019 at 10:35 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Glad those wrists are healing, and I plan to plant more herbs today and will keep that basil pruning tip in mind. (Having a tough time keeping lavender happy here, btw.) Beautiful and elegant glimpses in those features, Amber. Thanks so much for hosting the shindig and ushering in so much fresh inspiration. I’m sharing glimpses of our French farmhouse courtyard today at #62 and dreaming of a little bistro set to add there since there is now space after losing a 10′ shrub to the rains! Hope you find little pockets of peace this week just for you and your beautiful soul to rest. xox

    August 1, 2019 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    You are always the perfect hostess Amber! Thanks so much for sharing the DIY slipcover post of mine. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

    August 1, 2019 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! So glad you are healing, I can only imagine how frustrating that must be, take care!

    August 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    Thank you for featuring my rose petal jar tutorial! I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better and taking time to heal. I can relate that it’s hard to rest when you want to be working on blog stuff. I appreciated the tip about caring for basil…I didn’t know that we shouldn’t let it flower. I’ll be pinching from now on! Have a great week!

    August 1, 2019 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Amy

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

    August 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Thank you for featuring my pantry update with its French Country toile wallpaper. Hope you continue to improve and can enjoy the rest of the summer.


    August 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Ann

    Thanks so much for the Feature Amber????

    August 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for hosting. Serving this week 7-22- to 7-26. On Tuesday is a colorful Mediterranean Salad. On Wednesday is a Southern House Salad with Bacon Dressing that my grandma used to serve. And finally on Friday is a Grapefruit Avocado Salad complete with Pomegranate and a Honey Lemon Dressing.

    August 1, 2019 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Hi Amber,
    Thank you so much for hosting!!! This week I have linked up #166, #168, & #169.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    August 2, 2019 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Lovely features, Amber! Thanks for hosting ~ I shared 201, 202, and 203!

    August 3, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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