Christmas, Thursday Favorite Things

Here Comes Christmas at Thursday Favorite Things

Christmas Decorating Ideas Christmas Crafts and Holiday recipes from top bloggers

Merry Christmas 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:



The 12 Posts of Christmas “Best of the Holidays” at Follow The Yellow Brick Home

I have been super busy in between finishing up my graduate Christian Ministries/Biblical Studies courses for the semester, returning to teaching choir full time, cooking (and cleaning) for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and getting our halls decked for the holidays. I am not quite ready to share this year’s decor yet so I put together a round up of some of my favorite holiday posts from past Christmases. There may be some posts you missed before that you might want to check out.




Next Wednesday I will be sharing my first home tour of the season for the 2019 Christmas Home Tours hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. I am really loving how my simpler and traditional/vintage holiday decorating is coming along this year. I would be honored if you would “stop by” for a visit during the holidays!




Christmas wreaths and Christmas door decor ideas farmhouse Christmas door basket

Beautiful Christmas Wreaths and Door Decor

This week I joined 19 blogging friends for a fun Christmas Door Decor blog hop. I created a farmhouse basket-in-a-basket with repurposed items for our back door, a colonial fruits wreath for our side door, and a “Plaid Tidings” fresh juniper, cypress, and fir swag for our front door.  You will find all the details in my post as well as a few more of my favorite DIY wreaths from Christmases past.






After partying with us today I encourage you to visit all of the blogs on the hop to check out a wide variety of creative and festive holiday door decor ideas. You can find links to each of the participant’s blogs at the end of my door decor post. You won’t be disappointed!



 Thanksgiving Day Features at TFT

The hosts of TFT decided not to host the link up last week, but I did share some special Thanksgiving Day features from the last party. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by during Thanksgiving you can still go back and check out all of the features I shared.


Now it’s time to check out some fabulous features from our last party!


Here Come The Holidays at TFT



Wreath Re-do and Dabbling Sneak Peeks~Debbie Dabble (A Debbie-Dabble Christmas)



Repurposed Sweater for Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Sweater~Selep Imaging Blog 




Repurposed Jewelry Box Door Ornament

Repurposed Jewelry Box Door Ornament~The Interior Frugalista



Silent Night Wood Art

Silent Night Wood Art~My Hubbard Home



Ideas for a Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom~Clover House



"Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" DIY Painted Doormat by southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, DIY doormat stencil with Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut doormat tutorial, DIY outdoor mat, paint your own doormat tutorial, paint doormat

45 DIY Christmas Gifts That Are Easy and Budget Friendly~The Curious Frugal orig. source: Diary of a Debutante



Three embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments on white wood.

Mini-Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments~DIY Vibes







Bonus Features


DIY Farmhouse Mini Rolling Pins~ Curly Crafty Mom



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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, thanks so much for hosting and for the inspiration your share. I am at links 12, 14, and 15. Happy Thursday!

    December 5, 2019 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for featuring my post!! I gave you a Shout Out on face book and will do so in my next post!! Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups are # 16, 18 and 21 for this week!

    December 5, 2019 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Thanks for hosting each week, Amber, and featuring interesting bloggers. I’ve joined the party at #29.

    December 5, 2019 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Merry December Amber! Your features are all so cute! My links are #41, 42, 43, thanks so much!

    December 5, 2019 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks for hosting Amber, #53 and #54. Can’t believe Christmas is coming so quickly.


    December 5, 2019 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    thanks for hosting a great party, Amber. Hope you’re having a great week.

    December 5, 2019 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    So many beautiful Christmas ideas this week! Thanks so much for continuing to host this wonderful party, Amber – it’s so much inspiration all in one place. ???? Happy Holidays!

    December 5, 2019 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Oops – and I’m linked at #s 70, 71, & 76! ???? Happy Thursday too!

    December 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Merry Christmas, Amber! I’m sharing holiday inspiration at #92, 94, and 95 and hope you discover some magic inside those ditties. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share and for taking the time to host TFT considering all there is to keep you busy during this season. I am doing my best to keep my calm and keep my eyes fixed on the reason for the season: that PRINCE who came to show us how to be a light. Wishing you joy on this Thursday. xox

    December 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 11-25 to 11-29 on my blog. On Tuesday morning were Christmas Almond Balls. Wednesday was a Red Velvet Oreo Trifle. And wrapping up the first week of Christmas baking is a Marilyns Treats original. My Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate Trifle. Enjoy!

    December 5, 2019 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, what fun you must’ve had in creating the wreaths for the three different doors, all so unique! I’m linking #171 this week – big party! Hope your December is off to a merry start.

    December 6, 2019 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the link party. We appreciate you. Our links this week are: #186, #187, & #188.

    December 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Dawn Conklin

    So many lovely Christmas decor ideas 🙂 We kept it fairly simple this year with 2 young dogs with a ton of energy. They are good (mostly) but the more fancy stuff up, the more likely something will get broken.

    I went with a couple holiday ideas on mine – peppermint whipped cream (perfect for a mocha latte) and roasted sweet dumpling squash. I am at 107 and 108. Hope you have an amazing week!

    December 7, 2019 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    Hi Amber, I must have missed that I was featured with this weeks post! Well thank you for it!
    I’m writing this on Wednesday the 11th and am eager to see your 2019 Christmas home decor and all the other lovely home tours.

    Merry Christmas 🙂

    December 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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