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Christmas Decorating Ideas Christmas Crafts and Holiday recipes from top bloggers


Happy DECEMBER, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and wonderful group of bloggers in celebrating the beginning of my fourth year 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 or simply to be inspired each week, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave 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 the last party and the AMAZING features, you can find it here.) To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:


Repurposed Gift Bag Christmas “Chalkboard”

In lieu of a Pin Away Wednesdays post this week, I shared how I repurposed an old Christmas chalkboard-look gift bag into a Christmas “Chalkboard.” This was truly one of the fastest and prettiest crafts I have ever done. So easy and cute!

The Christmas tour fun continued on with a Fun and Festive Christmas Tree Hop hosted by Bricks -n-Blooms!


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Vintage-Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas

I shared several of my Vintage-Traditional Christmas (and Farmhouse style) Christmas trees from the past few years and how this year’s main tree is coming along. 


I have since “finished” my tree and music room for this year and will be sharing more of my music room and new kitchen in another Christmas home tour on Friday! 



The tour is hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life and features 30 fabulous homes all this week. The tour started on Monday, so you can head over to Marty’s after partying here today to catch up on the gorgeous holiday inspo.


“Throwback Thursday”

VIntage Mrs. Claus Collectible Ornaments

Let’s Hear It for Mrs. Claus: The Unsung Christmas Heroine

This week’s Throwback Thursday goes way back to mid-century Christmas with a bit of fun Kitsch featuring Mrs. Claus. This was such a fun post to write!


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



Foraged Beauty DIY Advent Wreath~Le Cultivateur




Effortless-Christmas-Entry-Décor-The-Crowned-Goat-18 Effortless Christmas Entry Decor Christmas Holidays

Effortless Christmas Entry Decor~The Crowned Goat



A Christmas Kitchen~Cloches and Lavender


Winter Wonderland Christmas~ The Little Treasures (Image Credit: Kelly Elko)



First Frost Themed Tablescape~Dining Delight




silver deer with a green velvet tree on a white surface

 The Tale of A Frosty Christmas Home Tour~My Wee Abode


Sunshine Cottage Christmas Porch~Everyday Living



Christmas Farm Table Vignette~Common Ground


Christmas Grenadiers~Dinner at Eight



Cherry hutch and table decorated for Christmas

Traditional Christmas Table~Calypso in the Country


Bonus Feature

Decorating with natural materials is environmentally friendly and provides shelter for birds.

Peach Trellis Christmas Greenery~Botanic Bleu


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  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Love the idea for the gift bag chalkboard print! thanks so much for sharing my farmtable vignette for Christmas. Have a great rest of the week!

    December 10, 2020 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I had that same gift bag, wish I had saved mine. Thank you for hosting and for featuring my Sunshine Cottage Christmas Porch. I am links 18, 19, and 20. Merry, merry Thursday!

    December 10, 2020 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks so much for the featu! Thanks for hosting each week! I’m #61 great room tour.

    Have a great weekend!


    December 10, 2020 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups are #57, 59 and 60 for this week!! Thanks so much for hosting! stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    December 10, 2020 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    big WOW for your tree and such wonderful and festive features, love it all. xo

    December 10, 2020 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Amber, it was a lovely surprise to find my Grenadiers table included among your wonderful features! Thank you!

    December 10, 2020 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. What beautiful posts and features! All so lovely. I am at #92 today. Thank you for hosting!

    December 10, 2020 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    I’m enjoying all the blog beauty this season with virtual visits. I’ll be Home for Christmas with a virtual tour at #99 this week. Amber, thank you for hosting us. I love your making the case for Mrs. Claus collection!

    December 10, 2020 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply michele@hellolovely

      Hi Amber! Hope this finds you well. Happy to be sharing #171 (a vulnerable and soulful subject I return to each year). What a year it continues to be! I continue to recover and am doing my best to keep moving forward. My work/blog has actually become my refuge since it is second nature after more than a decade of familiar rhythms. Thanks for the opportunity to gather and soak up new ideas and delish. xox

      December 11, 2020 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Lori

    So kind of you to feature my First Frost Tablescape Amber! Thank you very much! So much wonderful inspo linked at your terrific party!

    December 10, 2020 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting Amber, I’m really enjoying this weeks holiday features! I’m at 126, 127 and 128. Happy Christmas!

    December 10, 2020 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    This is what I featured the week of 11-30 to 12-4-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Christmas Spirit Sugar Cookies. Wednesday saw Christmas Almond Balls. Thursday was Cherpumple Cake. And winding up Christmas specials was Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata. Enjoy!

    December 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    I always love your posts Amber, and this batch is particularly beautiful! Your holiday decorating is gorgeous! Great features too! I’m 162, 163, & 164 this time. Hope you’re having a lovely holiday, and thanks so much for hosting.

    December 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Awww, thank you for featuring my home tour, Amber… and for using my reindeer photo. I love how my reindeer look on my console! Hugs, and I’m at 167 this week.

    December 10, 2020 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas entry, Amber, I really appreciate it! It’s definitely a tricky space to decorate that keeps me on my toes 🙂 Sending you hugs and thank yous. Hope your holiday season is off to a great start, CoCo

    December 11, 2020 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. I love your vintage Christmas trees. Our links this week are: #203, #204, & #205. Have a great week.

    December 12, 2020 at 1:46 am
  • Reply Tiffany

    Thank you for the inspiring party this week! I loved seeing your Christmas decor/kitchen today and it was more beautiful than I could every have imagined! You truly have a gift! Thank you for sharing and wishing you a very healthy and happy holiday season!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

    December 12, 2020 at 2:49 am
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