Create and Craft, Spring, Thursday Favorite Things

Inspiring How-To’s and Creative DIY’s at Thursday Favorite Things

Paperwhites Beautiful winter to spring decorating ideas

Happy mid-February 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:


May be an image of nature and snow

As you may remember from last week, we were in the middle of a massive snow and ice storm that resulted in 90% of our community losing power for over week. Some families are still without power at the two week mark! It was a very difficult and scary time with trees falling everywhere resulting in house fires, continual electricity outages and blocking travel.


May be an image of snow, nature and tree

(This photo was taken before the second and third round of ice and snow hit!)

As a result of the loss of electricity I wasn’t able to do a lot of blogging, but I did use my time during the daylight hours to do some cleaning and pre-spring decorating (we were lucky to have a generator which provided power for a heat source). All I can say is that I am officially OVER winter…Bring on spring!



Early Spring Vignettes on an Antique Sideboard

Our power was restored late Saturday evening, which gave me some time on Sunday to take photos in time to join this month’s Pinterest challenge.  On Tuesday I joined several blogging friends in sharing ideas for styling tables with traditional spring decor. This was such a fun challenge and really helped me get a jump start on my spring decorating!


“Throwback Thursday”Early spring decorating with Green St. Patrick's Day decor

After all the snow and ice we have had, I am more than ready to bring on the green! Here’s a throwback to one of my favorite posts featuring ideas for Welcoming Spring with Bits o’ Green!


Now here are some beautiful features from last week’s party!



Inspiring How-To’s and Creative DIY’s at TFT


How to Style a Timeless Spring Table

How to Style a Timeless Spring Table~Dabbling and Decorating



White cabinet used to display a collection of vintage objects.

How to Decorate with Vintage Collections~She’s Crafty



green plants in home decor

How to Use Green Plants in Your Home~Bluesky at Home


DIY 10-minute spring succulent wreath closeup on window pane

DIY Easy Spring Succulent Wreath~My Wee Abode


French-Gray-Painted-Books-The-Crowned-Goat-15 French Gray Painted Books Crafts Decorating DIY Painted Furniture

French Gray Painted Books~The Crowned Goat




DIY Bird Nests~Cloches and Lavender



Farmhouse Neutral Bedroom Makeover Including Sharpie Shiplap~Restyle Relove



How to Create a Fluffy Bed~Simply Beautiful by Angela


Bonus Feature


Spring Cleaning Free Checklist Printable


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


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  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups for this week are # 25 and 27!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to host each week!! I appreciate all the time you put into it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    February 25, 2021 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber, I can’t imagine being without power for days and days, I’m so glad you had heat…we were lucky in Birmingham, we just missed the snow and ice, only had less than an inch of snow and no poser outages. My links are #24, 26, 28, Hurry Spring!

    February 25, 2021 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Cindy

    As pretty as the picture was encased in ice, no thank you. The second picture was a mess. Thank goodness you had a heat source.

    Last summer when we lost power for a week in the heat we spent the money for a whole house generator. My husband said you are not going through that every again.

    Thanks for the feature. and I’m number 48 this week.

    February 25, 2021 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    so much beautiful Spring inspiration! Glad you’re back in the swing of things. thanks for hosting a great party, Amber!

    February 25, 2021 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Glad to see that things are returning to normal after such challenging winter weather. Thanks for hosting despite it all! I’ve linked at #79.

    February 25, 2021 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    Hi Amber, some wonderful features this week. Thank you for hosting!
    I am #80 and 82 this week.

    February 25, 2021 at 11:57 am
  • Reply katherines Corner

    So sorry to learn there are still some without power, they all continue to be in my prayers. Happy to know your generator is still keeping you warm. Lovely spring decor and fabulous features my friend xo

    February 25, 2021 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    Thank you so much for featuring my painted book tips, Amber, I really appreciate it. I miss being able to shop at leisure looking for treasures something fierce 🙂 Fingers crossed we’ll be able to get back to it in the coming months. Sending you hugs and adding my prayers to the others that things settle down soon. I know you guys have been through a lot this winter season. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    February 25, 2021 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks so much, Amber!! I always feel blessed to be featured here!! Have a great weekend!!

    February 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Oops! I’m also #150, 151 & 152 this week!!

    February 25, 2021 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Thanks for the party Amber. I’m @ #160 &161 this week. Stay safe. XO- MaryJo

    February 25, 2021 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. We are sharing link #194 this week.

    February 27, 2021 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting this week Amber! I’m at 197, 198, 199!

    February 27, 2021 at 5:10 am
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