Thursday Favorite Things

Lovely Ideas to Welcome September at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy September, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and wonderful group of bloggers for my third 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 you can find it here.)???? To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:



summer-to-fall decorating with sunflowers fall sunflowers fall decorating with sunflowers sunflower arrangements

Sunflowers are really stealing the show right now in Kentucky! I love how these gorgeous flowers brighten up any space! On Sunday I shared some beautiful ideas for Summer-to-Fall Decorating with Sunflowers. 



My first sunflower of bloomed! There are a few more getting ready to bloom and hopefully  I will get a chance to share those styled in a vase this weekend.



Elle Decor Website Feature!

This week I was notified that my “Music of Night Halloween Tea Party with Beethoven” has been featured among the “30 Best Ideas for an Elevated Halloween Table” on Elle Decor Magazine official website! I have had some wonderful successes with my blog including a few features in national decorating magazines and work as an influencer in the design community, but to be recognized by one of the most high end and famous interior design magazines in the world is beyond humbling! 





Of all the table settings I have designed it is probably the one that I put the most creativity into, so I am thrilled that it has been recognized in this way. Even though I no longer “celebrate” Halloween for spirutual reasons, I still enjoy this post as a creative and quirky read for decorators, vintage collectors, romantics and music enthusiasts (it even includes a fun “music history mystery” to solve) I hope you will have a look (and a listen!🎵)


Music of the Night Halloween Tea Party (with Beethoven)


Virtual Teaching Update


I survived my first week of teaching choir and arts and humanities online! There are a lot of challenges but we will make it with perseverance! I had a lot of fun designing a Bitmoji for my online classroom too. All of my family, friends and students have cracked up at how spot on it is! 


Here is a photo I took Friday right after work. I am looking a bit tired and frazzled, but hey, I survived! As weird and unnatural as it is to teach choir through a computer, I did actually enjoy it much more than I expected. I think just seeing my students again made me happy.



I am certainly looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend and getting some fall decorating started!



“Throwback Thursday”

This week’s seasonal “throwback Thursday” will give hopefully give you “all the fall feels” with inspiration  from my front and back porches in 2018.  


Fall Porch Tours How To Add All The fall Feels to your porch





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




Lovely Ideas to Welcome September at TFT


peach tablescape

7  Fruits, 4 Candles, One Lovely Peach Tablescape~Mantel and Table




Handmade Wooden Garden Tool Caddy

Handmade Wooden Tool Caddy~The Interior Frugalista



Making Lavender Pillows~Life at Bella Terra




The Powder Room Reveal Two Years Later~Simply Beautiful by Angela



acorn garland wrapped around a vintage jug

How to Make an Acorn Garland for Fall~Wisconsin Magpie



7 Tips For Early Fall Preparation

7 Tips For Early Fall Preparation To Do Right Now~Hubbard Home



fall sweater pillows DIY

How to Make Upcycled DIY Sweater Pillows~Pillar Box Blue



17 Amazing Fall Decor Items

17 Amazing Fall Decor Ideas~Virginia Sweet Pea



Peri Peri Chicken Recipe~ Lou Lou Girls



Bonus Features

Embossed soap party favors

Embossed Soap Party Favors~JVG Eccentricities By Living


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

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  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups are # 23 and 24 for this week….
    Thanks so much for taking the time to host each week!!
    It is greatly appreciated!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!

    September 3, 2020 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    Amber, teaching choir on line must be a real challenge! Happy to hear that you have been able to figure it out!
    Thank you for adding my post in the Thursday Favorite Things – it’s lovely to be included with so many wonder blog features.

    My spots for this week are #25 #27 #28

    Have a nice Labor Day weekend

    September 3, 2020 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I’d say your Bitmoji is spot on!! adorable. I know this is super hard work, but you look like it’s fun and I’m sure your students love having you! I’m loving all the fall inspiration! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful long weekend!

    September 3, 2020 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Congratulations on the web feature! That was one of my favorite Halloween tables. I’ve linked today at #49.

    September 3, 2020 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber, hope things are going smoothly with teaching. Thanks for hosting, I am #50 and #56.

    Have a great rest of the week.


    September 3, 2020 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Congratulations on your Elle Decor Magazine feature Amber! My link ups are #124-126 for this week. I am sharing an outdoor tablescape, early fall vignettes and my late summer PNW garden. Thank you for hosting.

    September 3, 2020 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 8-24 to 8-28 on my blog. On Tuesday was Tiramisu French Toast. Wednesday was a White Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Raspberries. Thursday was Red Velvet Pancake Puppies. And winding up this week of Brunch was Baked Apples with Dried Fruit and Pecans. Enjoy!

    September 3, 2020 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Wow Amber! Thank you for featuring my peach tablescape – I’m so surprised and pleased! 🙂

    And CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature! Another WOW – that’s fabulous! I love the Beethoven references, especially the Phantom mask – you totally nailed it!

    I’m so curious how you teach choir remotely. Do you use a special program or just Zoom? Everyone together? Kudos for making it through the week – you look gorgeous!

    And thanks as always for the time you take to curate this wonderful party! You ladies are the best! I’m at 138 & 140 this week. Thanks thanks again, and hope you have a lovely relaxing long weekend!

    September 3, 2020 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Wow lots of amazing features this week my friend. Sending hugs across the miles xo

    September 3, 2020 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for hosting, Amber! You had a busy week! I’m at 168-170 this week!

    September 3, 2020 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Congrats Amber on your feature at Elle Decor, so exciting. I am links 11 and 13. Enjoy your weekend!

    September 3, 2020 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Congrats Amber on the Elle Decor feature! That’s amazing & well deserved. I’m @ #179 and I am so ready for Fall fun!

    XO- MaryJo

    September 4, 2020 at 1:51 am
  • Reply CoCo

    Thanks so much for hosting each week, Amber. I hope you have a peace filled and relaxing holiday weekend. Hugs, CoCo

    September 4, 2020 at 4:51 am
  • Reply Emily

    Thank you so much for hosting!!
    I’ve linked 192, 193, & 194 this week.
    WOW!!! A huge congrats for being featured on Elle Decor!! So exciting! And, yay!! You survived your first week of school! It’s always such an adjustment, especially now with the long break and COVID. So much love and respect to you and all the other teachers out there!!

    September 4, 2020 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Congrats Amber on you Halloween feature. So exciting!! Thank you for hosting this week, I’m at 197, 198 and 199. Enjoy your weekend!

    September 4, 2020 at 3:14 pm
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