Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Outdoor Summer Style and Inspiring Ideas at Thursday Favorite Things

summer gardening tips summer decor, summer recipes

Happy July, 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:



As you may know, we ended up canceling our beach vacation due to social unrest and concerns surrounding the pandemic. It has been too hot outside to do any yard work or even to enjoy the garden, so my husband and I have switched gears and resumed work on our kitchen renovation. This week he started installing our brick (pavers) kitchen floor!  Here is the very first sneak peek of my soon-to-be dream floor!


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On Monday I shared a little more about my long-time kitchen floor dreams, a couple of sneak peeks of our floor in- progress, and some Beautiful and Timeless Brick Floors that will make you swoon! I loved working on this post!



thrifted treasures junkin' finds vintage thrift shop scores vintage decor


As promised last week, I finally got around to sharing my Mid-Summer Junkin’ Finds Round-up!  I hope you will enjoy seeing all of the treasures that I have managed to score so far this summer (despite being in the middle of a pandemic!)



1950's German Dancing Dolls vintage wind-up dancing dolls West Germany Celluloid Dancing doll

I had so much fun researching and learning more about my latest scores, these two sweet 1950’s German Dancing Dolls.  If you are a doll lover or if you just enjoy eclectic vintage finds, don’t miss this fun post!



Tomorrow I will be joining my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life and several other talented bloggers for the Inviting Summer Bedroom’s Tours. I will be sharing more about a pretty, vintage thrifted table that I made over and now use as a bedside table.



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




Outdoor Summer Style and Inspiration at TFT



Outdoor covered patio with woven love seat and teak chat table with area rug overlooking pool

5 Delightful Ideas for Patio Decor You Will Love~First Day of Home





New Website Grand Opening and a Giveaway~Hammers-n-Hugs




Summer Tablescape for the Backyard~Dining Delight



Plant marker made using a wood shim with wood burned Parsley.

DIY Wood Burned Plant Markers~Virginia Sweet Pea




Sew easy outdoor cushions with NuFoam from Fairfield World Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sewing #quickandeasy #sewpatiocushions

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushions with Poly Fil Nufoam~Creatively Beth




We Went “Camping” (Sort of)~The House on Silverado




A Bit of This and That and Graduation~Debbie-Dabble



July Garden Journal~Everyday Living




Bonus Features

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade~Lou Lou Girls


gluten-free greek pasta salad in clear bowl with image text

Gluten Free-Vegan Greek Pasta Salad~Strength and Sunshine




summer gardening tips summer decor, summer recipes




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



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  • Reply Rachelle

    Amber, thanks for hosting:)
    I’m #24 and 27 this week

    July 23, 2020 at 9:10 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    Thank you so much for featuring my plant markers this week!

    July 23, 2020 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    I too have retreated indoors! We have a large work in progress, but in the meantime I’ve linked at #39.

    July 23, 2020 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for choosing my post as one of your features!! I gave you a Shout Out on Face book and will also do so in my next post!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy, happy!!

    July 23, 2020 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Lori

    Thank you so much for featuring my Summer Tablescape for the Backyard. I appreciate it very much as well as all your efforts in hosting this lovely party each week! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    July 23, 2020 at 10:34 am
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber. Thanks for hosting. I’m. #75 & 76 this week. Have a great day.

    XO- MaryJo

    July 23, 2020 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I always love coming to the party. I had to check out that yummy gf pasta salad. Have a great rest of the week!

    July 23, 2020 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber,

    I had to let you know I’m swooning over the brick papers for your kitchen. It’s going to be stunning!

    We lost power for 2 days in this heatwave. I’m struggling from being overheated. As you know heat and MS are not friends.

    Enjoy your weekend and stay cool!


    July 23, 2020 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! I’m so sorry you had to cancel your vacation, but it will be worth it for that brick kitchen floor! Can’t wait for the grand reveal! My links this week are #12, 14, 19~

    July 23, 2020 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Oh I LOVE that brick floor!! I can totally imagine it all finished and beautiful! 🙂 I’m linked at #117, 118, & 123 this week. Thanks as always for hosting – it’s especially inspiring these days!

    July 23, 2020 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting! Love all the outdoor space inspiration!

    July 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. I hope you are enjoying the summer. Thank you for hosting. I am #131 this week :). Have a great weekend!

    July 23, 2020 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    All this outdoor inspiration is so beautiful, Amber! Hope your week has been a happy one. Thanks so much for hosting, CoCo

    July 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 7-13 to 7-17 on my blog. On Tuesday was an Easy Graham Cracker Crust. Wednesday saw Candied Citrus Fruit. Thursday was a Citrus Cheesecake. And winding up this Citrus Week was my post, Tip Friday Cutting In aka Creaming. Enjoy!

    July 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Oh my goodness I can’t wait to see how your floor looks when its finished. How fun! We have been talking about removing carpeting in our living room to match the wood floor in our kitchen and dining room. Not sure when we’ll attempt that one ( smile) Great features xo

    July 23, 2020 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I am so sorry you had to cancel your vacation. We have no plans to travel this year, which makes me sad. Thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my July Garden Journal!

    July 24, 2020 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Kippi

    Thank you so much for hosting the pary.
    Have a great weekend,

    July 24, 2020 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #197, #198, & #199. Enjoy your last week of July!

    July 25, 2020 at 1:43 am
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