Spring, Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Spring and Summer Garden Style at Thursday Favorite Things

Beautiful garden style decor, garden inspiration pretty spring and summer decorating ideas


Happy May 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:



Cute gift ideas for Mother's Day door basket ideas May Day baskets May Day Cones

Yesterday I shared all about the tradition of May Day baskets and ideas for making Charming Door Gifts for May Day and Mother’s Day. All of the lovely little baskets, paper cones, jars, bags, and peat pots filled with flowers and treasures are so pretty and creative. Now I can’t wait to make a surprise door gift for my mom for Mother’s Day!



Deck Inspiration, Deck Care and Maintenance Deck design ideas

Now that May is here and summer is upon us, it is time to start preparing for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Check out my recent post of Deck Inspiration including design, maintenance, and upgrade ideas.



ORC Basement Junk Room-to-Teen Bonus Room Week Four

There are only two weeks left in the one room challenge!  Although our room isn’t as put together as the room in the inspiration photo above, we are finally making some progress and things are on track for this week. Check out my ORC week four update for all the details.


On Monday I will be hosting the “Spring Tea Party” themed blog hop! Twenty-five blogging friends and I will be sharing different ideas related to spring tea parties, tablecapes, teacup collections, Mother’s Day inspiration and more.  Be sure to stop back by on Monday to see my latest thrifted vintage tea cups and dishes!


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


Spring and Summer Garden Style at TFT


spring tour of gardener's potting bench glass cloche

Spring Tour Gardener’s Potting Bench~Botanic Bleu



Ways to Decorate with Antique Dough Bowls

Eight Ways To Decorate With Dough Bowls~Hammers-n-Hugs



How to make a teacup topiary.

How To Make a Mini-Teacup Topiary~The Tattered Pew



Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora', flowering mint plant, Russian Sage bouquet

15 Unique DIY Floral Arrangments for Mom~ Celebrating Everyday Life



Spring Garden Update~Bringing French Country Home



Getting The Patio and Pool Ready for Summer~ A Stroll Thru Life



Beautiful simple summer outdoor tablescape in blue and yellow.

How To Clean Outdoor Cushions~ Clean and Scentisible



The Best Tip for Filling Large Outdoor Planters/tall grey planters - So Much Better With Age

The Best Tip For Filling Large Outdoor Planters~ So Much Better With Age



Church Pew’s New Home In The Garden Room~ Common Ground



Guest Bedroom Spring Decor Ideas~ Dabbling and Decorating



Bonus Feature

Pink Tulips at Festival

Largest Tulip Festival on the East Coast~ Calypso in the Country




If you’ve ever been featured here at Thursday Favorite Things, feel free to grab the new image below for your blog sidebar or social media!

Specially Featured at Thursday Favorite Things Special blog feature



Thank you so much to everyone who linked up or visited the party last week! By the way, your comments make my day!  Enjoy the party!






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  • Reply Ann

    Amber thank you so much for the feature this week! And my entry this week is #33. Have a great day friend!

    May 2, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber thanks for hosting and great features. l also got a great biscotti recipe from the part y. I’m #35


    May 2, 2019 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. Thank you once again for a great party! This week I am #36 :).

    May 2, 2019 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Hi Amber, thanks for the party, my links are #37, 40, 41. Happy May!

    May 2, 2019 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    thanks so much for sharing my church pew in the Garden Room! Love coming here to party!

    May 2, 2019 at 10:21 am
    • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

      Good morning, Amber! What lovely features to wake up to today – it’s this sort of fresh inspiration that gets the gears moving and my creativity flowing. It’s dreary and rainy out, but those conditions are just right for dreaming. Today I’m sharing my bedroom which entailed a lot of work to renovate and transform into what it is today – at #62. Thanks for the opportunity and for hosting such an inspiring gathering. Peace to you.

      May 2, 2019 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! My Link Ups for this week are #53, 54 and 55!!

    May 2, 2019 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Hi Dear, My link ups are #60 and 61. Thanks for hosting.

    May 2, 2019 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Thank you for hosting this week Amber. Beautiful features to visit! I’m #63 #64 and 65.

    May 2, 2019 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Irene

    Thank you for hosting, Amber! I am sharing #56 Nacho’s Special with Five Layer Dip and #57 Classic and Non-Alcoholic Margaritas.

    May 2, 2019 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Marie

    Hope your week has been a good one. We’ve had snow since last weekend and it feels more like Christmas than Spring. Thanks for hosting, Amber and have a great weekend! You’ll find me at links 83 and 84. 🙂

    May 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Pat

    Hey Amber and happy May! Thanks so much for the Spring Update feature. I’m number 86 this week. Great party and features. Have a wonderful weekend. Pat

    May 2, 2019 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Lovely garden features, Amber. We are one mind when it comes to Ann’s guest room makeover… gorgeous, right? I’m at 89 and 90 this week!

    May 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, thank you so much for hosting! This week I linked up #94 & #95.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    May 2, 2019 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Liberty

    You always have great features! I am numbers 122 and 123 today. They are off my normal path of projects. Enjoy!

    May 2, 2019 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Thank you for featuring my Spring Potting Bench. All of this week’s features are perfect for Spring inspiration. Thank you for hosting each week where we can come for inspiration every week. Linky parties always remind me of magazines with each person’s post an article in this week’s issue.


    May 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    This week I am sharing an Avocado Breakfast Bake, a Sausage and Hash Brown Cheddar Casserole and finally a Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    May 2, 2019 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    Oh my gosh, Amber, all those gorgeous patio and garden container posts have me ready to redo our porch and patio for summer. They’re all so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting! This week I’m #236 #237 #238. Can’t wait for the blog hop on Monday. Big hugs, CoCo

    May 4, 2019 at 2:28 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thank you for hosting Amber. I am links 17, 21, and 24. Have a wonderful week!

    May 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Such eye candy this week, Amber! I need to check out that patio cushion cleaning post! I missed the party this time but will link up next week. I hope you’re well!

    May 10, 2019 at 12:28 am
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