Spring, Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Springing Into Summer at Thursday Favorite Things

Spring and Summer Decorating, gardening, and craft ideas


Happy Memorial Day weekend, 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 with so many ideas for utilizing your DIY skills! 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:


Beautiful Succulent Gardening Ideas How to plant succulents in urns and pots

Planting Succulents In Pretty Thrifted Pots and Urns

The sun has been shining and I have been busy, busy, busy working on my container gardens and the little vintage style cottage herb gardens by our side door. On Tuesday I shared some of my new succulent plantings in pretty thrifted pots and urns. I can’t wait to plant more succulents and herbs this week!



Exploring The Charming Midway Flower Market in Historic Midway, KY

I am so excited to finally share all about the Midway Flower Market that I discovered while I was in historic Midway, Kentucky two weeks ago. This post is definitely for all you European/ cottage style garden lovers out there! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and take a virtual stroll around this charming flower market after partying with us at TFT today!



Pin Away Wednesdays: Patriotic Decor

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day is this weekend! Event though summer doesn’t officially start until mid-June, most of us do associate the start of summer with the end of the school year and Memorial Day weekend celebrations. To get a head start on ideas for patriotic decor for summer, I shared some of my favorite pins from my Patriotic Decor Pinterest board for my weekly Pin away Wednesday series. There are so many beautiful red, white and blue decorating and craft ideas to “pin away!” Follow along on Pinterest to keep up with all my latest patriotic pins this summer!


Last week’s party was was truly fabulous! From bloggers sharing how they have used their creativity to build rooms to ideas ranging from healthy summer recipes, gardening ideas or inspiration for using what you have to create a beautiful living space, there is truly something for everyone. I love how the bloggers at TFT encourage each other to be frugal when creating cozy and inviting homes. For example, you can DIY a painted area rug on your deck or, instead of spending lots of money on a new outdoor area rug, you can always try area rug repair. 


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

Springing Into Summer at TFT


Beautiful summer tablescape with blues, yellows, and greens.

Summer Tablescape Ideas~Clean and Scentsible




So Many Fish In The Sea~ The Painted Apron




Yes, You Can Have Flowers In The Hot Desert~ A Stroll Thru Life




How To Decorate a Metal Teired Tray & a Dining Room With a Lemon Theme~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits




Summer On The Patio~ Living With Thanksgiving



Southern Exposure Olive Bucket Project~ The Marmelade Gypsy



Fresh herbs are the BEST for cooking! Grow your own with these adorable planter ideas!

DIY Herb Gardens~The Scrap Shoppe Blog



Ten Inspiring Fourth Of July Patriotic Tablescapes~ The Organized Dream




Stenciled Patriotic Envelope Pillow~ Fresh Vintage By Lisa

Bonus Features

Vintage Baseball Gloves from the 1920's - 1960's

Vintage Baseball Gloves From The 1930’s-1960’s~Virginia Sweet Pea




Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

How To Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor~ Hammers-n-Hugs



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 Jenna

    Thank you for featuring my fishy table Amber! I can’t believe summer is here and that it’s Memorial Day this weekend! I love all your pretty patriotic pins, especially the red white and blue flower pots! Thank you for another great party, my links are #28, 34, 35

    May 23, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    My link ups for this week are # 36 and # 37.
    Happy Memorial Day!!

    May 23, 2019 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    thanks for hosting, Amber. I’m 60 and 61. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

    May 23, 2019 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Amber, thanks for hosting! I’ve joined at # 67 this week. Enjoy the weekend!

    May 23, 2019 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Love all the patriotic themed decor this week, Amber! I wish a coming post was up already (will add it here when it is, or otherwise next time) because it would be perfect. Love all your featured posts, including yours. <3 My current post is my mantel decorated patriotically, #82. Thank you.

    Happy Memorial Day,
    Barb 🙂

    May 23, 2019 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Pat

    Your garden is gorgeous!! I’m at number 83 this week. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Pat

    May 23, 2019 at 11:45 am
  • Reply jeanie

    And I thought I was early! Call me 90 and 91! But that means more fun links to enjoy over the next few days. Thank you so much for hosting, Amber. Happy Memorial Day.

    May 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Marie

    Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day long weekend, Amber and thanks for hosting!

    May 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Marty

    How fun, thanks so much for the feature. Love to join your party, it is always a good one.

    May 23, 2019 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Liberty

    I’ll be checking out the patriotic decor! I’m numbers 110-112 this week.

    May 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Love all those lovely tablescapes! I’m at 114 and 115 this week! Remember to join us for the all new Tuesday Turn About, starting this coming Tuesday at 5pm CST! 😉

    May 23, 2019 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    This week is Mac-n-Cheese week. I am sharing a Green Chile Mac-n-Cheese, a Shrimp and Crab Mac-n-Cheese and a Chili Hot Dog Mac-n-Cheese Casserole for everyone in the family. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    May 23, 2019 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Hi Amber, hope you had a great week. I’m 131, 132 and 133. 🙂

    May 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Thank you Amber for the party. Great features. Happy to join the fun.

    May 24, 2019 at 10:27 am
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Hey Amber – merci beaucoup for hosting this fete. I’m joining you with #206 and 207 this week. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend surrounded by the peeps who make you smile. It’s a busy one for me, and it starts with a party I’m hosting in a few hours…wish me luck! Peace to you right where you are.

    May 24, 2019 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #216, #217, & #218.

    May 25, 2019 at 2:09 am
  • Reply bonnie morgan

    I’m sorry I’m late commenting. I had an episode on Thursday and had to go to the doctor. Everything is ok.
    I appreciate so much being featured. It was a fun tablescape to do and I was able to have people over in the nick of time. It is 95 today and not exactly patio weather!

    May 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Thank you so much for including my vintage baseball gloves as a bonus feature this week!

    May 28, 2019 at 11:46 am
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