Christmas, Thursday Favorite Things

Still Enjoying Christmas at Thursday Favorite Things

appy Holiday season and welcome to TFT! This is now my sixth year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers
NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST.




Here’s what I’ve been up to!


I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with family. I had all intentions of doing a post and even had planned to vent a little bit about why I wasn’t able to pull off a real Christmas tour, but I ended up hurting my back trying to help my husband move a heavy piece of furniture and was pretty much out of commission as far as doing any last minute decorating, cleaning or photography. I did share a couple of photos on Instagram and a reel if you would like to check it out there.


May be an image of christmas tree and text that says 'cốttage thecottagejournal HAVE YOUR'SELF merry litte CHRIŠTMAS ELF Liked by southern_charm_cottage and 518 others thecottagejournal Merry Christmas from our cottage to yours! We're wishing you and your loved ones a cozy Christmas Day! and interior designs: @followtheyellowbrickhome) #thecottagejournal'


I was blown away that The Cottage Journal featured my photo from my 2021 Christmas Dining room for their official Christmas Day post! It was such a pleasant surprise, especially since I was a little down about not sharing a big blog tour and still feeling a little overwhelmed with renovations. 


May be an image of range hood, kitchen island and indoors


My husband worked tirelessly to try to get some new cabinetry installed so I could make it look pretty for Christmas. He actually installed two large counter to ceiling glass door cabinets on Christmas Eve. We still have to add more hardware but I just love them!


May be an image of plate rack

Sneek Peak

I have just spent the last few days using my new tea kettle and sitting on a heating pad by the Christmas tree. I am hoping my back pain lets up before going back to work next week so I can start cleaning up Christmas and transitioning to winter.


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


Sage Green and Burgandy Christmas Living Room ~ It All Started with Paint



Closeup of cup sitting on saucer with silver demitasse spoon

Happy Holidays with a Green and Gold Limoges Teacup ~ Mantel and Table



The dining room table is decorated with a wooden goose, greenery, and wood candlesticks. There is a stack of vintage plates on the table with dried oranges and pinecones. A neutral Christmas tree sits in the back. 19 Cozy and Easy Neutral Christmas Decor Ideas ~ WM Design House




Christmas vignette

Christmas Decor Vignettes and Inspiration ~ Masterpieces of My Life



candles on place settings for Christmas

Christmas Table Decorations with Vintage Ornaments ~ The Antiqued Journey



Bonus Feature

Centerpiece with moss in a dough bowl with skinny candles.

Late Nature Sing 13 Ideas for a natural Christmas ~ A Life Unfolding



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  • Reply Julie Briones

    I hope you are healing quickly, Amber! I know what it’s like to hurt a back moving something. Almost two years ago, I did it trying to my my refrigerator… The way I did it was just plain stupid! LOL! I’m at 22 and 23 this week. Congrats on the feature with Cottage!

    December 28, 2023 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Merry Christmas!
    Sorry to hear you hurt your back….
    Hope you are feeling better soon!
    My link Ups for this week’s [arty are Numbers 28, 29 and 30!
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party!! I truly appreciate the time and effort that goes into it! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    December 28, 2023 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Thanks for the party Amber & I appreciate the feature.. Hope you’re feeling better soon. I”m @ 38, 39 & 40. Happy New Year friend. XO- MaryJo

    December 28, 2023 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Christine Mitchell

    Merry Belated Christmas! So sorry to hear that you have hurt your back. Thank you for hosting in spite of that. You are a trooper :). Thank you for letting me join in. I truly appreciate it. I am at #52 this week.

    December 28, 2023 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Happy TFT Day, so sorry to learn you hurt your back. I hope you feel better soon. I love the cabinets! xo

    December 28, 2023 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Congratulations on The Cottage Journal Christmas Day feature on Instagram. I saw the IG post and knew before reading it was yours! I was so happy for you. What a special “Christmas present” to you. Your new remodeled old house is looking so good. Your husband is a treasure to work on your cabinet doors on Christmas Eve, but that is another special “Christmas present” for you.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


    December 29, 2023 at 3:06 am
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