Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Summer Beauty Abounds at Thursday Favorite Things

Summer decor and garden inspiration from top bloggers

Happy SUMMER 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:




Yesterday I planted up my collection of vintage McCoy pots with hen and chicks and lined the pots along the back of my potting bench sink. I have had them in storage for years, and I am so excited to have a place to enjoy them now. The landscaping in the back yard around my new potting bench area is about finished up for summer! I will add more plants at the end of fall when they are on clearance, but for now the area is off to a great start.



The landscaping in the back yard around my new potting bench area is about finished up for summer! I will add more plants at the end of fall when I swipe up some on clearance, but for now the area is off to a great start. I participated in TWO blog hops on Tuesday, and I was so busy getting ready for those all weekend that I didn’t get around to sharing my potting bench post and flowers. That post is on the agenda for this weekend, so be sure to stop back by to check it out.




Simple Farmhouse Patriotic Patio Tablescape

Simple Farmouse Patriotic Patio Tablescape

Styling his patriotic patio tablescape for a Patriotic Tablescapes blog hop was just the most fun! It really was simple and fast to put together. Once I dragged out a few of my favorite summer vintage finds and thrifted farmhouse style table setting supplies, everything came together quickly. The old-fashioned American vibes really put me in a summer mood! You can find links to 20+ other beautiful red, white and blue tablescapes at the end of my post.




Farmhouse Patriotic Styled Basket Tray vignette Pinterest Challenge Liz Marie Galvan inspired

Farmhouse Patriotic Styled Basket Tray

I also had so much fun styling a patirotic basket tray vignette for a creative Pinterest Challenge hosted by County Road 407. Check out my post to see the beautiful inpsiration photo by Liz Marie Galvan and to find links to 15 other beautiful interpretations of her Fourth of July decor. 



Thrifted Wicker Rocking Chair Makeover with DIxie Belle Chalk Paint French Farmhouse Wicker Chair Refresh

On Sunday I shared my Thrifted Wicker Rocker French Farmhouse Refresh. I just love this comfy chair! It is already getting tons of use on our front porch, and also as extra seating when we need to move it to our patio. I will definitely be looking for more wicker pieces to make over this summer!



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



Summer Beauty Abounds at TFT


A Soft Pink and White Table~Lovely Livings




Tea and Hydrangeas~Everyday Living





Buffet Update~Cloches and Lavender




Sophia Village Salad Plate

Fourth of July Tablescapes Patriotic Decor~Hello Lovely Studio





1o Inexpensive Red, White and Blue Summer Decor~French Ethereal




Faux hydrangeas and patriotic decor ideas

Seven Easy Ways to Decorate with Hydrangeas~Calypso in the Country




Centerpiece of lemons, plates and flowers

Our Everyday Summer Dining Room~County Road 407



Bonus Features

Lunch on the New Bistro Table~Dinner at Eight



Bee Friendly Plants image of lavender flowers just emerging

Bee Friendly Plants and Herbs~Its My Sustainable Life




Summer decor and garden inspiration from top bloggers

Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy this week’s party!



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  • Reply Jenna

    Thanks so much Amber, your potting sink is so fabulous, and I love your pretty pots lined up on it. My links are #26, 29, 31, Happy Summer!

    June 25, 2020 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I LOVE all your wonderful vintage patriotic decor, Amber!! thanks so much for hosting the party. I have a few features to check out!!

    June 25, 2020 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Amber, thanks so much for featuring my bistro table! I’m honored to be among those you chose this week. I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of June. I’m not ready!

    June 25, 2020 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    MERCI BEAUCOUP for spotlighting my post here, Amber! So happy to join the fun with so many lovely bloggers who point us to simple pleasures and the joy of home. I’m sharing at #72, 73 and 75 and hope they bring a little peace and maybe even a helpful tip or two for decor, recipes, and peaceful living. Sending hugs and smiles to you, wrapped in peace and hope, and praying the days are gentle and kind this summer. xox

    June 25, 2020 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks for the feature Amber! The others are gorgeous too, love the dining room and outdoor dining with hydrangeas!

    Have a great rest of the week!


    June 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for always taking the time to visit!!
    Thanks for hosting each week too!!
    My Link Ups are # 85 and 86 for this week’s party!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!

    June 25, 2020 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 6-15 to 6-19 on my blog. On Tuesday was Baby Back Ribs Sweet and Savory. Wednesday saw Garlic Vegetable Sauté. Thursday was Hot Bacon Dressing. And winding up this Week was Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles. Enjoy!

    June 25, 2020 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    So many lovely posts, as always… I’m at 129 and 130 this week, Amber! Twas fun hopping with you this week!

    June 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Frost

    Thank you so much for hosting! I love how you are planting all your McCoy pots on your potting bench! Always such beautiful things! I’m linking up with #154, DIY Patriotic Front Porch Ideas. I hope you have a wonderful and safe week!
    Tee @ Teediddlydee

    June 25, 2020 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Wow, wonderful features and it amazes me how much you get done in a week. I know we had a hiccup this morning look at all the amazing links being shared! xox

    June 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share my summer outdoor spaces tour, outdoor patriotic tablescape and styling a patriotic tray for summer! Hope you are staying well and happy!

    June 26, 2020 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Your plants are beautiful! Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #222, #223, & #224.

    June 27, 2020 at 2:37 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting Amber and for featuring my “tea and hydrangeas” post. I am links 18, 20, and 23. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    June 27, 2020 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Allyson

    What a pretty collection of McKoy pots! I’m sharing link #30 ~ memo board thrift store upcycle. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    June 27, 2020 at 8:13 pm
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