Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Summer Home and Garden Style at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy June 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:


Summer Home Tour Summer Flowers Vintage Finds

Last Friday I joined my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life and 20 other bloggers for the Summer 2020 Home Tours. I enjoyed decorating with my “use what you have” motto, shopping my basement for vintage finds and fresh flowers from my garden.


I am really enjoying how our home and garden is looking for summer and I would love for you to “visit” to see what I came up with. You will find links for all of the fabulous tours at the end of my post.



The new “old-fashioned cottage garden” landscaping in our backyard that I have been telling you about for the last month is really coming along. The whole project was actually inspired by this vintage thrifted sink. It’s crazy how one find can completely change our home or gardens. That’s the life of a vintage junker!




Here is a sneak peek of how my husband repurposed the sink into a potting bench as a Mother’s Day gift!  The potting bench was the catalyst for all the work that has continued over the past five weeks, but it has been well worth it. I promise to share more updates this coming week along with a few photos of these old lilies that are now blooming profusely.


Because I have been working so hard outside and spending almost all of my time in the garden, I have enjoyed the simplicity of my summer table setting. Soon I will be setting a full patriotic tablescape and decorating the dining room with vintage Americana. I love bringing out the red, white and blue for summer!



Stars and Stripes Forever Patriotic Tablescape

I am excited to join several friends for a Patriotic Tablescape blog hop on June 23rd! I really loved how my dining room turned out last year, so  I have revisted my Stars and Stripes Forever tablescape post for inspiration. If you like vintage patriotic decor, you might enjoy a look back too!


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



Summer Home and Garden Style at TFT


How To Make A Faux Fireplace Mantel Surround~Shiplap and Shells



Early Summer Light and Bright Entry~Common Ground



Summer Home Tour Living Room~A Stroll Thru Life



Blush table linens tablescape side view

Beautiful New Blush Table Linens~Mantel and Table





My Garden Thus Far~Designs and Events



summer pallet picnic

Enchanting Pallet Picnic~Summer Nights Mini-Blog Hop~My Thrift Store Addiction




Bee-ing on the Back Porch~ Penny’s Vintage Treasures



Summer Dining Room~Belle Bleu Interiors



Bonus Features:


Low Maintenance Flowers and Plants for Curb Appeal~An Artful Mom



Homemade Granola Acai Bowl - learn Hello Lovely's recipe and sources for the most delicious healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl! #acaibowl #breakfastrecipes #granolarecipes

Acai Bowl with Homemade Granola~Hello Lovely Studio




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  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber,

    Great Features this week! I’m 34 and 35 this week. Have a great weekend!


    June 18, 2020 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Summer gardens are wonderful, aren’t they?! Thanks for hosting; I’ve linked at #36.

    June 18, 2020 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh Amber, your potting table sink is so beyond fabulous!! LOVE it! Thank you for the party, my links are #27, 31, 33. Happy Father’s Day to your husband!

    June 18, 2020 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Marty

    I always love this party, so much to inspire me. Thanks tons for the fabulous feature.

    June 18, 2020 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    My Link Ups are # 45, 46 and 47 for this week!! Thanks so much for hosting..I hope you are enjoying your week!!
    Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!!

    June 18, 2020 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Marie

    Love your potting sink table in the garden, such a great idea! Thanks for hosting and I hope your week has been a good one. Linking up at 51, 52, and 53 this week.

    June 18, 2020 at 10:29 am
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber! I love, love, love that sink potting bench. What a great Mother’s Day gift. Can’t wait to see it in future posts. Thanks for hosting and I’m at #69 & #70. Have. wonderful week.

    XO_ MaryJo

    June 18, 2020 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Amber – thank you so much for featuring my blush tablescape – you really are so sweet!! I love your vintage decorating, and your sink too! 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week – I’m linked at #84, 85, & 90. Take care and thanks again!

    June 18, 2020 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    LOVE love that old sink, Amber!! what a fun “center piece” for your garden project. thankyou so much for sharing my Entry!!

    June 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share my summer home tour and week 6 of the one room challenge! Hope you are staying healthy and happy!

    June 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Fantastic features this week my friend. I know just what you mean. You find the sink, you start saying things like, hmm that sink really needs to be in a garden, hmm the garden really needs an update. very excited about your taa da moment xo

    June 18, 2020 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Thanks so much for sharing my acai bowl, Amber! I love your potting bench and your simple fern on the table…why didn’t I think of that? Ferns are one thing I can grow! I’m partying with you today at #147, 148, and 149 with an eye toward father’s day, the 4th, and vintage shops I loved in Tennessee. xox

    June 18, 2020 at 6:21 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 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Always love joining TFT! I’m at 169 and 170 this week, Amber!

    June 19, 2020 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Amber, thank you for hosting TFT, as always! I’ve linked up a couple of posts for you this week ~ #191 about Gramma Kate’s Vintage Tricycle and #192 – 10 Inexpensive RWB Summer Decorating Ideas. Hope you like them!

    Happy summertime,
    Barb 🙂

    p.s. I remember your Patriotic decor post from last year. Actually part of my thoughts with decorating for July 4th myself this year! <3 OHHH!!!! And I am on the hunt for a cool sink top like yours… Very cool find, btw!!! Love how your bench turned out!!! Charles promised me a potting bench for Mother's Day before we moved out of our last house. Never materialized… Maybe if I find a sink top! 😀

    June 19, 2020 at 10:48 am
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber- Popping back in to add link #194. Thanks so much for the party.

    XO- MaryJo

    June 19, 2020 at 11:34 am
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