Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Summer Joys at Thursday Favorite Things

cut flower arrangment in a pretty urn

Happy May and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate my FIFTH 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! We recently celebrated the 600th TFT! Please hop over to Katherine’s after linking up to congratulate her on the milestone and to thank her for starting this wonderful party.

NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST)



If you would like to make some new friends, grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here. Here’s what I have been up to recently:




Shade garden with stone path garden path ideas

A Little Path Through the New Shade Garden

While my husband is still doing construction inside our new house on the kitchen, I have been working outside building new gardens from scratch. My shade garden is really shaping up! I added a stone path with sweet little garden accents and I am loving it! Check out the post for all the details.

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



White furniture and baskets. Simple Summer Styling Home Tour.

Simple Summer Styling Home Tour ~ Thistle Key Lane



A Casual Woodland Tablescape ~ Everyday Living


How to arrange potted plants on a patio: a terra cotta pot with parsley planted in it.

How to Arrange Potted Plants on a Patio ~ Sonata Home Design


Red white and blue flag themed tablescape on the patio - outdoor entertaining ideas

Ideas for  Outdoor Entertaining Areas ~ Calypso in the Country



Vintage Market Cottage Finds~ Common Ground


Bonus Feature

Simple Summer Fruit Salad Recipe. If you like fresh fruit - and who doesn't!? - you will love this simple summer fruit salad recipe. Easy to make, it comes together quickly and tastes fantastic. The

Simple Summer Fruit Salad Recipe ~ Ann’s Entitled Life


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  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for hosting the party, Amber!! I’m linked at 25/26 this week. Have a wonderful Thursday!!

    June 8, 2023 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Love your beautiful new shade garden, Amber. It looks like it’s been there for years! Thanks for sharing my table vignette with the Bird tray. This week I’m 20, 22, and 24.

    June 8, 2023 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thank you for hosting and for the feature. I am links 19, 21, and 23. Wishing you a lovely day and weekend!

    June 8, 2023 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    My Link Ups for this week’s party are Numbers 93 and 94!
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

    June 8, 2023 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Happy June Amber. Thanks for hosting. I’m at 113, 114 & 115 this week. XO- MaryJo

    June 8, 2023 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    So many lovely ideas. Thank you so much for hosting!

    June 9, 2023 at 9:09 am
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