Happy AUGUST, 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:
This weekend I took some time to pack away most of my summer decor and to do a little late summer-to fall decorating . I was inspired to create a vignette on the vintage chest in our dining room using several of my late summer junkin’ finds, including a Stunning Vintage Art Deco Chalkware Lamp. Love it!
The week before last I announced that I am going to include a seasonal “throwback Thursday” post at TFT each week for fun. Today’s throwback is my Early Fall Decorating with Vintage and Thrifted Finds post from the 2019 “Transitioning from Summer to Fall Home Tours.” Mid-to-late August through early Septmeber can be a tricky time of year to decorate, but I actually love the challenge of decorating “in between” these two seasons. I try to look for ways to hold on to summer, but also start adding hints of fall without jumping straight into my pumpkin totes!
Mid-to-late August through early Septmeber can be a tricky time of year to decorate, but I actually love the challenge of decorating “in between” these two seasons. I try to look for ways to hold on to summer, but also start adding hints of fall without jumping straight into my pumpkin totes! If you are looking for some late-summer to early fall decorating ideas sans pumpkins, be sure to check it out.
On Monday I shared this photo in my Instastories. It always seems like it is one step forward and two steps back when it comes to renovations, but the kitchen is actually coming right along. Maybe not as fast as I would like, but overall we are still on track to be finished by fall which was my goal. As you can see, everyone’s favorite breakfast nook is now completely gone, but I have come up with another idea for this space. It will be a suprise! I will be sharing more sneak peeks of the kitchen makeover over on Instagram as we go along, so you are welcome to follow me on IG if you aren’t already.
I think I need this shirt to wear all next week so I can remind myself to keep calm every time I look in the mirror! This week was the first day back in the actual school builiding (since March) for teachers, and students begin online learning next Wednesday. I have to say that despite being a blogger and having quite a bit of computer literacy, I am pretty overwhelmed with all the new educational technology that teachers must implement on such a short notice.
Our district is starting out 100% virtually beginning next Wed. through through Sept. 28th (teachers still report to the school each day to teach virtually from our individual classrooms.) Teaching choir 100% online is going to be a challenge! In some ways it will really be like a brand new subject, but I will do my best to make it a success somehow!
This week I found some of the most delicious juicy peaches, just in time for National Peach Day on August 22nd! You can read more about peaches and fid tons of peachy inspiration in my recent post: August is National Peach Month! Enjoying Peaches in Recipes and Decor.
Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!
Summer-to-Fall Ideas to Inspire at TFT
Dining Room with Late Summer Sunflowers~Common Ground
Early Fall Decorating Ideas~Calypso in the Country
Iced Tea on a Very Hot Day~Designs and Events
French Country Friday Vintage Berry Baskets~Le Cultivateur
Before and After French Country Cottage Sunroom~Hammers-n-Hugs
Cream Colored Antique Buffet Makeover~Wise Little Owl Furniture
The Grapevine Wall Planter~The Applestreet Cottage Blog
Free Watercolor Fall Printables~My Wee Abode
Home Decor As Summer Fades Into Fall~The Painted Apron
Excellent Side Dish Melting Potatoes: Eclectic Red Barn
Thanks to everyone who visited last week. Enjoy the party!