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Summer-to-Fall Ideas to Inspire at Thursday Favorite Things

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!





“Throwback Thursday”

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.




Keep calm teach music t shirt teacher appreciation day gifts



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 with Apples and Hydrangeas

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 Renovation

Before and After French Country Cottage Sunroom~Hammers-n-Hugs



creamy white antique buffet

Cream Colored Antique Buffet Makeover~Wise Little Owl Furniture








The Grapevine Wall Planter~The Applestreet Cottage Blog



free watercolor fall printables photo of bushel of pumpkins nested in vines and leaves sitting on table with lavender accents

Free Watercolor Fall Printables~My Wee Abode



Home Decor As Summer Fades Into Fall~The Painted Apron


Bonus Features:


Melting Potatoes. Share NOW. #sidedishes #potatoes #melitngpotatoes #eclecticredbarn

Excellent Side Dish Melting Potatoes: Eclectic Red Barn


Roasted Carrots with Incredible Flavor








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  • Reply Jenna

    Hi Amber, I can’t imagine how hard it must be to be a teacher right now, one of my BFFs is teaching virtually from her classroom too right now, and she said it’s pretty overwhelming…hang in there, the world, parents and students appreciate and need you so much! Thank you for featuring my art studio from my fall home tour, nothing like a blog hop to get the creative juices flowing! My links this week are #14, 15, 25

    August 20, 2020 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    Wonderful features my friend. I was watching the news the other day and they were saying virtual teaching is engagng kids more than expected and some stiudents are even thriving, with their no distraction learnng. I hope things go well for you and your students. xo

    August 20, 2020 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for visiting, Amber!!
    My Link Ups for this week are # 64 and 65!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    August 20, 2020 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Allyson

    Yikes, teaching choir online definitely sounds quite challenging! I’m sharing #38 Frugal Fall Mantel Decor. Thanks for hosting!

    August 20, 2020 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Great features Amber! Habg in there with school, I don’t know how you do it all.
    Still love tge oiece you found. Try to stay sane with thr kitchen, it will be beautiful, repeat that to yourself when feeling overwhelmed.


    August 20, 2020 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Wow Amber – you teachers are heroes!! I can’t imagine how you manage a group of kids singing online, but if anyone can do it, it’ll be you! Good luck, and on the decor front, thanks so much for the peach inspiration! I’m in the process of setting one of my favorite tables to date, due to your post! 🙂 I’m linked at 76, 82, & 87 this week. Take care and Happy Thursday!

    August 20, 2020 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thank you so much for sharing my Fall printables, Amber! I remember when I first started linking-up at parties, you were the first one to share my post, and I think it was a printable. 🙂 I’m at 128 and 129 this week!

    August 20, 2020 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Marilyn

    Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 8-10 to 8-14 on my blog. On Tuesday was Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Wednesday was Double Crust Cherry Pie. Thursday was Double Crust Bluebarb Pie. And winding up this final week of Fruit Pies was my Double Crust Peach Pie. Enjoy!

    August 20, 2020 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for hosting, Amber! Sending you back-to-school and kitchen renovating blessings! This week I shared #164 and 165.

    August 20, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Good luck with Virtual Choir – I’m sure that you will make it work. It is such a challenging time right now. Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #169, #170, & #171.

    August 21, 2020 at 12:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Ma

    Thanks for the party Amber. Good luck with school. It’s hard times all around. I featured my wreath in # 172 this week.

    XO- MaryJo

    August 21, 2020 at 2:09 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    So many great features again this week, Amber! Thanks so much for hosting. I’ve been thinking about you guys as you make the transition back to school. Our district is going back in person and it totally brings a set of it’s own challenges. Sending you hugs for a happy start to the school year. Your students are lucky to have you, CoCo

    August 21, 2020 at 11:08 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply French Creek Farmhouse

    Amber, it’s so amazing that you put this together for us each week and give us a place to connect and share inspiration with each other. It’s a tough job, I’m sure. You are the best!! xo, Kristi

    August 21, 2020 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Kristi!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Kelly Radcliff

    Amber you are so busy! I am praying for your school year and I know you will do amazing things with your students. We are going virtual too so I know how you feel. I shared my hydrangea post (198)! I love this Thursday share you have!

    August 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you!

      August 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    I am sorry I am late in thanking you for hosting, Amber. I do appreciate the party each week. I am links 10, 13, and 17. Have a wonderful week as you begin a new school year!

    August 25, 2020 at 7:46 am
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