Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Simple Summer Decor and More at Thursday Favorite Things

Creative Ideas and DIY's and Home Decor Ideas

Happy JULY and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate my fourth 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!


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.)  To get the party started, here’s what I have been up to:


On July 4th  I shared a quick Vintage Primitive Fourth of July Vignette, “Sing a Song for 7-4-1776” on Instagram in between all the busy-ness with building the potting shed. I love the primitive Uncle Sam I found last year and the little American Singer book I just scored last week at a fabulous new antique mall not far from my house. 


I haven’t been on my computer much to put together a new post this week because we are building a potting shed! I am not doing any actual “building” but, I am head contractor on the job barking out orders! Seriously, I am just happy that my husband is building a potting shed and I will be happy with anything he comes up with. S0 far he is doing an amazing job! 


Gorgeous Coastal Style Decor Nautical Themed Decoratiing

Easy Breezy Coastal Cottage Style

Next week we will be headed to the NC coast (our home away from home!) for vacation! Now that the Fourth of July is over I am adding a few coastal cottage touches in with my everyday cottage garden style. Here’s a throwback post of beautiful coastal cottage idecor I love. There are some elegant and subtle ways to add nautical nods to summer without going overboard (no pun inteneded!)


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



View across a Blue and white tablescape

A Blue and White Tablescape on the Porch ~ Mantel and Table



white bed tray styled with breakfast

Breakfast Tray Makeover How to Update with Paint ~ Calypso in the Country



French Flower Summer Basket. Twig bucket basket filled with white flowers and French black and white ribbon

French Flower Basket Charm and Simplicity ~ My Hubbard Home



A budget-friendly and unique DIY cake stand with French charm.

DIY Cake Stand with Parisian Flare from Repurposed Finds ~ Interior Frugalista



a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour

Lavender and Vintage Summer Home Tour ~ Cloches and Lavender


Log Cabin in Minocqua, WI with Summer Flowers


Summer Flowers at the Cabin ~ White Arrows Home



How to Make Mint Tea

How to Make Mint Tea from Fresh Mint Leaves ~ Artful Homemaking




A close up of a plate of food, with Sun-dried tomato

Sweet Oven Sun Dried Tomatoes ~ Not Entirely Average



Bonus Feature


Purse Collections Excavated from Storage ~ Panoply




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  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Mornin, Amber. Enjoy your vacation – how I wish I was heading to any coast someday soon. Too many projects here at the new house. And your potting shed will be so awesome I’m sure! That’s such a great summer project. Thanks for bringing us together today at TFT where I’m sharing at #24. Oh, and that French flower basket you featured! Helloooooo, lovely. xox

    July 7, 2022 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, I can’t wait to see your potting shed finished, but even more how you plan to use it in decorating. Like everything else you do, I feel certain it’ll be amazing. Your little primitive Uncle Sam is just way too cute from last week.
    Thank you for featuring my purse collection this week. My purses thank you too (they say, “finally, it’s about time!”).

    July 7, 2022 at 9:36 am
  • Reply debra@commonground

    Well, cant wait to see your potting shed coming along! And have a super getaway at the beach! Thanks for having us over, Amber!

    July 7, 2022 at 9:43 am
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Hi Amber. I can’t wait to see your potting shed. How wonderful your hubby is building it for you. Have fun at the beach, we love NC. XO- MaryJo

    PS. I’m @ #39 & 40 this week- thanks for hosting!

    July 7, 2022 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    My link ups are # 36 and 37 for this week!!
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    July 7, 2022 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for the great party…and for hosting, Amber! Lots of fun features this week! I’m linked up at 45/46 this week. Have a wonderful vacay!!

    July 7, 2022 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for hosting! I shared #52 & 54 this week. Have a lovely weekend!

    July 7, 2022 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thanks so much Amber! My links are #17,19,20 this week~

    July 7, 2022 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Thanks for hosting today, Amber! I’ve linked #56. Keep cool!

    July 7, 2022 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Thanks so much for featuring my blue and white table, Amber – I’m honored to be in such great company! Your potting shed sounds great, and kudos to your husband for doing the heavy lifting! 🙂 I can’t wait to see it when it’s done. I’m linked at #81 this week, and excited to dive into all the inspiration today. Thanks again, and hope you’re having a lovely summer!

    July 7, 2022 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I am so excited to see your potting shed. I know it will provide a lovely place to enjoy. Thanks so much for hosting. I am links 10, 11, and 12. Have a wonderful vacation in NC!

    July 9, 2022 at 12:02 pm
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