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Welcoming June With Creative Ideas and DIY’s at Thursday Favorite Things

Creative Ideas and DIY's and Home Decor Ideas


Happy June and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy to be joining Katherine at Katherine’s Corner and a wonderful group of blogging friends 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 be inspired each week, this is the place to be. *Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me 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 last week’s 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 Porch Tour French Country Cottage Garden Style Summer Porch Tour

Beinvenue Summer! French Cottage and Garden Style Summer Porch Tour


On Monday twenty  blogging friends and I kicked off the first week of June with the “Spring Into Summer” Porches, Patios and Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop. It was so much fun with summer inspiration galore. I shared how our porch got an unexpected refresh in French (vintage) cottage-garden style with a touch of southern summer vibes. I would love for you take the tour today after enjoying the tft party today. You can also find links to the twenty other creative bloggers’ post full of outdoor summer decor ideas at the end of my porch tour post. You are sure to find some wonderful summer outdoor inspiration!


Early Summer Porch decor patio decor and garden spaces


We have had rain, rain, and more rain this past week, but I was finally able to take a few more pictures to finish up my window boxes post. The flowers have grown even more since I took the photos and they are filling out very nicely!  Check out the post to see the specific plants I chose for my boxes as well as more shade to part shade window box inspiration.


Planting Window Boxes With Shade Loving Plants


In between all the rain I have been so busy working outside in the garden and also refreshing our patio for summer as well as adding easy summer style to our home indoors. Next week I will be sharing my Early Summer Home and Garden Tour as part of the summer home tours hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life!



Tropical Palm Watercolor Wall Art Printables • Made in a Day

Made In A Day

We have also been getting ready for a huge yard sale coming up this weekend and it feels so good to clear the clutter!  I have been working very hard to get organized for this sale. I have found several useful printables from bloggers and on Pinterest and tutorials for making my own checklist and price tags using the simple word editor on my laptop. (*If you have an Mac, simply research “what is the best PDF editor for Mac”).  Whether it rains or shines, we are still having our sale and I seriously can’t wait to get rid of the extra junk that has been cluttering up our garage, craft room and closets!




Next week the 2019 Summer Home Tours begin! I am so honored to once again be participating in the week long summer home tours with thirty talented bloggers. I will be sharing my tour on Wednesday so be sure to stop back by then to see more of the yellow brick home inside and out!



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


Welcoming June With Creative Ideas & DIY’s at TFT


vintage bluebird framed pic

5 Tips for Vignette Theme Building: Bird Themed Decor~ Lora Bloomquist



DIY Pallet Coffee Table~ Dabbling and Decorating



Finished project on how to slipcover a bench.

How to Make a Bench Slipcover~ Thistle Key Lane


May Thrifted Treasure~Le Cultivateur


DIY bedroom decor makeover with serene, European inspired modern farmhouse style by Hello Lovely Studio

How To Create a Low Cost Serene Bedroom Design~Hello Lovely Studio



2 terra~cotta pots

How to Give New Terra~Cotta Pots a Vintage Look~Bluesky at Home



small armoire painted in kilz juniper blue chalk paint, modern farmhouse black wall sconce, bamboo serving tray

Make a Vintage Armoire Out of a Thrifted Cabinet~ A Nod to Navy




Patriotic display with a Coke crate, vintage suitcase, and milk glass vase filled with flags.

Patriotic Porch Decor with Vintage~ Virginia Sweet Pea



Recycled Spice Tin~ Fresh Vintage By Lisa




Decoupaged Picture With Wrapping Paper~ My Hubbard Home



Bonus Feature

watercolor fruit prints

Beautiful Free Antique Watercolor Fruit Images to Download~ Pillar Box Blue



If you’ve ever been featured here at Thursday Favorite Things,  feel free to grab the new image below for your blog sidebar or social media!

Specially Featured at Thursday Favorite Things Special blog feature


Thank you so much to everyone who linked up or visited the party last week! By the way, your comments make my day! Enjoy the party!


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  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting each week Amber. My links are 16, 17, and 18. Happy Thursday!

    June 6, 2019 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    Thank you for the feature on my decoupaged picture!
    Have a good week.


    June 6, 2019 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! My links are #28,29,30 Happy June!

    June 6, 2019 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Thanks for hosting this week. I’ve linked at # 44

    June 6, 2019 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Marie

    Thanks for hosting, Amber and have a great weekend! Linked up at 55 & 57.

    June 6, 2019 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    You always share the best features. I love coming here to party, Amber. thanks for hosting!

    June 6, 2019 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Thanks for featuring my 5 Tips for Vignette Theme Building! And thanks for hosting, ladies!

    June 6, 2019 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! And thanks for stopping by!!My link ups are #66 and # 68 for this week!!

    June 6, 2019 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. Thanks for hosting again! Really fun features! I am at #86 this week :).

    June 6, 2019 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Hi Amber, thank you for sharing the slipcovered bench post! Perfect way to end the week! Hugs!

    June 6, 2019 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Thanks so much for featuring our Arizona bedroom, Amber! Love seeing it mingling with so many other pretty inspirations. Lora’s beautiful antique picture with the bluebird — that framed print was in my childhood bedroom and is full of nostalgia and loveliness for me. You just never know what you will discover when souls come together with beauty. I’m sharing photos I snapped this week of the kitchen we renovated at #90 – thanks for the opportunity. And thanks for your time and talents hosting TFT.

    June 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Irene

    Thank you for hosting, Amber! I am sharing #91 Blushed Pipian; have a great week!

    June 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #96, #98, & #102.

    June 6, 2019 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Hi Amber! Thanks for swinging by the blog. I meant to link up early today, and I’ve just been a hot mess! I missed the party last week! I’m at 116 and 117 this time. You have so many great features this week. I love all the furniture posts and vintage prints. Lovely!

    June 6, 2019 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    This week is Graduation Party Ideas. I am sharing a Cold and Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad, a sweet idea for a Cupcake topper for a graduation celebration, and my Grilled Parmesan Asparagus if you are hosting a BBQ. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

    June 6, 2019 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    So many lovely features from so many of our sweet friends! I’m at 123, 124, 125 this week… As always, thanks Amber!

    June 7, 2019 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Thank you for co-hosting TFT each week, Amber! 🙂 It is always a pleasure to stop over and link up. Late to the party this week but did manage to link up #186 ~ Easy Patriotic Decorating Ideas.

    Thank you again for all your hard work and I LOVE your posts and features!
    Barb 🙂

    June 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    Thanks so much for the feature, Amber! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    June 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Thank you so much for featuring my picture this week!! Such an honor! Happy weekend!!

    June 8, 2019 at 3:15 am
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