Happy May 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:
My husband and I spent the entire week working on a brand new landscaping project in our backyard. The area alongside the garage has been neglected for the six years we have lived in our home, but after only a week it is really looking great. I am so excited with how things are progressing!
It was only supposed to be a temporary spruce up until we eventually build a deck, but the landscaping turned out so well that we have had a change of plans. We ending up doing more “permanent” landscaping in this area. Tomorrow I will share a post with more details about this project and the vintage junkin’ find that finally gave me a vision for this space.
My herbs are also looking so beautiful this week. I have been enjoying their fragrance and beauty as we have been working on the rest of the landscaping.
Our patio area and side door entry is also going to be getting a makeover, so many of the vintage garden style elements I use their will find their way to the backyard. I have gone back to look at some posts from last year to gain inspiration and to see what changes I want to make. If you love vintage garden style, I encourage you to check out the posts above and below for tons of vintage cottage garden inspiration.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day! Did you add any patriotic decor around your home for the holiday weekend? I put out some mini-flags in the ferns on our front porch, and buntings on the front and back porch. I will keep these on display from now through the Fourth of July, then put them back out about a week before Labor Day.
If you like to decorate with patriotic decor for summer or if you want to get a head start on a cute project for the Fourth of July, check out my post on how to Upcycle Vintage Chair Spindles Into Farmhouse American Flags. I just love how they turned out!
Now it’s time for some lovely features from last week’s party!
Welcoming Summer with Inspiring Ideas at TFT
Styled for Summer Glass Topped Vintage Table~Botanic Bleu
Vintage Etagare in the Garden Room~Common Ground
DIY Chalkboard Paint Pots~Virginia Sweet Pea
DIY Window Boxes~Kippi at Home
10 Ways to Create a Charming Cottage Style Kitchen~Shiplap and Shells
Lemons DIY Modern Farmhouse Decor~Bird’s Party
Lemon Themed Drink Station~Dining Delight
Square Tray Upcyle~My Wee Abode
How to Buffalo Check Walls~The Everyday Farmhouse
Cilantro Lime Black Beans and Rice~It All Started With Paint
Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy the party!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Amber,May 28, 2020 at 10:14 am
Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy, happy!!
My Link Ups for this week are # 31,33 and 35!!
Hi Amber, I’m loving all your wonderful landscape and garden ideas. Thanks so much for sharing my old etagere in the Garden Room. Have a great rest of the week!May 28, 2020 at 10:22 am
Sounds like you’ve had a busy week. All I’ve done is take endless walks with the dogs! I’ve linked at #61 and 62.May 28, 2020 at 11:16 am
Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 5-18 to 5-23 on my blog. On Tuesday was a Perfect Chili Seasoning Mix. Wednesday saw a Sweet Pickle Relish. Thursday was a Coffee Creamer bundle. And winding up this Week of Homemade was a Cocktail Sauce. Enjoy!May 28, 2020 at 11:21 am
Love your perennial selection for your new landscaping. I bet it smells wonderful and attracts bees and butterflies. I hope your week has been a good one and thanks for hosting!May 28, 2020 at 11:23 am
Wow – sounds like you’ve been busy – and it’s looking lovely! It’s so wonderful to have herbs too! Hope you have a wonderful week Amber, and thanks so much as always, for hosting. 💗 I’m linked at 81, 87, & 88 this time.May 28, 2020 at 12:26 pm
So wonderful to see my Lemon Drink Station featured at your lovely gathering of terrific inspiration! Thank you very much for highlighting it and for all your efforts hosting each week!May 28, 2020 at 12:43 pm
Oh I love all the lemon things!! Thank you for hosting Amber, my links are #27, 30. Good luck on your backyard project!May 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm
Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share week 3 of the One Room Challenge, a Father’s Day gift idea, and how to create a gallery wall from thrift store picture books! Hope you are having a great day, and are staying safe and healthy!May 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Thank you so much for featuring my chalkboard painted pots this week!May 28, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Thank you SO much for the feature, Amber! Hugs, and hope you are doing well! I’m at 131 and 133 this week.May 28, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Thanks so much for the feature!!! 🙂 LindaMay 28, 2020 at 10:33 pm
Hi Amber! It’s been awhile. I love all your gardening posts since we are in a big gardening project ourselves. Those patriotic spindle flags are a fabulous idea! I will be borrowing that for the 4th. Thanks for hosting & hope all is well.
XO- MaryJoMay 29, 2020 at 12:27 pm
I forgot to add that I’m link #172. = ). MJMay 29, 2020 at 12:28 pm
I always enjoy your posts! There is always something that inspires me. Thank you for featuring my Styled For Summer | Vintage Table.
Now that school is winding down, I hope you are able to get some much-needed rest this summer.
JudithMay 29, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Amber, thanks so much for hosting. I am links 11, 12, and 14. Have a wonderful weekend!May 29, 2020 at 11:22 pm
Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous party Amber! I was so excited that you featured me this week. Thank you! I am linking #179-181 for this week. Be well!May 30, 2020 at 1:35 am
Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #188, #189, ¾. Have a great week.May 30, 2020 at 11:43 pm
You’ve been busy my friend, I can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Don’t we just have the best darn bloggers sharing with us each week? Lovely features and bonus features too. Thank you for being my hostess for the past three years xoJune 1, 2020 at 2:07 pm