Summer, Thursday Favorite Things

Simply Beautiful Late Summer Style at TFT

Summer decorating and home decor ideas by top bloggers

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:


Vintage French Farmhouse Style Basket Makeover (Easy DIY Gray Wash Paint Tutorial)

On Tuesday I shared how I completely transformed an outdated basket into a “vintage” French farmhouse style basket using a gray wash technique I came up with. It was so easy, and I love how it turned out!


Before and after thrifted basket makeover chalk paint French farmhouse gray wash grey wash gray washed basket


French country vignette vintage vignette French vintage style vignette with purple tones

I also created a little vignette using the “new” basket and a sneak peek of a few vintage treasures that I found over the summer. I will be sharing more about them in an upcoming post.


Allergy-Friendly recipes, cooking tips, gluten free, vegan refined sugar free recipes for fall

For this week’s Pin Away Wednesday’s post I shared highlights from my Allergy-Friendly Cooking and Recipes Pinterest board, focusing on fall recipes. Now is the time to start gathering ideas for your healthy and delicious fall menu!



On Friday I shared my late summer French Farmhouse Lemons and Sunflowers Tablescape for the Late Summer Tablescapes Blog Hop hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. The inspiration came from the pretty lemon dishes I found at Dollar Tree back in late spring. Pairing the lemons with sunflowers made the table seem perfect for August. I would love for you to check it out after linking up today if you haven’t already. You will also find links to 24 other beautiful late summer tablescapes to inspire.


Last Monday my friend Debra from Common Ground and I kicked off our new Monday link party, All About Home! We had a good turnout for the first week and we know that it will continue to grow as we approach fall. Thank you to everyone who came over and linked up or checked out the links for our “grand opening!”



The All About Home party focuses on home decor, vintage style, gardening, home makeovers, diy’s and crafts. You can always continue to find tons of inspiration by bloggers in a wider variety of categories here at TFT. Since the parties are different, I am thrilled to co-host each one which allows me to interact throughout the week with many different niche bloggers and readers. I am truly grateful for all of you! Thank you for partying with me here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home!


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

Simply Beautiful Late Summer Inspiration at TFT


Five Year Blogiversary and a Giveaway~Everyday Living



Peach greenhouse new deck opens onto a small garden of gravel, limestone rocks, and lirope grass

Peach Greenhouse New Deck~Botanic Bleu



Harvesting Lavender Plant For Drying

How To Harvest and Dry Lavender~ Interior Frugalista



Simple Casual Summer Table

Simple Casual Summer Table~ A Stroll Thru Life



Blue and White Summer Tablescape

A Late Summer Blue and White Tablescape~Bluesky at Home



Why I Chose My Home~ It All Started With Paint



Pantry Turned Mudroom Nook Reveal~Simply Beautiful By Angela


A Late Summer Early Fall Table Styling~ French Ethereal




Lavender/Lemon Dreams~ Cloches and Lavender


Bonus Feature

spray paint upcycle

Sunny Painted Rooster~My Thrift Store Addiction


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 Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks for hosting each week!! My Link Ups for today are #28, 29 and 32!!!

    August 22, 2019 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    Loved your sunflowers and lemons tablescape. I’ve linked at #34

    August 22, 2019 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks for hosting Amber and for featuring my blogiversary post. I am links 16, 17, and 18. Happy Thursday!

    August 22, 2019 at 9:28 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks for hosting Amber and for the feature.

    Enjoy your day


    August 22, 2019 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Marie

    Thrilled to see my dried lavender tips featured this week. Thank you so much, Amber! xo

    August 22, 2019 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Amy

    Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #127, #128, & #129.

    August 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    I’m at 133, 134, 135 this week, Amber! Thanks for being such a sweet hostess!

    August 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for hosting! This is what was served the of week 8-12- to 8-16 in my home. On Tuesday is Red White and Blue French Toast. Wednesday is Red Velvet Pancakes with Strawberries. And ending Labor Day Breakfast week on Friday I am serving my version of the famous Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Topping. Enjoy!

    August 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    I love lavender …..everything! Wonderful features my friend xo

    August 22, 2019 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Thank you so much for featuring my Late Summer-Early Fall Tablestyling post this week, Amber! I appreciate the share. And thank you for hosting TFT, always. Beautiful features!! I am looking forward to reading them.

    Enjoy this upcoming weekend,
    Barb 🙂

    August 22, 2019 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Karin

    Amber your blog is beautiful and this party is fabulous! I am excited to be a part of it. 164, 165, 166 and 167

    August 22, 2019 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Thursday Favorite Things linky party always has wonderful links from so many talented bloggers. I always find amazing posts to read. This week is no exception… all your features are beautiful. Thank you so much for including my Peach Greenhouse new deck as one of them; I am honored to be among such talent.


    August 23, 2019 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you so much Amber! My links this week are #194, 195, 196

    August 23, 2019 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

    Gorgeous features, Amber, and that pantry to mud room story stopped me in my tracks since plans are underway for my pathetic “laundry/mud area.” Thanks so much for hosting! I am sharing my late summer kitchen (#197) and bedroom (#198) and hope these glimpses help others in their scheming and dreaming. Bon weekend, lovely. xox

    August 23, 2019 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Amber, thank you so much for hosting! I linked up #205, #206, and #207.
    Happy weekend!!!

    August 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, thank you so much for the feature of my late summer tablescape. What a wonderful surprise.

    August 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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