Random This & That
Can you believe that September is already here? It’s starting to feel like fall around here.
My heart goes out to those affected by Hurricane Ida, the fires on the west coast, and so much more. Wishing you peace, comfort, and healing.
Bring love wherever you go. Shine light wherever it’s dark. Leave blessings wherever you’ve been. Be kind wherever you are”.–Mary Davis
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Little Lucy had surgery on Thursday. She had a cyst on her head removed, as well as 4 more teeth. That is now 16 teeth that have been pulled from her tiny mouth in the last few years.
The patient is resting comfortably and being spoiled.
Here are three of my favorite things now that fall is on its way.
- Hydrangeas from the garden that are in the process of drying
- Vintage books from jaysworld
- The newest fall candles from Antique Candle Co.
I’ll be starting my fall decorating this coming week. I can’t wait to share more with you soon.
And there are so many more hydrangeas to be dried this season.
We took a trip to Earthwise Architectural Salvage in Tacoma, WA. the other day, looking for a rustic piece of wood to create a frame for our living room mirror.
And we found a piece for $10.00.
Here are some of the fun vintage goodies.
In the Garden
There is so much deadheading to do in my garden.
The zinnias, cosmos, and dahlias are still blooming. Most of these flowers will continue to grow until the first hard frost of the season.
I am starting to see some mildew on the foliage. I think I’ve been overwatering.
The black-eyed Susans are the real stars of the show this month, brightening up the entire cottage garden.
Check out my new favorite dahlia, Cafe au Lait from Breck’s Bulbs. Isn’t it the most beautiful flower? I’m in love!
Have you joined my Gardening Tips & Tricks group on Facebook? If you have, I would love for you to post some of your garden pictures so we can see what’s happening where you live!
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Don’t you love taking a look back at the beginning of the gardening season to see where it all began? My Pacific Northwest cottage garden has taken on a new life as each summer month passes by. Come take a look as I show you my beautiful blooms from June through September.
Coming Up on the Blog:
8 Mistakes I Made in My Cut Flower Garden This Year
Exploring Puget Sound by Boat – Visiting Roche Harbor
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
My friend KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm has 21 budget fall decorating ideas for your home.
My gardening buddy Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms shares how to save money at the garden nursery.
The cutest DIY Fall Wreath.
Early autumn kitchen style.
The perfect pumpkin bread recipe.
How to pack for air travel.
The perfect pumpkin spice milk latte.
No-sew fabric pumpkins.
An elegant corn vase for fall.
Homemade salsa recipe.
In Case You Missed It…
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Enjoy your weekend,