Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
Happy Sunday and welcome to the blog!
This was a big week and I have plenty to share with you, especially since I didn’t post a Saltwater Sounds wrap-up last week.
So I’m bringing double the summer fun today…
- The cut flower garden is FINALLY blooming and I’ve got pictures to prove it!
- A look at the pictures of the garden the evening before the 4th of July.
- My friend Kelly’s gorgeous outdoor space overlooking Puget Sound on the 4th of July.
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A Walk Around the Garden the Evening Before the 4th of July
I planned on sharing pictures of the garden all decked out in patriotic decor earlier but life got in the way. So better late than never, right?
Do you take down your patriotic decor right after the holiday or do you keep them up for a while?
I was shocked that it didn’t rain on the night or the evening of the 4th. Look at those clouds!
A Friend’s Stunning Outdoor Space Overlooking the Puget Sound on the 4th of July
I had the privilege of being invited to a friend’s house who lives right on the Puget Sound. If there was ever the best spot to see fireworks, this would be it!
Kelly was so gracious to host a 4th of July get-together and I sat there in awe. She has the most beautiful style, doesn’t she?
Her deck was literally DECKED OUT with all new and beautiful outdoor patio furniture. And it was as comfortable as it looks.
Kelly has so many pretty coastal pieces throughout her outdoor spaces and in her home as well.
Believe it or not, you can actually see our house from this point.
A Walk in the Cut Flower Garden
The cut flower garden is a few weeks behind but we’re finally starting to see some beautiful blooms.
- Bachelor’s Buttons
- Sweet Peas
What do you do when your pups want to be close to you while you’re gardening? It really is hard to weed with these two boys on my lap, but it’s hard to say no to these babies.
Look What I Found This Week
I went on a bit of a shopping spree this week but in my defense, these items have been on my shopping list for quite a while and we decided to get them.
I chose this navy and white striped linen and cotton duvet and shams for our bed on the boat. Hopefully, we will get it back to the marina from the boat yard in the next few weeks and I can start decorating.
It’s on sale right now at Pottery Barn too!
I’ll be putting this rug on the deck. I love the pattern!
I saved 45% and paid only $149.04 for a 7’x10′ rug at Target.
I really wanted a fountain on the deck but wanted it to be on the small side. I paid $75.99 at Target.
We just bought this sectional from Home Depot for the deck. I love having the option of pulling out the section that can be used as a chair. $1429
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Since the last time I talked to you, I republished my blog post Everything You Need to Know About Growing and Caring for Your Garden Dahlias. I hope you find this helpful when growing your own dahlias.
I’ve shared some July Gardening Tips and To-Dos for the Pacific Northwest Region for you as well.
Are you looking for ways to bring bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden? See how you can attract bees and other pollinators to the garden and which flowers they love the most.
CLICK HERE to see how to attract pollinators to your summer garden.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
I am such a fan of my friend Molly’s new blog…Molly in Maine. She has been a favorite over on Instagram and now I can’t wait for every new post she publishes.
You will love Molly’s Summer in Maine: A Coastal Table Setting on the Porch post! So much coastal inspiration for these summer months!
Are you ready for some yummy salad recipes? Well, look no further. The very talented Leslie from My 100-Year-Old Home shares the most delicious salad recipes with chicken for summer.
Astrid from the Nordroom shared another inspirational home. This restored cozy country house in England is a must-see.
Tour Nancy Meyer’s L.A. home.
I used this recipe to make my bacon and cheese quiches for the 4th of July breakfast party.
These backyard porch ideas with planters keep bugs away.
This key lime pie recipe.
Geraniums…the perfect summer flower.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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Until next time,