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 Halloween Eve!
There’s been a lot happening already this weekend. The Trunk or Treat event at the Longbranch Improvement Club for the kiddos in the community was so much fun and I loved passing out candy and checking out all the great costumes.
I couldn’t believe all the families who attended. It was a huge success.
I learned a very important lesson. Stop buying chocolate Halloween candy that I love and want to eat, and get the stuff I really don’t like. Skittles and gummy bears would be a very safe bet.
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite. How about you?
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I went to Target the other day to pick up a prescription and was delighted to see some Christmas home decor.
There was very little fall decor left. If this holiday season is anything like last year, you should probably shop sooner than later for your seasonal needs.
Here are a few holiday goodies in the above photo from Magnolia’s Hearth and Hand.
I was pleasantly surprised by the selection that was offered in the Threshold Designed by Studio McGee.
There was a lot of faux greenery, including wreaths and garland, available and the prices were reasonable.
Nutcrackers, decorative trees, pillows, and throws were fully stocked.
Here are some of the things I bought the other day.
- Block Print Christmas Tree Square Throw Pillow
- Bobble Knit Holiday Stocking Cream
- Christmas Tree Square Throw Pillow Cream/Green
I also took this wicker storage ottoman for my office. Isn’t it cute?
Do you remember me telling you that I was going to an auction last weekend? Here’s a picture of how I looked that evening.
A Walk Through the Garden
There’s not too much to show you in the garden these days that you haven’t already seen.
I’ll be sharing a post next week sharing my fall garden highlights so watch for it.
Almost all of the spent cut flowers have been pulled out of the raised beds and spring-blooming bulbs have been planted in their place.
I’ve already transplanted some of my geraniums into individual pots but will try to finish the rest of them this week to overwinter the geraniums in the greenhouse.
I’m also going to try to label the dahlias so that when it comes time to dig them up and split them next April, I can move some around to coordinate colors better.
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What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Thinking about transforming your greenhouse, she shed, or potting shed from frumpy to fabulous this autumn? I’ll show you some simple ideas to decorate your greenhouse or other outdoor building for the fall season.
Do you love decorating for Halloween or maybe you’re looking for ideas and inspiration? I’ll show you how to create a fun and spooky vibe in your garden this Halloween.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Are you in charge of dessert for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving this year? Michele at Vintage Home Designs is sharing the best pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I can’t wait to try this!
Looking for some inspiration when it comes to getting cozy with color, pattern, and texture? My friend Molly at Molly in Maine shares how her charming coastal home gets warm and oh-so-cozy as the temperatures in Maine start to drop.
Ready to kick off the upcoming holiday season with a festive holiday get-together cocktail? My friend Michelle at Thistle Key Lane shares a cranberry orange margarita recipe that you can make one at a time or in a batch.
I’m IN LOVE with this gorgeous historical manor house on the market.
This Christmas gift tag idea.
This October garden.
This incredible English cottage.
How sugared cranberries make a wreath of greenery look amazing.
This tiny house shed transformation.
These delicious cranberry cheesecake squares.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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Until next time,