Saltwater Sounds Weekly: Hello Summer

Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. Here, I share everything happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come, and the inspiration I’ve found from other bloggers around the web.

evening view of greenhouse and garden

This and That

It is officially summer, and the 4th of July will be here before you know it.

It’s my favorite time of year. We usually have very comfortable summer temperatures in the Seattle area. This next week looks like it will be cooler; we will only see temperatures in the mid-sixties and low-seventies.

So, if you are one of the many experiencing an excruciating heatwave, now would be a good time to visit the Pacific Northwest!

How’s the weather where you are?

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Details Home and Garden shop

I did a little shopping in Poulsbo last week. Here are some views of Details Home and Garden, where I always get inspiration for my home decorating.

Details Home and Garden shop

They have a great supply of house plants and containers.

Details Home and Garden shop

This amazing piece would make a great island in a larger kitchen. It has drawers and casters on both sides.

Details Home and Garden shop

This piece is more my size! It was well above my budget, but it made me think about begging my husband to make me one.

“A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.” – May Sarton

evening view of garden and bay

Around the Garden and Greenhouse

It’s starting to look like summer in the garden.

The above picture was taken from my deck and shows the brick pavers we had just put in. You can also see a section of lawn where we brought more dirt in to level out the mole hole damage and seeded.

After a couple of weeks, the grass is finally starting to grow in.

evening view of greenhouse and garden

Here’s another view from the deck of our greenhouse patio.

evening view of greenhouse patio and garden

We added a couple more strings of bistro lights above the patio because, as far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many strings of lights in a garden.


Garden Supplies and Tools

Check out my favorite garden supplies and tools for the growing season. Whether you’re looking for potting soil or deer repellent, you’ll find what I use in my own garden.

My Gardening Tool and Product Favorites

From the Blog

purple coneflower and blazing star in the garden
coastal cottage living room decor

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My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

I’m loving this “Brenham” home from Marie Flanigan Interiors’ portfolio.

How about white chocolate bark for a 4th of July treat?

This lemon parmesan sesame salad is the perfect meal for summer.

You’ll absolutely love this “Ashland Ave House” from the Bria Hammel portfolio.

Cool down with this homemade lemon sorbet recipe.

You’ll love this coastal Maine home all spruced up for a Homeworthy video shoot.

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here.

Until next time,

Wishing a wonderful week ahead,

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  1. A question. I wanted to know if you direct sow your straw flowers or start in your greenhouse?

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