Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where 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.
THIS AND THAT
Happy Labor Day to my U.S. friends. I hope you are spending your extended weekend doing something fun. Let me know what you’re up to.
It’s the last hurrah of summer…I still can’t believe I’m saying that. August was gone in the blink of an eye.
Even though I’m a die-hard fan of the summer, we’ve got some big plans for September that I’m really excited about!
We are going on another boat trip this month.
Our plans are to go to La Conner, the San Juan Islands, and Canada where we will stop in Victoria, Butchart Gardens, and Salt Springs Island.
Our boat is like a mini home on the water and we always love being on it, exploring all that Puget Sound has to offer.
I can’t wait to share our adventures with you during these next few weeks. And don’t worry. I have taken pictures and videos of my home decorated for fall, and our house sitter promises to take garden pictures for me.
So you won’t miss a thing while we’re gone.
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AROUND THE GARDEN
I had so much fun planting fall flowers and plants in my new garden containers from DutchCrafters. I wrote a post about them and why they are such a great product so be sure to read more about these gorgeous containers here.
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As you can see, I found some fabulous fall annuals and perennials for my garden containers.
When the season is over I will plant the perennials in the ground around the cottage garden. I wanted to add more Sedum Autumn Joy and Coneflower to the garden so this is the perfect way to do it.
WHAT I’M USING IN THE GARDEN RIGHT NOW
AROUND OUR BEACH COTTAGE
I did it! I finally decorated for fall. That is at least in the living room and kitchen. I can’t wait to take you on the tour this coming Wednesday. Stay tuned!
For the record, Ollie is the perfect model for my fall decor. He mixes right in.
I decided to try a neutral autumn theme this year. I’m usually all about color but I wanted my fall color to come from the hydrangeas I’m drying since they’re unbelievably stunning this time of year.
If you haven’t seen last year’s fall home tour, check it out here: Fall Fresh Seasonal Home Tour with Cozy Cottage Style Touches
WHAT I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW
FROM THE BLOG
Have you enjoyed your summer garden this year? Come explore the vibrant late summer flowers in my cottage garden, from the bright black-eyed Susans to the stunning dahlias. And there’s still so much to enjoy…CONTINUE READING.
Are you starting to see signs in your garden that the fall season is right around the corner? I’ll share essential September gardening tips and to-dos for your Pacific Northwest garden during this important time of seasonal transition… CONTINUE READING.
If you’re looking for garden containers or window boxes for your outdoor spaces, I have some great ideas for you! I’ve just planted my fall plants and flowers in my made-to-order Western Cedar garden containers from DutchCrafters…CONTINUE READING.
MY FAVORITE INSPIRATION AROUND THE WEB THIS WEEK
One of my favorite people has written another book! Find out more about Lana Stenner’s Grace-Filled Homestead Cookbook.
This easy no-sew kitchen towel DIY.
You’ll have to try this white chicken chili corn chowder recipe.
Vintage table decoration ideas for fall centerpieces.
This Robledo Design portfolio is gorgeous.
This neutral fall tablescape.
This tutorial on how to make coffee paper for your craft projects.
I love Sedum Autumn Joy and this is a great post about growing it.
Embrace the essence of fall with this hot apple cider recipe.
FALL CANDLE FAVORITES FROM ANTIQUE CANDLE CO.
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Until next time,
Wishing a wonderful week ahead,
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