Saltwater Sounds Weekly: Vintage Shopping Spree

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The Found Market vintage show

This and That

February has been a lot of fun!

Last week, I enjoyed the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. I needed those spring garden vibes and inspiration. I walked away feeling excited about getting back in the garden again.

Seeing all the emails and comments I got about the garden show pictures was so fun.

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The Found Market vintage show

Friday was another great day at The Found Market, a vintage and handmade show at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

The Found Market vintage show

The line wasn’t too long. We bought the early bird tickets and entered the doors at 3:00 on Friday afternoon.

The Found Market vintage show

I bought most of my vintage goodies at the booth called French Toast & Co. Mercantile. They had some wonderful vintage baskets and galvanized containers.

The Found Market vintage show

And I found some faux flowers that I definitely paid too much money for.

The Found Market vintage show

My friend and I were there for about an hour.

Sadly, I didn’t bring my wagon. I will never make that mistake again. It was really hard to shop while carrying all my purchases.

The booths were really small, and the vendors had no extra room to hold the items they sold.

The Found Market vintage show

I spent most of the time trying to get out of people’s way and not break anything with all the shopping bags I was carrying.

I loved the locker set and armoire. I wish I had room in our 1600-square-foot cottage to fit more furniture.

The Found Market vintage show

All in all, I bought some great items that I’ll be sharing next week. But I felt that even with the early bird tickets, there needed to be a limit to the number of people that were let in.

I tried to take more pics, but there were too many people, and I didn’t even make it to one-third of the booths.

I’m traveling to Orlando on Wednesday to spend a few days with some blogging friends. We always have so much fun together.

I’ll meet up with my hubby for a few days to visit Disney World.

I’ve never been there but have been to Disneyland so many times I can’t count. I know it will be a lot of walking, so chances are we won’t get very far.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a cortisone shot before the trip, but we should still have fun.

I’ve made reservations at California Grill for my husband’s birthday dinner. Have you been? It looks like the most incredible view of the lagoon.

inside the greenhouse with seedlings growing

Around the Garden and Greenhouse

All the flower seeds have been sown except for the sunflower seeds I saved from last year’s flowers and anything that needs to be directly sown.

sweet pea seedlings and overwintering geraniums

Above are the sweet pea seedlings and overwintering geraniums.

seedlings growing in the greenhouse

We have cosmos, zinnias, chocolate lace flowers, strawflowers, statice, yarrow, snapdragons, and more.

galvanized stock tanks for the garden

We have added three more galvanized stock tanks to the garden to grow veggies and a few flowers on the side of our house, where we get a lot of sun.

We’ve added rock and drilled holes. We will get some dirt when we return from our mini trip.

We originally had wine barrels, but they were falling apart.


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

forsythia branches force blooming indoors

Around Our Beach Cottage

I had such good intentions. I planned to start decorating for spring, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I did get another bundle of forsythias to force bloom indoors.

They always make me so happy.

What I’m Loving This Week

From the Blog

apricot strawflowers and sweet peas growing in the cut flower garden with greenhouse in background

Are you considering growing a cut flower garden but want to make it simple? This guide will help you choose some of the easiest flowers to grow from seed indoors. .. CONTINUE READING.

bright colored pink and orange Chantilly Mix snapdragons in the cut flower garden

Are you growing a cut flower garden this year? In this post, we’ll walk through the essential steps to wake up your winter garden and how to prepare a flower bed for spring planting…CONTINUE READING.

spring decor in living room

Are you looking for spring home decor ideas now that spring is officially here? In this post, I’ll take you on a spring home tour of my cottage living room and bedroom while sharing some simple spring decor ideas to make your home look and feel its best this season…CONTINUE READING.

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

My friend, Kelly at The Tattered Pew, recently started a Lazy Girls Garden Club, and she’s all about growing zinnias. Learn more and link to her garden club here.

You’ll fall in love with this Jenny Martin Design project.

I want to make a DIY Easter wreath like this for spring.

These are the sweetest spring flower cookies.

Check out these easy ideas to decorate an entryway console table.

You’re going to love this budget blue & white chinoiserie tablescape.

This Jean Stoffer Design project is amazing!

This is the cutest Easter bunny table centerpiece for spring.

Doesn’t poblano chicken tortilla soup sound delicious?

Need some ideas for an Oscars Watch Party?

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. I forgot to mark my calendar for the “Found Market!”😞 Enjoy your time in Orlando. We were in Disney World two years ago and had a blast. FYI-we saw lots of scooters (probably can rent) so keep that in mind when walking becomes too painful.

    1. We had a great time at Disney World! I made it, although I was very glad when the day ended. It was a lot of walking and I wish I would have gotten a cortisone shot before I went. Still so much to see!

  2. I would have loved going to the found market. What fun. I saw so many great things to buy. Enjoy your trip to florida. I’m on my way to Florida now. Hugs to you.

    1. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Florida, Renae. It’s always so nice to get away this time of year, isn’t it?

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