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.
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Happy Sunday. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Fingers crossed that we really do get the dry and sunny weather that has been forecasted here for the week. It’s been so nice to see the sunshine again. It really does change your mood for the day.
How’s the weather where you are? I know there’s a lot of snow out there to the east of us.
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My Flower Seeds Finally Arrived!
I’ll be in my greenhouse again very soon!
I always get so excited when my flower seeds from Floret Flowers finally come in the mail!
My Geraniums in the Greenhouse
The geraniums are overwintering in the greenhouse and were really dry when I checked them on Friday. I gave them a good soaking and clipped off the dead leaves and soft stems.
There was only one plant that didn’t make it so far. I’ll be cutting some new geranium starts next week as well.
Garden Inspiration for the Week
I’ve decided that since we are all missing our gardens and beautiful flowers this time of year, I’ll be sharing a favorite garden picture and post with you each week. At least until we start seeing some progress in our gardens this spring.
The picture above was taken the first week or two in July of last year and it is one of my very favorites. It was early evening so the garden bistro lights were on and the phlox and hydrangeas were at their peak for the year. The colors were extraordinary!
For an inspirational garden post, I picked What’s Blooming in My Early Summer Cottage Garden which was posted July 15th and takes you back to when the garden was full of daisies and most summer annuals in the cut flower garden.
All that we were waiting for were the dahlias and black-eyed Susans that were close to popping but not quite there yet.
If you do go and check out this post, let me know in the comments what your favorite picture was.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
My friend Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home hosted a “Keeping it Cozy” blog hop with several of my blogging friends. I shared some ideas for adding a hint of Valentine’s inspiration sprinkled in with my cozy winter home decor. The links to all of the blogger’s posts who participated in this hop are at the end of my post.
My friends Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms and Jennifer of Cottage at Bunker Hill joined me last week to share some thrifted vintage goodness. Here I’m sharing how I show off my seasonal blooms using my favorite vintage containers.
Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms shared 9 Garden Treasures You Should Buy at the Thrift Store.
Jennifer of Cottage on Bunker Hill shared how to decorate with thrift store finds in the kitchen.
My Favorite Finds for the Week
It’s not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day decor. Here are some of my favorite picks from Anthropologie, Target, Pottery Barn, and Williams Sonoma.
There are so many amazing pillows, greenery, containers, rugs, and candles online this winter season. Here are my winter decor favorites being offered right now.
Antique Candle Co. Winter Clearance Sale
Antique Candle Co. is having a HUGE clearance sale while supplies last. Did you know that candles have a shelf life of about 2 years? So they’re clearing out their candles to make more.
Hurry! They’re going fast. Click HERE for the website.
Coming Your Way:
Garden checklist for 2022
Valentine’s cloche ideas
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Home BNS published a blog post on 18 of the Most Inviting DIY Fake Fireplace Ideas. And mine was one of them! How cool is that?
Tieghan of Half-Baked Harvest shares the most amazing recipes and I can’t wait to try this. Doesn’t this cajun butter garlic shrimp with creamy pesto pasta look incredible???
My friend Michelle of Thistle Key Lane created the most beautiful winter botanical tablescape. You know how I love anything with flowers!
Cindy of County Road 407 gives us 5 reasons why you should still love farmhouse style no matter what the trends say. I’m hearing that shiplap is out too. I’m not changing my name anytime soon though.
This Hollywood Hills home with a celebrity history.
Recipes for fruit-infused water.
This floral design studio in Washington State.
This napkin ring DIY project.
This pretty in pink table.
The coziest winter cabin.
This rustic Montana home.
This post on how to make ice votives.
An Oldie But a Goodie
I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here. It means the world.
Until next time,