Saltwater Sounds Weekly Wrap-Up

Welcome to Saltwater Soundsa 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…

Wishing you a happy Sunday from rainy Seattle.

I know there’s a lot of crazy weather for many of you so I will definitely not complain. What’s happening where you are?

We are dipping down below freezing next week with temps as low as 25°F on Tuesday.

I thought it was time for an Ollie picture. He just blends into the decor, doesn’t he?

Laundry Room Refresh Update

The laundry room trim is painted and everything is put back together. I am seriously relieved.

Now it’s off to the powder room and hallway. I’ll be working on a blog post this week soon to show you more.

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Boat Renovation Update

The refrigerator and microwave are in. It’s starting to look like a real boat galley now.

The range came on Friday. I’m so excited!

The Greenhouse

The sweet peas are looking good!

They are a little lonely though. I was supposed to have sown the snapdragons by now but I’m still not officially late until today so that’s what I’ll be working on this afternoon.

I’m here to make you all look good because I’m also late on starting new geranium cuttings. That will be a fun project for this week.

The Garden in February

It’s always fun to see my HUGE camellia tree bloom. This picture is from my office window. It’s the first one. I think I will force bloom some of them.

My first spring bulb bloom!

Garden Inspiration for the Week

For this week’s inspirational garden post, I chose Coastal Cottage Garden and Outdoor Spring Spaces Tour which was posted last May.

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.

9 Ways to Use Vintage and Antique Pieces For Storage Solutions

When you live in a small house, there always seems to be a need for more room to store things. From what I can tell, people really weren’t too big on closets in 1920.

So when you discover the perfect thrifted find that not only looks amazing but also solves a storage issue for you, it’s an added bonus!

Read the entire post HERE which includes the links to other thrifting posts from Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms and Jennifer of Cottage on Bunker Hill.

How to Grow Zinnias From Seed Indoors

Zinnias are an incredibly easy and reliable flower to grow in the garden which makes them perfect for beginning gardeners

.These are some of my favorite flowers in the cut flower garden. The great news is that it’s so easy to grow zinnias from seed indoors. You can see how to grow them from seed indoors HERE.

Online Shopping For You

Williams Sonoma Easter Table Decor

Williams Sonoma Home President’s Day Sale

McGee & Co. President’s Day Sale 15% off sitewide.

Pottery Barn outdoor collections.

Terrain 25% off select decorating and entertaining essentials.

Anthropologie up to 30% off this weekend.

Coming Your Way:

Spring vignette Pinterest Challenge

Laundry room refresh

Spring inspiration round-up with some new blogging friends

Garden checklist for 2022

What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating shares this season’s thrifting trends. You won’t want to miss all the vintage goodness in this post.

The fabulous Tieghan from Half-Baked Harvest shares the most delicious crispy sesame garlic chili oil noodles.

Courtney from French Country Cottage shares 5 ideas for five-minute spring mantel decor. I definitely need help with this!

More Inspiration

This best brunch cocktail.

This dreamy home tour.

A spring DIY wreath.

Timeless decorating and design inspiration.

This amazing stew recipe.

5 fundamentals of styling a room.

An Oldie But a Goodie

Cutting Back Outdoor Ferns

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,

Have a great week! And Happy Valentine’s Day!


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  1. Everything looks wonderful – I ADORE YOUR GARDEN. I know you said someone in your neighborhood makes those adorable garden fairies. Do you know if they sell them online and if yes, how I could contact them. I love unusual garden decor. Thank you.


    1. Thanks so much for reaching out Lisa. Unfortunately, the lady that makes the fairies is not making many these days, and the ones she does make are for locals only. I really wish I had a resource for them. They’re the cutest.

  2. We just planted our first two camellias! I’m not sure they’ll survive but I have them in the shadiest part of our yard. Keeping my fingers crossed as I love their blooms. And Ollie is so cute! Love that your boat is coming along- how exciting !

    1. I hope the camellias love their new home, Mary. They really are so incredibly beautiful. Ollie is quite the cutie pie, I agree.

  3. Love love love the laundry room!!! It’s looking so good!!! Thanks for sharing my blog this week! Can’t wait to read the zinnias article too my fave to grow from seed!

    1. Thanks, Stacy. The new paint trim has made such a difference. Zinnias are one of my favorites. I remember you had quite a few last year.

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