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.
This and That…
Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend.
I’ll be working in the greenhouse trying to finish sowing my seeds while it rains outside for the next few days.
What have you been up to this weekend?
A Girls Trip to Sumner, WA.
I took my friend to Sumner last week for some antique and nursery shopping for the day. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate her birthday. Oh, and lunch at Sorci’s Italian Cafe was delicious!
Windmill Gardens had a great selection of herbs, spring bulbs, and flowers.
And you have to love “Succulent Man”.
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I can’t wait to refresh my herb planter on my deck and the herb garden next to my greenhouse.
There were plenty of primroses too.
VANLIEROP GARDEN MARKET
I LOVE this place! VanLierop Garden Market not only has plants and flowers here but there are many vintage yard art pieces as well.
I’ll share more next week in my Shopping Sumner post. I bought not just one, but two vintage bile baskets I can’t wait to show you.
Above is a sneak peek of the indoor section of the garden market.
We had so much fun shopping for vintage at Inta Vintage. I got some amazing deals which I will share in my blog post next week.
I’ll give you a hint…I spent $12.50 on a blue floral lap quilt. There are so many booths with really fun vintage pieces.
The Garden -Mid March
Allergies got the best of me last week, even keeping me in bed until mid-afternoon one day.
Luckily I felt better yesterday and spent a few hours in the greenhouse garden. It was the strangest day with temperatures hitting 54°F and the sun shining in the morning.
And then, it started raining about 2:30 PM. I look at it as a great way to get all my new plantings watered.
I cleaned up the garden beds and planted some evergreen shrubs in this space. I am learning that being an “all about the flowers” girl is making my garden look pretty drab and empty in the winter and early spring months.
Speaking of flowers, I’m working on getting some spring color in my containers including violas, pansies, grasses, spring bulbs, and primroses.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
How to Create a Garden Party Easter Tablescape on a Budget
Looking for some new table decorating ideas for Easter this year? I’ve created an Easter “garden party” themed tablescape that not only looks amazing but can be accomplished on any budget.
How to Grow Strawflowers For Your Cut Flower Garden From Seed Indoors
Have you ever seen strawflowers in a flower arrangement? They are such a unique and stunning cut flower. I’ll share my tips on growing strawflowers from seed indoors, how to transplant them into the garden, and much more.
Coming Your Way:
My Sumner shopping spree for vintage goodies
Benefits to mulching your garden beds
Spring Tasks for a Beautiful Summer Garden
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
12 Flower Vase Ideas on a Budget
If you’re looking for inspiration to create beautiful flower arrangements on a budget, look no further. My friend Wendy of WM Design House has the most AMAZING flower vase ideas I’ve ever seen. Click HERE to see more.
5 Tips for Fresh Cut Flowers that Last Longer
Courtney of French Country Cottage shares important tips for fresh-cut flowers that last longer. See her amazing tips HERE.
How To Set A Pretty Easter Table
I had the privilege of joining my sweet friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew for an Easter table blog hop last week. See why I fell in love with her beautiful table HERE.
This sea girt classic.
An Easy Peach pound cake with lemon glaze
A vintage cottage in Australia.
How to fold Easter bunny ear napkins.
This baker’s kitchen.
Simple spring garden ideas.
This Easter basket flower cake.
Adding a wood accent wall.
Baked cinnamon crunch French toast.
7 ways to set a special Easter table.
How to create an inviting guest room.
This DIY bird’s nest.
How to make pressed flower clay plaques.
An Oldie But a Goodie
Making Our 100-Year-Old Cabinet Into the Perfect Bedroom Built-in
See how we took our cabinet that was built at the same time as our house, in 1920, and made it into a bedroom built-in.
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.
Until next time,
Wishing you a week of hope, peace and love,
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Your garden is the stuff of dreams. I sigh at your exuberant blooms, romantic setting and incomparable view. What can we mere mortals achieve in 15 minutes a day throughout the spring and summer? I would love a post or two about that since I am not able to invest any more time than that. Thanks, Kim.
Thank you so much for reaching out Debra. That is the best idea for a post and I will actually work on that. I’m sure there are a lot of people wanting to know the same thing. Have a great weekend ahead!
Melba | Cocoon Raw says
Kim, thank you so much for adding my post, you are so kind. Your garden is of dreams and I am always just so amazed. I am making changes on how I will be growing some veggies and flowers. I want to grow more found this year, but also more flowers. It will be a challenge in my small garden! But it is not stopping me. Lol!
I know you will fit it all in there and it will look absolutely beautiful Melba. I am going to try to grow more veggies this year too.
Love all your beautiful inspiration this week Kim. That gardening dude is the best! Ha Ha!
Isn’t he great? I really wanted to take him home with me.
Kim I love succulent man! Looks like you had a great week and how fun to get started in the gardens! It’s going to be a great season! Thanks for sharing my spring garden ideas!
I have so many plants that I haven’t even planted yet. I bit off a little more than I could chew I’m afraid. I think we all need a succulent man in our garden, don’t you think?
So much beautiful inspiration this week, Kim. I adore your Easter table. What a showstopper. Thank you so much for including my Easter bunny ear napkins in your roundup. Hugs!
Thanks so much, Jen. I hope I can make some napkins myself. They are so darned cute!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
So sorry about the allergies but glad you got some time in the greenhouses and garden – it looks great already! Hope you get some time to relax next week! 🙂
Thank you, Barbara. It looks like the weather may be getting better next week. We may even see the temps hit 60°F! Wouldn’t that be a kick!
Wendy McMonigle says
You inspire me so much KIm! your table is picture perfect for spring. and that nursery….. I would love to take a visit there one day.
Your garden is so beautiful and I look forward to watching it bloom this year.
Sending you a big thank you for the shout out, I was shocked when I saw that picture. You are so sweet. XO
Thanks so much, Wendy. I just love what you do. You have so many great ideas!
So much fun! I would love it if you would share this link on The Fabulous Friday Link Party. You can find it on my website. Hugs to you.
Thank you, Renae. I have such good intentions and then get overwhelmed by the end of the week. I will definitely go share a link or two at your link party.
Mary from Life at Bella Terra says
Kim, that trip with your friend sounds like such fun! Wish we had more places like that around here. And that cottage in Australia is just stunning, especially that dreamy bedroom. It’s always a nice escape to read your post on Sunday morning with my coffee!
Thank you, Mary. We did have a great time. And I feel the same about reading your Saturday Meanderings.
Rachel Harper says
It looks like you had a great shopping excursion. I love that succulent man. How fun. Thanks so much for sharing my wall. Have the best day!
Isn’t he the best? Thanks for visiting Rachel. Have a great week.
Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations says
Thank you for the lovely tour as always! I’m really struggling to decide if I should do my vegetable garden or not this year and test out farm delivery instead. It is such a hard decision to give it up. What a fun trip to look at plants and thanks for your garden march tour. It’s always fun to see what you’re up to.
Thank you for being here to check things out, Chas. I only do a few veggies each year. I really have to get better out growing them.