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 and welcome to the blog. It’s going to be a beautiful and sunny day here in the Seattle area. You know where I’ll be…the garden.
I took some time to pick a few spring bouquets from the garden yesterday.
Here’s this floral recipe…
- Japanese Roses
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I spent time this week refreshing my powder room.
Isn’t it amazing how much paint can change the look of a room?
A Walk in the Garden and the Greenhouse
This has been a really tough April in the garden as far as the weather goes. We’ve had colder than normal temperatures and several hail storms this month.
My garden was spared from the rare snowfall other areas around the Pacific Northwest experienced though and I am very thankful for that.
The good news is this has been a really lovely and sunny weekend and I’ve been able to accomplish a lot in the garden.
These Princess Irene Triumph Tulips from Holland Bulbs are so bright and beautiful.
These are Green Star Tulips. They are so unique and stunning.
Here’s a peek inside the greenhouse.
I’ve been hardening off the seedlings and geraniums this last week.
The seedlings should be ready to be transplanted out in the garden next week. Fingers crossed.
I always look forward to seeing the greenhouse empty and the new plants in the garden beds.
Another Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea
Here’s another amazing candle I wanted to share with you.
Fresh Cut Herbs is a candle that is slightly floral and sweet and smells like a fresh garden.
This fragrance is a cozy spiced bouquet of fresh basil and spearmint, intertwined with clean notes of subtly sweet apple and light florals.
Wouldn’t this make a great Mother’s Day gift?
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
Let me show you all the fabulous vintage finds I have collected throughout the years and use for a timeless tabletop no matter what the season.
Did you know not all plants that come back year after year can be easily divided? Subshrubs like lavender and rosemary are harder to divide than you may think and I’ll tell you why.
Coming Your Way:
Savor the Simple Joys Around You and Your Home for a Lovely Life – April 26th
PNW Gardening Tips – May – April 30th
12 Tips for Creating a Low Maintenance Garden – May 3rd
7 Things You Want to Know About Foxgloves – Your Questions Answered – May 10th
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
The talented KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms shares 21 simple summer entertaining and decorating ideas.
Here’s a pretty spring DIY project. Michele of Vintage Home Designs shares how she made this topiary with live boxwood cuttings.
This bow tie tortellini pasta salad made by Jen of Tatertots and Jello has a homemade creamy dressing and can be customized to your taste by choosing your favorite cheese and veggies. This is a perfect recipe for spring and summer.
This extraordinary salt shaker island house in South Carolina.
This pool house renovation reveal.
7 easy DIYs to spruce up your home in less than a day.
Pretty DIY paper May Day baskets.
This stunning twin chimney home.
The easiest DIY Pottery Barn hack.
What you need to know about the “Coastal Grandmother” viral trend. I’m pretty sure that I am one.
This gorgeous Glasgow flat.
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.
Until next time,