Welcome to the Cottage on Bunker Hill Weekly Rewind. This is my weekly online magazine where I share what’s new around here, fun places I’ve visited during the week, and what inspired me most during the week.
It’s mid-September in New Hampshire and you can feel the seasons changing. It’s getting chilly at night…it’s perfect sleeping weather and you need a blanket to stay warm.
The leaves haven’t really started changing, I’ve seen a few trees here and there with orange patches but that show will start in a few weeks.
On Saturday we took a drive over to Wolfboro, NH which is on Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s only about an hour inland from us here on the seacoast.
There was an antique boat show going on in the harbor. The boats were so gorgeous and the owners have put so much work into keeping them pristine.
After walking up and down the docks to check out each boat we looked at the antique car show…I’m not just that into cars but my husband enjoyed looking at them! Therefore, the lack of photos from that part of our morning.
My favorite stop of the day was to the Yum Yum Shop bakery. This bakery started back in the ’40s and for those of us growing up with DeMoulas and Market Basket supermarkets, you’ll remember the Yum Yum shops that were in some of the stores.
One of my earliest memories is their frosted gingerbread men cookies…which are still my absolute favorite treats!! And the frosted spice cake squares remind me of my Nana who loved to have one with her afternoon tea.
Next up, we drove a few miles over to Moultonborough to Castle in the Clouds to take in some of the amazing views from up there. It was such a gorgeous clear day and you could see the lake and mountains so clearly! Everything looked blue..the sky, the water, and the distant mountains.
We’ve had some much-needed rain over the past couple of weeks and my zinnias have exploded! The flower heads are so much bigger.
I’ve also been cutting some flowers for drying and making a wreath for my front door. The big bunch of cress in the basket was the only bunch to grow out of the packet of seeds that I planted.
New This Week
I swear that my fake pumpkins multiply while they are packed away after the season! I decided to give a few a little upcycle and give them a faux cement look. This Fall I’m using mostly natural materials in my decorating and they fit in nicely with my overall look.
This leads me to my next new post this week, after I wrote this I decided to round up all of my pumpkin DIY ideas in one spot so you can just scroll through to see what you want to make for Fall…
All my best pumpkin ideas and projects from the past few Falls. Some of my most popular all-time projects like the buffalo checked pumpkin door hanger and the super easy Dollar Tree pumpkin sign...and my new Pottery Barn dupe pumpkin that is really taking off!
Around the Web
It’s almost the time when I switch over from salads for lunch to soups. I love to have a warm lunch in the colder months. My husband was just talking about corn chowder yesterday and I’m going to make Stacy’s Easy Corn Chowder Recipe this week.
I love this Fall DIY from Rachel. See how she made the cutest corn stalk topiaries. I just love using natural decor for seasonal decorating.
You will find all the information you need on How to Safely Dig Up and Store Dahlia Tubers from Kim at Shiplap & Shells.
Last year voles munched every single one of mine before I could dig them up…hopefully, they won’t come for lunch this year!
Kim over at Perfecting Places has so many ideas for decorating with blue and white for Fall! If you are a classic blue & white fan you have to go over and learn a few tips from Kim today.
If I could just find my bag of mini pinecones then I am going to make some of these DIY Wood Acorn Branches that KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms created. Does anyone have a clue as to where I put them…don’t say Christmas bins…I don’t think I have the strength to unstack the pile to look!!
I made this Broccoli Cheddar Chicken & Noodle Casserole the other night and it was a hit! It’s super rich and the perfect comfort food for after a long day! If you aren’t familiar with Half Baked Harvest I want you to hop on over there and sign up for her emails. I love her Sunday email with a weekly meal plan. Her recipes are yummy!!
You legit will not believe that these are cakes!! They look just like mini white pumpkins!! I am officially obsessed…
If you are planning a Fall foliage trip up here to New England then you need to check out the Foliage Reports and Forecast over at Yankee Magazine.
Stop back on Tuesday to see how I am decorating with thrift store and vintage finds for Fall!
On Thursday I’m joining a bunch of my blogging friends to share Jack O’lantern and pumpkin DIYs. I made the cutest little pumpkin garland…super easy too!