Welcome to Cottage on Bunker Hill Weekly Rewind. This is my weekly online magazine where I share a little behind-the-scenes, fun places I visited that week, new products I love, what’s been happening on the blog, and inspiration I found around the web.
I wish you could all visit me in New Hampshire this week and see the show the foliage is putting on!! The colors are just breathtaking right now.
We had an enormous rain and wind storm Friday and I was so worried it will strip the leaves off the trees…which is so sad when it happens like that. But they made it through for the most part!
My yard is covered in big and little branches though.
It’s amazing how quickly the leaves change colors around here. Check out these 2 pics from my front yard. One was taken on Tuesday and one on Sunday.
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Crazy right??? I love this maple tree!!! It’s the perfect shape and just so big & beautiful. All my husband Chuck sees is the leaves all over the yard and moans!!!
Since we have been having mild Fall weather my garden is still looking pretty good! My dahlias have started to get a few blooms, although overall they are so small this year because of the drought and extreme temps we had up here this Summer.
Before the big rain storm, we had Friday I went out and clipped flowers and pulled some of the carrots and celery I grew this season.
The carrots are called Short & Sweet and are very tasty! I’m using some of them to make soup later this morning.
The fresh celery was delicious too! I’ve never grown celery before and will definitely do it again next year…I just have to remember where the heck I bought the plants in the first place!!
Some of my zinnia plants are almost as tall as me!! Isn’t that maple so pretty in the background too!!
The bumblebees are still visiting but have slowed down and rest in the flowers now. I had one lone Monarch butterfly here this week too! I was worried she wouldn’t make it through the storm but when I went out Saturday afternoon I saw her fluttering around the zinnias.
We took a Sunday morning drive up the coast to Kennebunkport. The Maine border is about 20 minutes from us and the trip up is under an hour.
One fantastic thing about living where we do in New Hampshire is that within an hour’s drive there are so many things to do! Both the Maine and Massachusetts borders are within 20 minutes in either direction. I can have my toes in the sand at the beach in 15 minutes. The White Mountains are close by or we can be in Boston in an hour.
I had seen a picture of Wallingford Farm in Kennebunk, Maine on Instagram and I just had to go see it myself!
If I could summarize a classic New England vibe in one picture this would be it!! Between the old farmhouse, the pumpkins, mums, and colorful maples in the background!
The entire area is just charming and what you imagine when you picture a coastal New England town.
And of all times not to bring my zoom lens with me…at the end of the jetty behind the boat, that dark bird is a bald eagle!! I’ve never seen one in the wild before so it was pretty cool!
New This Week
On my quest to find a new floor lamp, I found so many Pottery Barn copycat lamps that I had to share them with you all!! You’ve got to check out just how similar my finds are…spoiler alert, one is the exact same lamp with a $100 higher price tag on Pottery Barn!!!
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I also share my secrets to finding free artwork that you can print out yourself!! I’ve used prints that I’ve done myself for a while now and it saves you so much money!!
Inspiration & Ideas
I mean, c’mon!! Isn’t this wreath that Stacy of Bricks n Blooms made so pretty!! It’s made with flowers she collected from her garden. If you have some late-season flowers that you need to cut instead of popping them in a vase try making a quick wreath.
Have you prepared your garden for winter yet?? Ummm….I haven’t and have a long list to do!! You need to read Kim at Shiplap & Shells’ information on what we need to do to put our gardens to bed for the winter.
This week Tammy from White Lilac Farmhouse is sharing her Tips for Styling a Fall Mantle. She has such a pretty home…and my friend Piper makes a guest appearance in her pics!!
I have to share Cindy’s DIY Paper Bag Leaf Garland so I can share it with my Auntie. She was just asking me how to make a paper bag wreath but I think this would look so pretty across her mantle!
Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you visit during the week because I have some great ideas and projects scheduled for this week. – Jennifer
Jennifer your garden is so pretty! I love the collage pics of you too!!! Thank you for sharing my wreath!!! xoxo
Thanks!! I have to go collect some of the zinnia heads to get the seeds.
Thank you for all of your fun ideas and for sharing the beauty of Fall (my very favorite season of all) around your property!! Here on Cape Cod we have lots of pine trees so the vibrant leaf colors are few and far between. We visited Kennebunkport a couple of weeks ago where the gorgeous colors of Fall were just beginning, but the ones that were out, were stunning!!! The flower door wreath is gorgeous…. Our problem here is that the birds all want to nest on our front door and even snitch our artificial flowers and grasses!! And the bale of hay that we had as part of our Fall front porch is completely depleted!! Gonna be some mighty warm and comfy bird nests around here!😂
Kathy, I laughed out loud about the birds on your porch!! Mine is only saved because of the storm door!! Last year my corn stalks were devoured by voles and my pumpkins got attacked by the stinkin’ chipmunks..I’ve had lots of hawks nesting in the tall pines behind my house all summer and I hear owls in the wee hours and haven’t had a critter problem this year!! I’m glad we got up to KBPT last weekend because there was so much leaf drop over the past few days on the coast,