Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For the love of LEMONS

Hi everyone,
It has been a while! I had a computer glitch last week as my macbook conked out and I had to get a new one up, organized, and running (and when I say "I," I mean the nice, helpful people at the Apple Store). Thankfully, problem solved, and I have a nice, lightweight toy to play with! It is awesome!

Perhaps it is the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, or perhaps my blood sugar is a little low and I am craving one (TWO) of these,


or, it could even be that my son and his neighbourhood friends had a lemonade stand this past weekend, but whatever it is, I have juicy, fresh, and "lip-smackingly tart" citrus on the brain! 


I read once, a long time ago, that a bowl full of lemons is a very warm and inviting way to accent a home. I believe it was in an article about how to prepare to list one's home for selling. The recommendation was to place a bowl full of lemons on a table, and a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies on the counter. Well, I liked that idea so much, I copied it. And I may have cheated just a little bit - I have, ssh, don't tell, plastic lemons! They look completely realistic, they never go bad, and one may have made a tolerable substitute for a mini nerf football at one point in time. 

So, while I love lemons, as well as desserts made from lemons, I also really love the strong, happy, contemporary place that "lemon yellow" holds in our design hearts. 


Now, I pretty much like Apothecary jars filled with anything - from bars of soap or sea sponges, to candy and cookies. But delightfully textured and fragrant lemons? Come on!!! :) 

And here are some other inspiring ways to integrate this beautiful citrus fruit into your home d├ęcor - literally as shown above, and figuratively as shown here as one of my favourite "happy hues." 

Framed wallpaper - LOVE! 


I love the yellow Ikat used on the draperies. 



Lemon yellow is a natural pairing with warm wood tones. 


Yellow's PERFECT accomplice - Steely Gray. 

That's it from my citrus corner this evening. Thanks for stopping by. 



  1. Hi Kerry

    Lynn's friend, Robbin, here. Just wanted to let you know I'm really enjoying reading your blog! It is very well written. Looking forward to your next post!

    1. Hi Robbin!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment! I appreciate it a lot. :)