Tuesday, July 17, 2007

oh my...lemons!

(chotda flickr site)

What is it about lemons that I love so much? It might be that they smell so good once you've picked them...


or that they just look perfect sitting in a bowl as decor like in this kitchen of Jenny Peters featured in Southern Accents July/Aug 04...


maybe lemons actually inspire a room because they are so fresh and vibrant, like this breakfast room designed by John Oetgen, featured in Southern Accents Nov./Dec. 01...


or that they are the perfect still life, like in this painting by Sarah Trefny from painting a day away blog...

(Paul Mcrae flickr site)

I guess it's just that they make me smile...which this certainly did! I want a lemon mobile...I think I've found a new career goal, forget the hot dog stand :)

*I couldn't find a website for John Oetgen, if someone knows of one, let me know...thanks!!*

12 comments:

Joy said...

love the freshness and sunshine that lemons bring to a room or office or even my water when I drink it.... fabulous!! :)

The Peak of Chic said...

Great post- I love lemons, their smell, color, everything. And I esp. love the lemon mobile ;) (Also I couldn't find a website for JO either.)

robyn said...

What a great photograph of the blue chair piled with lemons. They look like Meyer lemons. Yum.
Nice post
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patriciagrayinc.com said...

I love lemons and yellow is my favourite color. A bowl of lemons in the kitchen is such a great way to add a shot of color. Interesting trivia fact is that the color yellow has the longest memory retention of any color. Meaning that your eye will remember it the longest over any other color. Great post...thanks

J Lee said...

its the color yellow.. just makes you smile! :)

annechovie said...

I definitely share your love of lemons! That kitchen by John Oetgen is amazing! The tile mural is droolworthy...Terrific post!

blushing apples said...

i do LOVE lemons, esp. YELLOW ones.. so fresh

Cote de Texas said...

I love this! The car is hysterical! Great post!

Joni

girl meets glamour said...

Lemon you glad I posted this!!! Well, thanks for the comments and POC thanks for checking on that website as well :)

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Patricia...I didn't know that about yellow, probably why I love it so much!

katiedid said...

Love the lemons! There is nothing that can freshen up a room quicker.

beccaboo said...

Wow a lot of us looking for John O!
What a US Treasure he is! Loved and keep loving the HB article this month. And of course those lemons; sunshine, happy, life, joy.