One of my favorite reality stars, Shannon Beador of the Real Housewives of Orange County, recently said … “When life gives you lemons, put nine of them in a bowl!” This immediately became my motto and as well as the inspiration behind my first blog post! Not only does it simply suggest doing something special with “lemons in your life” that might be considered “sour”, but it’s about transforming those faulty, not-so-pleasant situations into something better.
Be empowered to put those lemons in a bowl … or in this instance … a beautiful glass apothecary, on your counter top! I make a regular practice of using grocery store or farmer’s market items as a feature design element in my home. They are organic, colorful, inexpensive, recyclable, multiple-use and can make significant impact in many living areas. In these photos, everything I used (with the exception of the glassware) was purchased from a grocery store. In this application, my selections were made based on the color family of the lemons. I added yellow peppers, lemon drops and yellow roses to complete this design element … all of which I have other ideas for once the roses dwindle. I always try have a plan in mind for these types of items in order to properly recycle, reuse and reinvent.
Here are a few of my suggestions for you…
If you haven’t already, please consider embracing this concept of using grocery store finds to help develop a beautiful, colorful design feature in your home. Once your flowers have expired, you can still do a lot with the remaining fruits, vegetables or candy, etc.
Be empowered to use your grocery store to add fluff and flair to your home!!
Here are a few options for apothecary jars that I like…
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