Be of Good Cheer: YELL-O – you’ll feel better

1960’s Fiat Jolly – who wouldn’t be hooted with laughter as they tooled around town in that?

I don’t know about you, but all this being inside is making me cranky. I’m more a run around about town kind of gal. You know, the can’t sit still for very long kind, but not the kind that can’t be bothered to listen to you restless kind. I’ve been running up and down my stairs at regular intervals but it hasn’t been entirely effective at shaking the blues, so I thought it was time to bring in the yellow.

Hello Ivy! This retro style kitchen with its cheerful floral paper and sliding cabinet doors is lemony perfection.

Blue is my natural design state, but I have always admired the boldness of yellow. It’s a California blond, and I’m a New England brunette. It’s summertime and lemonade. It’s sand between your bare toes – it’s innocence – it’s the absurdity of a daffodil and the pure happiness of a daisy. It’s a bobbing balloon in a spring breeze. It’s the silly to my far too serious. No wonder I’m attracted to it.

Ah, Kelley Wearstler – you are my design crush. The Viceroy . Palm Springs.

While you won’t catch me wearing a yellow frock – it’s not my best color, and you’re not likely to find my next flip showcasing the sunny hue, I thought just for today, we could celebrate the fact that the color does have a peculiar way of making you smile.

Jay Jeffries designed bath. Good Morning sunshine.

Stay calm, and wash your hands.

Almost time for spring flower planting.