Friday, February 4, 2011

Amalfi ... "When fate hands you lemons ..."

The Amalfi Coast

When life gave them lemons ...

They made ceramic tiles



fabric handbags


and of course, my personal favorite ...


which I had at almost every meal!

I was feeling the need for a dose of Italy today and with some crazy weather back East and around the globe I figured everybody might need a little sunshine. These were taken on my trip last May. Of course, it would be lovely to hop on a plane and be back there but until then, I might just pull my little bottle of limoncello out of the freezer, close my eyes and ... pretend for a moment that I am back on the Amalfi Coast.


"When fate hands you a lemon,
make lemonade."

~Dale Carnegie
American lecturer, author, 1888-1955

(or if fate hand you several ... make limoncello!)

Have a fantastic weekend!


PK Studios said...

With all those great photos it seems you must have been there a year! You may return sooner than you think! When are you going to call Jenny's friend????

Kerry O'Gorman said...

YUM! I've never tried this, have only heard about it...There's a bit of syncronicity with us today as I've posted about summer and flowers!

Sherman Unkefer said...

Stunning photos! I love lemon!

Jade said...

This post made me smile. How inventive! :-) (I just ran out of lemons today and was happy to be reminded to get them again, heheh)
That plate is just perfect.

Joyce said...

I am a lemon gal! Great ways to add a little splash of yellow for a grey day(the sun is hiding)in my corner. xo

Munir said...

Beautiful use of lemon indeed. Thanks for sharing.

KathyA said...

I was hoping you'd get to the Limoncello!! :)

We loved wandering the hillsides of Sicily see all the lemons!!!

jgy said...

Such a sunny post and great philosophy, and so perfect that you can keep a stock in your freezer:))
Happy weekend!

Cristina said...

Wow, bellissimo reportage! :-) Tutto sui limoni, un'idea molto bella e delle foto bellissime! Ciao e buona domenica Cri

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay..what a fabulous post and tribute the gorgeous lemons...i LOVE the pic of you drinking limoncello( oh so fabulous!)...that drink is part of our father has always loved it! nothing like it!
Gorgeous photos Lu..I love the pure site of lemons..they are just so beautiful..the last shot of them hanging on the door is amazing!

Beautiful post...!!
Have a sparkling week ahead!

Laura said...

Great photos! Great blog! I follow you!

sue said...

What great images--and what a blast of sunshine on these cold dreary winter days. Amalfi....sigh! And limoncello--YUM!!! thanks for the breath of fresh air.

Loree said...

The Amalfi coast is on my mind right now. Am toying with the idea of going there for a mini-vacation in May.

Leovi said...

I love all, an attractive lemon yellow, but my favorite is the first, with a great texture and beautiful tones.

Cinzia said...

Hello! Thank you so much for your visit!
Ohhhh, Limoncello is wonderful!

Marty said...

I love lemon, I love yellow and this post is really nice !

joanne May said...
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joanne May said...

Ah, I wish I was visiting Italy now. It's so nice to stop by and receive a dose of Italian culture here. I love everything in this post!
When I visited Italy I bought quite a few of those lemon design plates and Limoncello.
Great photos and lovely to see you enjoying a nice cool lemon drink.
By the way, I like your new hair colour. Brunette really suits you!
Have a great week. :-)
Jo. xx
P.S. Sorry for the mistakes. Third time lucky to leave you a comment!

ola appletea said...

lemons are trully mega-cool :) in terms of taste, vitaminization, color, flavour, and everyting else :)

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Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks everyone for the comments!
I love lemons too ... and it's so fun to read your thoughts! Well, not in a psychic way but in a reading way. ;)

Hope you all had a great weekend!

JM said...

I love limoncello! The are some lovely pics.

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely lemony post! you inspired me to put lemoncello on my shopping list. I have been meaning to make some.... for years. I have had it once, in Italia last summer, ummm.

I have a favored lemon drink recipe that I would be happy to share with you.... drop me a note with your email if you would like to see and try it.

ParisBreakfasts said...

more Fabulousness!