GIVEAWAY: “Spring Fever, Lemon Clock”

For a chance to win this beautiful botanical lemon clock, pretend you get to decorate an entire home by choosing a fruit or vegetable as its theme and then tell me what your chosen fruit or vegetable would be and why in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-April.

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You’ll find out how to grow lemon and lime trees indoors, as well as get lots of ideas for lemon-themed décor, in the Apr/May issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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  1. Linda Olson says:

    I would definitely choose a Lemon/Lime theme throughout the house. I like the color combinations of yellow and green: light, airy and a good base to integrate other colors.

    • Pat.Olsen says:

      This is so hard. I love my herbs so it would rosemary and apples in the kitchen. lavender and limes in the bedroom. Oranges and thyme in the bathroom. Not sure about the living room.

  2. Elizabeth Hawley says:

    How about cabbages!! They have such lovely colors. I grow them! I could imagine a bathroom done in purple cabbage wallpaper! The green wrinkly cabbage would be interesting in a living room! I could imagine cabbage shaped pillows on the sofa with extra ruffles! Vintage cabbage art prints on the walls!!
    Can’t wait for other readers ideas!

  3. Robin Gerardi says:

    Lemons hands down are my favorite citrus. I would love to grow them in my house. I grew up in Florida and my Granny and Grandaddy had every kind of citrus tree. Lemons the size of grapefruit. Grandaddy would walk around quietly and ask which we wanted. Most often, we wanted a juicing orange, so he would pull out his pocket knife and cut the top off then peel the peel at the top leaving the white pith then cut a small hole and squeeze. We would suck and he would squeeze until that orange was dry. One of my best childhood memories. I’ve never tasted an orange so good since leaving Florida. Maybe it was the hands that prepared it with so much love. Happy Valentines Y’all

  4. Suzanna Drozd-Kowalski says:

    The lemon because when our daughter was stationed in Italy we went to the market in Livorno where she lived and bought table cloths with lemons on it. My sister also gave me a creut with lemons. They are so bright and sunny.

  5. Lisa Bell says:

    My first choice really would be herbs. There is a comfort in herbs.
    But if I have to chose between fruit or vegetable I chose vegetable.
    Instead of just one vegetable I would decorate on a collage of vegetables for their color, shapes and a reminder of their awesome flavors.

  6. Nielsen,Winifred T. says:

    Maybe it is because Apple trees don’t grow down here that I am obsessed with apples! All of the citrus fruits grow here and they can be found everywhere in town in people’s yard. While I love citrus fruits and especially the Satsuma oranges in my yard, I love all aspects of apples; their crunch, tartness, sweetness, many uses, many colors, and all of the history that follows their journey from Central Asia to North America.

  7. Shannon H says:

    After lots of consideration and debate between all the children and myself, we finally decided on peppers. Between the various colors of peppers, as well as the pretty pepper blossoms, not to mention the fact that we all enjoy bell peppers and various hot peppers, we decided peppers would be a great choice! Thanks for the opportunity to use our imaginations and dream 🙂

  8. I love the colors of purple, lavenders, yellows, etc. An interesting vegetable would be the eggplant. Many only think of the deep purple variety but there are many varieties. Using herbs to accent the eggplant would be beautiful. Dreaming of a new palate.

  9. Marlene says:

    Eggplant. They grow in such wonderful shades of purple and some even grow variegated with white and purple. Eggplant is so pretty in the garden with its white flowers and beautiful dark fruit……I have an eggplant kitchen timer…..is it wrong to build a room themed around a timer that I love? I hope not!

  10. Kiersten says:

    Watermelon! I love watermelon and it’s a nice and refreshing snack on hot days. It can look really nice as home decor if done correctly!
    Kiersten @ Autumn Country Girl

  11. Jean Schmelick says:

    I love pineapples!! I have several items, with pineapple themes around my home. It’s a welcome sign of the past but I think it’s wonderful and beautiful for the present.

  12. Lori Morton says:

    Would love to do in Lemons..with limes…I love sunny & Summery colors!! But 2nd choice would be Peaches…peach & greens are Summery colors too! (we have a small peach orchard…& we can, etc for ourselves..and take to 3 different Farm Markets) Thank you for the chance to win your Give-a-way!! 🙂

  13. Jan Post says:

    BLUEBERRIES! I live in Maine and there are lots of them here.

  14. Marilyn Barclay Jennings says:

    I’d choose lemon/lime. The colors of the fruit, leaves, bark, and the blossoms would cover a lovely range of colors.

  15. Denise Carter says:

    I love the Lemon , I feel it brightens and give a refreshing feeling . The Lemon always also energizes me and gives me a sense of alertness and energy

  16. Linda says:

    I love pineapples and would decorate with them. I have been searching for just the right pineapple Welcome sign for my 1902 home – their sweet flavor, range of golden-to-yellow colors with green tops, and their historical significance. The Colonial people used Pineapples as a symbol of friendship, hospitality, and status. The pineapple was on many Colonial Welcome signs at homes and businesses. And, I love pineapple upside down cake.

  17. Leisa Joan says:

    I had a grape stencil in my last kitchen that my sister painted…I loved it.

  18. Gaye Durst says:

    Choosing just one was difficult! Grapefruit, because it is from a tree with pretty buds, branches, it smells amazing and comes in different hues and sweetness!

  19. Krista says:

    That is such a fun and warm feeling clock. I would say cherries are my fruit of choice. There are so many cute cherry decorations out there. Plus red is one of my favorite colors to decorate with. Two of my rooms already involve the color red.

  20. Nancy Couden says:

    Lemon/lime for me. And what a beautiful clock.

  21. Sherri Janes says:

    I would decorate with lemons, grapefruit and cherries. Lemons and grapefruit are so refreshing and their smells are wonderful. I love anything with a lemon or grapefruit scent! I also adore all the cherry fabrics you can make curtains and tablecloths from. Just a very cheerful and slightly retro way to liven up a kitchen.

  22. Marjorie says:

    Actually I would use the lemon as the color is so cheery and so easy with which to decorate.

  23. Probably apples; my late husband planted three apple trees in our yard and from bloom to pie they symbolize so much and remind me of him and are SO beautiful besides.

  24. Kimberley Bartholomew says:

    Probably blueberries! We live in an area that has wild berries.

  25. Lynne Baker says:

    My dining room is yellow with one blue
    wall. This is enhanced with white accented picture frames. Outside the dining room is our Meyer lemon tree. Lemons are my fruit of choice: They add zest to fish and chicken dishes; the fruit and juice enhance bbqed tuna and salmon in the heat of summer; their blossoms attract bees year round and scent our orchard; in winter the juice perks up
    my steaming Earl Grey; and their frozen juice
    Refreshes as ice cold lemonade in the blistering heat of July and August. Lemons, always lemons!!!

  26. Mary says:

    My Choice would be apples, them come in different colors and are cheery.

  27. Chrissy says:

    I would go with herbs, too. I already have a few things in that direction. But Lemon and some herbs go quite nicely together!

  28. Rosie says:

    I would choose pomegranate, as it is complex in color and has a history, so both classic and timeless yet very now! You could have fun with it for sure!

  29. Deean Hicks says:

    I’d do apples. We have an apple tree that is over 50 years old and still produces 10-20 bushels. Then I put them up.

  30. Nancy Marsell says:

    I would choose apples. I love yellows, reds, and greens together, especially in the kitchen. Yellow gives me that happy, sunny, optimistic feeling. Red gives me a sense of strength and warmth. And green makes me think of the peace and harmony in nature. Can’t feel anything but good surrounded by these colors!

  31. 🍋 lemons!!!!! I l❤️ve yellow!!!! It’s such a happy color!!!

  32. Laura S says:

    I think I’d have to go with apples, definitely one of my favorite fruits, so sweet and wonderful, and even more in a pie!

  33. Vonna Cook says:

    I’m Vonnas husband. I won’t pretend to know the first thing about decorating. I leave that to the boss. She’s good at it. But I like the clock and think she would too. Hope I’m still qualified.
    Thank you, Charles

  34. Amy says:

    Blueberries. I love the plants, flower and the ripening berry as it changes from light green to lavenders, pinks, mauve, and light through dark blue, as well as the color of the juice.

  35. Rose Ann Wong says:

    Cherries would be my choice. I love the cheery red color, and the wonderful vintage patterns that you can find for curtains, tablecloths, and napkins.

  36. Teri Schneider says:

    Mine would definitely be lemons because my mom made TONS of lemonade when I was a child. It was only made with fresh lemon juice, which is the best ever! I’ve passed that tradition down to my grandkids in hopes of making “sweet” memories for them.

  37. Jane Ryan says:

    Would have to be lemons! I love blue and lemon yellow is so beautiful along with it! It’s peaceful and cheery at the same time! =)

  38. Kaycee F says:

    I love to decorate with citrus fruits, especially lemons! thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Cindi Benton says:

    Herbs are my home’s decorative theme of choice. Dainty flowers in various shades of greens in artwork, photos and plants. Various herbs with their blooming flowers make a peaceful setting and the delicacy of scents are true.

  40. Janet Heyob says:

    Lemon yellow is such a good color for a kitchen; it is clean, fresh,and invigorating. Lemons wake up a lot of flavors, from avocados to fish to sugar cookies. Lemon yellow also looks good with most other colors, including black, white, green and even purple; so I can envision it as a backdrop for a living room, bathroom, and even a bedroom. Maybe one could have a lemon tree by the breakfast table, or as a quieting influence in a reading nook. I see lemons plus some oranges in a bowl on a low table in the blue and white family room. Nice!

  41. Laurie Carlson says:

    Apples! They are the quintessential American fruit. “An apple a day. . . ” is part of our social fabric. As a decor item, apples come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, and even span seasons from early summer to late fall. From apple blossoms that signal the end of winter, to bushels of bright red wonders tucked away for winter, apples say it all. Cut them through the center, and you’ll see a lovely secret star tucked away inside. Enjoy stems of blossoms in a blue fruit jar in spring, to wine-red wonders peeking from an autumn cornucopia–apples are the best for decor.

  42. Corine Runnion says:

    Lemons or orange, they are so bright and looks refreshing.

  43. Julie Wemken says:

    I would choose lemon because it is so refreshing. It has a beautiful spring feel to it. It is cheery and uplifting.

  44. Heather Miller says:

    Anything in the citrus family – such a beautiful color scheme. Would probably go with my favorite fruit – grapefruit!!

  45. Michelle Kirby says:

    Apples, already have them all over my kitchen.

  46. Samantha says:

    I believe it would be the blueberry. I like the color blue and love the blueberry fruit.
    Sky and water and throw in some green for the grass..

  47. Donna says:

    my favorite fruit and vegetable? i like mango and celery. For decor the bright and happy colors of lemons and limes are great I have a trio of 1970’s jars that have yellow lids and lemons on the jars and i have an old pair of celery shaped salt and pepper
    i like the yellow and green colors

  48. Lanna Waterman says:

    Watermelon. It’s fresh and bright and just gives you that summer time feeling.

  49. Tammy says:

    I would have to choose the eggplant…love the variety of purples they come in and they are so beautiful.

  50. Anita Gonzalez says:

    Very spring looking.

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