March 10, 2009

Jelly Bean Row

jelly beans Kelly @ JAX Decor & Design

My hubby and I are addicted to Gourmet Sour Jelly Beans from WalMart. We could polish off a bag of them in one sitting — actually, I think we have!! Seriously, these are the best jelly beans EVER!! Hubby says they remind him of Rockets. Mmmm, Rockets!!


I have a little sour jelly bean ritual that I follow: I take a handful of sour jelly beans. I eat the orange & purple ones first, then the red & yellow ones, and then the blue & green ones. And I have to eat them two at a time. Preferably not two of the same colour. I think I have a mild case of jelly bean OCD!! ;-)

These particular Gourmet Sour Jelly Beans are made in Mississauga, Ontario and seem to only be sold at WalMart in Canada. We’ve never seen them at WalMart in the US. Imagine that, exclusive Canadian jelly beans!! Gourmet ones, even!! And that’s my clever (or not-so-clever!!) segue to another exclusive Canadian jelly bean…

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Jelly Bean Row is in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s an area with wonderfully colourful houses — colourful like a bag of jelly beans :-) Many of the homes in Jelly Bean Row are Victorian heritage homes.

Let’s go for a little tour of Jelly Bean Row… as you can see, the architecture on this street isn’t fancy. Really, this is just a line of row houses. But don’t the bright colours give them great character?? :-)

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Same houses from the other end of the street… the red car fits into the neighbourhood nicely :-)

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Hard work walking up these hills!!

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There’s a green house next to a yellow house…

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And a green house between a yellow house and a blue house…

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A bright red house beside a bright orange house…

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And a bright blue house with orange trim… (photo by Geoff Meeker)

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There’s the blue & orange house again, along with its colourful neighbours…

There’s a bright blue house with white trim and pretty window detailing…

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Check out the cool Jelly Bean Row mailbox on this blue house :-) (Photo by Geoff Meeker)

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One more street to walk down before the sun sets

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And that’s the end of our tour of Jelly Bean Row. Hope these colourful homes in St. John’s brighten up your Tuesday :-)

For more information on Jelly Bean Row and to see more photos by Geoff Meeker, check out:

Jelly Bean Row

To learn more about St. John’s, check out the city’s web site:

City of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

To see more of Kim Goodyear’s beautiful photography, check out her blog:

Kim Goodyear — Newfoundland photographer


Blair Friedeman said...

What a fun post! Definitely brightened up my day! I would love to have a bright painted exterior on my house!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love jelly beans too, unfortunately sugar doesn't agree with my system, so much, or I'm sure I could polish off a bag in a single sitting. I love your photos of colorful row houses. How clever the mailbox was with row houses painted right on it. Nice photos! I like the different lighting of one of the shots near the end of your post.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly and Victoria,

Did you know that the reason the houses are so colourful is that they used to be painted with the leftover paint from the boats?

I was born on Cape Breton Island, and spent summers there.

Jelly Beans...well they are the only candy I don't like

Michelle said...

I'd take a good curly wurly over them anyday :)

DesignTies said...

Hello Michelle :-)
Now that you mention it, I think I'd heard that somewhere... but I'm glad you drew that fantastic fact to our attention!
I'm going over to your blog right now to ask you this question... but I'll ask it here, too... what's a curly wurly?

Lisa (aka) French said...

Love the pics isn't color a wonderful thing;) Now I wish I could tell a Newfie joke and someone here get it (lol) Hugs French;)

Maria Killam said...

Of course I adore these homes. I wish we were more colourful here in the west coast! Thanks for the hit of colour!

DesignTies said...

I actually don't like jelly beans either, Michelle -- only these extra-special gourmet sour ones :-)

Thanks for letting us know why the houses are so colourful. I love learning new things from my blogger buddies!! :-)


janet said...

as you know im color phobic in our home, well i do like color but just subtle colors, but these row houses are absolutely awesome! as for jelly beans, love the flavoured ones but i must seek out the sour ones.

Geoff Meeker said...

Since you found a couple of these shots on my web site, this seems like an opportune moment to plug Jellybean Row:

It isn't spam if you're interested in the subject, right? Thanks for a great article...

Velvet and Linen said...

What a fun place to visit. I am usually a neutral kind of gal, but these pictures definitely put a smile on my face :)


Rachel Follett said...

What a fun way to dress up the neighborhood. There is probably no depression there!

Tom Erdman said...

You're killing me. Angelo puts up pizza. You put up jelly beans. There are more calories on these pages than any plate I've ever put in front of me. Jelly Bean Row shows what can happen when imagination mixes with inspiration and perspiration. Anytime I see a place like this I wonder why we don't see more. Thanks.

Julie @ Belle Maison said...

these are just beautiful! i'd love to live in a colorful, cheerful neighborhood like one of these :) even better, i'd love to live in a teal house!

Alkemie said...

What a cute post - especially to compare jelly bean colors to homes. The photos reminded of homes in Burano in Italy. They paint their homes so it's easier for their husbands to find their way back home in stormy or foggy weather. Love this post and all of the vivid colors and photos!

Karen O.

p.s. Purple Power!

angelo said...

These pictures are awesome! Now I want to visit.

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