September 8, 2009

Rewind Wednesday gets Beany

rewind button In honour of starting my Colour in Decor class tonight and my trip to the East Coast this coming weekend, today’s Rewind Wednesday is a return trip to Jelly Bean Row. In case you missed it the first time, Jelly Bean Row is an area in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador where the houses are painted bright & beautiful colours – just like jelly beans :-) Let’s go take another look around…


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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!! (Well guess what—no more Gourmet Sour Jelly Beans at WalMart. Booooo!!! The company that made them doesn’t make them anymore. They just make Jelly Belly knock-offs that are gross. I mean, what flavour is algae green supposed to be?? Ick!!!)

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 day :-)

dividerAs I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I’m heading to the East Coast on Friday. Not to St. John’s, but to Halifax and Lunenburg in Nova Scotia. It’s our 7th anniversary on September 14th, so hubby and I decided to celebrate with a weekend trip :-) I’ll be bringing my new camera, so hopefully I’ll have some good pictures to share with you next week :-)

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


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


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



sunnymama said...

These houses are so cool! I love them :)

Verdigris Vie said...

Such a beautiful colourful post! I have never been to Nfld - but my hubbie promises its on our To see list.

Oops - I almost wished you a Happy Anniversary but this is a rewind isn't it? Oh no - not that part ! It's Late ahhhhhhhhh.. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - Lunenburgh is so beutiful - I have fond memories there..


CANDY + COLOUR = BEST COMBO EVER! Love your colorful entries - I can't wait to see more entries about colour.

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

How fun! Great post.


Kat said...

Love these pictures! Especially the shot from above and the shot as the sun is setting. What a fun street to come home to every night. And much better than plain brick rowhouses, at least you can identify yours easily after too much, er, food. Sorry about your jelly bean crisis - do they sell Jelly Bellies there? Have a great week and a safe trip. Kathy

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Kelly I had no idea of this location. I so would love to live on Jelly Bean row. Fuels the soul! Best of luck in your color class & safe travels to the East Coast. No grass growing under those pumps!
Xx deb

amariaf2000 said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have a great trip!!

Those houses are so much fun! That sunset picture is especially beautiful!

~angela @ peonypatch

Gayle said...

Wow! Those are so cool!

I hope your class is good tonight!

Anonymous said...

Love these colorful houses. What fun!! Have a fun trip!

Maria Killam said...

It would be fun if there were more colourful towns like this in the world! Those are so amazing!

Puna said...

Have a wonderful anniversary celebration!

Greet Lefèvre said...

I just feel like being in a fairytale!


Sarah @ In A Dream said...

Ooh pretty! I hope the people that live there smile every time they come home. I know I would.

Recruitment said...

The house does have delightful colors. It’s fun to look at.

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Wow! I love the vibrant colors of these houses! It’s amusing and very eye catching.

Tiaa @ EYInteriors said...

Love this post the first time you posted and I still love it today! :)

Happy Anniversary! Our 4 year Anniversary is Sept 17th. Not too sure what we are doing yet!

Diane Schuller said...

Kelly, I hope you two enjoyed your weekend getaway. I LOVE those jelly bean houses ... someday I hope to get there.

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