Grown-up Lemonade Stand

June 4, 2013

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By KoseliPhotos by Wai Ming Ng.

As I slip into a summer state of mind and replace my boots with sandals and light sweaters with t-shirts, I always notice a shift in my appetite. Instead of cooked dishes with heavier ingredients, I crave lighter, fresh food that’s cool and refreshing. And what represents summer more than lemonade? Ola Mirecka created a playful take on childhood dreams by creating this grown-up lemonade stand complete with handmade cups, simple signs, and beautifully designed lawn furniture.

What is the last time you paid a quarter and bought a cold glass of roadside lemonade? I think I have a new goal for the summer.

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1 Connie June 4, 2013 at 7:05 am

The last time we bought lemonade was last summer. We were running some errands by foot (farmers markets, etc.), and passed a little table where a boy and his sister were selling lemonade. Their dad was seated some feet away on the front step, pretending to be busy reading. We waited as the boy carefully counted us precise change, and looked up at the dad and smiled. Then after we sipped the sort of warm lemonade we raved about how delicious it was and how we intended to tell others we knew about it. The sister crowed: “Ooh! Advertising!”

I once passed a pair of girls hosting an “iced coffee” stand. Now THAT’s a heck of an idea! :)


2 Koseli Cummings June 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

Super cute. I love the entrepreneurial spirit in kids.

A brother and sister were selling homemade raspberry and mint lemonade on our block last weekend on a 96 degree day—pure genius. Their dad was sitting behind them, helping them replenish their supply and just grinning. He knew it too. :)


3 Chase @ The Smell of Summer June 4, 2013 at 7:31 am

Probably a couple years ago. I always forget to keep small change in my car! This is something I can definitely do this summer.

Chase Miller
The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Lifestyle Blog


4 Liliana June 4, 2013 at 7:40 am

Last Saturday after running some errands came home and saw my little neighbors across the street selling little cups of lemonade for 10 cents. So cute and delicious :)


5 Yoyo June 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

How refreshing! I remember doing car washes, and selling lemonade & cookies on the side of the road. Hope this continues!


6 Nicole Devereux June 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

I love this idea! So perfect and simple for summer. My son’s only 3, but I could seeing doing this with him and all the neighborhood kids. What fun!


7 Koseli Cummings June 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

Ditto! Mine’s not even two but I’m just scheming of how cute it could be to round up some friend’s kids and have a stand for a couple hours. Super fun and they’d feel so proud.


8 meredith June 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

No lemonade stands recently, but I did make a purchase at a little kid’s “joke stand” a few weeks ago. Appropriate jokes were 25 cents, inappropriate jokes were 75 cents, two jokes and a cookie for a dollar. I only had a quarter on me, so I didn’t get to find out what is “inappropriate” to a 9 year old :)


9 Design Mom June 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

That is the best thing I’ve ever heard.


10 Koseli Cummings June 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

Kids are so, so awesome. Thank you for sharing, Meredith!


11 Carter Higgins June 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

I love this. Heading to your neck of the woods-ish this week, Fire Island, and can’t wait to buy some seashells and friendship bracelets out of the kids’ wagons!


12 Koseli Cummings June 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

Really?! I want to hear all about it. Never been but I’ve heard it’s really amazing.


13 christie elkins June 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

My kiddos and I set up a lemonade stand this past weekend at a local flea market to raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims. People love a lemonade stand! Here’s ours:


14 Samantha Samonte June 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

WOW this “stand” is just amazing!
This should be featured in them Designer blogs


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