Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

When I was very young we actually made May Baskets with little bouquets of flowers & hung them on our neighbors front door knobs. I can remember sunny days & colorful May Poles. But even then I think these May Day traditions were a novelty, something old fashion to recreate. In Paris they used to sell little bouquets of Lilly of the Valley on the street corners, & it was called Le FĂȘte de Muguet. I am not sure if they still do that or not.

Not much really happens on the first of May anymore, these days. Today in Boston it is a rainy May first, but I was able to go out & pick a few pansies to creat a little May Basket to share with you. I hope you are all enjoying a very 

                           Happy May Day!


  1. My daughter loved making May baskets. It was a tradition for a long time. I had almost forgotten about them! Thanks for bringing happy memories back today. We had early morning thunder storms and rain but now it is so beautiful outside. Hopefully, it will be for you too!
    Sally, Thanks for stopping by the other day :)

  2. Happy May Day, Sally. I love pansies and your May basket! We used to do May Pole dances as children, then again in my all girls boarding school it was a long time tradition...still is. I miss it - we were telling Eddie about them last night. Perhaps I'll suggest they dance around a May Pole at his school next year!

  3. It does seem like May Day used to be a bigger deal than it is now, but I don't have any specific memories connected to it. I know it's still a holiday in France and I picture little girls in white dresses.

  4. flower basket for neighbor's sound so nice, i would love to be your neighbor.
    thanks for using my coaster for your tea time. i am recently knitting very thick, heavy bath mat but after this project i am going work on some small one's. it is fun.
    happy may to you sally.