Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

Otter and I came back from a looooooong early morning walk and found my friend Lyn quickly leaving our backyard. Whoops... caught her on a secret mission! A May Day basket was hanging on the gate! It is just lovely and soooooo nostalgic! Otter the-curious-pup had to take a sniff through the pickets. Thank you Lyn for making this a special day!
When I was a child we always made May baskets for all of the neighbors. Usually made from paper and doilies and ribbons. We'd fill them with lilacs, violets, lily-of-the-valley, and buttercups. So much fun having a project to work on and to surprise the neighbors with. I loved my childhood!!
Happy May Day to all of you lovely friends!
Hugs to you all!


Thimbleanna said...

How sweet Joni! Your little basket is just beautiful - I love the picture with Otter peeking through the window. All just further proof that You Are Loved!

Rhona said...

What a lovely idea, I've not heard of giving May baskets before, I think that's wonderful! My brother got married on 01 May and that's what I think of each year. Maybe next year I should make them a little May basket :)
Have a lovely weekend xx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely May Day basket. I remember running from my best friend's house on May Day. I was in first or second grade because we moved to Ohio the summer after 2nd grade and no one did May Day baskets there. Thanks for the memory!

Helen said...

I hope May is a wonderful month for you Joni!

sassy said...

I love pussy willows-just don't get they if they were close to a swamp and blame your family for stinky feet ;) happy may yummers!

nicolette said...

Such a wonderful tradition and such a sweet basket! You must feel loved!

Happy May to you Joni and of course to Otter!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a fun surprise! The little things are always the best!