Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

May Day celebrations are held all around the world. One enchanting little tradition involves secretly putting a pretty bouquet of fresh spring flowers on your neighbor's doorknob. If they discover you doing this, they must give you a kiss! What a sweet little tradition! This lovely little nosegay includes smiling pansies, sweet lily-of-the-valley, a petite spring tulip, and lovage greens. This delicate little bouquet is in an embroidered hankie that has been folded and neatly pressed into a cone. A satin ribbon, with two bows is attached to the hankie in order to hang it on the door.

5 comments:

Martha said...

I did this as a child -- it was fun to do with construction paper baskets and flowers from the garden!

parTea lady said...

Your nosegay in the embroidered hankie is so pretty. What a lovely tradition.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

So pretty...I completely forgot it was May Day! Love the little lilies!! I have some china with those on them. I also LOVE your door knob!! (smiles). Have a happy May Day!

Donna (IA)

Marilyn said...

A very pretty May basket.

Bernideen said...

I just had customer from Pennsylvania- I came upstairs and printed out your tea room for her!
I hope she visits!