4.24.2011

Bringing in the May

May Day

~ The celebration of Spring turning into the delights of Summer ~

Make a flower filled basket for a friend, hang on the front door, ring the bell and run like crazy.  Make someone's day!   :)  This sweet vintage white crocheted basket I found at an antique shop.  A glass pickle jar inserted inside and filled with lilacs makes a charming, sweet smelling and delightful statement hanging on the old iron piece in the foyer. 





And for more fun, have you ever thought of using an old purse for a flower container.  They make fantastic, unusual and fun containers.  This is a hand made denim tote bag using old jeans and incorporating the best old rustique clock face, some old seashell jewelry, sweet vintage lady's net glove and an old skeleton key.  How cute is this~~!!???  A cute as a button purse or flower vase....you get to decide. (pssst...this one is for sale.  :)


I am delighted to join these wonderful blogs and their parties this week.  Hope your week is filled with joy, happiness, flowers and a sweet surprise (or two) xoxo

Show Off Monday at Do It Yourself
Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here 

Voila Party Thursday at French Cupboard

Feather Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 



28 comments :

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I remember May Day...isn't it too bad that we no longer celebrate it is this way; it was really fun! I love the idea of using purses to contain flowers...very creative. Have a great day.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, it sure would make my day if someone left flowers, no need for them to run fast, love your ideas!

Carol

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

You make me laugh Lynn. I actually pictured you running away, ha! Seriously, what a wonderful idea. I can't wait for our lilacs to bloom here. The season for them is way too short!

Hugs,
jacalyn

stampdiva said...

Hi
This is the other Lynne (!!!). Thank you for visiting my Blog.
Well I love your idea of fun and what a way to brighten any person's day by leaving flowers for them.
Well the sun is shining, or trying to shine in my part of the world which is Scotland.
I wonder if anyone will leave flowers for me on May Day - a girl can wish!
Lynne x

Mar said...

Wow, such a good idea, Lynn. Never thought of it before. I love fresh flowers. Ironically, I did mention about it in my blog's latest entry.

Shabby Lane Shops said...

Lynn, thanks so much for visiting! Appreciate the sweet comments! Great to hear from you!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh that is such an awesome idea about using old purses. Now I am going to be going through my closet looking for some today! I hit a milestone on my blog and am having an all natural organic giveaway. I would love for you to enter!

Shirley said...

working on my May baskets now..and I love that crochet basket..too cute..and great for hanging...
I must say Lynn you are always thinking outside the box! Nice ideas..

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful photos! Adorable denim bag ~ a showstopper no matter how it is used!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Designs on 47th Street said...

Ca UTE!! What a darling little crocheted basket. (I need those lilacs!) and I also love the denium bag. Oh yes, very fun May Day ideas.

I'm officially ready to tuck my bunnies and eggs away, so talking about May and flowers is a nice subject. ;)

Donna

victoriantailor said...

Oh my Gosh! your right! I have so many empty bags I could be doing this with, thanks for the idea, looks great on your blog!
Celeste, thevictoriantailor.blogspot.com

LizlovesVintage said...

What great ideas! The lilacs are my favorite flower. Still waiting for them to bloom here in NY.
Thanks for making me smile :)
xxx Liz

Faye said...

Great ideas! I especially like the crochet basket with the jar of lilacs. You gave me an excellent idea!! I just found a crochet basket that I couldn't resist but I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. It'll be a perfect May Basket!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi said...

This would be so fun to do! I haven't done it in years! Hoping I remember to this year.
Blessings~

Amanda said...

Yes, I think we should bring back the May day tradition! I just glanced out the window and my lilacs are very close to blooming...maybe by May 1st! Your photos are beautiful and I just love that crocheted basket!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Babs said...

This is so funny. I was out today scouring the stores for a little basket to use for May Day. I came home frustrated with no basket. I think I'll try to make something. I'd better get busy. Only 4 days left.
Babs

NanaDiana said...

Great post- When we were kids MayDay was a BIG deal! We always went into the woods and picked sweet little May flowers and broght them home to fill small vases....so much fun...and the schools celebrated it too! Your "purses" are wonderful! xxoo Diana

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing..beautiful post and blog..

Babs said...

I just re-read the comment I left last night. I must have been half asleep. I'm sorry I forgot to tell you what a great idea the crocheted basket and purse are. They both are adorable in their own way. Hope your have a good day and don't get the storms coming this way.
Babs

Kristin said...

What a lovely surprise that would be!

Moogie said...

I love your beautiful photos and wonderful ideas. I'm your newest follower.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love that little crocheted basket with lilacs! Perfect symbol of spring.
I can smell it from here.
;)
xx
Alison

Sares said...

What fun! I once got flowers once on May day and it MADE my DAY! Have a wonderful evening!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Both are so cute and such great ideas!
Thanks for sharing!!

Sherri:)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, The crochet basket is adorable! You can ring my doorbell and run anytime as long as you leave the cute basket. Your photos are lovely. Thanks for joining my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

lvroftiques said...

Hi Lynn!
How I would love if someone left a little crocheted basket like that on my door! Soooo cute! And the denim purse is really cute too. BTW I received the little mannequin hand that I ordered from you and I just love it! I'm featuring it in my newest post. *winks* Vanna

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet little basket and idea- love that you put the jar inside with the flowers- how charming! Thanks for sharing this inspiration at FNF :)

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I love that crocheted basket!!

Your name's in the hat for the giveaway!! Thanks for making blog land such a wonderful place by honoring it with your presence!

bee blessed
mary

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