Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Thrill - May Day

early 1900s vintage postcard with lovely ladies with flowers in spring
Victorian May Day Postcard from Pecan Hill Antiques
Happy May Day to you all!! 
Technically, it was yesterday, but not to worry, May Day isn't going to mind if we continue the celebration a bit. 

Do any of you celebrate? When I was a little girl, we would decorate little May Day baskets and fill them with tiny candies and toys. Then we would sneak over to our neighbors houses and quietly leave them on their doorsteps for a special surprise. I loved it! This quirky tradition has died out in recent years and I'm quite sad. I love random holidays were you get surprise candy! Plus, it's a good excuse to get out in the early morning sunshine and start the day in a pleasant mood. 

All the featured items below would make for the most delightful May Day, would they not?  

green, purple, and brown gingham fabric
Vintage Gingham from Scrumdillydilly
green side pocket vintage shorts with high waist
1950s High Waist Shorts from Small Earth Vintage

vintage peach mint yellow and blue floral brooch
1930s Flower Basket Brooch from LaBella B
pink art deco knit dress with pleated skirt and diamond pattern neckline detail
1930s Knit Dress from Bohemian Bisoux Vintage
pastel colored table cloth with yellow blue pink and green floral design
Appliquéd Vintage Table Square from Lemon Tree Vintage
kitsch easter baskets with ducks and rabbits
Vintage Novelty Baskets from Ted Luxury
vintage floral accent tilt hat from the 40s
1940s Wide Brim Straw Hat from Flatiron Vintage
vintage clip on flower earrings
1950s Floral Earrings from Sticky Lipgloss Vintage

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  1. Kind of makes me sad that May Day is not really celebrated anymore. I've never kept the tradition alive, and I think my goal for next year will be to revive it! Also, is that your wall with the dog picture? I just love it. :)


    1. I wish! Isn't that cute? No, it is the seller of that dress who owns such a cute display wall. ;-)

  2. so cute!!
    I wait for you!!

  3. How cute are those retro earrings :) They look great for Spring!

  4. Everything looks great! love looking on all the photos:)

  5. Your picks are perfect! I especially love that pink knit dress and the basket of flowers pin. Thank you for including my shorts!

  6. such a lovely collection of May Day inspiration!
    MY little gingham appears to fit right in! Thank you for the link!

  7. (oops, the caps on "my" was purely accidental!)

  8. I LOVE the brooch and earrings! So pretty!

    Happy belated May Day! :)

  9. Awe, that tradition sounds so much fun. LOVE.


  10. It isnt celebrated here but I'd love since is my fav month:) Happy May! xo

  11. I was talking about May Day in my post yesterday and remembering how when I was at school we were taught to maypole dance! My children (of course) were horrified by the very idea!

    Happy May Day (albeit a bit belated).

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  12. Hi hun Oh you have actually read it all:)
    I love these earrings!

  13. those victorians sure knew how to make someone feel special with their may day greeting cards and valentines!

    1. I know right?! I fell in love with that postcard!

  14. I love that flower basket brooch!