Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy May Day! + Free Image

Have you ever got to twirl around a maypole?  I have to confess I've always wanted to - but never have.  We don't really see May Day celebrations here in America.  But I think it's time to bring it back.

I'm going to do my part.  I've come up with a little treat that even has a maypole!

What do you think?  This was pretty darn easy to do (so I need to go make a few more to share) and it's quite festive.  I simply twisted some ribbons together and stuffed them into the jumbo straw.  Then I just added a flag and flower - both on toothpicks.  I held it in the nutcup and poured in the  M&Ms.  The M&Ms are heavy enough that they hold it in place.

I love this sweet maypole image!  It's by Mary Blair - she did a lot of fun stuff for Disney in the 50s and 60s.  While we're talking about May Day, I've got a suggestion for you:

Visit my daughter, Lauren!  Her blog is Lovely.  You'll find out some interesting things about May Day and get a recipe for a very pretty May Day salad.  Have you ever made anything with edible flowers?  I'd like to try after seeing Lauren's post.

If you would like a copy of the vintage May Day image, click here.

So, let me know if you celebrate May Day and what you do.  And somebody find me a Maypole!!  Happy May Day to you! 


  1. Adorable. It's been forever since I have heard of May Day.. Way to bring it back my friend.


  2. Your maypole turned out really well. I'm all for bringing the festivities back! (And now I'm off to download the Mary Blair illustration.)

  3. Fabulous treat and maypole Lori..Loz

  4. Beautiful projects Lori, a joy to see. Annette x

  5. This is adorable.
    Even here in the UK we don't celebrate May-day as we used to. Many folk look down their noses at these celebrations which is such a shame because it is another bit of history & tradition that ends up fading away.

    Toni xx

  6. What an adorable card and project! Am now off to visit Lauren's blog!:-)

  7. oh my goodness! Your blog! This Card!! LOVEEEEEE!!!! :D

  8. Beautiful card and I love the May pole! TFS

  9. Wonderful - wonderful - wonderful! Your May day card is fantastic - gorgeous!!
    Sandy xx


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