To all my fellow spring time lovers -- happy MAY DAY!!!!!!!!
I've been collecting May Day imagery and am excited to share some with you here today. Also in keeping with the spring time celebratory mood I am going to list my favorite floral 11:11 prints available as passport holders, cardholders and notebooks etc! I also got curious to learn more about the history of May Day and May pole dancing and so of course i turn to my fav, wikipedia..
"The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of the May."
Ohhh the Queen of May... how totally romantic right?!
Guinevere as the May Queen... anddd she nails it..
So get this , May Pole dancing is so ancient that no one agrees on what its all about. Some say its a symbolic representation of our world continually turning and weaving as the seasons and years go by.. and every spring time the people are so overjoyed that the flowers and trees are coming to life again that they do a dance to symbolize the turning axis of the earth and its eternal spin through space and time! Sounds pretty righteous to me!
And for some charming May Pole Dancing illustrations..
So now here are some celebratory florals for ya.. would make great Mothers Day gifts! Just sayin...
The NEW Rose Plants Passport Holder!
This is an old fav, so sweet and charming. A perfect gift for mom if you put a Spa gift card inside it!
Super sweet for any flower and spring time lover..
For a more southwest spring time flair...
And finally.. a May Day Parade! The sweetest thing I've ever seen!
"The May Queen rules amid the blossoming hills and dales of the West. She holds high court before a joyous people in a shining fragrant realm. It is the eager bud-time of the year and all the world belongs to youth.."
Love to you.. Happy May and thanks for reading (and shopping)!