Sunday, May 01, 2011

Happy May Day

I love that today is the first day of May!  A new month brings new adventures and many celebrations this month.  There's of course Mother's Day, my birthday, Memorial Day and a sweet surprise that I can't wait to share with you. 

As I watched the news this morning they were talking about May Day and how young girls would gather around and dance around the Maypole.  It was such a sweet tradition, girls in their beautiful white dresses dancing with long strands of beautiful ribbons.  There was much celebrating going on.  Sometimes I feel that we've lost the art of celebrating and we've allowed so many things to come into our lives to choke out celebrations.  Why not start the month off celebrating.

Here's to old traditions of celebrating May Day:

(found here)

On another note, I was on Jennifer's site this morning and oh my you've got to check out Marilyn's beautiful home.  Wow, I was speechless.  She's part of the amazing crew that's in the beautiful shop A Beautiful Mess Antiques.  I got to meet Kim, the shop owner, and several others this past month in Warrenton.  I've known Marilyn for several years as she's shopped with me at Zapp Hall.  She's got great taste:

Photo Credit: Jennifer Grey

Now seeing her home makes me want to totally redo mine.   I also just bought some grey shutters this past weekend and now I'm wondering if I should sell them.  And as you will see you can never have enough ironstone platters.  Be sure and check out Jennifer's site for more great pics.

Speaking of my finds, here's a small preview of what I found this past weekend:

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Happy May Day.


  1. Great post, and "Happy May Day"! Not sure how May got here so fast, but here we are. Can't wait to check out the two sites you posted links to. I did a post awhile back, I really think gray is going to be the "new" white pretty soon. We have different shades of gray popping up all over Country Roads! Have a wonderful day.

    Take care, Sue

  2. Happy May Day my friend. Seems like we all ought to meet under some pole somewhere wearing wonderful Magnolia Pearl outfits!
    PS....loved the Cottage of the Month!

  3. I delivered May day baskets this morning early and hug on my friends door knobs, violets and lilly of the valley- I found the hand made baskets and startched them up last week.
    Richard at My Old Historic House

  4. that home is stunning! happy may day!



  5. Theresa, thanks for sharing the photo and link for this month's Cottage of the Month. Marilyn's home is one of my personal all time favorites, and getting the opportunity to shoot it was a dream come true for me.

    Happy May Day!


  6. Happy May day, is mother's day and my mother's birthday also this month. It is really a full month for me, my brother is getting married and I am so happy for him.
    Hope all of you enjoy this month and the beautiful spring.

  7. OMG, that house is over the top beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  8. Wow! You got some great stuff this weekend! Good for you!

  9. Happy May Day... yeah, I know I'm late. But...


    Happy May!!! That sign that you found ROCKS!!! Okay - I'm off to check out Jennifer's...
    and I think you should keep the gray shutters. I work for food - when are we re-doing your house?

    ;-D robelyn

  10. happy may to you!
    and lovin' all your weekend finds! xox...jenn

  11. totally droooling over your finds, love those galvanised tubs!


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