Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Day, May Day . . . The Merry Month of May


It's The Merry Month of May



When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen."
-  Lucy Larcom



Pansies for Tea


A riot of flowers on a needlepoint pillow


April Showers, After All . . . 

Bring May Flowers!

As a child, we always made cornucopias out of those paper doilies, tied a ribbon on them, filled them with flowers and left them on door knobs, then rang the bell and ran as fast as our little legs
could carry us.

Such a nice tradition
And sadly, a tradition that is forgotten.



As is the Maypole!

What fun we had at recess on May 1st as we danced around the Maypole!


8 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Such a happy post....When I was little we also did that tradition of cornucopias of flowers to leave on doorknobs......And my daughters did it a few times for our neighbors. But it seems not to be a tradition any longer.

Francie Newcomb said...

I remember dancing around the Maypole!

Francie

Pat Cantwell said...

Martha,
A childhood memory of "Dancing Around the Maypole" from my elementary school years comes to mind. Traditions worth remembering!
Fondly,
Pat

Bookie said...

Oh, I so remember May baskets and the simple joy they were! Your watercolors are lovely...did you paint these? Happy May Day to you!

Pondside said...

We always celebrated at school when I was a child - I don't think it's marked at all now, sadly. Lovely images, Martha!

Marilyn said...

I do remember dancing around the Maypole at recess long years ago. Love the pansies on the cookies. Happy May time.

Jaybird said...

It's been many a year since I have danced a Maypole....
I did however leave a few tussie mussies on doors Mayday! One for the hubster on his shop door, one for the neighbor on her front door and several for cohorts at work on their chair backs. So far, the hubster is the only one who accused me :^)
Blessings to you,
J

Jaybird said...

It's been many a year since I have danced a Maypole....
I did however leave a few tussie mussies on doors Mayday! One for the hubster on his shop door, one for the neighbor on her front door and several for cohorts at work on their chair backs. So far, the hubster is the only one who accused me :^)
Blessings to you,
J