Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day Basket tradition

If you lived close by I would be giving a quick knock on your door and leaving one of these on your doorstep.....


To wish you a happy May Day!




I first heard of this tradition when travelling though Mexico on a boat and a group of likeminded women got together and shared the crafts we knew.  Linda taught us how to weave baskets and my daughters and I wove our first May baskets and left them full of wild flowers on everyones boats.    This time the baskets were crocheted, but I have tried to do this every year.

This is supposed to be an anonymous gift, and where I live it is autumn not spring, but I do wish you all a very happy spring day, and a lifetime filled with flowers!

"You are as welcome as the flowers in May."


- Charles Macklin

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tradition. The baskets look terrific and I think the idea of a flower basket for May Day is a lovely touch. Gorgeous flowers too. Happy May Day.

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  2. Very pretty baskets! What a great tradition!

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  3. This is a very good tradition. I hope it survives in the future generations.

    I'm sure everyone lucky enough to receive your beautiful basket of flowers will feel the warmth of your goodwill.

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  4. What a lovely tradition. I'm sure your little baskets brightened the recipients day.

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  5. What a wonderful idea...they look ever so pretty and how special to receive one of them so unexpectedly!

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  6. Ooops! Senile moment here...HAPPY MAY DAY back at you :) Thank you for sharing your gorgeous little creations with us. They are little works of art :)

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  7. Thank you everyone! I am a real sucker for traditions like this.

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  8. What a lovely idea. I may have to follow suit :)

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  9. What a lovely tradition. I would be tickled pink if I got this anonymously :- I live in Cape Town South Africa so we also have autumn. Hope to see spring flowers from your neck of the woods in September!

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