May Day Delights…

Oh the delights of this weekend…Introducing the Princess to a brand new friend at the National Zoo in DC…

…and enjoying the beauty of May Day in Annapolis.  The competition is fierce as homes and businesses decorate doors and gates with the finest spring has to offer. Feast your eyes on some of my favorites from last year!

May Baskets

by Evaleen Stein

Let us take our baskets early

To the meadows green,

While the wild-flowers still are pearly

With the dewdrops’ sheen.

Fill them full of blossoms rosy,

Violets and gay

Cowslips, every pretty posy

Welcoming the May.

Then our lovely loads we’ll carry

Down the village street,

On each door, with laughter merry,

Hang a basket sweet.

Hey-a-day-day! It is spring now,

Lazy folks, awake!

See the pretty things we bring now

For the May Day’s sake!

Happy May Day….May your Spring be a delight to all your senses!

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

BTTCG Tea Party@Bernideen’s Blog

Show and Share@Coastal Charm

No Place Like Home@Rose Chintz Cottage

Thrifty and Vintage Finds@Dagmars House

Tuesday at our House@Our Home Away from Home

Tweak it Tuesday@Cozy Little House

Inspire Me Monday@Sand and Sisal

Inspire Me Tuesday@A Stroll Thru Life

The Scoop@Cedarhill Farmhouse 

Titus 2 Tuesday@Cornerstone Confessions

Make it Pretty Monday@The Dedicated House

Be Inspired@Elizabeth and Co.

Let’s Talk Vintage@Bella Rosa Antiques

Talk of the Town@Knick of Time

Wow us Wednesday@ Savvy Southern Style

Welcome Home Wednesday@Suburban Simplicity

Work it Wednesday@The Blissful Bee

Home and Garden Thursday@A Delightsome Life

Share your Cup@Have a Daily Cup with Mrs Olson

Share Your Style@Essence of Home

Wonderful Wednesday@Must Love Home

Thursday Inspiration@In the New House

Thursday Favorite Things@Katherines Corner

Moonlight and Mason Jars@Cherished Bliss

Sweet and Simple Friday@Rooted in Thyme

Thoughts of Home@Poofing the Pillows

Thursday Favorite Things@Peonies and Orange Blossoms

Your Inspired Design@McCall Manor

Vintage Charm Party@Charm Bracelet Diva

Making Broken Beautiful@The Curators Collection

No Rules Weekend@Sincerely Paula

Home Sweet Home@The Charm of Home

Feather Nest Friday@French Country Cottage

Shabbilious Friday@Shabby Art Boutique

Friday Features Linky Party
Friday Favorites@Must Love Home
Home Matters@Adventures of a Frugal Mom
Morning Cup of Joe@The Cottage Home
Sweet Inspiration@Repurposing Junkie
Peace Love and Link@Twenty Something
Anything Blue Friday@ The Dedicated House
Share it one more time@Shabby Fru Fru
5 Star Fru Fru@Tray of Bliss
Sundays at Home@Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday@Finding Silver Pennies
Inspiration Monday@Our Southern Home
Dishing it and Digging it@ Rustic and Refined
Busy Monday@Pinch of Joy
Amaze me Monday@Dwellings
Proverb 31 Link up@Proverb 31 wife

36 thoughts on “May Day Delights…

    1. Next year the Princess and I plan to enter. They have a children’s division for prizes which is awesome. Annapolis is a wonderful place. A city that feels like a small town.


  1. Oh, I LOVE spring, and it looks like the May Day completely envelopes all that is spring. How beautiful it must be to walk by and see so many beautiful flowers. I hope Princess enjoyed the zoo-it’s one of my favorite places! I’m looking forward to seeing some photos of May Day this year ❤


    1. If only our weather would figure out it is Spring! How blessed we are to live so close to DC. We plan to jump on the metro more often now that she is older.


  2. Oh, these are lovely, Amy! I love the month of May and it’s fun to see how others celebrate it. I wonder what the princess thought of the fluffy panda bear. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.



  3. Hi Amy, I love the bedroom photo in your banner/header. What a wonderful hob you’ve done In making your house a home. And I love the warm and cozy door fronts you’ve shared in this post. How inspiring! And the poetry that accompanied it was equally as delightful. So, you live in beautiful Annapolis? I’ve never been there, but it sounds dreamy. Thanks for linking up at Titus 2 Tuesdays. Have a blessed week!


    1. Thank you. My goal is making this house into a home…even if it is a rental. Annapolis is a wonderful city and I am so glad the Navy made it part of our life adventure.


  4. Oh what beauty you share today! Lovely poem, and lovely May Baskets. And thanks for the reminder that I want to take just such a basket to a dear friend of mine. 🙂


  5. Beautiful! Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all still did this? I love your pictures but the best part always is seeing your precious daughter. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this at Thoughts of Home. I hope you have a very special Mother’s Day. 🙂


  6. What beautiful May Day displays. I think my favorite is the bicycle! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}


  7. Beautiful flowers for May Day! I wish everyone decorated with spring blooms for May. 😉 Thanks for linking up with us at #welcomehomewednesdays


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