Happy May!

I think it would be just about impossible to find anything prettier than Livy's sweet May-themed flower cone to post here today. Livy writes, "Since last Saturday was May Day, I thought I'd delve into its history a little. "Chapter IV: May Day" in The Original Girls Handy Book (a reprint of a book published in 1887), had a few things to say about "a very pretty custom observed in Merrie England of fastening bunches of flowering shrubs and branches upon the doors of neighbors." The author writes of the surviving tradition in New England, of "hanging upon the door-knobs of friends spring-offerings in the shape of small baskets filled with flowers."

(All images, design, and photos by Livy of A Field Journal, posted here.)
Ah, I could stare at them all day.

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