Thursday, May 01, 2008

Thanks BEV ~ Make a flower-filled basket for a friend

An online friend told me about these…I was SO enchanted about it I made seven…and today I scurried about delivering them to unsuspecting recipients.
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I just wanted to share this idea with you all and express my gratitude to Bev…she reads my blog but has never commented ON the Blog…but she is one wonderful WOMAN that came into my life…
Tell ya what It was a GRAND day delivering seven baskets to people…better than Christmas…BECAUSE it was unexpected! Of course I put my own twist on it… But it was sooooooooo much fun…
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Now take this idea make it happen…forget May the First is past…But spread the good feeling, it feels soooooooooooooooooo good… But oddly enuff…everyone KNEW it was I even though I was sneaky
Go figure that Make a flower-filled basket for a friend
~~ One of the most popularly known May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers and/or other small gifts on a neighbor's doorknob. Gathering flowers and branches became a tradition and "bringing in the May" became a popular activity on May 1. The giving of baskets became part of the festivities later in the evolution of May Day. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Fill a small basket with freshly gathered Spring blossoms. Tuck a small vase or something that will hold water into the bottom of the basket and fill the basket with a selection of flowers. Tie a bow or ribbon streamers onto the handle and fasten it to the door handle of a friend. ~~ Handing out May Day baskets is a charming and gentle activity. It's a tradition that Louisa May Alcott wrote of in "Jack and Jill" (Chapter 18): While fresh flowers and candy treats are usually left in the baskets, you can put other things as well. I think fresh flowers; a few tea bags and some little tea cookies would be wonderful!
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10 comments:

Tene Murray said...

I was pleasantly surprised with mine... and the sweet shrub 'pods' too! :)

(You made an otherwise miserable day much, much brighter)

I am very blessed to have you as my friend... thank you so much!

dot said...

Wow, those are really cute. I would have been tickled pink to find one on my door!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a neat idea, you did good, and i am sure your friends really appreciated them

guild-rez said...

What a great idea.
Your friend must love you.
I'd love to have a spring basket.
But I am so far way:(

Have a wonberful weekend.

Kerri said...

What a FAbulous surprise!

DeeMom said...

I just had to share this e mail from Linda whom also received a basket...you will enjoy, I feel sure, her poem...

The May Basket

I found a lovely May basket a-hanging on my door.

Me-thought, "Some kind and thoughtful friend has heard
about May lore."

I took it to my table to see what I might find.

It held such sweet and fragrant things.....the giver was
so kind!

May 1, 2008
Linda
The receiver, with thanks!



Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I am full of warm FUZZIES...

DeeMom said...

Tene, I am so pleased the basket help PERK up your day…
I will keep you updated on the progress of the SOON to be floating Deck…pictures soon…

If the rest of you lived near, I would have hung a basket on your door… ;)

Have a Fabulous weekend..

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very pretty things and your photos are really nice.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Dee
What a great thing to have done.. I can well imagine the joy those would bring. I have never heard of this before but I really do like the friendliness behind the act.

You are a Star...
Tom

Julie said...

What a lovely idea Dee.