may day

Hurrah, hurrah, May has arrived – surely this means that the weather will take note and warm up now? *Peers out of window* Well, maybe not, but it does mean that flowers are starting to pop up all over the place, which means it’s FORAGING TIME AGAIN! I wrote a post last year on creating frugal floral displays for next to nothing, and I’m so so SO pleased that it’s that time of year again – I’m not that great at houseplants, but I’m great at picking things off of bushes nonchalantly.

I decided back in March that I was going to do something for May Day, and I had grand plans to write a ground-breaking post about great things to do to celebrate – but unfortunately life took over as usual, and I found myself scrabbling around in the undergrowth on the way back from the school run this morning, collecting things to shove in a vase.

The basic premise is something along the lines of, ‘look for flowers. Tie flowers together with twine. Put in vase. Display.’ Traditionally, May Day posies are supposed to be given to friends or loved ones, but you could just as easily make it a gift for yourself. Because, you’re ace!

At the moment, ours is hanging on our new bedroom door (we’ve recently swapped with the kids, and it’s still utter chaos) in my lovely vase from Wayfair, but I think I’m probably going to give it to my Mum as a little present.

If you want to see May Day blooms done impressively, hop over to Seeds and Stitches and Little Green Shed, where the lovely ladies are creating all sorts of floral wonders.


  1. Katie Bedlow
    May 3, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    I absolutely love this time of year, so many beautiful flowers and plants to see on your walkabouts, you have found some lovely examples already! May i'm hoping will be a good one for the garden, looking forward to finding out! Katie x

  2. Lia
    May 6, 2015 / 10:01 am

    Beautiful display & posy! My house is full of flowers at the moment, nothing beats it!

  3. Lisa-Marie
    May 10, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Beautful posy. Wild flowers are lovely this time of year. Happy May!

  4. KatGotTheCream
    May 17, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Nice bit of flower arranging there dude – very pretty! X

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