Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day!

The Coming of May

May opened up her basket,
And I looked in to see
A sky of blue,
The great sun too,
Both smiling out at me.

May opened up her basket,
And out the flowers fell.
Their fragrance spilled
Until it filled
All nature with its spell.

May opened up her basket,
Her choristers were there!
Their welcoming
To joy and spring
Was wafted on the air.

She opened up her basket-
The world was blithely gay.
Earth knew again
The ample regin
And blessing of the May!

Leland B. Jacobs May Day has arrived and the May basket swap is complete. I posted the baskets that I swapped out on this post. Today I wanted to share with you the fabulous baskets I received from my friends. My first package is from SugarJen. She makes the most amazing hand dyed creations and sells them in her etsy shop. I was lucky enough to get a whole basket of her goodies. Wow, endless supplies for projects and so much eye candy.
Thanks Jen!!

The next basket is from dear Valarie. Look at all these cute vintage goodies!

Won't this basket be perfect for picnics? Such a fun package.
Thanks, Valarie!
Finally, this wonderful handmade fiber cornucopia basket from Sandi.
She filled it with fun personalized goodies for myself and my kids. So thoughtful. Thanks so much, Sandi!
I hope you all have a fabulous May Day and maybe even a little surprise at your doorstep!


Stephanie said...

I don't have a may basket to share but I did enjoy looking at them. How fun!!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Goodness! I am new to this lovely land of swaps and simply divine blogs, but, I had no idea you did such fun like this. My girlfriends and I, around town, do "Faery Mischief" with the same concept, surprises, kindnesses, etc.
I would love to be part of something like this next MayDay! Blessings to you dear.

Plum Blossom Lane said...

What a great basket of goodies!

snowbear said...

Kari you received such treasures!! I love it all.. and the Dreams doll brought a smile to my face!

Kathy said...

What lovely surprises. All of it makes me smile just looking at it!!! Happy May Day... :>)

Chelsea Van Tol said...

I love the sweet color in these photos! :)

Lilli in Vancouver said...

So many sweet and cheery goodies! Don't they just make your heart sing? They do mine, and that's from a distance :)

Happy May Day, Sweetie!

whickersix said...

Hi Kari, Happy May Day to you! So glad you like all your goodies. Thanks for taking pics I totally forgot to take them before I shipped it. Valarie

Debby said...

Happy May Day!! The basket swap looks like it was wonderful, so many beautiful goodies.

koralee said...

Happy May Day ...your basket swap looked like a wonderful idea..what great items you got!!!! I got a May Day gift on my doorstep as well...a friend left some May Day Poesies...i love surprises!! Just found your blog and it is lovely!!

Anonymous said...

The cornucopia is really creative and beautiful!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

wanderlustnpixiedust said...

How wonderful and colorful all these goodies are! A Happy Belated May Day to you as well.

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, what gorgeous gifts you've rec'd! I especially love that cornucopia. What a neat idea!

Linda Summerfield said...

What lovely May Day baskets. I spent a better part of May 1st secretly delivering May Day flower baskets.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Lovely!! I may have to make some baskets next year.