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lauren Mumford

It's funny to watch the progression of blooms around the country! Our blooms have come and gone in my neck of the woods. At least ones like these you've pictured--up in the trees. I wish they lasted least we keep seeing them in the "neighborhood" online.
Pretty pretties Charlotte!


oh i love the pillow. did you make that? i am hoping the flowers i spent too much on so far this spring just "live" actually thrive would be such a bonus! Love the daisy basket!! xoxo


Oh Charlotte, what beautiful photos! It's so kind of your neighbor to surprise you. I love May Day and the sweet surprise of it's baskets. Your appliqued basket looks pretty sweet too! I really love the scrappy look of it...such a great combo!
Happy May Day!


Beautiful flowers...beautiful post! Happy Day! :o)


We don't have the tradition with a May Day basket here in Norway. I think I will make it a tradition next year.....or of course I can start one day late tomorrow.


How lucky you are to get such a nice May basket from your friend. How a wonderful May day.


Beautiful post! All the pictures are lovely! A pretty surprise gift from a friend? How fun!


Beautiful flowers all around ! I can't wait until our area of NY is a bit more colorful . . . we need a little vibrant color ! And the appliqued flowers are wonderful . . . a little inspiration to revisit my sewing machine ! Happy May Day !


Always gray here; what a nice photo to open my internet to!


A happy May day wish Charlotte xoxo Clarice

Daisy Cottage

Well,those are BEAUTIFUL pictures for this first day of May! And a May basket from a friend too? How fun is that?! The basket is darling!Happy May Day Charlotte!

T Sheeley

Very lovely! Happy May Day!


karla nathan

Happy May day, and what a charming little basket of daisies. Sometimes the simplest flowers can have such impact!


Oh you lucky girl, those daisies are the greatest!
I love that pillow! Did you make it? Why oh why can't you live closer and teach me all that stuff???
Happy 1st of May Day!


I always love stopping by your blog, Charlotte. Your items with Cannon Falls are precious! i know you're proud.


That is just the prettiest tree? What is it? I need one!


What a beautiful tree and the basket! Nothing speaks "May" like daisies!


What a lovely gift you got. And that fabric basic was pretty gorgeous too!

That fabric basket artwork makes me start thinking I need to resurrect an artwork goal I had many many moons ago to have a wall with artwork all exhibiting baskets of flowers but in every kind of medium, eg. painting, every form of needlework, quilted, etc. etc.


Is that a Kwanzan Cherry tree? I hope so because I just bought one and I want a tree that lovely in my yard!

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