Although it’s celebrated more frequently in Europe than in the U.S., May Day (May 1) marks the middle of astronomical spring. Pagan folklore recognized the day as Beltane, a major spring festival with customs that have continued through modern times.
The Catholic Church has its own May Queen traditions, likely borrowed from the older celebration. In the church, the month of May is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many parishes hold May Crowning ceremonies, during which a flower crown is placed on the head of a statue of the Blessed Mother, usually by a young girl or group of children.
Even if you don’t dance around a Maypole, you can still mark May Day by displaying beautiful floral decor in and around your home. Here are seven suggestions:
Update your outdoor decor this spring with this vibrant “almost summer” house flag. This beautiful flag features a profusion of morning glories and a sunny swallowtail butterfly, in colors that are well suited to the season. Plus, house flags and garden flags that are inexpensive enough to change out so you can update your look regularly.
Begin your spring decor right at the door. Greet visitors with this cheerful spring doormat, featuring bright blossoms in pink and gold. The natural coir fiber is a pretty and practical option for keeping dirt outdoors.
A floral wreath is a quick, no-fuss way to update your home’s look. Shades of pink and green on this summer wreath offer a peek at the season’s abundant blooms. A verdant mix of succulents, ferns and astilbe are sure to brighten your front door or interior wall.
Bring summer indoors whatever the season with this glowing sunflower pillow. The saturated colors make a cheerful addition to your sunroom or three-season porch. Floral throw pillows let you display a profusion of blooms that change easily with the seasons.
Gnomes are popular Christmas decorations, but you can find a variety of gnome decor to change with the seasons. When the flowers begin to bloom, place this summer gnome on a mantel or tabletop in your home. See if you can spot the tiny bumblebee that has paused in his search for pollen to catch a ride on the gnome’s black and yellow striped stocking hat.
Tuck this colorful garden stone in the yard and welcome guests as they stroll through your flowers. You can use stepping stones to add interest in a garden and place garden stones by a garden entrance or doorway.
It’s always nice to have a few flowers on the table – or in this case, a bright floral tablecloth that fits your patio umbrella table just right. This eye-catching table cover features a zip closure for easy on/off that also keeps the cloth from spreading apart while you’re dining.
May is the season when things get blooming in the garden, but you don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy spring flowers. Floral decor makes it easy to arrange a few flowers inside and outside your home. Plus, these flowers are allergy free!
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