Sunday, May 1, 2016

Lily of the Valley for the Month of May

Hello everyone and happy May day! Another quick post for you...

L is for Lily of the Valley,
the flower of May...



and was a popular flower to have on postcards....


and on calling cards...


Other names for this highly fragrant little bloom are
May Lily and May Bells.
The flower signifies the return of happiness.
I am always happy each May to find the sweet blooms 
next to my front porch.


This May I am lucky enough to have found a Lily of the Valley teacup to photograph with these sweet little blooms.


It is a Queen Anne fine bone china cup made in England.


To bring out the pink I used a pink doily and even had a hanky with embroidered lily of the valley on it! :)


Thank you so much for visiting 
and I hope this May brings you much happiness!

I am joining the following parties this week
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TEACUP TUESDAY with Martha
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
BTTCG with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann and the gals
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon and the gals


23 comments:

  1. Such a sweet and lovely post Gina.That Queen Anne Lily of The Valley teacup is gorgeous and the vintage post cards are darling.

    Very romantic and nostalgic.

    Wishing you a great week,

    Janet

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  2. I love lily of the valley, mom used to have so many in the area around the trees. The sweetest little teacup ever.
    I see where you visited my blog, but something is wrong I guess with blogger again as not of the comments are coming to my email to see. Blogger is frustrating.

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  3. I always so love both your teacups and your ephemera! The Victorians had such an eye for sentiment and ornamentation! Please come back and link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea...there was a Linky glitch...
    Ruth

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  4. Gina, your May teacup is gorgeous! I will be sharing mine soon. :-) Your hanky is really lovely as well. Those wee bells in your garden are so beautiful and I can imagine how sweet they smell too. Thank you for sharing with us this lovely post and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. How pretty this is, Gina! I love lily of the valley, and ours are "up", just not yet "out". It's still cool in Northern Ohio. Love your cup and doily, too!

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  6. Dear Gina:
    I love your Queen Anne Lily of the Valley cup and saucer and love the postcards as well. Lily of the Valley is always so "comforting" and sweet. It smells good too! Thanks for sharing and linking such sweetness.

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  7. I do miss Lily of the Valley - I had it around my home in Michigan but it doesn't grow in Florida. I really enjoyed your sweet photos.

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  8. Beautiful Lily of the Valley tea cup. Your post is beautiful as usual. Have a great Mother's Day. Blessings, Martha

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  9. I love Lily of the Valley....with a May birthday, I guess it was meant to be. I still remember my husband had sent me roses when I gave birth to our first child, but due to an extended hospital stay, the roses were gone. One morning he came in with the most beautiful little bouquet of Lily of the Valley. I can still remember rolling over in my hospital bed and smelling that wonderful fragrance! Alas, I too, live in Florida now where no Lily of the Valley grows. I did inherit a lovely set of sterling flatware that features Lily of the Valley, I guess it is time to feature a tablescape with it! I would love it if you would stop by and share your lovely post at Celebrate Your Story! link party! Here is the link: http://celebrateanddecorate.com/celebrate-story-24/, I hope we see you there!

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  10. Our Lilies of the Valley are up and blooming too. They were my grandma's favorite flower and love how the aroma fills the room. Your teacup is gorgoues!

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  11. Look at you taking your pretty tea cup outside. haha
    it looks so pretty in the natural light
    I use to have some Lilly of the Valley plants and guess they died out.
    As usual I like your old post cards.
    It's also Mothers Day also and you are such a sweet little Mother
    so Happy Mother's Day

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  12. Hi Gina. Thought it was about time that I checked in. You have such a great assortment of old post cards. They are always such fun to see. My lily-of the -valley plants are mostly leaves this year with not too many blossoms. Still such a pretty flower though..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  13. Very nice, Gina! Your post reminded me that my lily of the valley hasn't bloomed yet...

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  14. Your post cards in the beginning of the post remind me of a book my grandmother left me full of her collection of old cards.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC and evoking a sweet memory for me.

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  15. Gina, I will be featuring your post on Monday at No Place Like Home. Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend.

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  16. This is a seriously pretty teacup, Gina.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Thanks, Gina, for joining up last week! You will be featured today!

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  18. wow what a pretty tea cup! Love it! Love those cards too....aren't old fashioned things just the BEST??!

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  19. Hi Gina, just wanted to let you know you are being featured at tomorrow's Vintage Charm party! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards, flowers and teacup! Blessings, Cecilia

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  20. Gina, I appreciate your post. I recently picked up a bag of Lilly of the Valley bulbs to plant in our garden. I hope they will grow and thrive here in TX. Beautiful images and your tea cup is gorgeous.

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  21. And L is for Lovely! The Lily of the valley plants and cup are so pretty :-) Such a nice post :-)
    Blessings and warmth, Linnie

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  22. Dear Gina:
    Please come link up! I can't believe I went back to that old post and thought Josh had a prom. Please don't tell him how nuts I am. I thought it was odd that they had a prom in college! Ha! You can count on me any time for "out to lunch"!

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  23. Hi Gina, so glad to see you had been by and that you enjoyed my mermaid post! I love your old fashioned pictures you have on here,they sure do go with the old fashioned houses I photograph all the time!

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