Saturday, 1 May 2010

Dancing round the maypole...

May 1st

   "May day dancing round the maypole"





My cousin Pauline is two years older than me and when we were younger I was in the infants and she was in the juniors, and on May day all the girls would dance round the maypole.



They all had on their prettiest dresses and shoes and danced round and round,




each girl holding onto a brightly coloured ribbon  and


the ribbons were woven as  they danced.

(hope you're not too dizzy!)

 

Just as I went into the juniors they stopped doing it and so I never got to dance round the maypole, and I was sooo upset.

Maybe I should make a maypole of my own and I can dance all day long... with my dodgy knees I don't think so!!!

 This cloth belongs to sal of sals snippets, I love crinoline ladies  and to see them dancing, and with all those pretty flowers, and the bright threads....I adore it.





Have a happy "May day"

Love Lucey xx


17 comments:

The Girl said...

We used to do the maypole at school too!! I loved it but I never got to do the really cool stuff like the gypsy's tent because that year I was the May Queen's attendant and had to sit on the stage and look pretty!

winnibriggs said...

We have a gala at a local village on Monday, where the children from the village school still do maypole dancing and they still seem to enjoy it. It's lovely when old traditions are kept alive. Love the tablecloth.
Have a good weekend.

topchelseagirl said...

We did maypole dancing at my junior school and everyone loved it, it was such fun.

jordiegirl said...

Love the tablecloth. I have one with crinoline ladies on too but they aren't dancing around the Maypole. It was one that my grandmother started to embroider many many years ago, she passed away in 1959, and back in the late 70s or early 80s my mam told me I could have it if I wanted to finish it off. Of course I did, the printed design was somewhat faded by this time but as my gran had already started on it I just copied the bits she'd done. I still have the cloth, although it has had to be repaired as my son's hamster chewed a corner of it when he was put under the table whilst we were decorating! I was not a happy bunny.

Our local primary school still do Maypole dancing. We never did it at my school.

Enjoy May Day.

A Country Girl said...

What a pretty cloth! The school where I work still does maypole dancing and morris dncing for the boys. It is such a lovely event but is held for midsummer rather then mayday.

magpie chic said...

I'd forgotten about May Day! Have seen a couple of posts about it today. What a lovely tradition. You guys are lucky having those traditions to celebrate.
Jacqui

Kissed by an Angel said...

We used to do maypole dancing at school!! I loved it!! My kids did it too!!! Love the embroidery, so pretty!!!
xxxx

maryannlucy said...

What a lovely cloth, so happy!

Happy May Day to you too x

Kelly said...

I loved country dancing at school!! Maypole was always my favourite!!!

Sandy said...

Hi,
I don't live in England, but I visit you a lot!!!! I love your blog! And this beautiful piece of artwork! You say it belongs to Sals from Sals Snippets???? It that another blog or a place to buy one of these????? I would frame this it is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it! Sandy

karen said...

I think you should definately make a maypole, buy a pretty dress and shoes and dance dance dance!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxx

This and That Creations said...

We did those same dances in the US! Very fun!

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Hiya Lucey. I too danced around the Maypole! What a fab custom. :D Xx

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Maypole dancing ! Those were the days ! I used to love it...
Louise xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Love the embroidery! You don't have to worry about dodgey knees with an imagination like that, You just took me on a lovely maypole dance! suzie xxx

This and That Creations said...

How did voting go today? Anxious to hear who wins!

Auntie Cake said...

I was hoping to make a May Pole this year. I was out of town that weekend. Next year, I am definitely making one, and you have to come, okay? We will have loads of fun!
Kate