Great Grandma enjoys cuddles with Daisy-Mae and Lily-Fae. How wonderful to have these two little fairies in the family I can’t wait to start drawing and painting them !
1st May is La Fête du Muguet the tradition in France is to give the ones you love a little bouquet of lily-of-the-valley, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Lily of the Valley
The meaning of this flower is “You will find Happiness.”
Muguet © Myrea Pettit
Originally the idea as a family was to take the children into the forests and let them pick your muguet together.
These days in the cities you will more likely buy it from florist’s, or one of the countless vendors stand that appear overnight on every street corner, many these days selling for charities and other good causes.
Although at all other times of the year, selling any kind of flowers or anything else on the street requires paying for a permit, merry May Day is exempted from this tax, and anyone can sell the blossoms anywhere without being tithed by the city.
Naturally every florist has pots and bouquets of lily of the valley dominating their outdoor displays. The pots for lily of the valley are always deep and vase-shaped, another tradition.
People everywhere clutch their lily of the valley, to be offered to their loved ones. With May 1st also ushering in Beltaine I love this French custom it is such a perfect way to welcome the Rites of Spring, when all is bursting into blossom, and new life appears with animals, birds and insects and one thought turns to beauty, love, caring and togetherness, precious moments for all who share the Fairiesworld. Muguet is also known as Our Lady’s tears since, according to Christian legend, the tears Mary shed at the cross turned to Lilies of the Valley, and in another legend, the flower also sprang from the blood of St. George during his battle with the dragon.
Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy and Ladder-to-Heaven. In 1982 Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland .
I was honored and delighted to be interviewed by dpi magazine and for
a selection of my fairy art to be presented with the editorial
Congratulations to Sam and Ross, my husband David’s grandson and his partner together their beautiful twin daughters have finally arrived creating delight and happiness for sister Emily, and family and friends. We send you Fairy Blessings may your new little family give you all joy and happiness and lots of fun together as you watch them grow. These first pictures are an absolute delight, thank you for sharing them .
Looking back sixteen years when me and my children,and sister were younger,
how time flies!
Up North plenty of snow the past two days, but not here, so I have had to find some happy snow memories
Happy St David’s day. Here is one of my environmental fairies recognizing the importance of bees so they should not become endangered
30 years ***Michelin restaurant in Bray an amazing achievement for Michel and Alain Roux and team
So pleased to see my Rouen Duck image grace the exquisite table setting
John Lewis, congratulations on a beautiful Christmas story all the fairies love your message of warmth and love.