Spring Time Bright for May Day

In a very old book called Brands Observations of Popular Antiquities (1777) we found this wonderful description of May Day celebrations.

‘ On the first day of May, commonly called May-Day the juvenile were wont to rise a little after mid-night and walk to some neighbouring wood, accompany’d with musick and the blowing of horns; where they break down branches from the trees and adorn them with nosegays and Crowns of Flowers…They return with their booty homewards, about the rising of the sun…. The after part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a Tall-Poll which is called a May Poll; which being placed in a convenient part of the Village, stands there, as it were consecrated to the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offer’d it, in the whole circle of the year ‘

Unfortunately we can’t fit a May Pole into the office so to celebrate the first bank holiday of the year and the arrival of Salt-Water Sandal Season we’ve been out blowing our horns and picking flowers and have gathered together a wish list of lovely summer items for you to check out this bank holiday weekend.

 


 

 

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SPRING TIME BRIGHT SALT-WATER MASH-UP by Salt-Water Sandals SPRING TIME BRIGHT SALT-WATER MASH-UP by Salt-Water Sandals

 

This bright colour combination for girls is exclusive to our website. For this and other mash-ups click on the link -

www.salt-watersandals.com/salt-water/mash-up.html

 

 

TURQUOISE SUN-SAN SEAWEES by Salt-Water Sandals TURQUOISE SUN-SAN SEAWEES by Salt-Water Sandals

 

 

 

Our starter shoe is perfect for little feet this summer and is available in many different colours and  finishes. Check out the rest of the seawees at

www.salt-watersandals.com/sun-san/seawee.html

 

EMBROIDERED LINEN DRESS by Paade Mode Latvia EMBROIDERED LINEN DRESS by Paade Mode Latvia

 

 

A gorgeous range of whimsical children's clothing available online from www.paademode.lv

 

 

FUCSHIA SUN-SAN SWEETHEARTS by Salt-Water Sandals FUCHSIA SUN-SAN SWEETHEARTS by Salt-Water Sandals

 

 

The Sweetheart is a great sandal for little girls, fully adjustable with pretty crimped edges and heart cut outs and available in several different colours and finishes. See them all here -

 

www.salt-watersandals.com/sun-san/sweetheart.html

 

 

 

APPLIQUE RAINBOW JACKET by TootsaMacginty PADDED APPLIQUE RAINBOW JACKET by TootsaMacginty

 

 

We love the totally unisex range by UK based kids clothing company Tootsa and this jacket is a great little keep warm for colder Summer days. Available online from www.tootsamacginty.com

 

DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY ART PRINT by Rifle Paper Co DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY ART PRINT by Rifle Paper Co

 

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by LM Montgomery ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by LM Montgomery

 

Published by Puffin in Bloom, this charming selection of classic novels with coming of age themes, make for a great opportunity to read together with children. Cover by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. Available at www.riflepaperco.com

 

 

KIDS TASSLE BRACELETS by Dylan James Kids KIDS TASSLE BRACELETS by Dylan James Kids

 

Available in lots of different styles and colours from the lovely shop at www.etsy.com/shop/dylanjameskids

 

 

KIDS GARDENING TOOLS by Little Pals KIDS GARDENING TOOLS by Little Pals

 

All your little ones gardening needs sorted at www.littlepals.co.uk

 

POMPOM GARLANDS by Paper Doily Party Shop POMPOM GARLANDS by Paper Doily Party Shop

Pretty party decorations to be had at www.etsy.com/shop/paperdoilyparties

 

 

HAPPY MAY DAY from the Salt-Water Europe Team

 

 

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