May always brings me back to being
at gramma H's farmhouse when she did
As the saying goes April showers
bring May flowers.
This year it seems we had more snow than rain.
I bought these children's rubber galoshes
(rubber boots) during my annual
antique trek last year in August.
I thought they were just adorable!
Added in these pussy willows and white lilacs.
Gramma H had tons of purple lilac trees.
When we did laundry outside in May.
The fragrance was addicting.
When she brought them inside
it was even more.
I so love lilacs.
Tucked in my tulip quilted lil pillow,
and some tulips next to it.
Gramma H would clean all of her pillows,
throw rugs, quilts and sheets outside this time of year.
Scrub brush and soap was always nearby.
along with a bucket of water.
When her soap became to small to use,
she safely added it to her soap saver.
Once full, she would take the pieces
and put them in another container.
Once she had that container full, she would
make more soap.
Waste not. Want not.
I purchased this Pussy Willow wreath at
Joann's at 60% off a few weeks ago.
A Spring statement it makes.
The pillows and rugs were beat
outside on the clothesline with a rug beater.
I always had fun doing that!
Oh the dust that came out.
Needed a bath afterwards. LOL
Gramma H did not always have a washing machine.
She would have needed to use a washboard.
This wood washboard was not hers.
I purchased it years ago.
Her first washing machine was the wringer.
Oh how I hated that machine.
Almost got my hand caught in it once.
Just love the colors in this cupboardscape.
Is that even a word? :-)
Snapped a few pics of some of the quilt squares.
The colors are more vibrant
in this square.
Even more brighter.
This square was missing a few of the blue.
A well worn loved quilt for sure.
The blue tick pillow is a child's one.
Old and stained.
They sure dont make them like this anymore.
My mom still does use heavy ticking though
when she needs to redo her feather pillows.
Well I hope you enjoyed this month's
I had fun creating it for sure!
Do you have a spring ritual you do every year?
May Blessings To All!