'Tique Talk ~ About Antique Collecting ~ by Marianne Dow

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May Queen For A Day ~ May Day Maypole Dance Celebrations ~ Collecting Vintage Photo Postcards

Vintage Products for the Merry Month of May

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Isn't it appropriate that income tax month begins with April Fool's Day and ends with cries of May Day!?

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.” 
― William Shakespeare

Happy May Day!

May 1st is another celebration day for us to enjoy some pretty antique postcards and photographs.

Here's a lovely May Queen all decked out to celebrate this Rite of Spring. Isn't this hand tinted photo postcard gorgeous!

There are many rituals, generally including women and children. There are several traditions behind the day, and many people have written about it.

Here are just a few assorted links along with some vintage postcards and photos.

Read about the MAYPOLE DANCE here.

Read about the crowning of the lovely MAY QUEEN.

Pretty images of May Queens and Maypole Dancers abound, from Victorian era cigar box labels...

To 1920's paper doll magazine pages...

To stereo-view cards...

And of course RPPCs (real photo postcards) ...

Check out this site -- this woman has the most amazing collection of May Day postcards-- all showing MAYPOLES!!

Here's the site of another gal who is having too much fun with the whole May Day scene!

Hope you enjoyed these pretty May Day images.

Here are some books on Amazon:

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