Styling the Seasons – May

May is definitely one of my favourite months. There’s warmth in the sunshine, the parks in London look so beautiful and it’s definitely a time to really enjoy the city and take as many opportunities to get out into the countryside, too. We got up early yesterday morning and took Otto for a walk in our local park before all the picnics and football games as neither of these are safe with our dog around. I very bravely took my vintage basket and some scissors to snip a few blooms for a May Day posy. I think I have shared here before that I am terrified of being told off for picking wild flowers in parks even though I have been assured it is absolutely fine. I can happily tell you no park wardens chased me home so I think I’m safe for now.

Styling the Seasons - May | May day posy | Apartment Apothecary

I found the first few stems of Cow Parsley, a couple of remaining Bluebells, sweet smelling Lily of the Valley and a tiny fallen branch of blossom. I also cut a few flowers from my Hellebore plant on my balcony, which have gone to seed. This little posy of flowers represents the end of Spring for me and the beginning of Summer, which is how I view May. Flowers are set to feature heavily in this coming month as I have a flower arranging workshop booked in and I’ve been invited to the Chelsea Flower Show, which I am BEYOND excited about.

Styling the Seasons - May | May day posy | Apartment Apothecary

When we got home, after a pitstop at the market for fresh pastries and coffee, I put my posy together in a jam jar and looped some string around it to hang on my neighbour’s front door to celebrate May Day. To find out more about this Pagan tradition pop over to Lou’s blog and use the hashtag #MayDayPosies if you want to share a picture of yours.

Styling the Seasons - May | May day posy | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - May | May day posy | Apartment Apothecary

Styling the Seasons - May | May day posy | Apartment Apothecary

What does May mean to you? Charlotte and I would love to know and see your styled surfaces. It is such a worthwhile process to stop, reflect and re-style a surface in your home to represent the coming month. Tag me and Lotts and Lots and use the hashtag #StylingTheSeasons – either write a blog post or post a pic on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Happy May styling everybody!

Katy x




  1. 7th May 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I love May and I love May Day posies. Both just make the world seem that little bit warmer and that little bit nicer. I have something similar in mind for this month’s styling the seasons. I missed last month but have set aside some time to join in this month x

  2. 27th May 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Aaah this is so lovely. It’s funny isn’t it? I feel just the same about picking wild flowers!!! I didn’t realise that it was something that we were able to do without getting told off though — that makes me feel a little bit better!! 🙂 xx

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