Last month due to my Easter break I didn't share my monthly photo essay with you. But I'm back again this month and hopefully I will more than make up for it with this collection of photos of an old Greek mansion that is located in the center of town.
I happened to be walking by one evening with my daughter and she suggested we go in. To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement.
I've included a video at the end of the post that shows areas that I was not able to get to.
As many of you may or may not know tomorrow is May Day. It is the traditional celebration of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the International Worker's Day in celebration of workers and the working classes, which is celebrated in September in North America.
But today we are going to talk the flowery kind of May Day. Here in Greece, Tradition dictates that we go out into the fields and pick flowers. We then make a wreath and hang it on our doors.
Last year shared my May Day wreath. That happens to be my favorite wreath ever! I knew that there was no way to try and top myself so this year I gave myself a new challenge. I wanted to incorporate something into the wreath that we all have at home. And help the earth while I was at it.
I'll be sharing with you how to make May Day Wreaths with recycled materials.
Here we at the end of the month, and that means it's Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge time. For those of you who are here for the first time, this is a monthly challenge that I participate in with my blogger friends who live all over the world. We meet up each month to compare notes and see how we do things in our corner of the world. Last month, we examined our epic hits and fails, and before that we shared our spring crafts.
This month we're all about the outdoors. With the weather warming up, at least in the northern hemisphere, because our Michelle is on the other side of the world, we thought it would be a good excuse to go outdoors and work on projects. In my case, re-purposing a tire rim into a unique wind chime
Spring is in the air and this past month my Facebook page was full of flowers! Join me as we look back on my Facebook photos of the day for March.
And just in case you have no idea what this is, I upload "a photo of the day" on my Facebook page here, every day and at the end of the month I present the best picked by you. This is my way of saying "thank you" to all of my followers. I have added the whole series on the bottom of this post.
It's been a month since I've returned from my trip to New York where I visited my sons. I had a great time and even got to meet the family cat. But I also did a bit of housekeeping, reorganizing and refreshing some things. Today I'd like to share a different type of post with you. I'm taking you on a glimpse into my world and a few odds and ends that I worked on while there.
This is the living room. Of course those lovely burlap pillows were a gift to my older son but I did find time to display them first. The Peace pillow is a gift from my dear friend Nikki Frank Hamilton. You can visit her at the Make Lemonade Shop to check out her selection or you can custom order your pillows like I did.
I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.
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