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Welcome to the merry month of May, everyone! In spite of the rainy day we’re having today, May’s arrival heralds the approach of glorious summer, and we’re all anticipating the long, warm days ahead. We know what you’re thinking. Isn’t there something else that happens in May, some holiday that inspires children everywhere to make elbow macaroni masterpieces and crayon-adorned coupon books?

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That’s right, next Sunday is Mother’s Day. Why not pay us a visit beforehand to get Mom a little something special?

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Bring her a bright and beautiful breakfast in bed. This lovely handpainted enamelware from Kashmir pairs perfectly with our Japanese ceramic bowls and our sweet little chartreuse espresso mugs. Bring her fresh-cut flowers from the garden in this white ceramic mason jar.

Put a smile on her face with this recycled metal mother whale and her little pod of babies. These whales are handmade in India from old steel storage drums, and no two are alike. The rusty patina and logo remnants tell a different story with each whale.

Put a smile on her face with this recycled metal mother whale and her little pod of babies. These whales are handmade in India from old steel storage drums, and no two are alike. The rusty patina and logo remnants tell a different story with each whale.

I bet your mother remembers when your room used to look like this. Give her a laugh with this book that features nests from all sorts of birds, some messier than others. What a perfect way to thank her for providing you with her own cozy nest? This would  also make a lovely gift for a newly nesting mother.

I bet your mother remembers when your room used to look like this. Give her a laugh with Nests, a lovely hardcover book that features abodes made by all sorts of birds, some messier than others. What a perfect way to thank her for providing you with your own cozy home. This would also make a lovely gift for a newly nesting mother.

You can't go wrong with a locket customized with precious family photos. These enamel and gold fill lockets are handmade in France, and come in a variety of lovely colors.

You can’t go wrong with a locket customized with precious family photos. These enamel and gold fill necklaces are handmade in France, and come in a variety of lovely colors.

Did you know that May is also National Bicycle Month?

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Be a spokesmodel for your spokes with these lovely homages to two-wheeled travel: a model tandem bike, a journal for your cycling adventures, a sturdy cast iron sign, and a whimsical bicycle horn.

In celebration of all that May has to offer, why not plan a scenic family bike ride and picnic for next Sunday? Don’t forget to pack Mom’s favorite treats. Here’s to a sunnier weekend ahead, fit for such lovely adventures.

 

 

 

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