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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Alpha Challenge #11 - Floral Dance

Well The Craft Barn have foiled me again with their twist on the letter. I was unable to do Mother's Day for "M" now unable to do Father's Day for "F" as the twist sets the letter as "Fe to Fr"!

Onward and upward, I found a Cornish May Custom called the Floral Dance or Furry Dance (couldn't use the latter due to twist!)


I distinctly remember Terry Wogan on Top of the Pops with this too, and now I know what he was singing about.

Lily of the valley buttonholes are worn for this event, upwards for the men and downwards for the ladies, which explains my page.

24 comments:

Karen Gist said...

The whole of Cornwall groaned at Terry Wogan hahaha!!!! We have our own Floral Dance here in Callington now too!!! But nowhere beats the original in Helston where they used to go into each others houses :D

Fabulous page BJ xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Craft Barn - I did wonder what you would come up with after being disappointed about not being able to do Father's Day - and you came up with a beauty!
I always enjoyed listening to Terry :0)

Pat said...

Lovely page, in France they have a charming custom of giving lily of the valley on the 1st of May, the symbol of happiness.

Helen said...

Well done! You have such a challenge within this challenge and you have surpassed yourself again! I remember Terry "singing" this too.... The page is gorgeous.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous page, love the fresh green.

chrissies said...

Fantastic page with wonderful vibrant images. Hard to forget good old Terry with his version of the song.

Love Chrissie xx

Sioux P said...

Well done for overcoming the obstacle yet again ,lovely page.

Annie said...

Your page for your chosen "alternate" word looks gorgeous!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely entry - beautiful green!

Elaine said...

Great floral background and I love the lily of the valley!! Great choice of festival!!

Joan said...

lovely lily of the valley and clever you finding the appropriate festival

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - now I've got THAT TUNE in my head aaargh! Great pages and your lily of the valley are lovely. I always look forward to learning something new about our national traditions when I pop over to your place! MMx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Great save with your theme.Lovely page and details.Very pretty.

Frea Konings said...

Hi BJ, what a lovely page, and I love the story behind the word. Aren't they pretty, these Lily of the Valley flowers? The're growing all along my fence and I love the smell! Before I forget, I have some yummy candy on my blog and would love it if you would come and join in! Hugs Frea

Sandy said...

What a pretty floral dance you have made. This is so much fun!!!!!
Sandy

Cazzy said...

Great idea, how clever to find out about the lilies being worn different ways for men and women!

Cazzy x

Sylv said...

Love the word choice, fabulous page with the fresh colours and wonderful lily of the valley.

Sylv xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

My favourite flower! I adore this. And what an original take on the letters. They said last one's was a challenge, but this is tough! I love your colours and layout. Beautiful. xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Well done on finding a special event for the challenge...Love your choice of word, fabulous page with lovely colouring and gorgeous lily of the valley. :)

Scrapmate said...

Oh dear the song comes back to me now... your page is so much nicer.

Laura said...

Just visiting the F pages...
Fab page as always. I spotted fete day in my dictionary and thought of you
:)

Maggie said...

Have been to Helston to see the festival it is fabulous love your pages BJ

MaggieH

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful, fresh page! Valerie

The Craft Barn said...

You always find a way, and that's brilliant. Could have been "fête du muguet" ;)
esp. with the picture you used.
Thanks for playing with us again,
Izzy