May, you're already on your way out the door.
It seems like you just arrived.
You are the gateway of summer, long nights and hot days.
Magnolias bloom and perfume the air with their fragrance.
How I long to see the magnolias bloom each May.
The creamy blossoms are magnificent and shine like diamonds against the waxy and velvety leaves surrounding them.
May, you still bring cool nights with your warm sunny days.
I just wanted to write a love note to one of my favorite months.
While I love May and this time of year, there are some things that I don't love so much.
By the end of May the humidity is vamping up.
Now, being a Southerner, I can handle the humidity.
But, when the seasons change, my skin freaks out.
Please tell me I am not the only one whose pores triple in size when the weather starts heating up.
My face was completely clear last week and now it looks like I have mosquito bites all over it.
It's so embarrassing.
Hopefully over the next few weeks my skin will acclimate and I won't look like a hormonal teenager for much longer.
Not to mention that now when I'm doing yard work my legs feel like fly paper because they are so sticky.
I could stand to shower several times a day when it's like this...and our freon is low in our A/C unit, which means the air hasn't been on this week.
The service man is supposed to be here today.
This post started off so beautiful and lovely and it's transformed into an acne rant.
Back the beauty side of things...
To celebrate May I created a little "Pretty as a Magnolia in May" tablescape in our dining room. This is such a versatile tablescape as it's appropriate for a Kentucky Derby party, Mother's Day, bridal teas and luncheons, graduations, and more. It's just a fresh and lovely setting that you can add small changes to to change it up.
The topiaries were actually $12 Walmart finds, as much as I despise that place.
Faux cement urns (holding the topiaries): TJ Maxx $10 each
Milk glass urns: gifts from my mama
Decorative Faux Magnolia Balls: TJ Maxx $10 each
Simple, yet relevant and very pretty!
Pretty as a magnolia in May!