On May Day everyone is walking around carrying the obligatory bouquet of muguet.
It's the one day of the year you don't need a license to sell on the street in France
Every Tom, Dick and Mary is out there selling bunches of lily of the valley brought in from Nantes.
Most shops are closed for May Day, but florists are open of course.
The little pots are selling at all price points.
One of the things I love about Paris. There's something out there for everyone and everyone participates. Whether it's foie gras and champagne for Christmas or trench coats or bouquets for May Day all Parisians join in.
The Spring green pot of muguet decorates a beauty care shop window.
Perfect decor for a perfume shop in the Place de Vosges.
Not trees but muguet shade these mini Paris buildings.
A fancy florist on rue Cambon doesn't dare snub the wild flower.
Back at Place de Vosges an artist sketches on May Day
With Bach playing in the background.
Little girls are selling their chalk drawings of muguet.
You know I bought one.
What to wear when you're waltzing around with your bouquet of muguet? Not these shoes.
Kate Moss has a new TopShop collection at Galeries Lafayette. Maybe you could wear this traditional embroidered frock...
Grazia magazine goes for a more contemporary look.
What about May makeup? Think SPRING GREEN !
More Spring Green flower heads at Printemps.
Worn with cutoff jeans.
Every year Printemps brings out their flowery white rabbit.
What about these darling white rabbits and Alices at the N2 Néréides counter in Galeries Lafayette. You know I couldn't resist. I got some Spring Green nail polish too. I could have been dans la rue selling my Lily of the valley Sketch letters next to those little girls...
Maybe next year?