Monday, July 10, 2017

I Was Just Wondering................

But before we get to that let me tell you that this is a PostCard i just finished in time for its photo shoot for the Tparty post... Isn't it funny how it looks different colors depending on the lighting.. The one above is more true to life..... Again using up my bits and bobs.. The lips are off a body spray bottle.. When i pulled it off .. it was sticky on the wrong side (front) so i sprinkled glitter all over it .. problem solved.. The flowers are a new punch... just loving them.. Used a credit card to make the white lines ... finished off with some splatter and Wink of Stella on the flowers...The bit of orange you see is a decorative paper i made myself by swirling some colors together.... know how you sit over your coffee or tea in the morning and if you have nothing to occupy you (tv, computer, book,phone) your mind can get to wondering...... okay okay.. i was daydreaming over my coffee one morning and i got to wondering...... Do parents still teach their children nursery rhymes ???  I was taught many as a child and i taught many to mine... But you know .. there hasn't been any little children around us for quite some time...and i got to wondering if it was still 'in vogue' ... to teach nursery rhymes... And i thought since us T Party folk are from all around the world .. it might be a nice topic of conversation this T day... Perhaps nursery rhymes are just old fashioned now... maybe only grandparents still teach them to their grandchildren...?? I happen to love them...  One of my favorite and appropriate here for T  would be......
                              I'm a little tea pot 
                               short and stout,
                                             Here is my handle
                               here is my spout
                              When i get all steamed up
                               then i shout! 
                               Just tip me over and 
                                 pour me out.......

I would LOVE to know if nursery rhymes are still a part of your family tradition.... If you have a minute maybe share one that you love.... Won't it be interesting to learn some from different countries...  Or maybe its the same nursery rhyme but you learned it a different way.... anyway... i hope you'll share!    And if your new here and would like to visit with a great group of ladies once a week over T  pop on over to Ms. Elizabeth's and the ever dapper Bleubeard's  and get all the particulars..we'd love to have you join us!! Hugs! deb


Mac n' Janet said...

When I was a teacher, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and then 3rd grade, I discovered that most children didn't know Nursery Rhymes so I taught them. My favorite, because it described me: There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
And when she was good, she was very, very good
But when she was bad she was horrid

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your postcard, and I used to love singing that rhyme with my grandchildren! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well I hope they are still part of the tradition over here but my great grandchildren are just too young (under 6 months)and the rest are far too old.
My favourite? Impossible to choose - I love them all. They are such a part of our tradition and teach children such a lot in the pre-reading stage about things like rhythm and rhyming words - all helps when learning to read.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Love, love, love that card, Deb! The lips are off a body spray bottle? How clever to sprinkle glitter all over the sticky side. Very cool look.

Thanks for the ear worm - I'm a little teapot short and stout. My body even wants to make the motions, so it's getting difficult to type this comment. I have a young Mexican friend who sings all sorts of rhymes to her 2-year old - when he will sit still long enough! Here's one:

I think you'll enjoy this one:

Nursery rhymes are alive and well in Mexico ;-)

Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

Rita said...

I have sung I'm a Little Teapot to Ian and Itsy Bitsy Spider and The People In The Bus. ;)

CraftyViolet said...

My girls heard all the nursery rhymes but not sure my grandchildren have...except for the Wheels on the Bus.
My oldest daughter loved: The Inky Dinky Spider went up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. So the Inky Dinky Spider went up the spout again! she hates spiders!!!!


CraftyViolet said...

Correction: Its Itsy Bitsy spider not Inky Dinky spider. I have been corrected by friends on Facebook. But in my defense my daughter is now 46 years old so its been awhile since I've heard that rhyme!

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful postcard Deb! Nursery rhymes were still learned when my (now 29 yr old)son was in elementary school, and of course I also repeated various ones at home. I would hope it still thrives. Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

We used to do the teapot rhyme with my daughter, but she is 25 and who knows if parent's do that now. I hope somethings haven't disappeared, like those fun little rhymes. Love your postcard. That is one cool punch. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

chrissie said...

Terrific postcard with wonderful bright colours.

Happy T Day and thank you for the rhyme reminder. I,m sure rhymes are still learnt by children though some of the rhymes are so cruel and sad I wonder why

Love Chrissie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Deb, I simply ADORE that postcard. I especially love the orange/red paper you painted. It is fabulous.

I have heard that nursery rhyme, but just the first part sounds familiar to me. I also remember one about a church and steeple that you spoke and had your hands clasped together. I'm afraid that as much as I pride myself on my memory, I wasn't really exposed to nursery rhymes except at Sunday school. I fear my grandparents were far too pragmatic.

Thanks for sharing your art and your darling tea pot inspired nursery rhyme with us for T this Tuesday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Off topic, but to answer your question about the ICADs, I created a box that they fit in. I may need to make a new box after next year, because I think six years will be about all the box will hold. This is my fifth year playing. Thanks for asking.

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, you art work is spectacular! You used such beautiful elements to create this piece; your new punch is amazing, the pop of orange, the stems you created with the credit card, splatters and glittery lips are just perfect - I love it! I really enjoyed reading how you made it too, thanks for sharing 😀. As for nursery rhymes, my favourite is Hickory, Dickory, Dock and it goes
"Hickory, Dickory, Dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, Dickory, Dock"
Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your art work is as always a feast for the eyes Deb! We have such nursery rhymes as well in Austria -called -Kinderreime -
and every generation tells some of them to their little ones. I am sure that will last forever. And at least in kindergarden they hear that rhymes. That's traditionel.
But I can't remember a teapot rhyme in German I has to admit.
Happy T-Day!
oxo Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful postcard you created. Great texture and I love how the white lines look like stems. Your orange decorate paper really breaks up all the pink with a pop of color.

I think nursery rhymes are still taught in preschool as many of the rhymes have motions to go with them so besides teaching language would help with motor skills. My girlies learned many of these rhymes in school besides the ones I remembered.

My parents' first language was Italian so we learned a couple of rhymes. I'm working on a family journal project and trying to find the rhymes. Here's a verse I learned and have just found out it's really a verse from a song, a tarantella dance. I've found lots of verses but not the one that we were taught:

Cicerenella teneva nu cane
Si mangian li cristian
Si mangian li donne bell'
chist'e u cane di Cicerenella

Cicerenella had a dog
He bit all the people
He bit all the pretty ladies
This is the dog of Cicerenella

Have a happy T Day!

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic postcard, old credit cards are great to add paint to projects and spread it around.
I remember well that Nursery rhyme, we have no young ones in the family, but I do think they should be part of there growing up, it heritage in a way, to pass them on.
One of my favourites was
The grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill
and he marched them down again.
Now when they were up, they were up
and when they were down, they were down
and when they were only half way up.
they were neither up nor down.
Hope you have a Happy t day.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love nursery rhymes! The first ones that come to mind are these 2:

Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John,
Went to bed with his stockings on;
One shoe off, and one shoe on,
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.


Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.

Fond memories :) Happy T Tuesday!

johanna said...

what a wonderful postcard with some great tricks!
i loved reciting the nursery rhymes with my children, but i think if i ever should have grandchildren from my sons, i will have to re-learn them:)
happy t-day!

Denise Price said...

Hello! I love the way that you upcycled that "lips" wrapper for your postcard! It reminds me of a valentine.

My son is a teenager now, but I recited nursery rhymes for him when he was little, and her learned them in his playgroup and at library storytime, too. I think they're lots of fun.

i know a few Russian nursery rhymes, too. Here is a link to a short video of my favorite one. It's basically about a teddy bear that is old, but still beloved by its owner.

nanskidrewski said...

We used to sing I'm a little teapot in kindergarten. I think it was on Romper roon on tv...the jinge was and come with us and gallop, and gallop, on romper room today. My dad used to say the I'm a little girl poem to Fi who had curls to easily rival Shirley Temple. Thanks for bringing back the memories. Lovely postcard.

Lisca Meijer said...

What a lovely postcard! You are so talented!
I love your nursery rhyme question and have enjoyed Reading other people's answers.
I don't know about children nowadays. I have to ask our kids.
I was brought up in Holland (in the 50s)but as I was brought up bi-lingual I learnt all the English nursery rhymes. I particularly remember this one as it is so bizarre:
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon.
The Little dog laughed to see such fun,
and the dish ran away with the spoon.

And here is a Dutch one:
Altijd is kortjakje ziek, midden in de week maar zondags niet,
Zondags gaat zij naar de kerk, met een boek vol zilverwerk,
Altijd is kortjakje ziek, midden in de week maar zondags niet.

('Short-Jacket' is always ill, during the week but not on Sundays.
On Sundays she goes to church with a book with silver trimmings,
'Short-Jacket' is always ill, during the week but not on Sundays.)

Happy T-Day,

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! That postcard is fabulous! As for Nursery Rhymes - certainly my Grandchildren heard their fair share of Nursery Rhymes from their parents and us!
A favourite was Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after! This usually ended up with Grandchildren falling over themselves!
Happy T day! Chrisx

Halle said...

That is a fab postcard! Love the colors. I taught my kids just a couple of nursery rhymes. Basically because they enjoyed them when I first read them from a book. My mom taught me so many as a kid. Good memories.
Happy T Day!

roth phallyka said...

How clever to sprinkle glitter all over the sticky side. Very cool look.

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