Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bluebells, Cockle Shells...

In grade school we jumped rope to, "Blue bells;  Cockle shells...eevie ivy o--ver. I like coffee, I like tea, I like the boys and the boys like me!" So today I'll get my inspiration from this rhyme. Did anyone else jump rope to this?  Photos: ivy-covered cottage; blue bell flowers (the inspiration); silver dinner bell; shell wreath; steamed mussels; cockle shells (inspiration); rope placemats and coasters; girls jumping rope (inspiration)



 



28 comments:

It's me said...

A happy blue..weekend my dear janean.....with lots of sun and a blue sky.and love amd hugs from me.............by sweetie...

Tennis Girl said...

Good Moring Janean,
Love that blue door and shutters! Had a blue similar to that on the Cape at one point. Forgot how much I liked it :)
Yes, we used to jump rope on the old school playground, here in my hometown. The old school was torn down in the late 60's to consolidate 3 small towns, which is now our grade school(they built a new "modern" building) a couple miles outside of town. I could never jump when they got 2 ropes going at once!
Robin

maurakeith said...

We did at school! Good Morning Janean...yes we sure did. Love that cottage...I lived in a ivy covered home and loved it except for the spiders it housed...then the sparrows set up house. We ended up tearing it off to make a screened in porch...but I still missed that ivy. Love the photo's! Hope you have a wonderful day. Maura

Dianna said...

My VERY favorite color...blue. I find it to be very calming. Would love the wreath to hang in our bathroom, as well as those shells. I have a blue/tan beach theme going on in that room, with framed pictures of different lighthouses we've been to. GREAT post!

Kelli said...

That first pic is mesmerizing! It makes me wonder who lives behind that door and what happens in their lives. Love this happy rhyme to start my day! :) Thanks!

Deb said...

I love the shell wreath....love the little girls jumping rope....I hope I find pretty shells when I'm in California next week....

kpaints said...

Oh, I want some steamed clams....that looks so good. But I love the face of glee on those little girls, that will carry me through the day. Thanks.

Dolores said...

Good morning Janean, I can't take my eyes off the little cottage with the blues, it looks like it should be tucked away on a mountainside in Sweitzerland.

you have a great memory of the jump rope song,....now I remember it, but I'd sure forgotten it.

I also remember another one "not last night, but the night before, 24 robbers came a knocking at my door. I ran out and they ran in, this is the song we began to sing" but I don't remember the last part.

Thanks for the memory and the beautiful pictures!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your photos always make me smile and I always look forward to seeing them. I haven't thought of 'blue bells, cockle shells' in a blue moon. LOL! Thanks for bringing back a fun memory.

Suz said...

Oh that blue door...love it
I just sae something like it yesterday on HGTV
but on a trellis on a rooftop and I thought I love that color..and I was thingk how I could maybe put that into my yard or garden..
and what does the TV host do!!!!!!!!
He paints it another color..
...loser.

Pondside said...

*sigh* blue makes my heart flutter. There's a special blue that is used on shutters and doors in the south of France - wouldn't I love it for the trim on Pondside.
Yes, we used to skip to those old rhymes too.

Andrea said...

Love blue...it is my favorite color...and you used some of my favorite things in this post. What a beautiful post. I so love coming here. Your posts always brighten my day. THANK YOU!
Hugs, andrea

FILIGREE MOON said...

Beautiful blues! Adore these images. ~ Angela

Nancy said...

I did jump to the first part, just before the big twirl. Your little girls jumping touched my heart. We had such fun jumping rope.

Your pictures are all so beautiful. Love the blue shells.

Just Breathe said...

Love the color. I just love vines on a house. Gee it has been years since I jumped rope!

myletterstoemily said...

. . . and pretty maids, all in a row!

love those rhymes.

love your gorgeous montage of bells,
shells, and pretty maids.

happy palm sunday!

ABACAXI and HORTELÂ said...

I only saw your comment on my blog today, it's been ages, so sorry!
But here I am, visiting your blog, and I see so many gorgeous pictures, I will definitely be back soon here!
Have a great weekend!
Bisous, Chantal

All things nice... said...

Janean,

So pretty, love the hints of blue :) Thanks for sharing.

All things nice...

Marla said...

Love blue and all the photos. The last one of the little girls....LOVE IT!! It so reminds me of my little sister and me when we were young. Jumping rope was a daily given.

julie said...

Yes I jumped rope to that wonderful rhyme. Those were some of my greatest care free moments in life. How nice to be able to relive them.
Love the blue door and window...julie

Donatella said...

wow! thats a great post everything is so beautiful!

Karen said...

I jumped rope, but can't think of what we said, right now. Ah, for that energy now.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh Janean... My new best friend! Thanks so much for coming by and for both wonderful compliments!!

I was never homecoming queen, but I was a high school cheerleader and was a local beauty pageant winner and contestant in the Miss California U.S.A. pageant some 20 zillion years ago!

I also loved jumping rope when I was a kid, but was much better with a hula hoop LOL!!

Big hugs back to you!!

koralee said...

Yes...that was what we jumped rope to all the time too. Love that image of the bluebells...so so lovely. Have a great weekend and thanks for the sweet memories..have I told you lately home much I love your blog..well I do! xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything is lovely...so beautiful..and then the little girls action shot. Frozen forever in time...priceless!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Growing up a beach girl, I love the color blue. I remember playing jump rope to this little song too. Beautiful photos!
Blessings,
Marcia

Rita said...

Janean, I had not thought of that rhyme in many years. Yes, I jumped rope to it a looooong time ago. Sweet memories!

Tezzie said...

I love all your inspirational sources...and what a stunning result! (and I loove that old photo of the kids skipping...such joy!)

Thanks so much for taking the time to come over and visit :D I love having vistors!