Monday, June 27, 2011

A Tisket, A Tasket

A tisket. A tasket.
A green and yellow basket.
I bought a basket for my mom
And on the way I dropped it.


I dropped it. I dropped it.
Yes, on the way I dropped it.
A little girlie picked it up and took it to the market.


A tisket. A tasket.
She took my yellow basket.
And if she doesn't bring it back
I think that I shall die.


A tisket. A tasket.
See these cute little baskets?
We passed them in a yard nearby.
I snapped and wondered what and why.


Up to the door goes Phil to ask.
Do these tiny baskets perform a task?
Now put your guessing caps on tight.
Do these do more than just delight?

33 comments:

LV said...

Those baskets would make any garden look better.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very pretty.Don't tell me these are more fancy bird feeders.

srp said...

I think these are bird feeders too... perhaps peanuts or sunflower seeds.

Arti said...

Beautiful pics and what cute baskets! Bird feeders or are they used to store things??
Well beautiful in any case, have a wonderful week ahead Ginny:)

Mildred said...

How very cute!

Bobbi said...

LOL!! Ginny, I feel like there should be some kind of Mission impossible music in the background. You and Phil have become quite a team. Well... maybe Mission Impossible is not the right music... but you know what I mean. I can't wait to see what you all have in store for us next!!!
I have visions of Phil knocking on my door, and when I answer it he says, 'yea, is that an ear that's growing out of the ground in your back yard?? HAHA!...
Oh, and these baskets are lovely... just like the poem.

Jeanne said...

My guess would be some kind of bird feeder also. They sure are cute and so is your little rhyme!

Peg said...

That rhyme has a tune, I was singing it as I was reading it. I am remembering someone singing it to me so long ago. Now who was that?

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Very cute baskets but I don't have a clue as to how they are used.

I love the nursery rhyme. I remember my great-grandma teaching it to me. What a lovely memory.

Have a blessed week Ginny.

Joanne said...

I have the song stuck in my head...soon I'll have hubby singing it too! Thanks for the link Ginny I will check them out...now for this mystery... I think they might be lights? or nesting baskets for birds?
Can't wait to find out.
Blessings, Joanne

From the Kitchen said...

I'm dubbing you and Phil "The Inquiring Minds"!! You'll be hearing from the Washington Post and 20/20 very soon. = )

Best,
Bonnie

Ann said...

but what are they actually for? I remember reading this poem.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm going to be humming that song the rest of the night and probably tomorrow too, love it.

Those are just pretty, I would like them in my garden just for looks. The baskets look like they are made of metal and have a little lid on top. I'm going to guess they are for candles, that would be so pretty at night.

John said...

How sweet the poem was ! I think the cute little yellow baskets could serve as bird feeders.
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Kanak said...

Ginny...these are really pretty!! They look like candle holders. Are they?

Kanak said...

Ginny...these are really pretty!! They look like candle holders. Are they?

Sandra said...

first guess is candle holders 2nd is more bird thingys' whatever they are so pretty and i like the old song/poem. i need to get out more, you are finding all these super interesting things. i am not sure we have stuff like this here, but who knows since i don't go looking. i think it might be that you are riding and i am driving. when driving i can't look. so maybe i should walk. am i rambling? yes i am Love the post

Chatty Crone said...

Man your eyes are open everywhere you go! Those are so cute. Have no idea if they are used for anything. I'll say they are decorations and pretty ones at that.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I cannot guess but something with birds??

Remington said...

Very cute!

Stephanie V said...

So, my first thought was bird feeders But maybe they hold lights for the garden party?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a great poem!

Rose said...

My first thought was bird feeder also. I can't wait to see the answer.

Doris Sturm said...

Poor Phil! You are really paying him back for getting lost all those times and leaving you stuck in the car in questionable neighborhoods LOL

I guess it's for bird's to build their nests...maybe hummingbirds?

In answer to your burning question, Ginny:

I like fluffy, long haired dogs (and cats) and always bathed and clipped him myself, but this year has been exceptionally hot and he's getting older, so I want him to be as comfortable as possible...and now I'll keep him trimmed in the summer, but allow his hair to grow back in the winter.

Marydon said...

Love your front porch/entry, Ginny. The baskets are a beautiful touch of color.
Have a great holiday weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Anonymous said...

H Ginny, As a teacher of young kids way back in the day, my class often played that singing game during P.E. or at recess at school. Brings back memories. Pretty baskets for bird peanuts or sunflower seeds, I am guessing. Have a great day!
(Blogger is not playing well with Open ID from WordPress this afternoon so that is why this is Anonymous.
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Together We Save said...

Oh those baskets are so cute!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed reading the "Tisket Tasket" rhyme again as I haven't thought of it in many years, Ginny!

My guess would be they are bird feeders of some sort ..or did they hold straw or string for the birds to use as nesting materiel?

Ann said...

So Phil went a knocking on another door huh?....lol
The first thing I thought of was that they held a tea light or citronella candle but I don't think that's right. I have no idea

cleffairy said...

Gosh, that's just so pretty... I'd like to have one too.

Mary said...

Do they hold an insect repellent? I'm really clueless - but then we both knew that:-). Have a wonderful day, Ginny. Blessings...Mary

S. Etole said...

I don't know but I'll certainly be checking when you reveal it to us!

I've heard the first couple verses of that poem before, but that's all.

Shug said...

Cute baskets...I would assume that these baskets are just for decorations. they would certainly look cute hanging from any tree...
Enjoyed..
shug