Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Features: An Apple a Day

There are a few theories on where the giving an apple to your teacher originated.  They range from the fact that teachers were poorly paid and the farmers would send in one of their popular crops with their child to school, to it's known as the Fruit of Knowledge in Judaic religions - from the story of Adam and Eve.

I heard of a different term when I was a child, but apparently back in the day a child who gave an apple to the teacher was often teased by other children with the name apple-polisher.

Today our grocery store shelves are filled with a multitude of apples in many colors.  I went searching on Etsy with those colors in mind.

Green Beaded Button Bracelet by Random Creative

Upcycled Book Apple by Whimsy's Workshop

Hand-dyed scarf by Splendid Little Stars

Small IOU Apple Necklace by Geeekalicious

Dyed Coral and Glass Earrings by Linda B

Crocheted Dishcloths by Magnolia Surprise

Back to School Girl's Apple outfit by Green Meadow Designs

Faceted Bead Earrings by Pruitt Design

Red Crocheted Gloves byJN Originals

Apple Tree Teacher Necklace by Jewel Mint

Will you send your child to school with a gift showing appreciation for their new teacher?

Janet Bocciardi is the owner and designer of Honey from the Bee Artisan Jewelry.  Her shop features many one of a kind designs inspired by her love of nature and travels around the world.  She creates for the woman who has a story to tell.  In her blog she shares her inspirations and what is dear to her.


Erika said...

I love this collection! The paper apple is something I have attempted to create in the past and the outfit is so adorable.

Memories for Life said...

Great apple features! I love the mix of colors you found. That paper apple is so cool!

pasqueflower said...

Wonderful finds! Love your use of color and theme.

SarahBeth said...

Very cool finds - lovin' that apple tree necklace! Thanks for including my dishcloths!

BeadedTail said...

Great back to school finds!

Judy Nolan said...

Great selection of back-to-school items! Thanks for including my gloves.

Linda E. Pruitt said...

Love apples! These are all beautiful selections in apple colors. Thanks for including my earrings!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea where giving apples to teachers originated, how neat! Lovely finds;)

Linda B said...

Great collection. The apple necklace is adorable.

Thanks for including my earrings.

The Poet said...

Dear Friend,
These pictures are simply amazing!! I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

storybeader said...

great picks Janet. And your little earrings photo are perfectly matched! {:-D

Rose Clearfield said...

I appreciate the feature here. Great theme for back to school.

Splendid Little Stars said...

And you found some wonderful items! I'm pleased that you included my silk scarf among them!

Eugenie said...

This is a lovely custom. Pity we do not have it here. In the former Soviet Union we just gave flowers and chocolate to our teachers. I love these apples, thank you for sharing.