Monday, February 1, 2010

Could you re-phrase that please?

I found this little Cupid at a recent sale. He was on the $1 table. I couldn't quite believe that he hadn't been snatched up. He obviously was waiting for me. He is perfect for Valentine's Day, don'tcha think?

Here's the part I don't really understand. The quote on the horseshoe says "De las flores la frescura sobrepuja tu hermosura" which translates from the Spanish as "The freshness of flowers surpasses your beauty". Shouldn't it be "Your beauty surpasses the freshness of flowers"? Maybe that's why he was on the $1 table.

~~~~~Skeleton Key Givaway~~~~~

One month from today is my 50th birthday. On the big day, I will choose 4 members of One Gal's Trashy Pals to receive a vintage skeleton key. My goal is to reach 500 followers in time for my birthday, so don't waste another moment! Join up over there on the sidebar. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Because who doesn't love getting a present on someone else's birthday?

22 comments:

icandy... said...

*sigh*....love, love, love!!
that little cupid is soo precious, i want her~ what a find, dear!!!!
valentine hugs,
christina
xo

CC said...

I love the sweet little cupid,tho as you say..it should be the other way around. I love,love,love the keys and would so love to win one.. I'm already a follower and have been for some time now. Happy soon to be birthday..

Linda said...

Cupid very cute. Saying??? confusing...lol. glad he waited for you!

Lorraine said...

The Epitome of all things Valentine, congratulations, and know I think the saying is right on....after all you have to say it with flowers ;)

thasnifty said...

oh that is a fantastic find, doubly so with the ironic phrasing! brightest blessings.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

maybe it is implied that your beauty is only surpassed by the freshness of the flowers??

Ronnie said...

Hey gal! That's one weird Valentine. I found you this morning commenting at dear Linda (soon to be gone) Crispell's. I am now a proud member of your army of followers and plan to put you on my blog list to help you meet your 500 mark. Good luck!

Maggie B said...

Oh but nevertheless your cupid is so sweet you have to forgive the sentiment!!!
I would love to receive one of your keys, I've been following a while and love your "stuff".
~Maggie~

~~Carol~~ said...

That cupid is so sweet, but I can't believe you found it in one piece. You would think that the previous owner would have thrown it at whoever(probably husband) gave it to them!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

So cute! Just show it to someone like me who barely understands a word of Spanish!

grunge-queen said...

That's pretty funny, but he's still darling. The keys are lovely. What a great idea putting them on colourful string like that!

grunge-queen said...

And happy B-day! You've been on my blogroll for ages and I'm now a happy follower!

Vintage Christine said...

I'm surprised that figurine has remained intact. If someone had given it to me I'd have hit them over the head with it! Da noive!!

EverydayMe said...

haven't been around for awhile, will have to go back and see what you're up to... but had to tell you... I love the key thing... it's adorable... and can you believe 50... I'm telling you right now it's not that bad... it's been a few months now and I'm still alive... tee hee!!! anyway... hope you reach your goal... and you have a super lovely day!!!
{{hugs}}

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

Happy Early Birthday!

That is too funny about the saying on the horseshoe!!!

XO,
Anne

Just Joany said...

Oh, I just love skeleton keys and yours are so pretty with the lovely ribbons on 'em. I would so enjoy winning one of 'em. Thanks for the giveaway.

Happy Birthday! I hope you get your five hundred followers before the big day.

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

Yaya' s Changing World said...

What a great goal. I'll be watching and hoping for you to get your followers. Happy Birthday, early.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Word Designer said...

Whoo-eeee! That's an awesome goal for your birthday! I like the skeleton key prize, though. I hope you make it.

Wordy
Word Designer

Superjaxster said...

Mayhaps whoever did the verse for the cute cupid was being funny , strange as it may be. Or they were a bad translator of English to Spanish? I just adore the keys - they are so Alice-in-Wonderland-esque!

dogsmom said...

I've done 50. Great things are coming for you.

Will add you to my blogroll as well.

Linda said...

Stopping by for a visit. Can't wait for Spring...Lots of garage and rummage sales. This was a great find. Hope you find more treasures soon.

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest