Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love is a Sausage

Yes, yes it is a sausage!!

Hiya Blogland!!! I hope everyone has been having a lovely weekend!!! It's SNOWING here again-LOL!!! I truly am OVER winter now.

Today I'll be sharing Valentine's cards featuring that oh-so-romantic symbols of everlasting love-the Sausage, the Hotdog and butcher's cleavers/meat. I'm not even going to try to fathom the card-artists mind process when designing these cards. Because my mind just doesn't go Valentines=Meat. So let's all enjoy a nice weiner and peruse these tokens of affection!!
Meat--the international symbol of LOVE

The words are pun-tastically awful!
A big knife and a dead chicken put me in the mood! The butcher is scary!
What is it with hotdogs for Valentine's Day?? My kisses are like hotdogs?? EEEEWWWW
MORE sausages of Love!
OOOOO--there's that big sex-ay knife again!!
Am I wrong to suspect that the hotdog in all these cards symbolizes something else???
Yup--nothing wink-wink about this....
Eating baby calves=eternal love.
That butcher is creepy--like he has human body parts hanging in his meat locker.
And yet another oh-so-innocent HOTDOG!!

Meat and and knives again.....

Love is a big plate of Sausages!!!!

Now that I've traumatized you-time for an outfit post!!! My big outing this week (was really housebound due to ice storm) was for the funeral of a dear friend yesterday. The car trip and sitting really did a number on the back even with happy pills. It was a terrible occasion to see many friends we hadn't seen in quite a time since we moved to Western Maryland. We've all decided to get together this summer.

Anyhow--my outfit consists of a thrifted SagHarbor sweater, thrifted glenplaid skirt and old boots. The necklace is DIY from the craft store. I admit there is nothing exciting going on here but it's not yoga pants and a fleece so I'm styling!!!

The skirt is going to go in the donate pile--it's a bit too big and spins around cockamamie when I wear it. i don't LOVE it so away it goes. I'm now thinking about SPRING and what I need.  I am going to need tops. Everything I had last year is WAY too big. Skirts I can take in (my summer skirts are all elastic waist maxi skirts) but the tops are just too big to alter. If I can only get out to the thrifts!!
 On the dollhouse front-it's been slow-going. I now need to shingle the roof. After that it's fill in holes, sanding and then it's time to paint. WHEW!!!! This takes a lot of time but it is fun!!

I've been nominated for a  "Shine On" award by the lovely Seeker at Searching the Inner Me. I'll be blogging about it later this week!! Along with some more Valentines!

I'm linking up with the fab Patti and the lovely ladies of Visible Monday and for Tres Chic Style Bits #14. Stop by and check out these lovely ladies! FAR better than the drivel at New York Fashion Week!!



Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Those cards were disturbing! Especially for a vegetarian like me! LOL

So sorry about the funeral. Not the best occasion to get out of the house.

That blue is lovely on you.

I sure hope your back starts to smarten up. This has gone on far too long for you.

Sending some good healing vibes your way!


Paula Ruta said...

who knew there were butcher styled valentine cards? Sort of funny/weird really. How did you ever find them? Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Patti said...

How do you do it? Find the strangest cards ever made, I mean : >

So sorry about your friend's death. And for the painful trip for you!

Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xoxo

Melanie said...

From me as well, condolences on your friend's death. I'm glad you saw friends at the service and your coming together will result in a happier occasion in the summer. You look great despite your wandering skirt.
And BWA-HAHAHA!!! Your cards! My goodness. These are gob-stopping. So much meat, so many wieners! Bwa-haha!
I love your house project too. Good luck with the roofing.

Val S said...

It's always sad to lose a friend, but at least you had a chance to reconnect with other friends.

You look great in blue, and I'm glad you got out this weekend. We had an ice storm, too, and that kept me from running out to buy some Doc Martens. But that's okay, patience is a virtue!

As for that weird lady butcher slicing the baloney, she's gonna give me nightmares!

The Queens Table said...

Good Lord! So much strange meat! Where do you find your odd gems?

It was my first time out since the arctic freeze for the memorial service of a friend yesterday as well. He passed much to soon for many people.

Jill James said...

Such weird and wonderful Valentines Day cards.
I send my condolences on the loss of your friend.

Jill James said...

Such weird and wonderful Valentines Day cards.
I send my condolences on the loss of your friend.

señora Allnut said...

omg, those weird butchers and oh-so-innocent sausages, they're disturbing indeed!!
And love to see you on your feet, even though it was for a sad occasion. Wish you meet your ol'friends and have fun with them on summertime!
you look pretty in blue and your smile is gorgeous!

Vix said...

Those are quite appalling, they make me delighted to be a vegetarian!
Lovely to see you again, hope you're staying cosy! xxx

Ariane Lasalle said...

Oh My i never saw so many weird cards in my life! I have no words for them!
Good that you keeping your spirit up and dressing up!
Winter is almost over - I'm ignoring winter for now on!

Keep warm


thorne garnet said...

sorry to hear about your friend.

Those valentines are a real horror show.

pastcaring said...

A sad reason to get out of the house and see your friends, but it will be a happier occasion when you meet up again.
Stay warm, and oh good grief, those Valentines are bonkers. Love is a sausage indeed! xxx

Spashionista Alicia Searcy said...

Those are the most Freudian Valentines I've ever seen! ;-P

I'm so sorry for your loss. You've not had an easy time of it this year so far. I do keep you in my thoughts in hopes things will improve for you very soon!


Jan Graham-McMillen said...

You do have just a tiny little dark side, Tamera, and it's more than a little disturbing! Yikes. Hatchets just don't belong on Valentines.
And it's interesting how you manage to look so innocent and pretty in your outfit.
Seriously, I'm sorry that you had to get out for such a sad occasion. I would love to be there to take you shopping in the spring. You'll have the best time!

The Style Crone said...

Tamera, where did you find these valentines? The theme is very consistent, to say the least. You never fail to entertain!

So sorry about your loss and hope that your pain improves soon. You are truly styling in your beautiful blue sweater.

Sheila said...

Lol, those cards are too funny. I love seeing the progress on the dollhouse. I've done a bit of modelling - it's a lot of work!

Krista Gassib said...

I remember laughing my butt off last year at your Valentines, these are just as weird! I'm really sorry to hear about your friend passing, you are having a rough go with that and your back. You look great though and I'm glad you get to buy new tops because of all the weight you lost. You deserve it!

The doll house is coming along nicely! Can't wait to see it painted!

Seeker said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your lost and that you had to do a painful trip.
I know the feeling of wanting some thrifts, but because we haven't those stores here at my Island.
But I'm sure you'll find some nice tops.
The dollhouse is getting so cute :)
And you look nice in blue, love the necklace.
I'm vegetarian, but the cards made me laugh.....

Thank you so much for your kind words and for linking with Très Chic Style Bits


Jean at said...

I think I feel faintly ill. Clearly, based on the number of cards, this was no random image for Valentine's Day. Perhaps people received one as an advertisement from the grocer or butcher? I agree that the hotdogs were definitely phallic in that simpler time.

Aaaaaanyway, you look marvelous. I'm sorry to hear that your back is still problematic...argh!! I'm putting your blog address in my phone so hopefully I'll be able to stop by more often!! XXOO

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Hahaha my mind is always in the gutter, so I'm sure you can imagine what ran through my head upon viewing these Valentine cards. ;)