Cupid Strikes Again

Ah, it’s that time of the year again.  The time when all good sense flies out the window in the face of the desperate search for that perfect Valentine gift.  I think the biggest problem is the general sneakiness of Valentine’s Day.  There you are, up to your eyeballs shoveling snow, and beginning to dread Tax Day, and poof, there is Cupid putting the pressure on.  Well, we are here to make sure you know what NOT to get that special someone, and don’t worry, we have a couple of suggestions for what TO get for that special someone as well!

There is a funny story to go along with this first don’t:

Plastic flashy rose

We had seen this horrible rubber rose wrapped like a lovely single rose, and just in case it wasn’t tacky enough, you pushed the middle of the flower and it lit up.  We took a picture of it flashing and were happy to have a picture of a bad flower.  While downloading the pictures, the rubber rose disappeared.  I’m sure my computer said “Hell NO!” when the picture appeared on the desktop.  I finally found it in a totally unrelated folder–you guys are so lucky!  Besides the tacky factor of being rubber, I am sure this is one of those gas station purchases and no good Valentine’s Day gifts EVER come from gas stations.  Really, I think you would be forgiven faster for just flat admitting you forgot!

OK, so you are still hankering for some flowers for your sweetie, just don’t try these:

Ditch the plastic flowers,TootsNow if you felt the need to give the charming Josef Originals figurine, feel free, but just lose the plastic flowers.

Maybe Cupid is more your style?  I am just going with the idea that this chubby little porcelain pixie is Cupid:

Rosy Cupid ModestyWhy else would he be sitting around on top of a rose-covered piano with not much in the way of modesty at all?

Rosy CupidMaybe this is just for exhibitionists, who have a Liberace fetish?  No matter what, there had better be a big honking diamond inside to make up for this jewelry box.

Have you have had your heart stomped on one too many times?  If so, have we got the decor for you:

Heart on your feetHow can you go wrong with a heart shaped footstool?  Not sure what kind of chair it goes with.  Perhaps the famous lips sofa?  Better to kiss your heart, than something else!

We have never figured out why Valentine’s Day brings out the worst in stuffed animals, but we have a couple of lulus for you this year.

Monkeys always seem to be popular.  We are not sure whether you are trying to send the message that you are a big ape, or your Valentine is.  Is either message what you really want to say?

No!We were very grateful that pushing the button on this simian didn’t produce any reaction, because we were sure it would have just made a bad situation worse.  For heaven’s sake, I would rather hear the worst singer in the world, than this monkey singing Elvis (this is just a guess, as the King is pretty popular on the 14th.)

I should probably warn you ahead of time on this one.  It’s pretty darn scary, and not the least romantic:

Hell No!Really?  When your date promises you lobster, this had better not be it.  Although a good dragging through the butter can only improve the looks of this sorry crustacean.  Bet this relationship sank to the briny deep pretty darn quick.  Thank goodness it wasn’t surf and turf.  Imagine what the cow could have looked like.

Now, we want to show you how to do it right.  For us, this is all it takes:

Umm, Umm, GoodAny and all incarnations of this are A-OK.  Should your loved one be watching the waist, this is fine too:


Orchids are a thoughtful choice, and actually a lot less expensive than the overpriced dozen roses, plus a blooming orchid lasts a whole lot longer, and will bloom again next year!

This sweetheart had it so right that their loved one kept every box.

I heart my wallAnd hung them on the wall!  It was a bit garish as decor, but when you think about it, how charming that each and every year meant so much to them?  I hope they had many, many years together, and I hope everyone finds a bit of this kind of love!

We know all of our loyal readers have been waiting with bated breath to see who won our latest giveaway.  The problem is that we can’t announce the winner until February 15th!  We’ll put a note here and on Facebook, plus we’ll try to contact the winners.  Check back, you might be a winner!

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16 Responses to Cupid Strikes Again

  1. tkarengold says:

    I’m with you on the good chocolate and live plants. They both last, one on the hips the other in the window.

    • kathy & deb says:

      He, he you are so right! But good chocolate is soooo good, that I would rather give up most other desserts for it. Happy Valentines Day!

  2. hula~la says:

    Great Valentine post on this very cold, windy, snowy Valentine’s Day here in the northeast! Crack me up! Happy Hearts Day to you! Aloha

    • kathy & deb says:

      Thanks for reading and Happy Valentines Day to you too! Cold weather is great for snuggling, fires, and hot cocoa, not so great for anything else! TGIF!!

    • kathy & deb says:

      Hate to tell you, but it was gone the next time we went. But now you know it exists, so you can go on a quest for it! Or better yet, make it someone elses quest!! 😉

  3. Tanya says:

    Ah – what a fabulous way to start off my Valentine’s morning! And, speaking of Elvis, when we lived in Missouri, (six of the longest three and a half years of my life), I drug my Mom to Graceland one weekend, since we lived so close (THAT would be a mecca for a Second Hand Roses adventure!) Those tacky plastic flowers were all over his grave – probably the cupid on the piano, too! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, GIRLS!!! Thanks for the laughs…Tanya

  4. LOL I agree the cupid on the piano needs a fig leaf or something…

  5. nicole says:

    You had me cracking up about that rubber rose! HA! Loved your ideas! The chocolate box covers hanging on the wall was so touching! SO glad you popped by my blog…I look forward to journeying along with you!!! Nicole

  6. Urban Overalls says:

    Is it me or does the lobster look like he is hung over? Or perhaps the flu? Maybe he ate a bad oyster? I think I would bonk my hubby over the head with the lobster if he decided that I what I needed on Valentine’s Day.

    • kathy & deb says:

      I think he looks ashamed of himself as he well should! Even the “Bitch, you is fine” teddy bear is better than the lobster! Agreed, hubby would be in deep do-do if he came in the door with a dopey stuffed animal!

  7. Stephanie Gazell says:

    Oh, the lobster looks like it’s crying! Poor thing… YES to chocolate and any versions of flowers, although I do love pink roses… Happy belated Valentines Day to you dear girls!

    • kathy & deb says:

      Thanks Stephanie. We think the lobster is crying in shame; poor thing, it isn’t his fault some dunderhead thought a plush lobster would make a good Valentine’s Day present. I agree that pink roses are beautiful–just so spendy. Hope your Valentine’s Day was perfectly lovely.

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