Made in Portugal

Tomorrow, June 10, is Portugal’s Day! And to celebrate this until June 13 most of the items of my shop will have FREE shipping! Hurray!

Besides that, I made a Treasury on Etsy just with items made in Portugal. This is a way of showing the world that we have nice artisans too, and to show the portuguese that “o que é nacional também é bom!” (national is also good).

We can’t forget June 10, is also the day of Luís Vaz de Camões one of the greatest portuguese poets, therefore I will let you with some of his verses to appreciate:

Amor é fogo que arde sem se ver,
É ferida que dói, e não se sente;
É um contentamento descontente,
É dor que desatina sem doer.
É um não querer mais que bem querer;
É um andar solitário entre a gente;
É nunca contentar-se de contente;
É um cuidar que ganha em se perder.

Love is a fire that burns unseen,
A wound that aches yet isn’t felt,
An always discontent contentment,
A pain that rages without hurting,
A longing for nothing but to long,
A loneliness in the midst of people,
A never feeling pleased when pleased,
A passion that gains when lost in thought.”

Sonnet, “Amor é fogo que arde sem se ver”, line 1; translation by Richard Zenith (wikiquote)


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