Monday, December 12, 2011

Horseshoe

Horseshoe, ribbons, bells, hot peppers and ladybug, LivornoI saw this horseshoe in “Via Ricasoli”: it has probably something to do with the Holidays and good luck, but it is hard to decipher completely...

24 comments:

Ann said...

very nice, the chillis will dry up nicely?

ρομπερτ said...

From where I come from, it is said, that you will find the luck of the world upon the back of a horse.
Miss chilli in my food. Please have a good new week ahead.

Luis Gomez said...

Peppers? That I didn't know. It is very colorful and yes, it looks like a Holiday ornament.

Farmchick said...

Where I live you must hang the horseshoe pointing up to retain the good luck, else it all falls out. Though, I must say I do like this with the chilies.

Theanne and Baron said...

I like this decoration...imagination at work!

Lois Evensen said...

Santa's sleigh bells are a dead give away. ;) Must be Christmas decoration.

Jack said...

I know nothing about the symbolism or meaning. Still, it is a charming design.

Nori said...

I thought it must be a young boy who appear in wonderland...Try watch it from far sight!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

It is festive regardless...

Randy said...

Very creative. I love it.

Kate said...

What a novel Christmas wreath. Would be perfect in the Southwest United States.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

It's well made and cheerful. It doesn't need to mean anything (even if it does). Have never seen a ladybird on a Christmas decoration before but with their bright red coats I wonder why not.

cieldequimper said...

I am having trouble deciphering it too! The colours are definitely christmassy but the peppers? :-) It's lovely though!

Dina said...

I can almost hear the sleigh bells as the horse pulls the sleigh over snow on a forest road.

Rob and Mandy said...

Strange but pretty mixture of superstitions

mammadeglialieni said...

...ma comunque è carino!

joo said...

It's lovely - horseshoe and ladybird - much luck must be needed there:)

brattcat said...

whatever they symbolism, it's lovely.

Halcyon said...

Hmmm... I thought you had to hang it upside down for good luck. And I don't know what peppers have to do with the holidays. But it's all good! :)

Kaori said...

I had no idea ladybugs liked red chili peppers!

Arianna said...

Guai se la fortuna non arriva! Ciao, Arianna

Traveling Hawk said...

It's nice!

JM said...

Cool find! Love the chili arrangement.

Gunn said...

Creative and very nice!