In her iconic song, "Uma Casa Portuguesa," the queen of fado, Amália Rodriques' beautifully captures the very heart and soul of the Portuguese home. In this song, there are heartfelt welcoming touches expressed throughout, from humble knocks at the front door to bread and wine on the table.
The homes of long ago are very different from those of today, but the sentiment is the same of the Portuguese home hasn’t changed. As Amália sings,
“Numa casa portuguesa fica bem
Pão e vinho sobre a mesa,
E se à porta humildemente bate alguém,
Senta-se à mesa com a gente
Loosely translated, this means that in a Portuguese house, no matter who humbly knocks at the door, the guest of the house will have a seat at the table and wine with bread to eat.
This song conveys the proud, Portuguese way that has stood the test of time and is passed down from one generation to the next. At Rooster Camisa, we are honored to provide products that suit a variety of decorating needs for today's Portuguese home. With Portuguese flags, hydrangeas and so much more, if your home inspiration style is Portuguese, here are ten Portuguese-inspired products we're happy to share with you.
Home Sign Cottage-Scrolling Azulejos Our customized signs are not only beautiful, but they also connect your entryway to those traditionally found in Portugal and Azores! The Home Sign Cottage-Azulejos is customized with your last name and house number. This lovely sign is beautiful, durable, and speaks straight to the Portuguese soul.
Steel Escudo Wall Art: For a stunning, contemporary touch of Portuguese pride in your home, check out our Steel Escudo Wall Art! Made of 18-gauge steel and powder coated, this wall art is offered in five colors and six sizes. Our Steel Escudo Wall Art is the perfect way to elevate your home’s décor and perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
Galo de Barcelos-Portuguese Good Luck Roosters: At Rooster Camisa, we understand that our culture is a beautiful mix of tradition, folklore, and practicality. No Portuguese home is complete without the famous Galo de Barcelos, also known as the Portuguese good luck rooster. Whether it's the iconic black rooster nestled near an entryway, or our other roosters perched as part of your treasured collection, our Portuguese roosters are a must-have for your Portuguese home. We offer our roosters in a variety of sizes, colors and themes. From the hands of a Portuguese artisan to that special place in your home, each good luck rooster is made in Portugal and is as authentic as it is charming. Just like a Portuguese home, no two are alike.
Adjustable Apron: There is no other room in a home with more warmth than the Portuguese kitchen, and it all begins with delicious food. Our adjustable is designed with the serious cook in mind. Made of durable polyester with adjustable neck straps, this apron is as practical as it is beautiful. We currently offer our adjustable apron in three styles.
Casa Nova Serving Tray: Because we know our traditions so well, Rooster Camisa has all your entertaining needs covered. Our Casa Nova Serving Tray is fantastic way to wow your guests while making your job easier. This tray is 10” X 14”, made of natural wood with an interior featuring our vibrant Casa Nova print.
Best of Portugal Tablecloth: Whether in the kitchen or in your dining room, the table you set in your Portuguese home is beautifully accented when you use our Best of Portugal table cloth. Made with fabric that comes straight from Portugal, this 60” X 90” table cloth features several popular Portuguese symbols.
Flag Name Mug: There's no doubt that coffee is a mainstay in the Portuguese culture. Our Flag Name Mug is a perfect way to show off your Portuguese pride while enjoying your morning beverage. This lovely ceramic mug is large enough to hold 15 ounces and best of all, is customized with your family name on one side and the colorful Portuguese flag escudo on the other side.
Hydrangea Stainless Steel Water Bottle: This gorgeous water bottle makes taking your drinks on the go as beautiful as it is easy. The Hydrangea Stainless Steel Water Bottle is a vacuum flask made of high-grade, double-walled stainless steel and designed to keep your beverage hot or cold for up to 6 hours. Holding 17 ounces of liquid, its dimensions (10.5” x 2.85 “) are the perfect size for your car’s cup holder. The cap is designed to stay odorless and leak-proof to ensure your drinks are fresh with every sip.
Galo de Barcelos Barware: At Rooster Camisa, we know that no Portuguese home would be complete without offering our guests beverages; we have a fun barware collection to complete your entertaining needs. Our Galo de Barcelos corkscrews, bottle openers, and cork stoppers are not only made in Portugal; each is topped with the famous Portuguese good luck rooster offered in several colors. From the first saude (to your health) to the last sip, our barware collection provides a fun and practical way to express your Portuguese spirit.
Doormats: Whether you choose to place them in an entryway or in other rooms of the house, our rugs are a must for the authentic Portuguese home. Not only are they lovely, but they're also stain resistant and easy to vacuum. Our rugs come in three sizes featuring the Azores, Portugal, and Azulejos.
Rooster Camisa is honored to help you share your love of the Portuguese culture. We hope you enjoy the ten items we've shared here for your Portuguese home. As always, we want to hear from our valued customers, so please contact us with your questions or suggestions for items you may not see in our current collections. We look forward to hearing from you!
From your friends at Rooster Camisa, haja saude (may you enjoy great health)!
Written by: Margaret Resendes Peek-Rooster Camisa