Earlier this week I received a wonderful box of goodies from my friend Judi Delgado in CA. Today from closer to home friend Jane (Ambrogi) Becerra, I received two awesome sugar skulls.
Sugar Skulls are a tradition during the celebration of Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday honoring and celebrating those loved ones who have died. It is a day when gravesites are cleaned up and decorated. Personal shrines may be erected and filled with sugar skulls and the departed's favorite foods and drink. The final touch is to scatter marigolds around which are believed to lure the spirits to the offerings. It is not a morbid holiday, but rather a festive party holiday honoring those we have lost and miss.
Each week, John and I drive down to the antique mall where we have a room, a very small room, all to ourselves to decorate and fill with vintage and antique goodies to sell. Today was our day for this week.
We added some new things such as these burlap coffee bags:
And we added this small red bookcase and filled it with old jars filled with old stuff and more doll parts and we added a good assortment of those very useful old cheese boxes and just a ton of stuff.
We are really enjoying this little project of ours. John loves the hunt (as I do, too) and I love displaying the goods. We have been moderately successful so far and we have learned quite a bit in the process. It is always good to keep learning and challenging ourselves.