HOUSE NORTHWEST MEX
I put up a regular tree too but I do like these tin Christmas tree luminarias or candle holders.
These trees of life are particularly associated with Days of the Dead but I have them on a shelf in the solarium all year long. The middle one has mariachis.
This was my home altar for Days of the Dead this year, with my departed relatives and friends on the top tier, the cats on the next, and an offrenda bowl at the foot.
My friend Lisa, who owns Sol Imports Mexican Folk Art store and I had a ball making and decorating sugar skulls this year. Lisa is also a teacher so she made up some blank ones for her kids to decorate too. I did a demonstration at her store for the gallery walk in the month of October, although Days of the Dead actually starts Nov. 1 with All Saints Day.
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