Look! Hidden Bookshelf Surprise

Look! Hidden Bookshelf Surprise

Kyle Freeman
Feb 19, 2009

We were working with one of our redesign clients yesterday when we noticed an enchanting vignette unfolding inside of her bookshelf cabinet. You'd never know until you got up close that there was something so meaningful and sacred happening in there...

Our client created a mini Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) scene to memorialize her parents, both deceased, and her beloved cat. The vignette includes pictures, as well as little objects adored by her loved ones during their lifetimes. For example, the kitty has a little fish nearby since well, you know, cats love fish. To top off this special bookshelf world there is a Day of the Dead altar within the Day of the Dead shelf - the client set up a miniature table with memorial objects placed on it - which is exactly what loved ones do during the Day of the Dead, in hopes of being visited by the souls of departed loved ones.

We've written before about the importance of memorial objects. Do you have similar scenes or altars devoted to deceased loved ones set up in your home?

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