Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dias de los Muertos

So the final October Halloween collection really has to do with October 31st through November 2nd. For those of you unfamiliar with Dias de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. It is a Mexican celebration and holiday honoring those who have passed on. We celebrate it at our house every year, leaving food and drink and presents for our loved ones who have passed . We light candles and have sugar skulls to decorate alters for our dearly departed.

We have a huge collection of Dias de los Muertos icons. These are just a few pieces that are our favorites or that are unusual.

I'm not sure where these came from or what they are actually called. If someone out there knows the history,
I would love to find out more. They each have little coffins that pop up and have people in them. The yellow one represents a chupacabra, the middle one is a wedding and the orange is a Halloween scene. If you look very closely, you can see witches in the trees.

These are also pop ups. The purple car is actually a space ship with little aliens.

One more set of pop ups. They are both caskets with people that pop up.

We also collect Day of the Dead skulls. Since OMP is a drummer, this is perfect for him and the three dogs represent our three puppers.

I love these guys hanging out in a tree getting drunk with the puppy barking at them.

Another skull music scene with the Lady of Guadalupe behind them.

Don't forget your special loved ones this weekend. Pour yourself a drink and bake up some  Pan de Muerto to celebrate their visit and the memories that you shared with them. Here's wishing you a happy Halloween and a joyous Dias de los Muertos.


TheMistressT said...

I should've known to look here after flickr! These are great!

Courtney Short said...

nacho Libre!! cute.. my kids are already picking what they want to be next year.. one wants to be a mummy.. that could be fun to do..

That stitching is totally cool.. felt is my fav.. and i love to see non-cutesy stuff - although it has it's time and place..