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Moonlight Madness TONIGHT 11-17-2018

Join us tonight 6-11 for big sales. 25 % off Fall Decorations, Furniture Porch sale and more. See you tonight.

New Arrivals 11-14-2018

Successful Saturday November 10, 2018 Paint Class

Thank you Ladies for coming and making this class so fun.

New Christmas items

Porch Sale going on NOW

Look at what has arrived as of 11-9-2018

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Fall Decorations are in

What is NEW as of 11-02-2018

History of Day of the Dead

History of Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.

They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.

In most Indian villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil & bright red cock’s combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day-of-the-Dead breads called pan de muerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits. Toys and candies are left for the angelitos, and on Nov. 2, cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Little folk art skeletons and sugar skulls, purchased at open-air markets, provide the final touches.

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