Here is the photo of my late mother, Blanche Kleid Zuckerman that I shared in yesterday's post, December 8, 2013. This is a detail shot of my mother's permanent altar in my home. I choose a variety of reds for this shrine, based on the types of colors my mother enjoyed wearing. The fabrics are vintage velvets, and the antique glassware is known as Goofus glass. It is almost always painted in metallic tones of golds and reds. Several of the small containers hold my mother's jewelry. Even some of the dried roses and other petals on the front of the altar table were saved from the flowers that were given to us when our mother passed away in 2001. Several of Blanche's favorite belongings are also on her altar, including her candelabra, candlesticks, and monogramed pitcher. Everytime I look at the colors and textures, I feel that my mother would approve!!
I have collected many vintage/antique santos from Mexico for this altar. Pictured above is the featured wooden Madonna from Mexico wearing a silver resplendor crown that I purchased especially for her. Some of my mother's jewelry is hanging from the Madonna's neck, and a tin Sacred Heard of Jesus is just above her head.
Please join my dear friend, Rebecca Brooks at her blog for the 12 days of Mary sharing by artists around the world: Recuerda Mi Corazon. I have linked this post to Rebecca's site on Day 9 and Day 11 of Mornings with Mary.