May 1, 2010

Flickr Favorites: May Altars and Religious Kitsch

I guess my love affair with altars and shrines started when I
was little. I was raised Catholic and always looked forward
to gathering lily of the valley and setting up our May altar.
I haven't made a May altar in years, 
but plan to do so this year.

As always, I looked to flickr for inspiration.
This is one of my all - time favorite flickr photos
and possibly the best loo ever :)
I LOVE that floral swag draped over the frame!
Want to wear a little Religious kitsch? 
I do, especially if it comes from 
Eclectic Gipsyland
via eclecticgipsyland
We had a Mary statue in our back yard 
when I was growing up,
but nothing like this Shrine!

via Channel Z

Are you making a May Altar? 
Creating something special for Mother's Day?
I'd love to see :)
Happy May 1st!