Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Entryway House Shrine

 I've always been intrigued by customs that include shrines or sacred spaces near the entrance of a home.  In ancient Rome, they had household gods in cozy niches.  Jewish homes house the Mezuzah in tiny boxes by their front doors.  In an effort to make an otherwise useless spot for functional, I painted a house in our entry, and Pat hung some shelves.  It now is the perfect place to showcase our tiny, precious collections in an ever evolving display of sacred objects and art.  I'm hoping to find a new old piece of furniture below that would either be a small chest of drawers or set of shelves or console table.  That addition is to be continued . . .