Collections: Cemetery Series, Curiosities

Real Cemetery Dirt and Bone Terrarium Ornament From Historic Missouri

Add some creepy history to your tree this year!

This plastic rounded teardrop ornament has been delicately filled with earth from an old forgotten cemetery near Kansas City, Missouri. The cemetery is my favorite place to go when I need a moment to myself and I love watching it change with the seasons. It's where I saw my very first fireflies one July as they danced above the graves at dusk like spirits awakening from sleep. Every Winter the cemetery is blanketed with snow, and every Spring flowers bloom near the headstones attracting butterflies and birds. Cemeteries are one of the most lively places if you look close enough.

Along with the earth, leaves, and roots are rodent bones I've cleaned and processed including a spinal column and ribs. Turning and gently shaking the ornament reveals interesting little pieces of nature.

The ornament is made of sturdy plastic and is about 4" wide by 4" tall, coming to a point at the bottom. It's topped with a metal cap and hangs from a black ribbon that can easily be adjusted to the desired length.

~Dirt was respectfully collected and no graves were disturbed. Cemetery residents remain in high spirits.~

***100% of the profits from the cemetery dirt series is donated to the upkeep and preservation of the Old Liberty Cemetery near Kearney, MO.***