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21 June 2014 @ 01:08 pm
Midsummer 2014  


Midsummer solstice altar. The altarcloth is probably the most joyous fabric I’ve ever seen. It hung as curtains in the bedroom my kids shared as babies, and in my library dormer in the old house. Rather than pastels of doggies and kitties and bunnies, we played, “Where’s the turtle?” “Where’s the grasshopper?” “Where’s the teeeeny little blue butterfly?” “Where’s the ladybug?” “Where’s the bee?” and “Where’s the lizard?” The colors are vibrant and happy, and what better than joy to bring to Midsummer? The undercloth is a dresser scarf embroidered by my mom, edged in lace tatted by my grandmother. Blue butterflies, even on the incense tray, for summer. And lizards and turtles and ladybugs and bees.

Oats and sprigs of Russian sage from the garden as offering, salt in the lidded carved stone pot, chalice is green agate glass cast with a dragon coiled around the bowl. Champagne calcite, rainbow fluorite, and natural clear quartz spheres, forged metal tripod stands for the floating candle and fused quartz sphere, and the Gaia bowl to hold slips of paper with intents or promises or wishes written on them. Merry Midsummer!

 
 
 
Phoenixfire12: Witchphoenixfire12 on June 22nd, 2014 09:59 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful altar and so appropriate for the season. Thank you for sharing it.

Edited at 2014-06-22 09:59 pm (UTC)
arliss: candle with stonesarliss on June 22nd, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And thanks for commenting.