Ostara altar. Mini basket with Cadbury mini eggs in offering, champagne calcite, clear quartz, and rainbow fluorite spheres, Egyptian glass room scenter trimmed in gold, amethyst glass chalice with clear barley twist stem. The antique amethyst glass vase with gold stripes and the egg-shaped votive are from my mom. Silver-washed copper baby cup with rabbit figural handle holds more mini eggs. With all candles lit, I love the leaf shadow cast by the green frosted glass votive cup behind the Gaia figure.
Yule altar. Driftwood stands in for a yule log, and the wand is driftwood, as well. I usually polish the silver snuffer with the jeweled-wire wrapped handle, the candlesticks and chalice that only come out for Yule and the Christmas holidays, but I didn’t this year, and I like their mellow gleam in candlelight. A post-WWII miniature Satsuma vase holds incense, the offering of nuts and fruit is made in a small Imari bowl. Time turns, as the light comes back, and The Hermit journeys in search of knowledge, and truth.
Samhain altar. I usually use candy corn and pumpkins as offerings, but a neighbor brought us apples and walnuts from an orchard owned by friends; both fortuitous and appropriate. Cat and owl candle lamps by M. Pena. Second photo, antique cat match holder from my mom, blue goldstone sphere, bowl with water for scrying. Third photo, clear quartz and pale yellow calcite spheres, chunk of yellow calcite, mini cauldron of walnuts.
Altar cloth is a length of fabric from the seasonal decorative aisle at Joann’s. Any questions, feel free to ask.
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Today, i made my first braided bread, from scratch.
It was delicious.
i’ve made home made bread before (and i use the oven and from scratch..no breadmachines)
This was really good.( Bread GoodnessCollapse )
And then i put some on my altars...( AltarCollapse )
The top altar is to Hathor and the bottom is to The Earth/Mother Goddess.
And just because i've never posted a pic of my altars with the candles lit...
a closer view of my small Earth/Mother Goddess figure with the candles lit.
i have now placed the small figure on a bit of bark i collected when out for a walk the other day.
i'd lain down on a fallen bit of tree and this piece of bark came off and into my hand as i was getting up.