Partner got me a new altar for my birthday. Because I'm uber stylish and just a tad gay, it came from Pier 1. No, I'm not kidding, I now have an altar from Pier 1 imports. Like it? I put it together with all of my little altar stuff, but I quickly realized I will be needing more stuff to fill it up! I've never had an altar big enough to both look pretty and be a working, usable space. It's both.
It's tall, which is rather important for a guy who's 6' 6"! It's got deep drawers that easily fit an oversized Book of Shadows! (Wondering what I'm going to put in the second drawer.) There are two shelves, one short and one tall in space. I've lined up my plastic storage containers full of ribbons and herbs and things on the short shelf. Of course, since I now have the space, I will probably be on the hunt for witchy bottles to put my herbs and oils and things in. I also have a box of rocks. Yep...that wooden box is full of all of my stones. Dozens of stones. I'll have to figure out which to display on the altar and which to keep tucked away.
I hope you like it! This is my first real, purposely sought out altar. I've used an old nightstand, various end tables, a television stand, and, of course, a long, wooden shoe rack. But, now, I went out and found an altar that totally fits me. It's shabby chic, well-made, and already comes with that worn-in-over-decades-of-witchiness look I adore so much.
Of course, this begs every pagan blogger's favorite question, what does YOUR altar look like? Post a link to your altar pics in the comments below! I can't wait to see!
Also below are a couple of witchy songs I'm currently loving. The first is a song by The Bird and The Bee called Witch. The second is the latest offering by everybody's First Witch of Rock, Stevie Nicks. It's called Secret Love and it's from her upcoming album. If you love them, show it by downloading their music on iTunes or purchase the cd at your favorite site/store.
Love and Lyte,