My primary altar is in my bedroom on top of my dresser. That’s where I do almost all of my rituals. There are candles, books, terrariums and piles of crystals. It looks pretty much like what it is: a witch’s altar.
I realized recently though that I kind of have another altar on the kitchen table. Our table backs up against the wall so the windowsill is almost an extension of the table. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen this windowsill many times as I often shoot photos there.
Where my main altar is all about the moon, the kitchen altar is more subtle and more about daily life. There’s a collection of candles but they’re very assorted, including several in wine bottles. My roommate even made one of the candles out of beeswax and lavender so that’s pretty special.
There are lots of plants; in fact, they take up an almost inconvenient amount of room on the kitchen table. There’s a spider plant, an ivy plant and several succulents, as well as a tulip plant I received for my birthday and a basil plant.
There are also several tins of Harney & Sons teas. Although I prefer to make my own teas, this company makes some delicious blends and their tins are gorgeous! As always, tea infiltrates every area of my life…
In addition to candles, plants and teas, I also have a couple of knick-knacks on the windowsill. There’s this little resin frog box, which I think is adorable. There’s also a porcelain pitcher which we don’t really use but certainly looks pretty and a pink glass perfume bottle just for decoration.
Although this altar doesn’t get much use for rituals and spells, it is of course present whenever we have friends over for dinner and I realized it’s also where I usually sit to write blog posts and course content. This altar is as much decorative as it is spiritual but that’s the beauty of cottage witchcraft: the line between magickal and mundane becomes obscured and daily life becomes part of your spiritual practice!
By the way… thanks for stopping by the blog today as it is my one year anniversary at The Witch of Lupine Hollow! Thank you so much to all my regular readers and followers – I appreciate every single one of you!