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Salt lamps on the rear corners--one electric, one candlelit. Owl and cat candle lamps, amber glass and iron votive holder on the left front corner, cut-out cats pottery candle pot on the right front corner holds a screen for botannicals and resins to heat over the flame.

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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.

Apologies to any who've seen this entry elsewhere. Feel free to scroll and ignore. Or, if you have pictures of your own altar, please consider sharing them with the comm. And Merry Midsummer!

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