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Friday, March 16, 2012

Earth Altar

I saw this bit of tree branch a couple of weeks ago on my walk to the mailbox. It caught my attention then, and I thought to myself, "that's a cool piece of wood" but I left it where it lay. I noticed it again last week, and actually stopped, picked it up and gave it a closer look, but laid it back down. Today it caught my eye again, like it was calling me you know? I took that as a sign, and now it graces my antique cabinet... which by the way has been slowly turning into an Earth Altar :)

I've had this awesome water fountain for years... a gift from my wonderful sons & family; I absolutely love it!  It's a mountain seen with wolves, bears, and even an eagle that sits on a wire and spins when the fountain is turned on... like it's flying. As soon as I moved in last April, this fountain has been the centerpiece of my cabinet, and above it hangs a framed print of a wolf... I love wolves :)

Last Summer I added my painted rock, and a candle, and since then I've been adding my crystals, etc. I've been on the look out for a nice affordable earthy altar cloth, but haven't had any luck yet, but I'm pleased with its progress thus far... maybe I can find some material at my local Wal-mart and make my own... someday.


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  1. beautiful!! Not sure if this appeals to you, but I used a piece of canvas that I found in a craft store. It's got a really earthy feel to it!

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  2. Thank you Aine! Canvas... never even thought about that; great idea :) We don't have a craft store here... I live in a small hick town and we are very limited as far as retail goes... I will keep an eye on Wal-mart for now, but maybe someday I can drive down to the Valley to a Michaels Store or something.

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  3. This is so lovely! I'm trying to think of another material... burlap! That's earthy and might be a little less expensive than canvas. Although, I love the idea of canvas, too!

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    1. Thanks L! Burlap is a great idea too :)

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