My Altar

Posted Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Kally83
These particular photos are coming a little late, but I wanted to share my personal altar with you. It's a little unconventional but half the fun of being Pagan is thinking "outside the box". So without further adieu:


About now, I imagine you've realized that I wasn't kidding when I said "unconventional"! Now, where to start? My altar reflects "function over fashion" (in this case 'fashion' meaning a typical altar with all the trimmings). Firstly, the large, spinning spice rack. I have a teeny, tiny house with a teeny, tiny kitchen which equals very little counter space. To avoid using the floor as an appliance storage area, I had to put SOMETHING in the space my altar occupies so I figured spices/herbs would be acceptable.
Secondly, this particular photo shows a green and red table runner as an "altar cloth". I had it like this during Yule, though the rest of the year, I never use an altar cloth. This is probably a no brainer, but with my small altar space right beside the stove, covering it in cloth seemed like something of a fire hazard.


A quick walk around my altar. To the left is my incense burner (I use stick incense at present, I'm on a budget LOL) The bell was a gift from my sister-in-law (though I don't think she knows that I use it as part of a Pagan practice) My South quarter candle has to sit on my altar because the floor is a bad place when you have 2 cats, a dog and a toddler walking around. Santa brought me the little mortar and pestle and I had added the decorations to represent the fairies.


My tarot cards sit on top of the spice rack and my Goddess candle, along with the photo of Brighid sit on the right. Her offering bowl sits in front along with a bowl of blessed salt.


Finally, my teapot serves as my cauldron.

As a Kitchen Witch, I feel like this altar really serves me well. I light my Goddess candle when I cook and make an offering of whatever results. I usually infuse whatever tea we're going to drink with positive energy and serve it from my teapot.

So that's that, hope you enjoy!


  1. ~*Gypsy*~

    I have to say, uncoventional or no, I think that it is HIGHLY appropriate to have a Brighid Altar right next to your stove. Brighid being a Goddess of the Hearth, and the stove being today's modern "hearth." Awesome! I love your space. Thanks for sharing it!

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