My altarspace is a little bare since there were several items that I ended up having to leave behind when we made our stuff-everything-we-can-into-the-car move last year; things that were replaceable were left behind. I even had to leave a crap-ton of my books behind, which still makes me sad :-( Especially since I have yet to have the opportunity to replace any of those items that I'd left behind. That's the breaks of financial hardship.
|Statue of Brighid|
But not only am I wanting to build up my regular altar, I am also wanting to acquire things to make a shrine to Brighid. I've seen Brighid statuettes that I have been DROOLING over for years! These two Brighid statues are the ones that I want the most, but of course, must wait until I have enough money where it's not going to set us back financially.
|Brigid Candleholder statue|
My dream shrine to Brighid is one where I can have it on some decorative wall shelves. I have the perfect wall in my livingroom for it and that particular wall is in the South. Considering that Brighid is the goddess of the Sacred Flame of Inspiration and Creation, the South wall is indeed perfect since that is the representation of the Element of Fire. ^_^ But all these things that I want to get to build a permanent shrine to Her will have to wait since I highly doubt that She would want me to use bill money for those things.
One figurine of Brighid that I would love to have someday is the one that was made based off of the painting by Jessica Galbreth
It's going to be a while before any of these come about, but hey, I can dream, right? ^_^ I plan on building both altar spaces up one piece at a time as I can. When one doesn't have much money, that's the smart way to do it. Bottom line, I know that, overall, the desire for ornate altars is more for me than anything. I know that an altar in and of itself is not actually REQUIRED to worship and show reverence to God and Goddess or our Patron or Matron deities. But it does make for a nice place to sit down at and have as a focal point to show worship and reverence and to spend time with them. It's like having a little bit of a church space in our own homes rather than going to a church itself.