Friday, December 24, 2010

Yule Altar

This year's Yule altar, photographed on the night of the Winter Solstice. I had a small white snow bird on it, made of delicate German glass, with real feathers for a tail. It had been a Christmas tree decoration that belonged to my mother until its clasp broke and then spent years languishing in a box of discarded ornaments until I found it a couple of weeks ago and decided it would be lovely on my altar. My joy was rather short-lived though, as I bumped the sideboard and knocked the little bird to the floor where it sadly shattered into hundreds of tiny slivers of silvery glass. Perhaps I'll find a new bird for next year's altar.


Leo said...

Beautiful! Just gorgeous...

Tereza said...

Victoria, your altar is just beautiful! It's a shame about your little bird . . . hopefully you'll find the perfect one for next year.

I especially love the Santa Stars/Suns . . . they're divine!

Blessings for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Blessed Be,

The Wizardess said...

So lovely...sorry to hear about your birdie, butmaybe it was just time for it to go...or is there something else in that box that wants to come out?