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    Re: Ostara 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria de Luna View Post
    I guess I assumed they were held in place with something, I don't think if they were straight out of the box tapers they would stand at all, right?
    I love the concern over my candles, lol. They are stuck to the dresser top with wax. They're fine, I'm rather rough getting clothes out of the dresser (to the point that periodically, I have to rearrange certain statues) and they haven't fallen over. I do make sure not to leave those ones burning unless I'm in the room though.
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I love the concern over my candles, lol. They are stuck to the dresser top with wax. They're fine, I'm rather rough getting clothes out of the dresser (to the point that periodically, I have to rearrange certain statues) and they haven't fallen over. I do make sure not to leave those ones burning unless I'm in the room though.
    Phew! That's good, at least. Don't have the proper holders for them, I assume? I have a ridiculous amount of holders on my end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterTraditions View Post
    Phew! That's good, at least. Don't have the proper holders for them, I assume? I have a ridiculous amount of holders on my end.
    Don't want holders. I don't always have that many candles up there, and I move a lot, so I can't really be bothered to own too much.
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    I haven't set up my altar yet, but I do know that I'll be transplanting the holly seen on my Solstice altar outside. I'll probably cook something, too. Maybe spice cookies.
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    Ostara happens to be Chicadee's bday, and we are having a sleepover and a mermaid party the weekend before...at home we will have a small ritual and plant some things.
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Ostara happens to be Chicadee's bday, and we are having a sleepover and a mermaid party the weekend before...at home we will have a small ritual and plant some things.
    *sigh* I wish I could still have mermaid parties...
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    The night before the equinox I'm going to do a bit of simple baking, boil and color some eggs, that sort of thing. The morning of the equinox I get up early and go out to watch the sun rise. It's nothing really fancy, just burning some incense and making some offerings/having a shared meal, make a few personal prayers. I also have some seeds for the garden to bless, and I might start them indoors then as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    My altar is already decorated (if I wish for Spring hard enough, will it come?)
    That was my thought when I was setting up my spring altar, even though it was snowing outside...

    I used a bunch of fake glittery flowers because there are no real flowers growing yet, and while I usually try to keep things more in season, I am getting a little impatient. The eggs in the cup were hollowed out and washed to make charms out of at some point. Might include that in my Ostara celebration, but I might also wait until later in the spring for that.
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    I began spring cleaning at the end of February and conclude at Equinox.

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    I finally got the altar up, and yeah had way too much stuff, but I have an awesome window to keep it by!

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    Sorry for crappy phone pic
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    Re: Ostara 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenia View Post

    That was my thought when I was setting up my spring altar, even though it was snowing outside...

    I used a bunch of fake glittery flowers because there are no real flowers growing yet, and while I usually try to keep things more in season, I am getting a little impatient. The eggs in the cup were hollowed out and washed to make charms out of at some point. Might include that in my Ostara celebration, but I might also wait until later in the spring for that.
    I LOVE the painted eggs! Especially the one on the right

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria de Luna View Post
    I finally got the altar up, and yeah had way too much stuff, but I have an awesome window to keep it by!

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    Sorry for crappy phone pic
    It's too teeny tiny for me to see well, but it looks like a nice place to put it
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