i have a tendency to gather things into collections in various corners and places in my home. each collection eventually adopts its own theme (in color or purpose) and i add until it seems "finished." often, after some time passes, various collections are disassembled and dusted and re-formed if the surface is needed for something else, or, if it is just time to change it up and revitalize that space.
these collections of gathered things appear, now, in nearly every room in my house - and i realized the other day that i have built little altars everywhere.
this particular altar in the photos was presented to me almost as one complete package on the side of the road. the old crate, the candles, and the blue bottle were all together on the curb. i swooped it up one day, rescuing the candles from the summer heat, and put it all on my back porch with a few more adornments of my own (including my doily dream catcher from Missa), and it is now also graced with the presence of many spiders within its corners.