My personal home shrine is made from a two-drawer bedroom chest and is permanent in my apartment’s study room. I upgraded the original furniture with wooden planks to enlarge the surface (32″ width x 22.5″ lengths). I added a small wall (5″ high) and a shelf on top of it dedicated to my matron Goddess, The Morrígan. On the small wall, I chosen to keep the God/Goddess plaques as I feel they are still representative of the Shining Ones. In the center, I have a Wheel of the Year plaque representing the eight high days that I can turn over the seasons.
On the working surface, I have my Triple Hallows representation in the middle of the shrine. At the very center, I have my iron cauldron that I usually use to burn incense on a charcoal disc for the Gatekeeper. Around it, located at the East, I have an incense holder to burn during my rituals. My cauldron is also used to burn powdered incense or for oil offerings on charcoals. At the South, I have my Fire Hallow, a red candle made from beeswax. At the West, I have my Well Hallow represented by a bowl of water. At the North, I have my Tree Hallow, which is a tree I’ve made from wood and clay that I have painted. I used to have a small tree made from tree branches in 2013, but the look was rather the one of a dead tree and I was not connecting well with it. This one is small but effective. I could change it in the future, but I’m happy with this one for now. Around the World Tree, I usually place some crystals for grounding and extra energy during rituals.
On the edges of the working altar, I have a wand, my athame (that I need to get rid of very soon as we do not need that tool in Druidry), a bowl for my Ogham staves (which is sometime replaced by Futhark Runes or Tarot cards) and my offering bowls and glasses. I’m using a small shooter glass for liquid offerings (usually alcohol). During long rituals, I’m using more shooter glasses for diverse offerings. I’m using a wooden bowl for food, seeds and grains offerings. I have a small bell for the rituals. I’m using a beautiful cup with the Tree of Life art from Lisa Parker. Finally, on the shelf dedicated to ma matron Goddess, The Morrígan, I have a raven-shaped black candle holder, two raven made from onyx, a real magpie skull, a clear quartz with red coloration carved as a crow skull shape, and another incense stick holder for extra offerings to The Morrígan.