Monday, 21 December 2020

Winter Solstice Blessings


You know, I wasn't even going 
to bother decorating for 
the holidays this year. 

But getting out my Sankta Lucia statue 
to photograph her for this earlier post 
inspired me to dig through a few 
drawers and cupboards and 

LO AND BEHOLD

all of a sudden I had put together 
a nice little Winter Solstice 
altar arrangement on my sideboard.

So now on this, the shortest day
following the longest night,

I WISH YOU ALL --


[First photo © Debra She Who Seeks, December 2020;
Second image comes from the internet]

49 comments:

Valerie said...

A Blessed Solstice to you!

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Love it!
I think this is super cool. I'd never heard of it but google tells me it's awesome. Love the idea of the candles and the blue.

XOXO

Travel said...

Added a little extra light into everyday going forward,

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, No wonder Sankta Lucia is so pale, with her holiday coming so close to the winter solstice and lack of sunshine.
--Jim

jaz@octoberfarm said...

blessed solstice! not my favorite day because the light starts to return. i hate the light. i am very nocturnal.

The Blog Fodder said...

Happy Solstice to you too, Debra

Linda said...

Well done on putting together an impromptu solstice altar. I love her!

Martha said...

Beautiful - A blessed Winter Solstice to you!

anne marie in philly said...

be the light! longer days are on the horizon!

Bob said...

Perhaps this extra light could be a sign that we are coming out of a dark 2020 into a much brighter 2021? My fingers are crossed.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Winter solstice. It just sounds so nice. I feel like we should be doing something Medieval, maybe I'll cook up a big pot of stew, or we'll light some candles. I like your display, too. -Jenn

Brian Joseph said...

Very nice decorations!

I am glad that the days are now getting longer.

Happy Winter Solace.

Cynthia said...

If girls in Sweden want to wear candles on their heads, who am I to say them nay?

Frank said...

Remembering my Solstice Sister "Dee" on what would have been her 81st birthday.

Hena Tayeb said...

Happy Holidays.

NARDtheNERD said...

simple yet nice :)

bobbie said...

Your altar is perfect! Merry Solstice, Deb!!

Rosemary said...

Wishing you a Happy Winter Soltice too - it is such a lovely thought to think that now the days will slowly get longer and brighter.

Mistress Maddie said...

If ever a time to decorate, it's now during this of pandemic and isolation, to lift the spirits. I love all your items, and I adore bottle brush trees.

Mike said...

Don't forget the Saturn Jupiter match up tonight. Can you see it from underneath?

Old Lurker said...

"Solstice", huh? I bet Baby Jesus is REAL HAPPY that you have appropriated His BIRTHDAY for your pagan rituals.

e said...

A very bright and blessed Solstice to you, dear Debra! I love your impromptu altar!

This N That said...

Happy Solstice..I wasn't going to decorate either..I will probably get rid of a lot of stuff when I go to put it away..Pretty sideboard !!

Tundra Bunny said...

Winter Solstice is extra special in Canada this year due to the convergence of Jupiter and Saturn. Dubbed the "Christmas Star" it will be visible to all (no telescopes required) and brighter than it has been in 800 years!

May everyone have a magical Winter Solstice!

brewella deville said...

I like your style, seasonal decorations that fit in a small space and can be stored in a shoebox. We never go full Griswold for our holiday decorating, but still I'm hoping to talk the family into downsizing into something a bit more minimalist for next year.

Joanne Noragon said...

Thank you for the wishes of magic. We need it, short as it may be.

Laurie said...

👍👍👍👍❤️

peppylady (Dora) said...

Had coconut shrimp for yule dinner. My the new light (Sun) bring happiness and peace to you and those.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Moving with Mitchell said...

Wishing you the same.

Onevikinggirl said...

Happy Solstice and a late GLAD LUCIA to all. Follow the light.

Janie Junebug said...

Happy Solstice! I love your altar.

Love,
Janie

Linda said...

Happy Winter Solstice Debra, love the altar! Let's hope for some magic indeed, we can all use some extra goodness. Hugs!

JACKIESUE said...

I love her so much...and love your display ..I still am posting..think there are 2 new ones up..stop by..js

Suz said...

Beautiful and festive; I love it!!

Liz Hinds said...

And to you, Debra, in the hope that as summer draws closer the world will be a better place. (Well, a girl has to dream!)

Kirk said...

Happy Winter Solstice to you, too. Let there be light!

roughterrain crane said...

This is a wonderful present from the great space.
Merry Christmas to you.

sillygirl said...

My little statue was delivered yesterday and she sits on our dinner table next to the living room windows where we are eating each evening with candlelight - she is lovely.

Kay G. said...

We saw the young girls singing to the elderly people on St Lucia Day...saw it on the Rick Steves travel show from Europe. It was so beautiful. What country was it? The girls were all blonde...dang, can't remember much these days. Love your table, the blue is very peaceful.

junemac2 said...

Truly magical i adore the colours too.
Thanks for being so good to comment on my blog. Yes it is good to be back. Love and Happy Holidays my friend :)

pam nash said...

Lovely - I always put a few things on my alter for Yule also.

Ur-spo said...

A happy Yule to you too !

Guillaume said...

Belated happy solstice and troll the ancient Yuletide carols.

^.^ said...

Love your Santa Lucia Altar, friend D! I believe that the original pagan Sonnwende is on Dec13 ... my birthday:) a lovely and festive affair in Scandinavia. Thank you again for the cute J. Lawson surprise:) I hopee my reply seent? Am still in PV, and enjoying the weather, peeps and food. Back on Dec31. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy XMas. Sending love, cat.

baili said...

my precious dear Debra
either i cannot resist having thoughts about solstice days or night :)

wishing you a very Happy Christmas
may you and your partner celebrate it with gratefulness ,joy and peace together !amen

Martha said...

Happy Solstice, Debra!

DVArtist said...

Thank you. I can use all the magic I can get. Happy Solstice!

The Captain said...

I was working the solstice so was unable to celebrate in my usual way, I would normally light a fire outside but the rain was torrential. I decided to have a quiet moment by my altar in my workshop instead. Happy Yule.

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful Deb! Happy Solstice! Big Hugs!