I have only been apart of this site for a few weeks and i just want to say ya'll are so considerate and nice :) thank you for everything and feel free to add me and messgae me for anything I can do for you :) Also I would like some advice, I am a dianic solitary pagan and Im having trouble picking a theme for my altar. any suggestions? I will take any ideas you have, and will greatly appreciate it :)
I personally did mine by sight. I started with my focal point a incence burner i really liked and connected to that has angels on it. I then added my candles and began to look for holders i connected to. i traipse thru good wills, yard sales, flea markets, wherever and just get what catches my eye. I continued this over a period of months (and still buy things here and there). In the end I now have two altars, one permanant one and one that is movable. I have fairies, angels, cat's eye yarn thing one of my kids made, rocks and crystals, even a rosary type piece. there is a cauldron, stick incence holder, candle snuffer ect. in the end my perm one is more woods and brass than anything where as my movable one has many pieces i alternate out pending mood and what strikes me as proper to use for wahtever ritual i am doing..
so I suggest you begin by walking around dollar stores, good wills ect till something jumps out at you. or if you already have a piece you really connect to and feel lost without use it to start and find things that go with it..