I'll tell you what's on the altar, at the moment, so you can tell what the individual pieces are in the photo. On the far left is a statue of Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. He's holding a couple of calendula flowers and has a little string of prayer flags that Ember (age 7) made for him. Beside him is a gourd & in front of him is a carved box for burning incense. To the right is a bottle of Ganga Water, holy water from the headwaters of the Ganges river. Next is a little enamel fire box with a dragon on it - I keep matches in it. Then comes an exquisite porcelain statue of Quan Yin seated on an elephant. In front of Quan Yin is the Blessing Bowl - made of alabaster and painted with henna. Beside her is the candle & a wonderful root that someone gifted us with. One the far left is a statue of the triple goddess, Brigid & a small round mirror at her feet to symbolize her sacred well.
So, if you ever want to ask us to put a message for you in our Blessing Bowl, now you have an idea of the setting!