Tree of Life Nectar Altar Piece. I found this treasured bottle this weekend at a flea market. The front of the bottle is embossed with a little tree, and on the back is written "nectar of the golden life of health and vitality". Better than those poison bottles I find from time to time!
There are those that love the idea of having a functional altar piece so that they can store small things in them, such as, a lock of hair, baby tooth, or any other memorable item. I have in the past found small vintage or antique salt and pepper shakers and used them for this very purpose. Recently I have really enjoyed doing smaller pieces topping the shakers with flowers, mandalas, or crosses and accenting them with beads and tiny vintage crystals. These are about 5 1/2" tall and so sweet.