pretty cabinet

So I needed some room for my witchy shit

Because I had been ignoring it for WAY too long and although most of it was scattered around the house, the crap that you can’t hide, the stuff that makes people go “so a witch lives here?” was all over a table I apparently claimed as “witch territory”.

Call me Semiramis I-don’t-need-an-altar-I’m-fine-thank-you Magpie

But where, oh where, could I store all my witchy shit?

The bedroom?

The living room?

The garden?

The closet that I haven’t cleaned in a decade?

Ok, so I rolled my sleeves up and set to work. I threw away the useless stuff and kept the memories of my long passed youth (? wtf Rami you’re 23

BUT.

Oh boi.

While I was cleaning I found some bad shit.

And I’m talking about some REALLY BAD SHIT.

Memories and mementos of things I had forgotten, from people that had hurt me as much as they possibly could without killing anybody. At least not literally.

Objects directly connected to them. For you to have an idea, the MOST HARMLESS of the things I found was a CD that my then-21-yrs-old physically, emotionally, and psychologically abusive boyfriend gave me when I was 15 (yup, those numbers are right).

And this is just the teeny tiny tip of the iceberg

Needless to say, I had one hell of a panic attack.

Now, the things per se weren’t bad, but the things they were connected to and the things they reminded me of were too fucked up for me to deal with alone. NO WONDER I had blocked this place from my mind and had postponed dealing with it for a DECADE.

So, what I mean to say is that I needed to cleanse this space before any of my witchy stuff touched it.

No, SCRATCH THAT.

So, what I mean to say is that I needed to cleanse this space before any of my witchy stuff touched it.

I know, I’m hilarious.

THIS SPACE NEEDS A SPIRITUAL DISINFECTION.

I threw some lemon incense in there (lemon=protection, motherhood, sheltering), but… it wasn’t enough so

Rosemary smoke cleansing! 

Look how pretty my cellphone’s shadow looks! Also, the smoke curling against the roof of the cabinet looks pretty <3 

Have a shadow bunny as well.

This blog has a deep VS light tone problem, I know

So I’m there smoke cleansing stuff, suffering because I shouldn’t burn things ‘cause I’m allergic…

And is it enough?

NOPE.

NOT NEARLY.

IT IS TIME TO BRING OUT THE SECRET WEAPON.

GONNA HAVE TO USE THE SPIRITUAL BLEACH.

GET SELENITE’D BITCH

I WON’T HESITATE

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

*Selenite sits there threateningly*

Made a hematite barrier, and also rosemary water is very good for cleansing! Pro tip!

PUT IT IN A BOTTLE YOU CAN USE AS A CLUB.

*Unintelligible screaming in Spanish*

Sound cleansing too!

CHIME CHIME SONS OF BITCHES

EAT PURIFYING MINT, MOTHERFUCKER

AND THROW THE CAT IN FOR GOOD MEASURE.

Ah, now THAT looks like a cleansed space!

A E S T H E T H I C C

I’ll give you a walk around my witchy supplies someday, and I’ll also explain the Stag figurine there (I’m a secular witch, as y’all know, but if I were to follow a Spirit (never a god), it would be Great Stag, the master of the Wild Hunt, emblem of virility, untamed wilderness, respect, willpower, adaptability, aid, caring, salvation, honor, and king of the Fae). This is me acknowledging his power and thanking him for his cooperation.

So anyway, what I really wanted to show you was how to cleanse a space where trauma has left its mark.

You can use things like

-Incense

-Smoke cleansing

-Selenite

-Hematite

-Rosemary

-Wind chimes

-Mint

-A poor innocent cat

But most importantly!

-Laughter

It’s nothing new that laughter can cleanse the soul, same as singing.

Laugh in the face of your trauma.

Show it that it can’t own you anymore.

If you’re safe now, banish its leftovers with a giggle, exorcise yourself from the painful memories.

Do not let it steal and hog space in your house and your mind.

Do not let it transform you into nothing but Something That Happened To You.

Let yourself be free of it.

At the end of the day, it’s not just a cabinet or a room or a house that we’re cleansing.

It’s ourselves.

-Semiramis, the Magpie Witchling

Damsel in Distress- Auston Matthews

Originally posted by austonmatthews-34

I literally have nothing witty to say here. Anon, I totally understood your request so don’t worry! I hope y'all enjoy it!

Warning: creepy stalker dude

Anon Request: Do you think you can do one where you are at a store and some like creepy dude won’t leave you alone and you are like wtf and creeped out and you see Auston (and like you don’t know him also by Auston I mean Matthews Auston Matthews) and are like dude can you help I don’t know this guy and he’s following me and blah blah blah and i don’t know this sounds confusing but I’m bad at explaining things. I’m sorry

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              You had had better ideas in your life.

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SMALLEY’s Best Friend” -  a beautiful young Victorian girl in a heavily pleated velvet and taffeta dress. She knows how to accessorize, and is showing off with a ribbon in her hair, multiple rings on her fingers, several brooches and a large “belt buckle”. She is identified in writing on the front as, “Edith Dendel Pease- Her father was John Dendel, niece of Will Dendel”. She is also identified on the back as, “Edith Seabright- Smalley’s Best Friend”. The portrait was taken by photographer Porter of Allengan, Michigan.

I was telling my sister about history (again) and she said I describe the 1700’s as just a fucked up time era when everybody was gay and mean and so fucking relatable so like this is what she thinks it’s liks:

John Adams: “JEFFERSON’S DEAD! READ ALL ABOUT IT!”

Jefferson: “OH REALLY?”

Hamilton: “YOU’RE GAY FOR FRANCE, JEFFERSON!!!”

Jefferson: “HAMILTON, STAY OUT OF THIS! AND YOU’RE ONE TO TALK!”

Washington: “I just wanna home.”

Benjamin Franklin: “So you know,” *sips tea* “science. And the Turkey.”

James Madison: *screeching*

Hamilton: *screams* “FEDERALISTS!!!”

Nearly caused myself to have a full blown panic attack because I lost my keys 🙃

She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
‘Let them eat cake’ she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can’t decline
Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Want to try?

All of the hand carved stamp/relief print skulls skeletons and wet specimens I have made so far make a pretty good Cabinet of Curiosities when arranged all together like this.

guess who’s getting a new kitchen countertop, wooooooo

idk what kind it’s gonna be but anything new will be better than my current, shitty one. I just hope that my kitchen won’t be unusable for too long!

(also I hope they won’t increase my rent for this hhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

Here’s a drawing of the Video Cabinet of Doom

It’s based off of my memory, but the fact that it was balanced like with a pillar of wood in the middle was never forgotten for even a second.

You’d open it up and there would be loads of shelves, even on the sides, now if this wasn’t the era of VHS this wouldn’t have been too much of a problem but as anyone who ever owned VHS tapes could tell you, get enough of them and they can get really heavy.

The Video Cabinet of Death (giving it names like this is a lot of fun) got so top-heavy that it probably weighed a 100 pounds and started to tip forward one day while my sister was choosing a movie and was nearly crushed by it.

My mom had hated it since that day and I don’t blame her as my sister was terrified of our video cabinet and refused to go near it again. I would have to grab the movies for her (I still do it to this day but now it’s DVD’s on a normal bookshelf. She just can’t reach it without pain some days, so I don’t mind too much) since we removed some of the movies from it to lessen the weight and would only open one side at a time to prevent it from tipping forward again.

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420 sq ft (39sqm) apartment in Germany 

The spacing on everything is so ideal. There’s so much stuff in there, but it’s perfectly balanced.

All of the following is from Ikea:
Tv area is Expedit (discontinued, replaced by Kallax) shelf units (4x1, 4x4 without some of the inner parts). The drawes in the Expedits are all from Ikea as well.
The desk is a Gallant (discontinued, replaced by Bekant) and chair is called Marcus. The white drawer aside is Alex. Shelves above the desk are Lack. The chair near the balcony is a Poäng.
The dining table is a Tärendö and the two chairs Adde (pretty inexpensive). The Cabinet by the dining table is a 2x2 Expedit shelf The carpet is a ÅDUM. Coffee table is from Lack series as well.
The Wardrobe in the other pictures is from PAX series. My projector screen is a 2m long Tupplur (picture size~90 inches). Drawer units under the piano are called Helmer.