Our doll size Isidore Tarot deck is available again. This is an open edition and given that I have them on hand I’m not making it a timed sale. There will be a slight pause in shipping orders for the week of the fourth of July. I will be back in Michigan to check on family, finish the last round of painting on the original attic house (my aunt Mira’s home), and attend a wedding… my own. My gent and I have known each other 20 years and been an engaged couple for half of that. I’ve referred to him as my husband forever. Now we’re making it legal in a small ceremony. Maggie will be covering the mailbox while I’m off. On that note, now that the doll deck is available, time to go give some love to my cartomancy blog that has been missing me. Have a good weekend everyone! :)
This is just a quick update on deck shipping for our last two sales: The last Isidore Sea and Sand deck goes into the post bound for its overseas home tomorrow. If anyone who has bought the Sea and Sand special spring edition is still waiting on theirs please contact us directly through your order receipt email. We’ll check on tracking and make sure it didn’t accidentally get over looked. We’ve been putting together a rather high volume of orders on packaging days and there is always room for human error. But all errors can be fixed!
Our Sepia Stains decks are on route with additional Black Ibis decks. They should have arrived by now but our printer has been having some delivery issues between them and the Midwest. Packages are already pulled together for orders. When the decks get here they’re ready for the mail. We were able to order more of the Isidore third edition before the end of the sale, so we’ll start shipping those decks as well. Speaking of Isidore, Beth is back up and running on nearly full steam again so she’s currently finishing up the sale elements for the doll deck.
We’ve been replying to inquiries through our contact form and not everyone has been replying. So just to note again: Inquiries through our contact form will be replied to from webmistress at atticdrygoods.com email address. Remember to check your spam folder if you’ve written us and note heard back yet. Our reply might be in there. Hope you’re all having a good day!
Welcome June! It already feels like August. Well it does here. I’m putting on the title of Attic Ghost for a little bit. As you know our Isidore third edition is available for pre-order at the moment. Grab one while you can! And by popular request I’ve added Tea Bat art prints to our art page today. Links to ordering options are below. I’m helping out with orders this week. We’ve started on the Sepia Stains orders. I print out labels as I’m packaging to keep things organized. There may be a little catch-up time between receiving your tracking notice and when your stuff goes into the mail. I’m not quite as speedy as our shoppe-keep, but I’m learning fast! – :) Attic Ghost Maggie
Just a quick update. I’m nearing the end of getting orders for The Black Ibis Tarot and extended-sale-bought Sea and Sand Isidore decks into the post. I had a slight hiccup when we discovered my Sea & Sand book order was short by four books. Instead of delaying shipping, I included a book with the third edition cover with a note that I’ll be shipping out the Sea & Sand covered book when they arrive, which should be tomorrow if UPS isn’t fibbing me. The Sepia Stains Tarot sale ends tomorrow. Orders for that will begin shipping within a week or so. The third edition of the Isidore Tarot is on sale again through the 14th of June.
With the exception of a quick sale for the doll size tarot (which I’ve yet to have enough time to get online – I apologize) the shoppe will be taking a brief break on deck sales. I have to return to Michigan again in a few weeks and I want to have a little downtime to make sure all orders have been filled and check tracking on shipped orders to make sure they reached their new homes. Home trips that are all go go go with the family are so much easier when I’m not worried about the shoppe.
Lastly, the response to our Orange Moon Oracle deck has been really wonderful. I had mini prints for sale at our last few outings and they sold out. I credit most of that to Mucha and his beautiful work. The art collages for the deck are done. Much of the meanings and usage for the oracle has been written. Maggie and I are refining those meanings and how the deck would be used. Right now it’s mostly a deck for meditation. That aside, come July if I feel comfortable with the state of the deck and I’m able to get all my family matters in Michigan sorted out, we may take the plunge and do a proper crowdfunding campaign over summer. I’m not sure about that yet. There is so much work that goes into just being a mostly lone shoppe-keep trying to keep up with normal daily business. Those big campaigns can get insanely overwhelming between all the planning and promotion. I’m going to see who I can call upon to help me out with it. So more about that later, though I blog about it more here.
Anyhoo! Now I am off to have a date with my new glasses. Turns out when you drop yourself on your head, even after you think all the healing is done, some new body gremlin pops up and starts gnawing on something while singing old Bryan Adams tunes. In my case it’s the come and go headaches, the in and out decent vision, and I could seriously be rude to a puppy when I get any sinus issues behind the place in my face that holds all my brand new shiny orbital parts. Seriously rude! Like I’ll turn on that little puppy and tell it is totally not cute. I didn’t realize just how real that could be till the sunny afternoon I was standing outside watching a snow storm of blowing dandelion bits rushing my way. You’ve never heard someone scream “GIIIIIITTTT TTOOOOO THAAAAA CARRRRR!” as loud as I did. Life is always interesting. Always. I hope you’re all having a good summer. Maggie says hi. She’s officially on vacation for a week so no inbox for her.
05-08-2018 NEW STUFF: The new stuff for this update basically refers to shoppe policies we’ve had to start changing now that we’re better aware of the GDPR rules for European Union privacy/shipping and how it affects us and our beyond USA customers:
I need to stress that the only reason I say we when referring to this shoppe is because I have one other person besides myself (Bethalynne) helping out. Otherwise –to be perfectly honest– I am one creator, order filler, do all, around here now that I am in Ohio. I’m blessed to have Maggie helping me with the inbox. It ebbs and flows in waves, but sometimes my site is hyper popular and at other times more quiet. Yet always for sales BUSY. And after a few MUCH younger years of not fully understanding better business practice or having the help of well experienced business folk to council me, I’m doing my best to run and manage my shoppe as I can with nothing more than my customers’ needs as my priority. With that said, I finally opened my shoppe back up to international sales roughly a year ago. If someone wants a deck or creation of mine, yes! I do too! The new (though not actually new, but I’m better aware of them now) GDPR rules are setting new guidelines for me to do so.
My husband, who is often known as my gent, is a professional IT person who has been helping his company’s clients understand these new rules/standards and making sure they are compliant. During that process he’s been educating me. And in doing so I realized my wee shoppe is still needing some updating. So that is what I am currently working on, making sure I can serve my potential customers anywhere and be legal and –more than that– not annoying. I have a coupon list that is pretty easy going “add your email for deals!” type of thing. And because I really hate being added to mailing lists just because I do something (even ordering) from a site and getting spammed, I don’t automatically add any email to my current mailing list. I only do so through the “enter your email for stuffs” that you can add an email to or from requests through our contact form. What I’m doing now is making it more formal with opt-in and opt-out options through a paid service.
My whole desire here is to make my wee shoppe as professional and positive as possible while being a –basically– one person entity. I appreciate my current and potentially future customers for understanding my steps to go with our growing pains. I always look at things like this: When I buy from someone, anyone, I like those lil moments of thoughtfulness. When I fill an order it’s ME who does it. I put it together, add a few lil things to try and make it special, and offer a sincere thank-you note. Sometimes I have to turn to the gent or Maggie to make sure things get to the post office. Everyone who has purchased from me or supported me, even the occasional annoyed at me persons, you help educate me better in being a proper shoppe-keep. It means a lot. So I do apologize that after May 25th (even removed as of today) with international orders, it’ll only be a hiccup while I educate myself on how to do things proper. I have been very blessed by the people who come here and give my special things new homes. This minor re-jiggering of things is just to keep up with that standard. Thank you so much for understanding!
And well… since I’ve been on a bus for the better part of a day. The quick and short: For the moment International Orders are on hold until we comply with GDPR needs before May 25th. It’s temporary. We’ll get back to international ordering soon! And since I’m now home, my aunt Mirabai (my former day to day helper) sends her warmest greetings. :)
We’re home from our convention and getting back into shoppe mode. The Sea and Sand Isidore Tarot and The Black Ibis Tarot sales are approaching their conclusion. So nab one while you can. The Black Ibis Tarot won’t be available again until September. The Sepia Stains Tarot sale has just begun. It will be available for pre-ordering throughout May with estimated shipping mid June. And for our mailing list peeps we have something special to celebrate May the 4th (be with you.)
04.16.2018: Happy Tax Day! I wish I had remembered that when I trekked out today to put this weekend’s packages in the mail. And we had such lovely arctic spring weather for the long walk to actually get near the silly place. That aside! I’m down to my last 14 orders that I’m packaging up tonight. Most of these are international because the packaging part is a little different to try and keep shipping costs down and of course the customs forms. But I’m moving right along with that.
In related news, after tending the inbox for me and taking requests, Maggie has suggested we put the Sea and Sands decks up for a little longer. I agree. We have a special display for the decks at our first convention at the end of the month, so why not offer a few more leading up to that? Shipping times for these decks will be one to two weeks as we have them on hand. If you’re in the midwest and attending the Cincinnati Steampunk Symposium the last weekend of the month you can avoid postage costs and order one to pick up at the con. Just contact us to order and get pick-up details.
I’m printing up the last labels for US bound Isidore third edition decks. Tomorrow I will finish up on international orders for the third edition. My Sea and Sand Isidore decks have made it to Cincinnati but haven’t been delivered as of yet. They should be here tomorrow. So aside from waiting on the Sea and Sand decks longer than expected, shipping is moving right along.
Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m told it is supposed to be spring but having cold temps with snow yesterday suggested otherwise. And today? Today is proving that southern Ohio weather is just as wonky as the lake-shore Michigan weather I grew up with. We’re approaching the 70s and it’s been storming all day, with newly posted tornado watches. Fun! With area flooding. Double fun! Thankfully, as I sit down to update the shoppe for April, the sun has decided to peak out for a bit. The plants are singing.
So what does April bring? The Black Ibis Tarot’s brand spanking new third edition is now up for pre-ordering with shipping to follow the first of May. The third edition features a larger card size and more vibrant coloring to the artwork. I’m working on the new packaging design right now, but like the Isidore decks, a full packaging and just the deck and book options are available. The basic packaging is the same, just working on the label artwork I should say.
Other updates: Isidore third edition decks have begun shipping. The Sea and Sand Isidore decks haven’t arrived yet, but should be here before the week is over. They’ll begin shipping next week. The Tea Bat cards will be arriving with the Sea and Sand decks and I’ll start packaging them up after all the Sea and Sand decks get into the post. I’m aiming to have shipping for all previous deck sales done by mid April.
And perfect timing, it’s storming again. Time to shut the computer down for a bit to let it pass (you can’t believe how often this neighborhood suffers lightning strikes that toasts the power.) When I get back online I’ll be getting caught on the shoppe inbox too, just in case anyone is wondering where I’ve been. :)
The first third edition Isidore decks have arrived! Order packaging begins this weekend with first orders beginning to ship this coming Tuesday. The Sea and Sand decks will be arriving next week and those orders will begin shipping shortly after. Every thing looks lovely. All orders should be into the post by mid April. This was a particularly well received sale so filling orders will take up most of my time, I appreciate your patience. And remember – you’re always welcome to contact me for a rough estimate when your order will ship. I will continue to update the ghost blog with shipping progress.
The Tea Bats Lenormand sale will conclude this Friday. I had it listed to end on the 24th of the month, but I’ve let it remain up a few days longer as I get through a little R&R downtime for check-ups and some follow up care. I’m almost a whole witch again! UPCOMING SALES: The Black Ibis Tarot, the brand spanking new third edition, will go on pre-sale April 1st, no fools! ;) The Sepia Stains tarot will become available for pre-sale (for the first time in more than a year actually) may 1st. Now, this shoppe witch needs to get back to work. Have a lovely week!
The boxes of new Isidore books have started to arrive. This evening I’ll venture to the print shop to pick up my deck labels. All I’m waiting on now are the decks to arrive from their printer. I will mostly likely be able to start shipping orders sometime next week. Knock on wood, but everything seems to be going ahead of schedule. :)
Due to popular demand (and the sale just going so very well) we’re extending the sale for the two Isidore decks. The standard third edition for the Isidore Tarot will extend to the end of the month. The Sea and Sand Spring Special edition for Isidore will extend through March. The sales have been successful enough that we’ll be able to purchase decks to cover our current sales as well as extras for an extended sale. Thank you all for that! And thanks to so many of you who have been promoting the deck for us! :)
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the day we’ve added our second sale for the Tea Bats Lenormand deck featuring the second edition. Each order will come with a collection of new Tea Bats mini prints. :) This sale begins today and concludes March 24th. Estimated shipping begins mid-April. Order here!
The first sample Isidore deck arrived today; this one being for the Sea and Sand deck. It looks lovely. The colors are very vibrant. The photo below really doesn’t do it justice. Another quick note: I mentioned this in the mailing list email that just went out – the Attic Shoppe site is getting a spring cleaning over the next week. You might encounter the occasional page in mid-edit. This hiccup will be brief. Thank you for understanding; the site has needed this for awhile. Have a wonderful day!
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