We’ve been offering the autumn edition of the deck for the past few years. It’s packaging and card back feature the original This King and Queen of the Pumpkin Ball collage artwork that the Empress and Chariot card artwork is based on. This year the deck will feature the third edition full bleed card artwork and it will also be the last year we offer this packaging. There are ten decks available this autumn and they only come in full packaging. Touch image below to read more or order.
The Isidore Tarot Sea and Sand Spring Edition sale is officially over. The deck will be available again next spring. Thank you all so very much for making it a wonderful success as an alternative edition of the deck. And special thanks to everyone who has been using it for their readings and posting it to Instagram!! That has been really cool to see.
Right now the regular version of the deck is on sale until mid September. Decks for that sale should be arriving in a week or so, along with the books. When those arrive I’ll begin shipping decks for that sale. The next special sale will be brief and it will be for the autumn version of the deck that I have offered the last three autumns. This version of the deck is the same deck coloring with an alternative card back and special packaging with special extras. It’s only available in the full packaging and comes with all the bells and whistles. This year’s deck will have a few Easter eggs (or tricks and treats if you will) that I wonder who will spot. :) That will go up mid September.
This year’s autumn edition sale proceeds will be going towards helping get some repairs for my aunt’s home, the place where my Attic Shoppe was born. She has managed to get some help from the city as a senior citizen. This came in the form of grants to help cover some things and leave her with a much smaller co-pay. So we have some new windows, which are important in a Michigan winter with drafty old ones and heating prices that are getting ridiculous. It’s a start. She’s done a lot for me and it makes me feel good knowing these decks will not only be going to new homes but helping her out.
Happy Monday the 13th to you! This is just a quick note to say the Sea and Sand decks have arrived and I’ve started putting together orders. It’ll probably take me a couple of weeks to get the orders already purchased ready for their new homes. Anyone who buys these decks in the last two weeks of the sale can expect to get yours around the first of September. Hopefully I can get this all done sooner, but I do like to keep a little wiggle room. 🙂
The Attic Shoppe Trading Co. offers tarot lovers (and coloring book fans) an opportunity to add their own creative colors to an already naturally beautifully colored deck. Explore here the major arcana for the popular Isidore Tarot deck that are a series of collages using the incredible work of illustrator J.J. Grandville. And once you’ve moved through the tarot itself, you have a variety of Grandville’s original works to lay hue and atmosphere to. This coloring book is from original collages from our shoppe artist Bethalynne Bajema, from the works of J.J. Grandville. We look forward to seeing how others paint these incredible snapshots of this fantastical world! And honestly there is no tarot knowledge or curiosity needed! These are snapshots of wonderful places. Everyone is welcome! Purchase on Amazon.
Yet another shoppe program note: Are you a fan of the Isidore Tarot? Do you like card of the day posts, beautiful still-life photos, and perhaps an Instagram enthusiast? Well the Isidore Tarot has its very own Instagram account now! Like we need another right? But hey! Our lil Isidore has taken on a life of its own. Why not give it a personal platform to be awesome? It can talk about its tarot parents now and other decks can be like – pssst, I know right? Tarot parents! Found here. Please follow!!!
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! :)
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.
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. :)
The Isidore Tarot’s third edition proof deck arrived. It looks lovely! Just a few minor tweaks need to be made before it can go print. Yays. :)
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! :)
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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The Isidore Tarot second edition sale is now over. Thank you for your orders! The decks are printing and should arrive mid-to-end of the week. The companion books should be here first of the week. We’ll spend the pre-Halloween weekend getting orders packaged up and ready for shipping. All decks go into the post in the order in which they were received. This was the first time we took international orders in a sale. For our new over seas customers please note that shipping times will vary for you depending on your destination.
We’ve had requests for extending the sale for a week longer. Unfortunately we couldn’t do that at this time. We took in a lot of orders and we don’t want our shoppe-keep getting too overwhelmed at the moment. However, given the number of requests and this being the last chance to pick up the second edition of the deck online, we may do a pre-Christmas sale in November for a few of our decks (including the Isidore Tarot) for those who want to pick them up as gifts. We will have the Isidore doll-size decks available during this sale.
More to come. Now it’s time to go plant ourselves in front of the television and take in a new season of The Walking Dead!