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!
Today’s TBT takes a look back at the many specialty backs the Isidore Tarot has had over the years. None of these are standard. Most of them were specials for various sales. My favorite will always be the knight of cups. Mermaid! Remember, right now is your last chance to nab a second edition.
I almost feel like déjà vu, except this time our last chance sale is for the Isidore Tarot’s second edition. The second edition has been most popular and while I don’t rule out having potential special sales for it somewhere off in the future, in the here and now it’s time to retire it. The third edition of the deck has some new additions, a revamped book, and some packaging changes. We’re also in talks with a major gaming company about publishing the third edition of the deck to make it more readily available everywhere. I’m working hard on that, but as the Isidore deck is my baby I’m being very selective and thoughtful about offers from other parties to publish it. We’ll see what happens.
In the meantime, this sale runs from Sept 20th to Oct 20th. There is no limit to the decks available, only the time in which to order before we make our print order for them. Decks purchased through this sale will be ready to begin shipping on Halloween. We’re also opening up orders to international customers. For those who wish to buy a deck outside of the US please contact us directly with your city/country of origin so we can properly calculate shipping for you. And of course for the last sale you can go with the full deck packaging here (which might be the last time we offer something so elaborately packaged on a regular basis for awhile) or you can go the slimmer version of just the deck and book here.
I have to thank everyone who has helped promote this deck by word of mouth, or reviewing it, or just those wonderful folks who have been patient between the sell outs of the deck to the new sales. I’ve always been very proud of it and even more proud that its popularity continues to grow! :)
I have Isidore decks available again but only in a limited number. When this printing sells out I’m not sure when I’ll be able to order them again, but I’m working on that. You can grab an Isidore Tarot deck with full packaging here. For those who’d like just the deck you can pick that up here, there is also the option to add a book. These are available until I’ve sold out. And as mentioned in the previous post: These decks will come with my version of the Happy Squirrel card for tarot fans who collect decks with those. I’ve also listed them (at that link) for anyone who already has the deck and would like to add it to their deck. :)
So as I mentioned in my previous shoppe update there is an add-on card for The Isidore Tarot. I included it in the doll-size version of the deck (pictured here) and showed it off at my last convention and everyone loved it. I hadn’t included it originally because I didn’t have the space. I mentioned to a few people that I was planning to include it with the third edition of the deck that I will eventually publish. A few of my existing Isidore deck owners cried foul so I made a promise to make it available for anyone who’d like to add it to their deck.
So here it is! Since there are two editions of the deck I’ve made sure to order cards that have both card backs. These are being printed through the same printer whose cardstock and printing are pretty uniform. I’ve never had any decks that felt different than the others and the size is also uniform so this card should fit right into an existing deck. Below are options for each deck back. Select the one that matches your deck. Cards are a whooping $2 to cover the card, envelope, and stamps. Cards are printing and will be available to ship in two weeks. As for the card going into the deck, it will be available in every deck for the third edition and I will be including one in any second edition orders before then. Please note that the very first decks (the square cards on lighter paper printed through my original printer) I made before giving them a proper edition number I can’t make cards for. It would be nearly impossible to match the cardstock used back then. I’m sorry about that!
I met the good gent Robert Scott from Arcana Advising at the convention this weekend. Thanks to him I was introduced to a world of tarot magazines I didn’t even know existed! He was kind enough to give one of my Isidore Tarots a new home. He also posted a review of the deck to his youtube channel. Many thanks to him for that! My only disappointment was I wasn’t able to get away from the table long enough to get my own reading. Though I have to note he is probably the very first person who pronounced my last name properly on the first go. ;)