Today we pulled the mountain card from the Tea Bats Lenormand deck. For me personally, it made my head bob up and down in a slow nod of yup, yup. The mountain represents an obstacle to be overcome, something that you have to push past. This doesn’t always mean a negative. There are plenty of things that stand in our way that we must get beyond, which ultimately improve us when all is said and done. We society ladies tend to feel that mountain staring us down a bit more than we’d like. There is always something to be done or some task to be completed, and time? So often there just doesn’t feel like there is enough time. However, there is no feeling quite as wonderful as the one that comes when the task is complete and we’re sitting down for tea and a laugh. Alright, it might be wine, we like wine too… but we’ll put it in a teacup for appearances. 😉
The card we pulled today was the coffin. The everyday person might get a shudder upon pulling this card but Attic folk just smile, sort of subdued like. This is not an inherently bad card as one might think. It’s a card that signifies a great deal about a need of change. There might be an aspect of your life that needs change, or closure… or the completion of a cycle so a new cycle can begin. Change is a part of life and what keeps our lives ever evolving.
As I pull these cards for myself I know for me it’s the completion of a cycle. For a year now I have been in mourning, rebuilding and finding a new groove in a life that was so different from this time last year. Things have hit an end point and I’ve accepted that change in the current of my river, so to speak. The elder goth in me says “Right on… gloomy card…” but the person in me who loves life (as goths actually do no matter what anyone tells you) realizes things have taken a turn and are getting better, more stabilized. I don’t hate on this card. And I love bats. 😉 You can see the whole tea bats deck here.
Do you like spirit boards? Our society is a little mixed on the subject. Some of the ladies think they make lovely Halloween decorations. However, there was the incident with Lurva LaRue who accidentally nudged the planchette of one and ended up in a screaming match with someone from beyond the veil. The argument? She was not prepared to take on the responsibility of being a ghostly telegraph message deliverer when she had a hard enough time keeping up correspondence with her own kids! These designs are called functional art and include our O.M.T.S. logo and our wonderful tea bats. These items will be for sale at our sister shoppe The Attic Shoppe’s table.
With all that’s been going on in our hectic tea lives, it’s taken a little time to pop back into Flossie’s Bat Emporium and put in our order of Tea Bats Lenormand decks to offer through our site again. Luckily they’ve just been listed on deck publisher The Attic Shoppe Trading Company’s website and are now available! And they’re on sale! This beautifully whimsical bat-centric lenormand deck comes in a cloth wrap and packaged in a labeled box tin. It also comes with a companion book of brief card descriptions/meanings and a little bat trivia. So if you want to practice a little “bat-tea” cartomancy, we’ve got the deck for you. View all ordering details here!
For those of you who took part in our Tea Bat IGG campaign this is just a brief visual update to say we’re putting the bats to work and the perks assembly line has launched into full gear. We’ll have our first perks in the mail this weekend. Please note that as we said in our campaign update it will probably take us most of June to fill all the perks because of different items to fill different perks arriving at different times. (Lotta differents in that sentence!) But we and the bats are hard at work to get them out as soon as we can. Thank you again for all the support!
Miss Flossie is just beside herself seeing her handsome & beautiful Tea Bats in their over-sized trading card design! These are just mock-ups of the tea bat trading cards that were just ordered. We can’t wait to see them!
Be the first to get your Batnip Tea and help put us past our last IndieGoGo campaign perk! How can you do this? You can visit our campaign here and select our Batnip Tea, sponsor a Tea Bat, or any one of our current available perks.
The Attic Shoppe sent us a preview of the Tea Bat Purses for our IGG campaign. These come stocked with the deck, Tea Bat cards, tea samples, and so much more. We might add more. But for now, that sneak peak 🙂
May we introduce to you the very fine gentlebats who are apart of our sponsor a tea bat program? That’s right! You can help out our little tea shop by sponsoring one of our eight tea bats. Not only are you helping our business get the little boost small businesses need in the start of things, you’ll also get a swanky tea bat sponsor pack full of all kinds of lovely things! More information can be found here.
Like many before us, our society has decided to turn our attentions towards crowd-funding to give our small business start-up a bit of a boost up. Setting aside the persona for a moment, we are very hard working ladies who put a lot of love & energy into everything we do. The Orange Moon Tea Society is a precious babe to us a long time in the making. We don’t just want to see her get by, we want to see her succeed!
Right now all of our small business start-up is coming out of whatever nooks and crannies we can find the extra penny to lend to it. We’re hoping by doing a smaller, more localized IGG campaign we can get a little extra to help with our start-up expenses and give our teas a little promotional kick-in-the-pants. We’ve decided to offer our Tea Bat Lenormand deck and our cute (and a little cheeky) Sponsor a Tea Bat program. We’ve kept our perks to a simple seven so we don’t get too overwhelmed by the campaign while we’re busy working to get our teas & tea samplers packaged and ready for our shop. As of today this campaign is live and will be taking backers until mid-May.
What are we asking of you? While we’d love for you to find something among our perks that temps your change purse, we really could use a good bit of word-of-mouth promotion. If you’re on Twitter -give us a follow and retweet our tweets. The same for Facebook and Tumblr. If you have a blog and would like to do a little write up on us, wonderful! Send a note to orangemoontrade at gmail.com and we’ll give you any info you’d like. If you’d like to check our our Tea Bats campaign visit this link for all the info. And please -wish us luck!