Of course we love The Princess and the Frog! Well the animation style is beautiful anyway- less said about the characterisations the better… We enjoyed this tarot sequence, and all the references to Louisiana cooking. Alas the special tarot pack doesn’t seem to be included in the merchandising, but we did discover this wonderful book. Some of the recipes are impressively grown up- including mint juleps, chicken and biscuits, and red beans and rice. Mmmm! The Princess and the Frog: Tiana’s Cookbook: Recipes for Kids
Speak of the devil- we were looking for an image of broken sunglasses and discovered this nifty swatch. Ok, so it’s not one of the completely black ones, but it’s still quite sweet if you remove the 007 band.
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed
The first edition of this series marked the turningpoint of a new burst of creativity and confidence in US gothdom. The perfect gift for a young student, Karen Elizabeth Gordon‘s classic steamfemme adventure of American English is available quite cheaply if you comb through the secondhand suppliers. There’s also a new edition coming out in the Spring
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Rider-Waite Deck, the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set will be cherished by tarot collectors and art lovers.
The deluxe set includes the Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck and two books;
The Artwork and Times of Pamela Colman Smith, by Stuart R. Kaplan, with over 100 examples of her non-tarot art, and The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite, in a new format.
The Smith-Waite Centennial Edition Tarot Deck is reproduced from the original 1909 deck and comes with a 78-card deck with drawstring organza bag.
The set also includes: 2 prints of Pamela Colman Smith, one photo and one self-portrait, both 5” X 7” suitable for framing; six color postcards of artwork by Pamela Colman Smith; and Spread Sheet Guide. Everything is attractively packaged in a deluxe keepsake case.