For a while I’ve so wanted a tarot chest or something similar in which to keep my tarot decks and bits and pieces 🙂 My partner gifted me the beautiful shelves above and I am so happy to have a dedicated space for my collection. He got the wood from his father, and a friend put it all together. It has a beautiful rustic feel to it, and it’s stunning. The edges have been left in their original state, as opposed to being cut in straight edges – definitely my kind of finish.
I haven’t quite finished organising everything, but it gives you an idea. On top I have two brass candle holders, which I actually got for 50 cents each in a thrift store in Melbourne, and I now use to hold up my earrings – yeah, I rather love my trinkety jewels 🙂 There’s also an icon of Mary I received a long time ago from my grandmother, and a vase of dried flowers I can’t bring myself to throw away.
My tiger’s eye pendulum rests on the top which is carved out of the leichhardt tree, while the rest of it is made of camphor laurel which is a declared pest plant in Queensland so that’s a good resource to use.
Well there you have it. The beginnings of a serious tarot collection – now I just have to sort something out for all my books…