Shabby Chicness Lenormand Reviews
The Shabby Chicness Lenormand is 36-card photographic deck with a nostalgic, 'country cottage romantic' feel and extra symbols and text on the cards. There's also a 72-card variation with multiple alternate cards.
Oracle Deck - 36 Cards - Self Published 2012
Review by LuminariaStar
The deck I have is the "regular" sized (poker sized) cards. They are a good size to fit the average hand, and large enough to see the elegant details in the beautiful illustrations. There is also a mini deck available.
The Shabby Chicness Lenormand Oracle was the second deck I purchased when newly embarking on my study of the Petite Lenormand- and I was immediately drawn to the beauty of the images. They are lavish and painterly, though the art is based on photographs. The deck has a number of alternative cards to choose from, so that you can customize your deck, and change it periodically, when or if you feel the need to. The images are charming and evoke an idealized country lifestyle, rustic without being primitive, and suggestive of Victorian times without losing a certain 'hipness'. A romantic mood dominates, which would be especially attractive to many female readers especially.
Some folks might find this deck a bit too 'twee' for their tastes, but I personally love them, and I love the way I can adapt it to my changing moods, with of the extra cards. They also have an additional option, a caption at the bottom of the card that describes seasonal affiliations and timeframes. They can be ordered with or without this feature.
The printing is well done, the card stock is good quality- nice and sturdy, and the cards come packaged in sturdy plastic cases. I've had them for about three years now, have used them a lot, and I have been very pleased with them. When you receive the deck, you also have the option to receive a companion ebook, which is a pretty decent guide, and though not as exciting as the lovely deck, there are good insights to be found in it.
I ordered these
online directly from the artist/author, Tarot Lyn, aka
Lynnette Monrean, and feel that they are a very good
LuminariaStar has been a reader for over 40 years, and has taught Tarot skills for over 30 years.She's an avid collector, and has written numerous reviews. She knows what to look for in a deck or a book.