Updated: Dec 7, 2022
"Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze..."
- Emily Dickinson
2022 has been a year of change. A year of improvising, adapting and overcoming the challenges brought by the manufactured crisis among the supply chains, that ushered in the increase in prices, and decrease in quality, selection, service and availability.
All things change as they must, for without change there is no evolution. Adapting to change is crucial for survival. Change wipes away the old, and clears a path for the new, just as the approaching new year leaves behind the old year and allows for an unseen reset and refresh for the new year.
This October holiday season faded into November unusually silently, allowing time for projects put off on the back burner. We shall see what becomes of December! Creativity has continued on at a steady march. 2023 shall be met with new items, including orisa/orisha sculptures, more finished pieces to choose from, full divination sets, and paintings. Something that was non-existent this year. Upgrades in the top hat skulls were rolled out in October and will carry forward in the coming year. With luck, pottery items and sculptures will be available summer of 2023.
Turning the calendar ahead for a minute, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February the 21st, of 2023. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The first Mardi Gras festivities often take place on the Twelfth Night, or the Epiphany, on January 6, 2023. The second busiest time of year! The Baron Samedi Voodoo staffs have been shipping within 3-5 business days, in-stock top hats within 3-7 business days depending on style. Be sure to order with enough time to allow for any delays due to inclement weather.
Fun fact; New Orleans was established in 1718 by French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville. By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana's governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, established elegant society balls, which became the model for the New Orleans Mardi Gras balls of today.
photo by Matt Barnes
Newsletter News In A Nutshell
November's newsletter showcased some of the new arrivals in the shop. If you haven't already subscribed, sign up to receive access to subscriber-only sales and discounts. Newsletters are sent out a few times a year rather than monthly. New items are previewed on instagram and pinterest and also appear in our etsy shop. The facebook page is one of those "out with the old"! Occasionally.posts are made, but it's being phased out.
Some of the newest items to hit the shop are Vodou bone fetichés, owo eyo divination, and a yellow version of Santa Muerte. I must say, she was feeling very French Quarter! As always, we are continually expand on the items offered.
Many thanks to all the valued customers and admirers for their continued interest and support!