I was happy to find a copy of The Green Man Tree Oracle at a convention Sunday in London. I have been thinking of buying this deck for a long time. It is very lovely. Will Worthington painted it using egg tempera on gesso-coated wood, the same technique he used for Druidcraft, one of the loveliest decks around. This deck will be treasured, even though I am not such a fan of John Matthews, and most likely will not use the guidebook much.
The other find surprised me Monday afternoon. I found Animal Powers: Meditation Kit by Zerner-Farber in the Works today for £4.99. Totally unexpected, I bought it and find the cards very pleasant. The kit also contains a cardboard easel for propping the extremely oversized card upon during meditation, as well as guidebook, a little amulet and a meditation CD. Not back for a fiver, I am looking forward to trying this out, particularly the animals I already feel affinity with, such as Rabbit and Dog.
In addition, my husband, who has a small sideline dealing in collectible ephemera, had some odds-and-ends tea cards from around the 1970s, and he offered me a few from an incomplete set about British trees: English elm, English oak, Common Lime, Rowan, and Hawthorn. I trimmed the edges a bit and rounded the corners and now they're mine. How nice!
So overall, a great weekend for cards...I won't mention the Wicca Moon I ordered Monday evening (thanks to Chloe of Inner Whispers' subtle and adept enabling!!) :D