New Tarot Card Decks & Oracles Have Arrived

Here in Nashville, TN, we’re becoming more of a metaphysical and new age shop. We’d debated long and hard about adding tarot and oracle decks to our inventory, and finally we did it! And here they are, our colorful oracle and tarot decks, with their gorgeous compelling artwork. If you look at the second picture you’ll see some decks you haven’t seen before. This is because these five decks are created by Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven, indie artist, who painted the images for these cards. You won’t find them in any new age shop or bookstore. Her decks are called the following:

The Rabbit Tarot

The Ta Rat Tarot

The Blue Dog Rose Tarot

The Badgers Forest Tarot

The Riderless Tarot

Filled with adorable animal images, these decks are a joy to use. They work too. I did a brief 3-card spread for my niece. According to her, the reading was accurate.

The other decks and oracles are from Lewellyn and Le Scarabeo. We have samples you can view and feel so you know just what your’ getting.

Though many thing Tarot Cards and Oracle decks are occult, nothing could be further from the truth. They are esoteric in nature, bringing to light what you already know to be true inside yourself. I’ll never forget my first deck of tarot cards, the Mythic Tarot, complete with cloth and instruction book. I love my personal deck, and I’ve added som others over the years. We are hoping you’ll add one of these decks to your personal collection. We continually add new age and metaphysical items for your personal needs. The addition of tarot and oracle decks are our latest purchase.

Making A Scene The Nashville Way!

Stardust Tea And Spice

 Stardust Tea And Spice: The Nashville Scene

They say the age of the “Selfies” has entered, and now, Stardust Tea And Spice must join the ranks, especially since a kind person by the name of Lesley Lassiter mentioned us in The Nashville Scene. As a small business trying to compete against big giants, loyalties get pulled in all directions these days.

Wanting to find new ways to amp up the shop, we thought adding teas and spices made a nice fit with jewelry crafting, since so many people associate all these things with comfort, happiness, and feeling good. And the nice thing we can tout for the holiday season is the introduction to our new eCommerce site where you can buy teas and spices online! So if you’re up late at night, or you don’t have time to run into the shop, you can order in the comfort of your home and pick up the merchandise at the store or have it shipped to you. We’re always trying to add new blends and flavors to our collection, as well as fun, useful accessories.

The most interesting thing I’ve noticed is customers who come in to purchase teas, spices, and accessories for friends and family. Before we delved into this area, we’d never considered gift-giving to include these items. So you see, we learn from our customers every day! And it’s true, sometimes the best things can be found in your own back yard!

Simple Ways To Use Vanilla Beans

I must admit that when I see whole vanilla beans, I just want to bypass them altogether. Why? Even people who are allergic to fragrance often admit they can tolerate the aroma of vanilla. Here’s the thing, it’s like everything else that first strikes you as rather strange, until you learn what all the fuss is about, and vanilla beans are no exception. If you don’t know how to use them, seeing them resting peacefully in their cute little glass vials is about all you’ll want to do.

Personally, all I’ve ever used is vanilla extract, but even that doesn’t give you the impact of the power of vanilla the way the bean does. And the nice thing is that you can use both the outside husk and the seeds inside to flavor up a dish or dessert you’re wanting to make.

There are different varieties of vanilla beans, some with eye- brow-raising price tags. Others are more economical. But overall, people tend to notice the hefty price tag on these aromatic treats of nature. What you may not know is that it can take a few years to grow the plants, and on top of that, the beans have to stay on the vine for nine months before they are harvested.

But one thing is for sure, these beanie babies are definitely worth the wait.  We’ve included a link to a short, concise video that will give you a quick overview on how to use vanilla beans. If you’re in the Nashville, TN area, you can purchase them from us!

How To Use Vanilla Beans

We’ve finally done it! We’re introducing Nashville to a wonderful collection of teas and spices. No more dull food and drink any longer! If you’re wanting to receive the ultimate benefit from healthy herbs, you don’t have to look any further than us: Stardust Tea and Spice.

We’ll be starting off with a fun collection of loose teas and flavored sugars to kick off your sipping pleasure, and beginning January 2013, we’ll be adding a host of spices for your cooking needs.

For all you people who indulge in herbs, we haven’t forgotten you! You’ll also get to choose from an eye-watering assortment of wonderful, healing herbs for your personal use, whether you use them for drinking or incorporation into body products.

Accessories: We won’t be forgetting these, either. From straining straws, to infusers, to scoops, we’ll have a nice variety of helpful items to enhance your tea and spice usage experience.

Again, we’re happy to start this collection, and we hope you’re just as excited about this venture as we are!