vendredi 4 décembre 2015
What will the future hold............
Many many years ago when I had just started my truffling through France I was told by a fortune teller that if I ever found any old tarot cards she would be interested in them. But she was very adamant that I could only buy them if I had no idea who had been the previous owner. This was something she repeated to me at least 3 times before I left. There was to be no indication whatsoever of the cards previous user.
I am not particularly superstitious but It is something that has always stayed in my mind.
Truffling by torchlight at the Paris flea market I saw this wonderful set on a house clearers stand that was piled high with brocante so I figured it would be safe!!!
They are timeworn and simply beautiful, each card is so detailed and the scenes are charming. I have yet to do some research to find their date.
At the moment I am reading a period novel set in Venice ( no surprise there with my Venice addiction!). The main character sits in her silk brocade bedecked room by the Grand Canal for hours and hours turning the tarot cards to read her future.
And just looks at these cards ....each one is marked where a thumb would have dealt them time and time again.
I know I am not supposed to know who they belonged to but I can still imagine!!!
Bon weekend mes belles