Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 4:08 am


Date Joined: November 17, 2019
Last Online: May 17, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is Eleanor. Me in a nutshell: Artsy-litsy, kinda flitsy, quasi-bohemian. Semi-gothy, slightly crunchy, completely quirky, nature-based, contemplative mom.

Retired from the publishing industry, I spend the weekends with my husband who is a chef and an artist. Our house is decorated in a pan-Asian style with a special emphasis on Godzilla. We enjoy going to ethnic grocery stores and to thrift stores together. I mostly 'thrift' for art supplies, books, vintage needlework, and boho odds-and-ends. I crochet and am starting to learn boro and sashiko. My journal is my favorite starting place for creativity of all kinds. I write in it every morning.

Favorite Things to Swap

-book-themed postcards/notecards, stickers, bookmarks, mail art, happy mail, etc.

-quotes on creativity from writers and artists

-beautiful letters and decorated envelopes that I can glue into my journal. I make pockets out of the envelopes and keep the letters in them!

-illustrated recipes on 8.5" x 11" paper. I keep them in a 3-ring binder

-pretty much anything that I can create a journal page from that reflects any of my interests

Favorite Colors and Themes

-favorite colors: lavender, violet, pink, aqua, jade, sea-foam, coral, electric blue

-favorite color combinations: dark blue paired with fuchsia/magenta, black-and-white, lavender and green, magenta and orange

-iridescence, metallic accents, sparkle, non-shedding glitter

-foxes, mushrooms, forest creatures and scenes

-magical beings like fairies, unicorns, mermaids, dragons, gnomes, etc.


-books, reading, libraries

-mindfulness and meditation

-chakras, yoga

-art journaling

-women authors




-afternoon tea

-writing and journaling


-zodiac signs: Gemini and Year of the Snake


-Asian motifs and patterns

-British royals

-Britain, Ireland, New Orleans, New York

-Paganism, Buddhism

Books and Writing


I tend to read mostly classic literature and science-fiction/fantasy, though I will usually read a few works by contemporary authors every year. Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, and Donna Tartt are a few of my favorite authors. In science-fiction and fantasy, I am reading Charles Yu, Becky Campbell, the Liaden series, and almost every magical Regency ever written.


Keri Smith, Austin Kleon, and books on creativity. Artists Studio and Flow magazines. I collect books on tea. Other non-fiction interests: books on how to write, paint, draw, journal, grow houseplants, garden, and meditate. Cookbooks on afternoon tea and British and Asian cuisine.

-Children's books:

The Moomins, Trixie Belden, the Oz series, the Greene Knowe series by L.M. Boston, The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton


Julia Cameron's The Artists Way is a big influence and I do morning pages every day.

Postcard Preferences

-Images of historical life, architecture, clothing etc. I'm a sucker for castles and quaint villages

-I would love to receive British royal family postcards.

-Book, art, or literary themed postcards with coordinating quotes

-Tea or cuisine/cooking postcards

-Postcards with mail art or decorations

Tea and Food

Tea Preferences:

-Green, Oolong, Puerh, Honeybush, Rooibos, Lemon Verbena, Almond, Decaf masala chai

Tea Dislikes:

-Licorice root, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Mint, and artificial flavors, colors, or additives

-Please, no Lipton's tea or tea bags that aren't in a factory-sealed moisture-proof wrapper

Food and Recipe Preferences:

-Afternoon tea, Dim Sum, regular or gluten-free baking, cakes/cupcakes, traditional recipes from your country or culture, party foods, cute hors d'oeuvres, craft cocktails, tea parties, fancy cookies

Favorite Music

-The Ramones



-The Cramps


-The Kinks

Please Don't Send...

I would prefer not to receive classroom reward stickers, Disney, incense, things with artificial scents, or religious items that aren't Pagan or Buddhist in nature.


PrairieKittin rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories I on Apr 30, 2022
Comment: What a pretty card! Thank you! It looks like you put a lot of work and thought into this one. Thank you!!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating I thought I had done this already! This book sounds so delightful! I'm definitely checking it out later :) Thank you for your review
Comment: Such a cute card & goodies. Thank you! 🖤
ÇisnerosV rated for SWAS: Samhain Greetings on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card, blessing, and the tea.
sarahmaus33 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #21 on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: That’s lovely, thank you for sharing. Sorry for rating late, I hope you had a great Halloween 🎃
Comment: Apologies for the very late rating. Thank you for sharing with me.
Response: Thank you so much for rating! ❤️
tinybookwitch rated for SWAS: Divination Reading on Nov 7, 2021
Comment: Sorry I'm so late in rating this swap! But thank you for the very insightful reading, I had a lot to reflect on, perfect for this season.
Response: I’m glad you found the reading pertinent! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Samhain-themed swap! I loved that you even used a very fitting deck! :) Hope you had a Blessed Samhain! Sending many greetings!
Response: You are very welcome. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! ❤️
YooperHill rated for AMA: Face Time -October on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Great ATC! I just got back from Seattle! I went to 2 Japanese paper stores!
Response: I’m happy that you liked the ATC! Hope you had a great time in Seattle ❤️
MelissaLB rated for SWAS: Samhain Greetings on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and holiday wishes. Happy Samhain!
Response: You are very welcome! Have a wonderful Samhain season ❤️
Comment: Hi Eleanor, thank you for sharing with me! I think I’ve read Tarot by the Moon too! I’ve done a lot of Tolle and often listen to his stuff over and over. Takes a while to sink in for me. The bookmarks are available.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed reading my September reading list! Hope you have some great books in store for you next month ❤️
Aurora1 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #10 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your card. I love black kitties, so spooky! Happy Halloween
Response: Have a wonderful Halloween! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer and herbal tea! I have somehow refrained from opening the gift immediately and will save it for Yule, but I'll update my comment then. The stickers you used on the card/envelope are gorgeous! ETA 12/21/21: I LOVE the magical dish towel. Thank you so much! Happy Yule!
Response: You are very welcome! ❤️
colorfizz rated for LLU: current read PC #2 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard and a great recommendation! Just added it to my library list.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked the book recommendation! ❤️
Carollee922 rated for LLU: current read PC #2 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: I hope you get to finish your trilogy.
Response: That would be nice. Thank you! ❤️
RedheadLady rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #21 on Sep 30, 2021
Response: Hope you have a wonderful Halloween! ❤️
NancyMM rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #21 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: We started a similar tradition but with apple picking it sure is a lot of fun love that you still carry it
Response: Hope you have a wonderful Halloween! ❤️
camerashyblonde rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #21 on Sep 30, 2021
Response: Hope you have a wonderful Halloween! ❤️
dcp0112 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #21 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: I am with you, Halloween is by far my favorite Holiday. I wish I could stretch Fall out for several months! Have a super fun and spooky Halloween!
Response: Hope you have a wonderful Halloween! ❤️
BeTravelicious rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #21 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Have a Happy Halloween!
Response: Hope you have a wonderful Halloween! ❤️

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AnnaM on Jun 8, 2021:

Have a lovely day Eleanor!

Best Wishes, Anna

DreamCloud on Apr 22, 2021:

I sent my 200th swap today: April 22, 2021

The swap was, "Food Packaging Postcard - Newbie Friendly"

Honeyloveart on Nov 2, 2020:

I'm so grateful for your beautiful angel package, lovely tarot reading and delightful goodies. This envelope and reading really touched my heart and I'll definitely be holding onto it. Thank you so so much for your happy mail blessings 💞

tcornell on Oct 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely envie of CPG Ephemera! So many cute things enclosed! ♥♥♥

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