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Komandorsha

Komandorsha
Date Joined: November 10, 2018
Last Online: January 20, 2019
Birthday: January 14
Country: Russian Federation

IMPORTANT

❗I take proofpics of all my outgoing cards the day I mail them. I live in the suburban area, and my local post-office can be rather slow to process mail. I mail postcards in Moscow whenever I can, but I don't go to the city every day and have to use the local office, which, again, is a slowpoke. So please contact me if you haven't received my card in time. NB. In my experience it usually takes at least 40 days for a card to reach Canada, Australia and the US ❗

❗I am using my Moscow address for incoming mail, because post works faster in the city. Do not worry, I check my mailbox regularly.

About Me

Hello there! My name is Valentina, 37. I was born in Moscow and had lived there my entire life - until several years ago we bought a cottage in a small and picturesque village not far from the city. Now our family are enjoying country life with our two dogs - Darcy and Kuzya, both male, both adopted half-breeds.

I am a linguist and an interpreter. I was a university professor for many years, but right now I am a housewife and loving it. 😍

I am a very decent cook (and a baking goddess for that matter 😜). I love cross stitch and sewing and make lovely teddy bears, Tilda dolls and traditional Slavic motanka dolls.

I paint a little, do some gardening (we've got a splendid huge garden!), play the piano and enjoy birdwatching (lots of different forest birds live in this splendid garden of ours and we feed them). And I go horse-riding and do sports. Very accomplished as you can guess.

🏡 I am a proud member of the nalichniki.com project. Whenever we have an opportunity - we travel around and take pictures of old houses with ornate wooden frames. One of my shots was issued as a postcard: http://amelie-cards.ru/products/31535319

I restore furniture. I love working with old wood. 😎 And as I am a huge fan of nalichniki ⬆, recently I have started a new project - I remake old ornate window frames into beautiful, exquisite mirrors.

Postcard preferences

I love my postcards naked and stamped.

💚 Most welcome topics at the moment are (in random order) :

✅ IN WATERCOLOUR (not photos): cornflowers (bluets), heather, lavender, hydrangea, geranium, lilac, anemones, peonies, wildflowers ✅ bullfinches and other common birds ✅ Western painting: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classicism, History painting, Romanticism, Impressionism ✅ Claude Monet ✅ Ivan Aivazovsky
✅ food, cooking, baking, pastries, tea, coffee
✅ needlework, fancywork, handicraft ✅ blacksmithing (smithcraft) ✅ The Romanovs Imperial Family ✅ Russian Orthodox Church ✅ наличники (nalichniki - Russian ornate wooden window frames) ✅ Russian samovars ✅ Christmas and Easter cards ✅ FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

😕 The list of cards that are not appreciated includes those with tourist views, contemporary art, all kinds of insects (even butterflies), palm trees and beaches, skyscrapers or any modern buildings, movies, tv shows, cartoons, comics or posters.

NO AD, SELF-MADE or SECOND-HAND cards, please.

Newbie here, but...

😊 I am a very responsible and diligent postcrosser. I spend a lot of effort on searching for beautiful stamps and postcards of fine quality and expect the same from other people. I always try to choose a perfect card to fit the most difficult wishlist.

Here are only some of the postcards I sent during my many years in post exchange (not categorized, sorry!): https://photos.app.goo.gl/e1PWighwGbPbAUxj6

Ratings

fbresnah rated for Happy New Year Swap - International on Jan 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Happy New Year!
RNRISLOVE rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and wonderful stamps. Loved it very much.
Response: I forgot to mention the name of the swap, didn't I?)) So glad that the card arrived safely and you liked it!))
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and sentiment! All the best in 2019!
SannyBunny rated for Christmas postcard swap #28 on Jan 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much!
MacMaffi rated for Must Love Dogs Postcard Swap on Jan 17, 2019
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Comment: Валентина, спасибо большое за такую чудесную открытку! А какие марочки!!! Пусть Ваш ящик будет всегда полон открыток и писем!!!
Response: Как я рада, что открытка понравилась! Спасибо!!!!
Kuuruusu rated for Must Love Dogs Postcard Swap on Jan 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely postcard! :) Wonderful postage stamps, too!
jennylee60 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of Russia. I really like it
tentmari rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard : )
crimsonrivulet rated for 6 Options Postcard Swap #2 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful beach postcard! I had such a bad day today receiving your lovely postcard really helped me out and made me smile! Thank you!
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Comment: Valentina, thank you for the great birthday card in Russian. Also thank you for the cute little note card. Shirley
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Comment: Thank you for your card and the cool stamps!
satinification rated for Christmas Postcard 2018 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing podstcard! Happy 2019 :)
DaisyDDD rated for 6 Options Postcard Swap #2 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: I looooooove the Fox PC. Thank you so much
me2az50 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love the card and the info on "Father Frost". Belated wishes for Christmas & New Years.
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Comment: Thanks so much!!!
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Comment: Danke für die schöne Karte!
kmwhatley rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard ! I would love to swap again !
AlenaRu rated for Cat Postcard Swap INTL #2 on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Валентина, спасибо за уютную зимнюю открытку с котиком:) С Новым годом и всех благ!
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Comment: Thank you for the very lovely card and stamps. I hope you had a lovely holiday!