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Pdxmommy

Pdxmommy
Date Joined: May 6, 2018
Last Online: June 20, 2018
Birthday: March 20
Country: United States

About Me

It may go without saying, but please message me if a swap seems delayed or missing so I can resend. Everyone deserves happy mail!

A little about me: I am 38 years old and live near Portland, Oregon. I love antiques and "vintage" things. My prescription glasses are a pair of 1954 cat eye frames from an antique shop.

I'm happily married for 11 years (my wedding cake topper was Link and Zelda) and a stay-at-home mom to two adventurers who keep me busy. I am vegan, perhaps a touch "hippie" but very nerdy, artistic, and a lover of science and science fiction. I'm a bit eclectic!

Interests and collections:

  • poetry and tea

  • arts and crafts (more mod podge anyone?)

  • envelope art

  • Doctor Who

  • Harry Potter (Ravenclaw)

  • Studio Ghibli

  • Watercolor painting

  • 8 byte video games

  • Board games.

I collect: Memories and gray hairs. Really though, I love:

  • unique postal stamps, I especially adore all things postal related (air mail, pony express, mailboxes, etc) and women (Harriet Quimby, Amelia Earhart, Sacajawea, women voting, etc)

  • memo sheets (unfoldend) and writing paraphernalia

  • washi tape

  • fun stickers

  • Anything with mermaids (sinister or seductive)

  • fairies (sweet or child-like) and woodland creatures

  • vintage halloween

  • All history, but especially art deco (1920's) and art nouveau (1910's). I also have an affinity for mid century (1950's).

  • Georges Méliès type of images:

A Trip To The Moon 1902

Favorite Books

Books: I love to read anything from true crime, non fiction history, a little mystery, fantasy and science fiction.

Some of my favorites are:

  • "Stiff" by Mary Roach

  • Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

  • "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson

  • "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende

  • "Watership Down" by Richard Adams

  • "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson

  • "The Eyes of The Dragon" by Stephen King

  • "Watchmen" Alan Moore

Current book I am reading:

"Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon. (Book 3 of the Outlander series)
Update June 2018- "Will I ever be done?!" .

Wish List

Not sure what to send?

(Check "interests and collections" in the "about me" section.) Perhaps this list will help:

  • A postcard with a poem

  • Envelope art

  • Washi Tape

  • Stamps, unused or unique and undamaged used.

  • Stickers

  • Tea (sealed in a bag, not loose)

Favorite colors: sky blue and red

  • Hand made items appreciated

  • I love mermaids

  • I love fairy art similar to Brian Froud and Margaret W Tarrant or Cicely Mary Barker.
    Red Poppy Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker

  • All things old and eclectic

  • Vintage Halloween images. vintage halloween

Dislikes

There aren't many things I don't like, but here is a list of things I would rather not receive:

No politics.

Nothing violent (against any living creature).

Nothing with spiders (this is my phobia).

Nothing religious. (Spiritual and/or paranormal is fine.)

No loose tea, please.

No cosmetics or things that are smelly.

Disney

Favorite Movies and Television

Movies:

  • The Fifth Element

  • The Mummy (1999)

  • Jim Henson's The Labyrinth

  • Hugo

  • Inside Out

  • Up

  • The General (1926 starring Buster Keaton. I love anything with Buster Keaton in it.)

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • My Neighbor Totoro

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

Television:

  • Doctor Who

  • Mister Rogers Neighborhood

Confession I don't watch much TV but have a long list of shows to catch up on.

I'd like to steal some time to watch:

  • Broadchurch

  • Carnivale

  • Firefly

  • Call The Midwife

  • Twin Peaks

  • Sherlock

Ratings

Chelle rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Lovely circus themed mail art! :)
Response: Thank you! Thanks for the heart!
DragonflyDreamer rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies! The tea is awesome and I love the daffodil envelope!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the neat envie and your note, quote and tea!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Karen07 rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Completely awesome! Love it!!!!
Response: So glad you loved it!
annim rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: What a cool envelope! I enjoyed reading your letter! :)
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: This is the most creative swap I have ever seen. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Thank you so much for creating. I only wish we knew how the kids enjoyed it. Thanks for the GREAT envelope, stamps and card!!
Response: Thank you so much for joining! I am looking forward too to when the camp kids or coordinator write back! I'm guessing my mailbox might see something from them in mid July? Thanks for the heart and star and thanks for joining my first hosted swap.
MarblexJam rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Robin, This was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much! Beautiful theme and PERFECT STAMPS! I was so happy to see this in my mailbox today! :)
Response: I love that you loved it so much! :D That makes the work worth it.
SannyBunny rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: WOW! Amazing! Thank you a lot!
Response: Thank you for the heart! :D
PurpleEars rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! This is amazing! Looking forward to our penpal friendship!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely tea flavours (I can't wait to try them), the beautiful decorated envelope and the invitation card with your message in it. I hope you and your daughters can enjoy your tea/poetry sessions for many years to come.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sending one of my all-time favorite chunks! I love that you trash-picked the donut box. Believe it or not, I have been to Voodoo Donuts and it was fabulous. Wish I was eating one right this minute. Well done! xo
Response: Thank you! Your comment made my day! :D
Carrielovestotravel rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: I loved your letter and artwork! Really cool envelope! Your letter went in the mail this morning. Was really nice to come home to your letter! I have a very similar story how I met my husband & I have kids close in age to yours.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I can't wait to get your letter. :)
christy102194 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: thank you :D
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for that amazing enveloppe! It's so beautiful! I loved reading your letter, it was personal and I could see the effort you put into this! You really made my dat today, thank you so much! Ooh and we like playing Carcassonne too, it's a fun game to play with friends xD
Response: I am so happy you liked it! :D
acusatis rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful things!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
brooklynbunch rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: Love the map envelope with the couple out for a ride--and the goodies inside. Thanks. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for the heart!
Magenta3 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks. Esp. enjoyed the envies.
Response: Thanks for rating.
jocelynshea rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks! I'll be enjoying the tea first :)
Response: Glad you received it! Enjoy.
christywebb rated for Stuff the Mailbox #8 on Jun 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Lablauri57 rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: Delightful letter and envie. Lots of work went into that. I am a Hefeweizen girl myself. Camas is getting more micro brewers too. Love your research. I research before we go on vacation. Maybe someday we can meet for a beer! Let’s keep in touch.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I sent off a reply to yours today!

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Comments

Pdxmommy on May 22, 2018:

Back of envelope

front of envelope

USAFwife on May 20, 2018:

Hi Robin, Thanks so much for the great pen pal letter and the truly awesome envelope art! The whole family was impressed, and my mail carrier left a sticky note on it saying "Wow! This is awesome!" :)
Cindi

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