Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2018 4:58 pm


Date Joined: March 26, 2011
Last Online: January 13, 2012
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States
My Flickr - Deco Pages, ATC's etc.

About Me

** If we are in a swap and you like surprises, please do NOT click my flickr link! I've started to upload scans of ATC's before they've been sent ~ fair warning! :) **

I am a lover and dealer of all things VINTAGE, the owner of a vintage furniture/housewares store in Philadelphia. I have been dealing and collecting vintage clothing, costume jewelry, housewares, books, sewing materials, ephemera etc. for almost 20 years now. I am lucky because I get to thrift for a LIVING and spend my days treasure-hunting. I love old things, especially anything from the 1920's - 1960's.

The problem with coming into so many of these beautiful old items is that now I'm almost cluttered with bits and bobs ~ I destash OFTEN and will always have cute stuff onhand for just about any kind of themed swap.

I sign decos and swap them in a lovely circle of people who are outside of swap-bot. Photos of my deco pages etc can be found on my flickr link. I never flake on my swap-friends and will never flake on any swap-partners.

Favorite Music

Punk like The Clash, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Bouncing Souls, 7 seconds, Black Flag, Cocksparrer, Misfits, Rancid, The Business etc.

Alternative like The Shins, The Cure, Ani Difranco, Mumford & Sons, The Smiths, Joy Division, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Tegan & Sara.

New Wave like Gary Numan, New Order, Soft Cell, Alphaville, Ultravox, The Alarm.

Rockabilly like Johnny Cash,& Wanda Jackson. Also Kim Lenz and The Donnettes.

Reggae like Desmond Dekker, Toots & The Maytals, Delroy Wilson, and Alton Ellis.

Oldies like Cole Porter, Buddy Holly, Nancy Sinatra, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, etc.

  • I am VERY picky about music. Chances are I will never join a music swap because my tastes are very specific, and at my age (late 30's) I am pretty set in this. If there are any general swaps that I am participating in that have anything to do with music I would just ask that you take a moment to check out the specific bands listed above and maybe enclose something having to do with them, like a handmade pin or a computer-made sticker / bookmark or something like that, even if you have to google search .. it's all appreciated. Thank you.

Favorite Books

I love authors like Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, Michele Tea, Sara Waters, and Chuck Palahniuk. I will read just about anything from fiction to historical fiction to horror/mystery to true crime. I devour mid-century decorating books like a woman possessed; same for vintage fashion guides.

I do not like comics or graphic novels in any form. No manga, hack, slash or whatever the heck it's all called. The only comic I ever got into was Tank Girl and I have all those books starting from #1. :)

Favorite Movies

The Royal Tenenbaums, Amelie, A Clockwork Orange, GoodFellas, Barton Fink, O Brother Where Art Thou, Love & A .45, True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Imagine Me & You, Sean of the Dead, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Everything Is Illuminated, Blade Runner, Mona Lisa Smile, Coco Avant Chanel, De-Lovely, Crybaby, The Big Lebowski, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Brighton Rocks, and so very many more.

Favorite Television

Mad Men,True Blood, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Cold Case, Hoarders, Animal Hoarders, Turner Classic Movies, Alfred Hitchcock movies & the tv show... just about anything on HGTV (except when they're taking a sledgehammer to a pink bathroom) or Animal Planet. I LIVE for holiday weekends for The Twilight Zone marathons!

Favorite Crafts

I'm into mixed media art, decos / some friendship books, collage art, stamping, art journaling, and a little bit of sewing. I try to use materials that are vintage, one of a kind, and old. Sometimes I use scans, mostly I use originals, I find great resources in vintage childrens books, vintage cooking pamphlets, and vintage home decor magazines.

01/01/2012: Swap-Bot now has me addicted to ATC's! I love making ATC's with vintage materials, magazine clippings, wrapping papers, jewelry findings etc. Unless it's absolutely 100% avoidable, no one will ever get an ATC from me made out of a cheesey computer print out or sub-quality scan or copy. I can't draw for shit, but I can at least make them look nice in other ways. :)


Other miscellaneous things that I geek out over and will happily love in swaps if anyone has (themed) include:

Mid Century Modern design / art / architecture (i.e. post cards, pamphlets, ads featuring such things etc)

Frank Lloyd Wright Alexander Calder Charley Harper Anything 1950's themed or related

Dachshunds (i have 2 little weenie dogs, one is special needs - they are my LIFE)

Pitbulls (we own 2 rescue pitties, they are truly the best dogs ever)

Stickers ~ alphas, circles, retro style Sanrio / San-X / Japanese stationery

Vespas (i zip around Philly in the summer on a p150)

Lowbrow Art and Pop Surrealism (think Mark Ryden)

Matryoshka (nesting) dolls Krampus !

I Love Lucy The Partridge Family

Vintage ephemera German or Russian ephemera Vintage greeting cards Vintage letter sets Handmade paper (any size) Deco or Washi tape

Vintage (1940's - 60's) fabric ~any lengths

Kitsch-y stuff, like pink flamingoes .. big eyed kids ... creepy religious stuff etc.

Deer / Foxes / Angry looking Owls / Ratties / Hedgehogs & Honey Badgers

My favorite colors are: Green, Orange, Pink, Red & Black.

Sharpie Pens - Black & Fine

Also - I can always use those little round color stickers that you find in office supply stores ~ especially in odd colors. Neon, pastel, and primary colors OK. I use these ALOT in my art.

Don't care for / Phobias:

"Shabby Chic" style items, Americana / Folksy / Country themed items, Cats, The Beatles (yep!), Twilight & Harry Potter crap, and Wind Chimes.

Things that will make me cry in fear: Spiders, Clowns, Any kind of BUG except ladybugs, Sock Monkeys & regular monkeys.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND:: ~wool, wool-blended, felted items (it's not felt; it's wool). i have severe allergies to wool.

~beads. i'm helpless with beading and they all just end up embedded in my shag carpet, laying in wait for an opportunity to come out & kill my vacuum cleaner.

~tea in bags / packaged drinks. i have a pot and use loose-leaf teas and am well-stocked in those, thank you!

And again, graphic novels, comics, manga etc.

Also, I would happily Angel anyone in a swap I'm involved in who happened to not get a package. 9 times out of 10, I have more than enough for 2 people in any swap that I join ~ swap hosts just pm me, I'll step up! Thanks!

Finished Swaps:

If you do not recieve your package from me and it is marked "sent" on the swap page, please contact me asap and I will track it down. I put USPS delivery confirmation on everything to avoid issues.

Got my package but are disappointed? Message me and let me know why! I won't be offended, angry or anything like that. I will do what I can to make it right by you OK? You shouldn't be stuck with a less-than-stellar swap so you tell ME what I can do to make it better for YOU! :)


karli rated for Gloomy Bear ATC on Mar 6, 2012
cherrybombgirl rated for Cowgirl Pin Up ATC on Feb 27, 2012
Comment: I hate doing this, but I never got this, and it is still on your dashboard. I will gladly re-rate if/when I receive this.
ladydy5 rated for Thriftstore Find - 23 on Feb 10, 2012
TheArtfulDogger rated for Critter Ephemera! on Feb 6, 2012
Comment: I'm so sorry to rate you this way, but I never received anything and you never replied to my PMs. I will change if I get something from you.
user6937 rated for A Year of Cocktails--Champagne on Jan 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the "Not Pink" Elephant champagne cocktail :)
Comment: This was very nice-thank you.
marknitall rated for International Dark Deco on Jan 13, 2012
Comment: Your fabulous dark deco arrived today, will be sending it out soon
sanae rated for Victorian Christmas Deco on Jan 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you for beautiful art decos!
missxkay rated for Santa Claus Deco on Jan 8, 2012
Comment: Love the deco - that movie has to be one of my Christmas favourites. =D
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC and all the extras. You were very generous!
Comment: That was an awesome deco book, cannot wait to add to it and send it on its way to the next person!
Moose rated for Vintage Ephemera Book on Jan 3, 2012
Comment: Hi ! I'm terribly sorry that I'm rating this late. This was a totally awesome little book and I loved everything about it. I rated you once before but I had a PC crash at about the same time, so I discovered that my rating hadn't been registrered only now.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC! Happy New Year!
Jillow rated for Your favorite lyrics ATC on Dec 30, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much. I loved it
Poffie rated for Your favorite lyrics ATC on Dec 25, 2011
Comment: Great atc, and i love that song TY :)
Wenturner71 rated for Your favorite lyrics ATC on Dec 24, 2011
Comment: Love U2! Great choice. I used two of their songs for my ATCs in this swap, too!
Comment: Thankyou Stacy for the lovely Vintage Chrismas/winter Rolo. A very creative Rolo and a nice first Rolo, these are fun to do, and a nice one to add to my collection. Thankyou Stacy for the winnie the pooh characters, I can use these for my scrapbooking. Thanks for the nice note, love Jennifer.
luleemik rated for Pin Up Girl Altered Domino on Dec 15, 2011
Comment: I can't believe this was your first domino! It is just adorable:) Thank you for sharing your art with me and joining the swap!
Comment: Can I swear on here? Cuz the stuff you sent was blankety blankety awesome!!! I'm in my pjs wearing the bracelet and I love love love the DIY labels. Yes! DIY is where it's at...and you don't even know how many babuskas I wear and how much I love zebra stripe...I could go on and on but I am supposed to be taking a swapbot vacation for the holiday... super cool -thanks a bunchy bunch!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and even doing a Halloween theme which I LOVE!! Your the best. Wishing you a wonderful holiday. Hugs, Mona

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ladydy5 on Feb 9, 2012:

Thrifstore Find 23 has me as to whom you swap to. I think I pM'd you and have not heard back. I suer hope I don't have to angel myself.

lixlitrus on Jan 22, 2012:

I'll be your angel on International Dark Deco, ok?

katzenjammy on Oct 25, 2011:

Thanks for the bonus ATC - lovely!

deLux on Sep 19, 2011:

and ps Tank Girl is awesome. I didn't really read the comics, but saw the movie (which I know was probably pretty bad) but Lori Petty is cool, and I liked it anyway!

deLux on Sep 19, 2011:

Stacey, I hope the store is not too hectic! Have a great day!

deLux on Sep 15, 2011:

Stacey, congrats on the recent success at your business! That's great even though you never sleep! Thanks for thinking of me when you see disgusting pictures! :) I'll appreciate what you send. I have been holding back a nice one "Cumberland Tongue Platter", waiting for the right thing to use it for... It looks like hot dog spirals. Really foul. Have you seen James Lileks "Regrettable Food" book? You will love it, and cry in laughter. His descriptions are just SO FUNNY.

deLux on Sep 5, 2011:

Hi! Just saw your message on my wall again, and wanted to say hello! I see you aren't in any swaps... :( I hope that you are just busy and will be joining more soon! I hope your store is going great, and that you have found some cool stuff lately to sell (or keep!)

K80 on Jul 27, 2011:

Very awesome to be on the receiving end of a swap with you. Thank you again! It seems that we have quite a few things in common! If you ever want to do a private swap, just let me know! :-)

Nandin on Jul 17, 2011:

Your partner for the "Getting them Home #3 Fb Swap" hasn't signed on in awhile, and hasn't indicated that she sent her items. @hthrhere I will be sending sending some FB's to you because I don't want anyone to get left out! If she has messaged you about being late, let me know!

hellblazer on Jul 10, 2011:

Hej! :D I'm glad that you're watching my swap and I hope that you will be able to join! I moved to Visby last August and I'm totally in love with it :) What did you do when you were here? (if you want we can do a private pen pal swap)

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