Date Joined: February 20, 2013
Last Online: January 1, 2016
Birthday: January 20
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
************A huge "THANK YOU" to all the lovely, thoughtful, caring friends & fellow swappers that have been so sweet and supportive of me through this tough time -it truly means the world to me! ♡*********
★ Quick List -I ♥ Mail Art, anything Air Mail themed/postal related, chocolate, tea, tea towels, coins/currency, the moon, Squirrels (naturally) & anything covered in Lots of Postage Stamps! :D ★
Greetings from North Dakota! :D I'm so terrible at filling out these profiles -never really know what people really want to know, so please -feel free to ask questions!
Now let's see...about me...well..I ♥ Mail! Ha . One of my favorite parts of the day is when I walk my little dog down the street to my mailbox and find all sorts of goodies inside -Yay!
I studied Architecture & Art in college, and was obsessed with all things music -so I truly appreciate anything artistc!
I do a little painting (mostly rosemaling), enjoy jazz, love to bake (I ♥ recipes -cards/book/magazines), being crafty, scrapbooking with Real Scraps (I guess people call it 'junk journaling'/'smaskbooking' now), callages, photographs (mostly of flowers/nature/pastries/architecture/travel), stamping, ink, glitter, I like Calligraphy, beautiful Old Victorian homes, Vintage/Shabby Chic/Antique/Repurposed/Flea Market/Thrift Shop finds. I love old books (especially with beautiful covers) -old Poetry books are the best!
I have recently been peer pressured into joining Pinterest, lol, and am hooked.
I Love Nature and I Love to Travel! I ♥ woodland creatures (Squirrels, Owls, and Foxes are my favorite). I have a small garden -flowers (I like rosesI and Adore Wildflowers! ), herbs and veggies (tomatoes -yum!).
I'm a Stationary Addict! Ha ha, I can't get enough! ★When in doubt -Add more Glitter! ;D I love totes, fun fabrics, lovely yarns (alpaca, wool, etc.). Rhinestones -♥ Cathedrals -♥ I really enjoy teal/aqua/turquoise blues, mauve/dusty rose pinks, plum/aubergine purples. I adore color (even though I seem to wear a lot of black, hee hee). I'm crazy for earrings and embellished headbands/fascinators/headwear. Goodness, lol ....I like a lot of things, it seems. Ha ha
Well...I'm looking to have fun with this and I hope you do, too. Please be creative! Get inspired! I want to make connections, so please feel free to contact me. I've done several swaps via facebook in the past, and they've been such great experiences. I look forward to this - can't wait! Take Care!
★★★A Few, Somewhat Specific, Suggestions★★★
•Silverware/Flatware• ~Antique (doesn't have to be expensive -could be a cheap yard sale/antique store/thrift shop find, but I love antique silverware! Even if it's a little beat up [I prefer no scratched/dents], but it could even be severely tarnished -as long as it has some sort of decoration [simple or ornate]…………some sort of charm [could be floral or a shield or a monogram, a bird, some scrollwork, etc.] -please send them my way!) ~Unique pieces (soup spoons, pickle forks, butter knifes, cake/tart servers....something special/unique from your country/state) ♥♥♥
•Coins• I love coins from around the world! I have a soft spot for old, Antique /Vintage coins, especially with beautiful images (like animals, scrolls, crowns, flowers, etc.) But I like new coins, too -it could even be just the change you got back from a purchase you made earlier that day or just a penny taped to a greeting card -it all puts a huge smile on my face :D
•Postcards• (and other greeting cards) ~Squirrels! ~Vintage!!! (Victorian holiday images, for example) ~Antique/Antique Replicas ~Swallows ~Owls ~Foxes ~Mushrooms ~Roses ~Clovers & Shamrocks ~Snow ~Jetoy (I used to have a white cat with one yellow and one blue eye...gorgeous creature, so I'd love to get some lovely Jetoy cards♥)
★Almost Anything with Shiny Foil / Sparkly Glitter
•Scarfs• ~Screenprinted, woven, handmade/new
•Tea• ~I'll try anything (so far I tend to like black or spicy ginger teas...minty teas...Please send Organic/Natural Flavor Teas) ~Kitchen/Tea Towels (yes, yes, yes!) lol
•Decorative Tape• ~Lace (Any Size, but especially packaging tape with lace decoration on it -Cute!) ~Postal themed
•Socks• ~Size 9-10 (handmade or brand new, love 'em)
•Poetry Books• ~Old/Vintage & New
•Religious Items• ~I enjoy Catholic religious items, such as Saint's Prayer Cards, Medals, Charms, and Rosaries
•Jewelry• ~Handmade by Local Artists (such as Museum Gift Shop finds) ~Earrings ~Brooches/Pins♥ ~Lockets
•Stickers• ~I prefer more grown up style stickers, labels, seals
•Rubber Stamps• ~Old, New, Acrylic, Rubber, Handmade
I LOVE all things Vintage!! Especially Vintage Postcards :D I like Old Victorian/Vintage/Shabby Chic/Re-Purposed/Art Nouveau/Antique/Thrift Shop Finds
~•>Websites of Interest~•> (This list will grow as time goes by, so keep checking back ...)
www.victoriantradingco.com www.papayaart.com www.etsy.com
→I have profiles on the following websites (If you can't find me, just ask): Postcrossing, InterPals, Pinterest, Etsy...
★★I would LOVE to get a Pigeon in the mail!!! - http://16sparrows.com/LWA/PS-Pigeon-Post.html
I ♥♥♥ VINTAGE! Some of my favorite places include Antique Malls, Book Stores & Thrift Shops. Oh! -and Bakeries, hee hee ;D
•Themes & Patterns I Like• ~Victorian ~Art Nouveau ~Art Deco ~Polka Dots ~Chintz ~Woodland Creatures ~Pine/Evergreen Trees ~Nature ~Stained Glass ~Damask ~Winter/Snow/Snowflake ~Rose Pink & Mint Green Combo
★Please Use Stamps★ I know that sometimes the post-person will get that barcode sticker on there so fast you may not have the chance to request stamps (this has happened to me before), but stamps really do make a letter/parcel/package SO much nicer. Plus, I ♥ 'em!
★★Please -whatever you do, be thoughtful!
I do this for the joy of sending -I do my very best to make/send things people will like. A lot of effort and thought goes into my outgoing mail. It would put a smile on my face if you attempt the same. :D
I want people to feel inspired and find joy in these swaps. Afterall, isn't that what this is all about?
Please DO NOT SEND Brazil Nuts! -Deathly Allergic!!!
I don't care much for super childish things -I do not have any children, only a small pomeranian dog, ha ha. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy cute things from time to time -I do. ...if you truly think I may like something, I always keep an open mind.
Thank You, in advance, for being Considerate -♥
Cards & Things I'm currently lusting after...
This card »
Pretty Postage »
Pretty Books »
Vintage Bottle Brush Trees »
Pretty Pins »
→★♣»On a quest for Clover/Shamrock items!«♣★←
(I've started collecting Vintage Clover Pins, and am also interested in pendants, earrings, labels/stickers, antique postcards, embelishments, ephemera, etc... old/antique/vintage/well loved/a little scuffed/new)
★★★CHRISTMAS TIME★★★ ~Switching gears, 'Tis The Season! ;D since it's just around the corner, thought I'd add a quick HOLIDAY WISH LIST: COINS -old/new, POSTAGE STAMPS -used/unused on/in envie, NORDIC/SCANDINAVIAN/EUROPEAN -cards/decorations, ANTIQUE POSTCARDS -written on/blank stamped/unstamped, VINTAGE -decorations, paper goods, etc...
I also enjoy any postal themed deco tape/rubber stamps, sealing wax, frosty images and foil/gilded stickers/seals. I'd also love to hear how YOU celebrate the Holidays (favorite parts of the season/family or regional traditions) ★★★
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