Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 2:40 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2013
Last Online: February 27, 2021
Birthday: January 20
Country: United States
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About Me

************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 Bit More...

★★★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

•Glass Birds•

•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)

•Old Keys•

•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 -♥

Lust List

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) ★★★


fishsteak rated for WIYM : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #5 on Jan 5, 2015
Comment: I love the stamps you used and the Christmas card is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for the lovely swap!
vedalovelo rated for 5+ Stamps on Envelope #4 on Jan 2, 2015
Comment: Thank you! This Christmas I spent it with my boyfriend and his family down in South Ireland! It was nice :)
CzechFriend rated for 5+ Stamps on Envelope #4 on Dec 30, 2014
Comment: Nicki, thank you for the card and all the stamps! :-)
Swan rated for Fun & Easy Holiday Card Swap on Dec 22, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Merry Christmas!
dodothefairy rated for SWL ~ Mail Art November on Dec 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you! Lovely stamps!
Karen07 rated for WIYM : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #5 on Dec 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks! I love the card and great vintage stamps. Merry Christmas!
cutesygirlynai rated for SWL ~ Mail Art November on Dec 14, 2014
Comment: really cute. i absolutely love the "drink me" & the way you wrote my address, and stamped your address like a tag. how did you do that? :O & the stamps <33
chelle523 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art November on Dec 7, 2014
Comment: Great mail art! I especially love the typewritten text! :)
Jess79 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art November on Dec 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art : ) The snowman is too cute!
Babsmomof5 rated for SWL ~ Mail Art November on Dec 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the lovely mail art! I'd love to share what I sent if you'll pm me your email I'll send you a pic ;-) I thought yours was wonderful btw, and would LOVE to know where the cat stamp came from ;-)
XFoxgloveX rated for COZY NOVEMBER Care Package Swap on Dec 1, 2014
Comment: Such a sweet, thoughtful package! Yours should be arriving sometime this week :) I have already dug into the taffy and love all the flavours so much! The owl and squirrel sign are in my woodland kitchen, and the tea and mug are awaiting me tomorrow for work! I love everything, thank you!
Comment: I am so sorry for rating this so late. I have been taking a long break from swapbot because I was preparing for my wedding. It was over now and I am back on swap bot. Thank you for your swap. :)
Saba rated for Blackout Poetry Swap #2 on Nov 2, 2014
Comment: I love that you turned your poetry into a postcard. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card, love it!
Comment: Hello Nicki! Yes, you did put a smile on my face with the smiley face Swap - Bot icon & lots of postage stamps on the PC! Fun swap!
Wingy rated for World Post Day on Oct 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you. Love love the stamps ;)
Peony rated for Airmail themed Mail-Art on Oct 9, 2014
Comment: Hi Nicki! I hear you on the months racing by right now. I just got back from a few days in Maine, visiting the inlaws. The foliage is amazing this time of year. 8 hours in the car and I was mesmerized looking out the window. Anyway- I love your mailart! Postal/airmail is my favorite theme too. Lovely being your partner again. And Happy Fall (let's not blink and miss it)!
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and those huge airmail stickers together with the vintage ones.
hollycm6 rated for AUGUST: airmail travel on Sep 13, 2014
Comment: Oh i can't believe i didn't rate this!! I must have done it only in my head. What a FUN SWAP. I really loved the trip you sent me on... So much so that I've been telling my husband we should really do it!!! It was very fun THANK YOU!!!!!
Carlyipo rated for Typewriter Letter - August 2014 on Sep 4, 2014
Comment: Thanks! I will write back soon...maybe by hand. The typewriter is my husband's and he is picky. :-)

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ladydy5 on Jul 14, 2015:

How did you become an Ambassador when you have not done a swap since January?

XFoxgloveX on Dec 26, 2014:

I hope everything is okay, dear. Worried your package hasn't arrived since I haven't heard dem you.

anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

You need a little CHRISTMAS Bling!

;-) & Blessings, cc

Melyssa on Dec 10, 2014:

Congrats on being an ambassador! Just popped over via the link on the blog post to check out your profile since your name was familiar from a previous swap and you're from ND, where I am from, and I also love squirrels! Actually bought a white squirrrel yesterday at Pier 1. LOL Anyway, hi. :-)

racheljohnson on Dec 10, 2014:

I just posted your awesome Ambassador Introduction on the blog! Thank you for being an Ambassador. xoxo

daydreamer47 on Nov 6, 2014:

My dad named him Alvin, of all things. Very interesting experience.

daydreamer47 on Oct 23, 2014:

That's cool that you like squirrels, I had one for 3 yrs :P

Candyn29 on Sep 6, 2014:


anrtist on Sep 1, 2014:

Hi! LLL GREETINGS ;-) Happy Swapping! Blessings! cc

stevado on Aug 14, 2014:

I sent you a message about the swap "the mail call july 2014", read the message/my question please.

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