7/3/2018 Update What a blast summer has been!! We are normally out of state traveling in our RV buying antiques and stuff for our stores, but this year we decided to stay home and enjoy the Alaska summer! Good thing we did, our RV has had some issues, most stemming from the company that "fixed" our RV after we blew our tire out last summer - long story short, Duct tape, zip ties and chunks of 2x4's are not a good way to fix the plumbing, and making it flow upward instead of down to empty is not how I would think a place that specializes in Rv repair would send an Rv back on the road. Had to find another garage willing to pull out all the damage that was done from "fixing" it and have it re-done ugh!
Anyway, I am setting up a swap to get back into the swing of swapping again :) Am doing one in open swaps and one in the group I run :) I ssooo miss getting postcards in the mail :) I took most my pictures off here for now, they were broken links and I can't seem to get my links to work at the moment, I know it's just me not typing out the link correctly, but I don't have the time right now since I'm actually supposed to be working on the store's webpage at work instead of doing this hahah...shhh don't tell my boss haha!!!
4/17/2018 Update Hey guys! haven't had time to set up swaps - much less join any here for a bit - we are pulling out of the last antique store we are in. Plus business at our little shop and online has really picked up - so all our spare time right now is spent making room for the inventory we will be bringing home and mailing out items that have sold in our online shop. Will be getting back into the swing of swapping and hosting when time allows :) Oh plus we are getting into tour 24 hours of daylight months woohoo!!! finally!! :)
Hi, My name is Sheli - I've lived in Alaska most all my life. My husband and I own and work in our little store called Alaska Transfers & Design in Fairbanks and live in the next town over named North Pole - and yes there is a Santa Claus house! Even reindeer! Some of the town is decorated year round and we have candy cane street lights.
Besides our little store which we make custom tshirts, mugs, coffee cups and such Plus antiques, novelties and Alaska souvenirs, we have an online webpage called Way Up In Alaska (link is at top of profile) and a HUGE eBay store with over 11,000 items
We send and receive all of our mail from our store in Fairbanks since it's more secure than our roadside mailbox out in North Pole.
We enjoy spending the summers traveling in state as well as traveling through Canada on our way to visit the lower 48 to go antiquing and just seeing the sights.
Have one daughter who is grown up and out living life in New Jersey :)
For pets we have 3 very spoiled cats who enjoy watching the many cool animals that visit our backyard - We are lucky that the area area we live is all left wild by the other home-owners and hopefully will stay that way, we enjoy the wildlife viewing. This summer we've had a boom year of bunnies! So the owls have been hanging around looking for a quick meal! Have had a few moose that came by for little visits and signs that possibly a fox or lynx was coming through too.
Last summer we took a 70 day RV trip driving from our little house here in North Pole Alaska through Canada and through the states. We visited 25 states and 9 Canadian Provinces. It's our annual picking trip where we go around buying antiques & Collectibles and whatever else catches our fancy to sell in our stores.
Vintage cookbooks - have a few hundred in my library so far
crafting books - I have been collecting workbasket magazines. The older coats & clark ones are another line I collect and general crafting magazines too. The ads in the older books are great!
For book reading, Love the Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children series. Over the summer while we were on our trip, I read The Help ( I loved the movie and love the book even more!)
Don't really have a favorite genre, hard to pick a favorite movie, but Elf is always funny! :) So is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story ( I do really love Christmas movie maybe it's because I live in North Pole Alaska ahaha!! ) Love a good mystery, documentary, or action filled movie - and old movies are great to watch too :) Horror is my good ol' standby when I can't find a movie I want to watch
We did the big cut the cord move and went and bought a Roku...TV is soooo much better !! :) I love watching older BBC shows - have re-watched the whole Call the Midwife series - Love it! Now we've been skimming through youtube channel watching walk throughs of RV's looking for our next one :)
Crochet is my favorite! I do other misc crafts, but crochet is my fav! Oh unless cooking is still considered a craft :) Love cooking, don't get to do much fancy stuff since it's just us, but if I find a fun recipe that I want to try out from my cookbook collection, I give it a whirl!
I have no real preferences when it comes to swapping - but some info about me to help you make a choice - if those other categories didn't help out here is a bit more :)
I am not religious in the slightest
I love animals (cats especially)
Love vintage cookbooks, crafting magainzes/books, ads, recipes
enjoy old photos - i buy them randomly - no real theme to them, quirky or creepy ones are my fav though
Holidays especially Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite
favorite scent - baking cookies, cinnamon, citrus
We travel out of Alaska often in our RV so love RV themed goodies since we spend 70 days a summer living in it.
am a coffee and tea drinker - and am not choosey on flavors, always fun to try something new :)
I do use a Keurig (use the pods and load my own) and loose ground coffee as well - have no preference on what types of drinks I receive :)
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