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ayates

ayates
Date Joined: December 8, 2010
Last Online: February 15, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I love the story that vintage tells and collect anything old - buttons, books, bottles, jewelry, linens, china, fabric, drawer pulls, lace, dollies, dice, yardsticks, marbles, ribbon, mercury glass, worn out paint brushes, flower frogs ... (could go on forever!)

I think presentation is as important as the gift. A simple item can be adorned to impress. I love dressing up my sends and strive to make my partner swoon and sigh. Of course, I appreciate when this happens to me!

A word about swapping - I join swaps to share of myself and to please another. What I send is representative of who I am - I always strive to be my best! I play at 110% - and expect the same in return. I want to participate with others of integrity, accountability and high standards.
I CREATE EVERY SWAP AS IF IT IS A PRESENT FOR MY BEST FRIEND!

Someone else said this, I relate ~

RHINESTONES & GLITTER ARE MY PROZAC

WHAT ONE MAKES WITH THEIR HANDS, ONE GIVES WITH THEIR HEART

DON'T BE LIKE THE REST OF THEM, DARLING!

LIFE IS HARD ~ IT'S HARDER IF YOU'RE STUPID

ALWAYS ACT AS IF YOU ARE WEARING AN INVISIBLE CROWN

BETTER TO BE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAN ABSOLUTELY BORING

THERE'S NO NORMAL LIFE ~ THERE'S JUST LIFE! GET ON WITH IT

TAKES A MIGHTY GOOD MAN TO BE BETTER THAN NONE

WORRY IS A MISUSE OF YOUR IMAGINATION

INSTEAD OF THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, GET RID OF THE BOX

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

****THINGS I LOVE ****
Chardonnay *
Foxglove *
Rhinestones *
Madelinetosh Yarn *
Cowboys *
Locally roasted coffee beans *
Beer caps *
Skeleton keys *
Embroidered anything *
Pearls *
Vintage - hand mirrors
buttons photographs Barkcloth alarm clocks trims bling anything old *
Velvet ribbon *
Ann Taintor *
ANYTHING from the 50's (potato masher to jewelry to TV tubes!)
* Pendleton Blankets * Rust *

A word about rating - I rate for the quality, care & heart put into a send. Tossing in "extra's" does not justify top rating.

THINGS I DO NOT LIKE, please do not send - * Food or Drink of any kind (except gourmet coffee beans from your area) * Candy, Gum * Gothic or dark stuff or porn (someone did!) * Cheap stuff - nothing from the $ type stores * post-its * lip balm * cutesie stuff * earrings * note cards/paper * stickers * makeup, nail polish, lotion - no cosmetics * teacher reward or cheap stickers * tea * washi tape wrapped on a card * scraps of paper cut or folded to fit envelope * playing cards

If you're an active swapper, I know you have been stomped on and abused (flaked on/not rated) just like me. There ARE fabulous ladies on swap-bot; I am seeking out those kindred spirits and fading out the lesser.

Thank you kindly for taking the time to read my narrative!! Hope to meet you in a special trade!

Ratings

liljennyfoofoo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love every single item :D
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap! I loved everything that you sent especially the journal!
Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you! :)
emeraldawn rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 7, 2018
5
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Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart! Of wow all this is awesome!
lostinavalon rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 5, 2018
5
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Comment: I feel like I hit the jackpot with all the ephemera goodies. I went through all the stuff slowly with my cup of tea. This made me smile. Thanks for going way beyond what was required of the swap. It was a pleasant surprise 😊
aprilivy rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
Ryleighsmom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 4, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! The stitched envelope is too fun!
LowRain rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 3, 2018
5
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Comment: I love the detail to packaging! thank you!
nolagirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 3, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap! I loved the envelope and all of the little goodies you sent. This really put a smile on my face!
Response: Your appreciation puts a smile on mine!
ladywolfsong rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 2, 2018
5
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georgiafae rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 2, 2018
5
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Comment: What a clever way to mail it! Great stuff inside. Thanks for sharing!
e2java rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 1, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow - what an amazing package! I loved opening it and I adore everything you sent. Thank you so much!
MawBella rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 1, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow. Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of goodies in the unique envelope!! Love it all. ❣️💕💕❣️
Myerscaroline6824 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the excellent swap, everything is useful, and thank you for the extra presentation on the envelope itself!
Response: You are so very welcome!
BizzyBusMom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Are you kikdding me....... A M A Z I N G!! What and absolute amazing day for me standing in the usual Seattle POURING down rain at my uncovered mailbox. The metal stamped tags, ridiculous vintage lace, the black and white photo (Im curious what year it was taken in - (40-50's?) the ribbon well I could go on and on there is so much .....But I have to also say that the envelope was so unique and amazing and I loved the machine sown edging you had with the layered vellum(?) and paper.......... WOWZA your amazing...... thank you and I would rate you a 100 if I could.
Response: Oh, I am touched by your enthusiasm~what a gift! Thank you for the acknowledgement !
MyRetroSoul rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing envelope of treasures! It was so thoughtful and I loved every piece. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so happy to hear your appreciation!
thenderson756 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
5
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE STAMPS!!!! <3
Response: You are too welcome ~ thank YOU for the appreciation!
BeckyG56 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
5
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Comment: Many hearts to you, so many cool things in a handmade envelope! You blessed me today with your generosity! Thanks so much!
Response: Your words of appreciation are a wonderful reward! Thank YOU!
TonyaAshe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Jan 31, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the wonderful envelope!
Response: Absolutely my pleasure!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 434 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
243 498 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 74 166 0
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Comments

MissPaula on May 18, 2013:

Swap-bot needs more swappers like you! Quality trumps quantity! = )

1leemeadows on Sep 2, 2011:

You are a very generous swap partner! The quilt top that you sent is very pretty and so large, have to make sure it goes to a couple, because of the size. I already envy the homeless couple that does get that quilt, thought it was very pretty and so large! Thank You, your gift is exquisite!

homeandheart on Apr 30, 2011:

If you are ever in Wa. again let me know! I would love to hear about your class too!

scrappnswapr on Mar 16, 2011:

You are without a doubt the best partner to get in a swap! Thank you so much for taking care of all the little details.

MissPaula on Mar 6, 2011:

Anna,

Anyone who partners with you has hit the jackpot! I had worked a night job and when I got home and opened my mail at 6am, it made my day!

Craftaholic on Feb 28, 2011:

You are absolutely amazing! You send me the best pkgs ever!! I am in aww of the sewn envelope and the shredded fabric... the contents of that beautful tin are awesome. Thank you so much! I have never had anyone send me random just because gift. Thank you for singing to my heart today!!!

QuackQuack on Jan 21, 2011:

Oh, oh - you are SO like me when you say it's a waste of postage to send garbage - I totally concur. I hate to rear the head of green jealous, but a lifetime of worldwide FREE flights ! What was thinking not taking on such a job in my younger years - go go girl - and may you always stay healthy in mind and body to take advantage of those flights. Decorating with books - that's ME - sort of....I have books everywhere, but only because I don't want to give them up. I LOVE books. Looking forward to swapping with you. QQ

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