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ayates

ayates
Date Joined: December 8, 2010
Last Online: January 23, 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 images *
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

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

KitsuneSK rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the goodies inside! I loved the stickers!
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope of greatness!
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Comment: A happy Christmas to you and yours! 🎄🎅🎁
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Comment: *Beautiful* card and lovely message, thank you! The beautiful enclosed postcard is a treat too. Just a heads up: it was hard to know who had sent me the card, since neither your last name, your Swap-bot name, nor name of the swap was on it. I did a little detective work (looking at postmark, reading profiles, etc) and was able to track you down in order to rate, but not everyone might be able to do that. Merry Christmas!
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thsnks for the nice card and tag!
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Comment: Love the beautiful cut out tree card!! Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!!
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Comment: Thank you-love the postcard!
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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Comment: thank you so much happy holidays
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful enve. I love the old world Christmas theme.
CroLaneyL rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything 🎅happy holidays!!
d2photo rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Cute card - thanks.
d2photo rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card.
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Comment: love the playing cards, thanks!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Hi Anna Thank you for the goodies spicemom
DaiziDruke rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Love the Saturday Evening Post playing cards! The holiday pc is lovely and the stickers will be fun to use! Wishing you a magical and blessed Christmas!
Aew324 rated for Christmas cards 2017 USA - 5 partners on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Simply beautiful. Thank you for such a lovely card and postcard. I will try my best to leave room for all kinds of goodness. Peace to you this holiday and beyond!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely (and glitter-free!!!) Christmas card and the extras! Hope you have a lovely holiday season :)

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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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