Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2018 5:53 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2012
Last Online: October 17, 2018

Country: United States

oh! hello

Notes & Updates


I had two profiles, which I know sounds sketchy. I just want to be honest about it:

  • I joined Swap-Bot in 2012 under a pseudonym (Chrysothème A.) but didn't join any swaps. This profile had no ratings yet.
  • I came back in April 2017 & accidentally created another profile @berlingotiere with my real name & an alternate address. I had forgotten about the first profile I made. I still didn't join any swaps, so therefore had no ratings, but realized my mistake on 04/23/17 as I tried to correct the alternate address to the original one. I contacted admin to see what to do about this.
  • 05/06/17 - I still haven't heard from admin about merging my profiles yet. I had already joined some groups with the second profile but am hesitant to join swaps until I clear up this confusion. I intend to keep @chrysotheme and delete @berlingotiere
  • 05/07/17 - I deleted the @berlingotiere profile.



About Me

  • I'm an Aries.
  • I live in Los Angeles.
  • I have a white Havanese dog.
  • I love damask & filigree ♡ jewel tones & metallic colors ♡ chandeliers ♡ tea-themed things ♡ Christmas stuff ♡ the 18th century, Regency Era, Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s, late 1960s ♡ butterflies ♡ poppies & anemones ♡ squirrels, sea otters, & other cute creatures.



Favorite Music

  • Babes In Toyland ☆ Chelsea Wolfe ☆ Comet Gain ☆ the Cramps ☆ Daisy Chainsaw, KatieJane Garside, QueenAdreena, Ruby Throat ☆ Danielle Dax ☆ Erase Errata ☆ Florence + the Machine ☆ Fiona Apple ☆ Goldfrapp ☆ Grimes ☆ Helen Kane ☆ Hole ☆ Huggy Bear ☆ Joy Division ☆ Kate Bush ☆ Lene Lovich ☆ Lotte Lenya ☆ Melora Creagor, the Travelling Ladies Cello Society known as Rasputina ☆ Nina Hagen ☆ Patti Smith ☆ Phantogram ☆ PJ Harvey ☆ Siouxsie and the Banshees ☆ Sleater-Kinney



Favorite Books

  • anything by Angela Carter, Edward Gorey, Francesca Lia Block, Isak Dinesen, Sylvia Plath ♡ biographies of silent movie stars ♡ gothic double/tripledeckers (anything by Ann Radcliffe) ♡ The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides ♡ Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass ♡ creepy/weird short stories by the likes of Robert Aickman, Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James, and E.F. Benson



Favorite Movies

  • silent films
    • Pandora's Box (1929) ☆ Louise Brooks
    • Salomé (1922) ☆ starring Alla Nazimova
    • Spione (1928) ☆ directed by Fritz Lang
  • pre-code (early 1930s) movies
  • weird/surreal/fantasy films
    • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) ☆
    • Sedmikrásky (1966) ☆
    • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) ☆
    • Yellow Submarine (1966) ☆
  • horror
    • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) ☆
    • Incubus (1966) ☆ in Esperanto
    • Let the Right One In (2008) ☆ Let Me In (2010)
    • Possession (1981) ☆
    • Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) ☆
    • The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) ☆



Favorite Television

  • Absolutely Fabulous ☆ "LaCroix, sweetie!"
  • Dark Shadows ☆ I'm still bingeing on this.
  • Futurama ☆ "Two scoops of pixels in every scene!"
  • Masterpiece Mystery!something's afoot
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
    • based on the books by Kerry Greenwood
  • the first several seasons of The Simpsons



Favorite Crafts

  • cut & paste ✂ decorating stuff ✂ collecting items for small smashbooks



Favorite Art(ists)

  • art deco • art nouveau • decadence • fashion pochoir • surrealism ♡ Alastair (Baron Hans Henning Voigt) • Aubrey Beardsley • Edward Gorey • Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) • Gary Baseman • George Barbier • Harry Clarke • Henry Darger • Kira Imai • Majeska (Henriette Stern) • Nell Brinkley • Paul Iribe • Takato Yamamoto



Wishlist ♡ these are just suggestions!

  • back issues of fashion magazines for clippings & tear sheets
    • foreign ones are cool, but they don't have to be foreign
  • beauty products
    • all kinds of scented/flavored lip balms
    • fragrance samples/decants
      • floral ♡ oriental ♡ gourmand scents
  • candiessweetssnacks
    • Asian or other foreign candies
      • Japanese Kit Kats
    • Chupa Chups or gourmet lollipops
    • Mary Janes ♡ Parma Violets
    • cherry is my default favorite flavor
    • almost anything else except Hershey's milk chocolate
  • cute things
    • stickers ♡ stationery ♡ washi ♡ sticky notes ♡ gel pens ♡ squishies ♡ etc.
      • anything with little kawaii faces • ᴥ • ♡ Hello Kitty ♡ Jetoy Choo Choo Cats ♡ Kapibara-san ♡ Kogepan ♡ Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala) ♡ Mameshiba ♡ Miffy ♡ Mitchiri Neko ♡ Monokuro Boo ♡ My Melody ♡ My Sweet Piano ♡ Neko Atsume ♡ Nyan Nyan Nyanko ♡ Pankunchi♡ Pom Pom Purin (Pudding Dog) ♡ Rilakkuma ♡ Corocoro Coronya Cat ♡ etc. (I'm open to most anything else)
      • the Moomins
  • different kinds of hot chocolate (peppermint, cinnamon, etc.)
  • different teas & tisanes (e.g. rooibos, mint, fruit, etc.)
    • EXCEPT anything with licorice, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, or other strong medicinal herbs
  • Edward Gorey items
  • I don't keep a planner, but I like adding planner-type items to my A5-sized smashbooks
    • decorative dividers (preferably without inspirational quotes/words) ♡ different paperclips or small bookmark clips ♡ library pockets or mini folders/envelopes ♡ paper ephemera ♡ sticky notes or page flags ♡ washi stickers
  • pressed flowers
  • stamps/stencils of fancy corners/borders
  • washi/deco tape
    • butterflies ♡ Christmas ♡ cute/kawaii ♡ damask/filigree ♡ foil/metallic ♡ jewel tones ♡ lacy ♡ leopard print ♡ skinny ♡ tea-themed ♡ vintage-themed (Victorian/Edwardian, 1920s, 1960s, etc.) ♡ yuzen/chiyogami ♡ zebra stripes ♡ etc. (I'm open to other kinds of washi/deco)



Up For Swaps

send me a message if you want to trade for any of the following:

  • 1" pinback buttons (1 each): Debbie Harry • Freaks & Geeks
  • designer fragrance samples
  • embroidery floss in different colors
  • faceted sequins in 6 shades of pink & purple
  • random old zines that I'll throw into grab bags
  • samples of washi tapes
    • choose from skinny solid colors • Japanese florals • glitter patterns • some kawaii • a few ornamental scrollworks • vintage-themed • miscellaneous (etc.)
  • some stickers
    • vintage Sanrio planner stickers (some are missing from the sheets): Hello Kitty (with Japanese text) • Pochacco • Pekkle
  • tea from my cabinet




I won't rate down, I'll just pass these along to someone who'll appreciate them:

  • extra sour/bitter/spicy hot sweets ⛒ Hershey's milk chocolate
  • strong herbal/medicinal tisanes with licorice, ginseng, or ginkgo biloba
  • Dreamworks/Pixar/CGI or modern Disney characters
    • some Tsum Tsum are fine, except for Tigger, Goofy, human characters, & I don't know what else (I just wanted to type "some Tsum Tsum")


manachai rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the resend! You sent some washi I've never received before. I love the wide washi with the cards on it.
Lina279 rated for WTL: cover my envelope in washi on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!I love it!
sunflowerpoems rated for Teeny Tiny Sticker Swap! on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Cute stickers! Loved the bunnies!
Seaville rated for A Minizine of Lists-newbie friendly on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Your zine arrived today :) Loved reading the sweets list; sugar baby in a coffin!!
draco rated for A Minizine of Lists-newbie friendly on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great mini-zine
Comment: Thanks for the cute zine! So fun seeing the different ideas people come up with.
mrsD rated for IWTS: Wide Washi Tape on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: loved the monochromatic black and white tapes! thank you! :) xo
Comment: OMG a Calvin and Hobbes zine?! I'll admit I haven't read it yet, but as soon as I'm heading to bed, this is what I'm reading. I've never seen such a thing. I adore C&H so much and there is definitely a ton of wisdom in the series. I really, really appreciate you sharing this with me!
Chelle rated for washi 2 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely washi! :)
vickysounio rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi samples. Have a great weekend.
TreeAnn629 rated for Any Sticker Swap #2 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you
jlink rated for easy 25 sticker swap #3 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: thank you
kweandee rated for ATP: washi swap on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Loved it...Thanks hun :)
yukapinku rated for August Tea Swap on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Hi!! Thank you so much :D I really love the stash selection ;) Very good <3
Do rated for Handmade Envie Swap on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the handmade envelops.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items!
greygooselime rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
PaperCrafter rated for Quick Sticky Note Swap USA on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
JoMama rated for Washi exchange - US Only on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for all the cute goodies :) Take care!

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bbsporty on Jul 25, 2018:

Thank you for the very generous pencil case RAK! It was very sweet of you and I love everything!

stephiedee on Jul 24, 2018:

Oh my goodness...☆☆THANK YOU☆☆...for the sweet pencil box of goodies! It was so fun to open and see everything you packed in there. I shared a few things with my daughter (19yo kawaii/Pusheen lover and pen/pin aficionado) and we tried the candy together---which we've seen at our local Asian market but have never gotten around to trying before (it's good!). You made our week! Thanks again for spreading some joy. 💖

krose03 on Apr 10, 2018:

Hi! I am one of your swap partners for the zine swap! A fellow swapper just informed me that I forgot to put my name on the envelope! Ah! Your "Chicago" zine is from me :)

Ruie on Mar 17, 2018:

The pick 2 tag arrived this week! Loved the t3 tea bags, 5 notebooks and 3 bookmarks! Thank you! Loved it

ChrisAnne on Mar 7, 2018:

Welcome to Planner Partners! Please jump right in and join the fun!

milamilamura on Aug 29, 2017:

Thanks for the 3 Hot Drinks with a Twist Tag. Loved the hot chocolate and teas, looking forward to give them a try! I'm also loving the Alice in Wonderland sticker stamps, thanks!!

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