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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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) ☆
- 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) ☆
- 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 ☆
- cut & paste ✂ decorating stuff ✂ collecting items for small smashbooks
- 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
- candies ♡ sweets ♡ snacks
- Asian or other foreign candies
- 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")