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fairylover

fairylover
Date Joined: August 7, 2013
Last Online: January 30, 2023
Birthday: June 3, 1982
Country: France

About Me

I'm Salomé, I’m a fairy and nature lover, I’m a day dreaming girl having a rich inner world, a magic and colorful one I like withdrawing in when I need, when my emotions or anxiety is too strong. When it’s Spring and Summer I like wandering in my garden or in the forest and observ nature, flowers, butterflies and other insects and imagine I can meet fairies and dance with them, or maybe ride a butterfly ! Those little dreaming sessions are my escapism and can last hours ! I love living in the country with my 3 cats, 5 chickens and 2 cockatiel birds.

As if all this wasn’t enough, I’m living in a region full of castles worthy of the most wonderful fairy tales and I love visiting them again and again with my boyfriend during this sunny time of the year. And having walks and pic nics in the forest.

When I can’t dream outside, I love art journalling, scrapbooking, making cards or Atcs. I love playing with my inks or paints and gelli plate to make colorful, stunning backgrounds and use my favorite background stamps and focal point stamps. My favorite brand is « Aall and create », a group of several artists who design stamps, stencils and dies and share their ideas on the social media. They’re really nice people and make their « fans » feel they’re really part of a community. I also love keeping diaries, photo journals, traveler’s notebook of my Spring/Summer adventures and feelings.

I’m into penppaling and swapping for over 20 years and just couldn’t live without those 2 hobbies and all the happiness it brings because I feel people are nicer and more accepting than in « real life ». I value tolerance and open mindedness and most of all kindness. If only people could be more kind and understanding with each others !

Of course, my life isn’t always this « colorful happy rainbow », I have my pains and struggles, mostly my chronic anxiety, social difficulties, professional integration difficulties but this magic, joyful inner world helps me when I struggle, when I’m in pain, it helps me to see life on the bright side even when everything looks dark. Because as Sam Gamgee said « but in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer ».

For 1 year my boyfriend and I regularly go to Disneyland Paris and although I can't call myself a Disney fan, I really love this place and I became addicted. If you've visited any Disney park in the world, feel free to share about it with me, and any person who will receive a letter or a swap from me will probably hear about it as I'm addicted and can't wait to go again for the Christmas festivities at the end of November!

I like / don't like

I love swapping Christmas stuffs and cards. My preferences are red and dark green and I especially love cards of Santa Clause, animals, Christmas trees. Nice designs but no too childish. Please don't send cards from Action store, I collect them and have most of them. Don't send me anything with black on it , at least not the main colour.

I'm not interested in extras, please don't send me any extras, I have too many of those stickers, memo pads etc... and they'll just stay in the envelopes without being used. If you really want to please me with something, read the list below.

What I’m interested in is mostly swapping letters to discover other people’s life, cultures, opinions (but not looking for new penpals), pieces of mixed media art such as ATCs, journals, handmade cards, art journal pages and photos (both artsy and personal ones), maybe sometimes kawaii writing paper swap.

More than everything, I love reading handwritten letters and there’s nothing I hate more than little notes, they make me feel people are here to get something only, not to meet new people and give. Please, wether you joined a penpal swap or not, please write me something more than just « hello, here is my swap » !! Tell me about you and anything else you want !

I’m in love with mini printer or polaroid photos and I’d be happy to receive some, but also normal size photos. It’s very exciting for me to receive photos from somebody at the other side of the world and have a little sight on their lives ! If you don’t find anything I like to send me, send me some photos of you, your pets and your life, it will make me happy !

Bright colors such as lime green, pink, turquoise blue, light blue, yellow.

Themes I like : nature (flowers, plants, animals, instects), KAWAI, girly, fantastic, mystical creatures (fairies etc…), pets (especially cats, hamsters but also rabbits and guinea pigs).

Touristy brochures and leaflets. Touristy postcards : cities and landscapes. No museums or pieces of art. Souvenirs from your country or a country you visited (keychains, magnets, pens etc...). I especially like those with a photo from the country, or the flag. No magnets or anything with holographic images, it hurts my eyes.

My interests : mixed media, nature (flowers, plants, insects) mystical creatures from the folklore, legends and mythology, history especially old civilizations, the paranormal.

I DON'T LIKE:

Typed letters. Very unpersonnal. It makes me feel like reading a book and I find it very boring and dissapointing to open a typed letter. Unless you have a very strong health issue/pain which don't allow you to handwrite, please handwrite your letter.

Some colors I hate: black, red, all dark shades of colors.

Holographic images (magnets for example), they hurt my eyes.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks ! I loved the pictures! I had 2 cats years ago but after they passed away, I didn't get more pets as I was traveling a lot. Plan to get a cat in May . My daughter has chickens in her yard. They stsy outside in a large coop they built.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Sharp Shooters: Oh, So Merry! on Jan 26, 2023
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Comment: Salomé ! I LOVE your photos! I am a huge fan of Disney and would love to visit Disneyland Paris!! It is on the top of my list of things I must do!! Thank you so much for the lovely photos!! It looks like a fairytale, just as I had expected!! beautiful~ I hope things are going well!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! x Gabi
Lealie rated for November 2022 Penpal (International) on Nov 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. I loved hearing about your pets!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. You did not offend me when you said you were not looking for more penpals. :) I understand. I have been to Disney World in Orlando about 22 years ago. It was great
Response: Thanks a lot. Disney world is a lot bigger than our Disneyland, it must have been wonderful and great memories!
ÇisnerosV rated for reflecting on the month on Oct 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, loved hearing from you sorry about the loss of your uncle and aunt, and the loss of a parent is never easy. I'm glad you had a time for yourself, at the seaside. Hugs to you, and thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Disney looked like a good time. I have been to both of the US ones. Loved that stamp too!
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Comment: Wow, surprised me how quick mail arrived all the way from France! Thank you for the beautiful photos and your note. I love walking in the forest too, the smell, sounds, and so peaceful. What a beautiful forest you are lucky enough to be nearby to enjoy. I have spent most of my life in the country and I miss it terribly. Thanks again and take care.
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Comment: OMG you did a beautiful job! I thank everyone who joined this swap. My family is Ukrainian and I know all the love is greatly needed.
young46356 rated for SS: BIRD PHOTOS (February 2022) on Mar 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great photos and letter, Ric
Vickyen rated for SS: TREES PHOTOS on Feb 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi Salome! No worries about the delay - life happens and folks need to remember that! The wait was well worth it, as your photos are lovely! I have no drawing or painting skills as well, so I feel your pain - sometimes life is just so beautiful and I would love to somehow depict it, but I can barely draw stick figures, so... LOL! Thank you again for the lovely tree photos! All the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping and Swapping! ;)
armadillogal rated for SS: Rockin' Red or Green Photos on Feb 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great shots...your cat is adorable!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for SS: TREES PHOTOS on Feb 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful photos of the trees and forest. They are lovely! I would love to see that tree at your mother's house.. it's magnificent! It looks so happy and healthy! I can see why you want to drive by and to see it regularly!! The bridge photo in the forest is beautiful! Looks like a postcard! The pool and forest by Chambord Castle is beautiful too! I understand why you love to visit there ! <3
young46356 rated for SS: WATER PHOTOS on Jan 27, 2022
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Comment: Salut, thank you for the wonderful photos. Best wishes, Rich
Vickyen rated for SS: WATER PHOTOS on Jan 26, 2022
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Comment: Hi Salome! Thank you so much for the beautiful water photos! I love the castle being in the background - I am jealous as we do not have "real" castles here - sigh! Wonderful Happy Mail! Wishing you all the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm happy that you love the photos I send! I live in an nice region and I love sharing it with other people! My tree photos swap will be send a bit late, tomorrow or on Friday...
PrincessLeia rated for Christmas card swap on Jan 6, 2022
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Comment: Thankyou for the lovely christmas card and the sparkly extras! We had drizzling rain all day for christmas which made the day much cooler!
thefairyoflostthings rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 18, 2021
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Comment: Merci merci!!!! Joyeux Noel & Bonne Annee!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Thank you so much.
oneholypassion44 rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 13, 2021
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MiekeC rated for ESO: Christmas Card #2 on Dec 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your christmas card and wishes. For you and your family also a nice christmas.
petitzouzou rated for Disneyland/Disney World letter on Dec 7, 2021
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Comment: Merci pour ta lettre très intéressante sur Disneyland Paris ,et de m 'avoir raconté ta soirée d'halloween. Et merci aussi pour la carte de Noël ! Je suis gâtée !!! Je te réponds très bientôt.
Response: Je suis contente que tout ça t'ai plus! J'ai hâte d'avoir de tes nouvelles. On retourne a Disneyland la semaine prochaine pour 4 jours ! On a eu pas mal de soucis et on en a besoin !
dreamlady66 rated for ESO: Christmas Card #1 on Dec 4, 2021
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Comment: Salut et un grand merci pour ta carte si jolie :) ***With festive regards ***

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Comments

lou on May 30, 2021:

Happy Early Birthday!

Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you all the best in 2021!

lou on Jun 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday Month!

blanketfort on May 6, 2019:

Just dropped your letter off at the post office! :D

blanketfort on May 1, 2019:

Hiya Salomé! Thank you for the lovely surprise letter :D I will definitely be writing back. I'll let you know when the reply is on its way to you :)

midge on Jul 2, 2015:

Hello, it's me again. I just read your profile more carefully and see that you would like deli and freezer paper. Let me know what else you would like from the USA. Denise

midge on Jul 2, 2015:

Hi Salome, I'm your partner for the June Journal page swap. I live in California, USA. Is there any craft items that you want or need that you cannot find in France? Let me know and I can include it in my letter. Denise (midge)

lillilstar on Jun 16, 2015:

Thank you for the Lord of the Rings postcards! There were so many and I love them all! Thank you :3

Lozbox360 on Oct 17, 2014:

Hello, thank you for the swap I received today, I loved it and it was a really interesting letter to read - and I will have a play with the stamps when I am not feeling ill. x x

Candyn29 on Oct 14, 2014:

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