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ivoryblossom

ivoryblossom
Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: November 22, 2013
Birthday: January 7, 1985
Country: Netherlands
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Hi, I'm Linda! I'm a 27 year old stay at home wife and mommy, living in the Netherlands. I have a wonderful husband, a six year old girl, a two year old boy and a baby girl who loves to laugh :)

I'm a born again Christian who loves the Lord with all her might. I hate putting labels on people, but I guess we would classify as Calvinists or Dutch Reformed. (Main difference with evangelical being the doctrine of predestination)

Me and my daughter love trying anything crafty! Paper is my friend, but fabric tends to have its own will around me.... lol We absolutely love scrapbooking, making cards and really every other paper craft..

I have a crazy admiration for anything 1800-1900's, including old fashioned homemaking. Therefore, I also LOVE paintings in the style of Anton Pieck (see below!) and anything that has a 'Charles Dickens' feel to it. Maybe I'm living in the wrong era, hehe..

anton pieck

I don't have a TV and I choose not to listen to or read the news. I also love things that other people would call 'childish', such as faerie tales (like those from Andersson or the Grimm brothers) elves, gnomes and anything Victorian. Yeah, I live in a fantasy world. (and yeah, I'd like to keep it that way, lol)

alice in wonderland

I have a collection of 'Alice in Wonderland' books. Mostly different prints in Dutch and English, but also some of other languages. If you have one to spare in your own language (particularly looking for Asian and African ones!) I'd love to do a private swap! :)

Everything I send comes from a smoke-and-pet-free home!

Anything by Michael Jackson & Bob Marley

Old fashioned hymns

(try to combine the above.. hahaha)

The Bible!

Alice in wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

Anything by Charles Dickens

Nourishing traditions (Sally Fallon)

Alice in Wonderland

Charles Dickens (his novels, I believe as a person he was pretty much an *sshole..)

Anything Victorian

Old papers & ephemera

Postage stamps (esp. older ones!)

Steampunk!

All paper crafts and their necessities

Tim Holtz design (or anything resembling it)

Autumn & Winter

Cooking & Baking (a lot!)

Faerie tales

Tea & everything related

Foreign food & candy (USA is foreign to me, lol)

Strange creatures like elves and gnomes (only cute, not scary ones!)

Hot chocolate

Handwritten letters

Anything homemade

and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeping ;)

As Sting stated: I don't drink coffee, I take tea, my dear ;)

Sewing and other crafts involving fabric (to do myself - but feel free to send me something YOU'VE made with fabric!)

Buddhist, pagan or wicca stuff

Catholic icons

Disney movies / princesses

SpongeBob / Dora / etc.

Flakers and other mean people

And that's it! :D

I sign up for a lot of tea swaps because... (surprise, lol) I love tea! You can NOT make me unhappy with ANY sort of tea - black, green or herbal - I love all types and I have no allergies whatsoever. Every type is welcome!

That said, I do have a slight preference for black tea and anything made by the British brand 'Twinings' (which -unfortunately- we're not able to buy here). So instant hearts if there's a teabag made by them in any of your swaps ;)

I love to do private swaps, so if you're interested - please send me a message! No matter how much I love the idea of a 'round swap', like most Swap-bot swaps.. there's something special about SENDING TO and RECEIVING FROM the same person and so building up a friendship! :)

I'd love to do private swaps for edibles, tea or just crafty things!

Ratings

Eveline rated for Kerstornament 2013 #2 on Oct 9, 2013
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Comment: dank je wel voor het ornament. Ik vind het erg mooi, alleen niet zo kersterig, maar dat maakt niet uit, want het past perfect bij de zomertafel volgend jaar ;)
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome package! xoxoxo
knitterofhats rated for Warm me up Winter Tea swap on Jan 24, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the tea and nice note!
jgroot rated for Kerstpakket on Dec 22, 2012
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Comment: zoals ik al in mijn bericht zei echt super! nogmaals bedankt. liefs jolanda
blackkiwi rated for Looseleaf and a recipe on Dec 5, 2012
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Comment: I'm so tickled (on St. Nick's Eve) that I've got a Dutch spice cake recipe)!!! We, on the other hand, {do} celebrate St. Nick :) I can't wait to try the yummy teas, too...thank you!
Magickspirit51 rated for Fall tea and recipe swap on Sep 29, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great tea (I love getting tea from other countries-the flavors are often time surprising) and I love your recipe for the pancakes. Thank you so much!
lady86 rated for Deze had ik toevallig nog liggen!!! on Aug 6, 2012
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Comment: Dankjewel voor het flesje.
Sproet rated for Deze had ik toevallig nog liggen!!! on Apr 17, 2012
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Comment: Wat werd ik blij van je pakje. Ik vind de ketting super ... het zakje is ook al zo mooi. Heel veel dank!!!
Magickspirit51 rated for Take Me On A Tea Journey #1 on Apr 17, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice letter and card. I can't wait to try the apple tea and see what all the fuss is about. It sounds like you had a great time and I could see it in my minds eye. Thanks.
Jester777 rated for Let's Trade Tea! on Apr 4, 2012
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Comment: Wow! That got here so fast! I just mailed mine out a few days ago and they said it could take a few weeks to get to you, so sorry if it's super sluggish! Thank you so much for the tea, I cannot wait to try the others you included and the stamps too, I can use them, so great! Thanks again ~ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Comment: Absolutely wonderful!!!! Thank so much, I love them!!!
ravenz rated for 3 local spices swap on Mar 30, 2012
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Comment: sorry for late rating as i just got back from my 2 weeks holiday and finally could rate you. Love the spices you send me xoxo
BigHillGoddess rated for Tea and goodies swap on Mar 29, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the packet of loveliness. I am intrigued by the sprinkles, they look like what we put on cupcakes. And all the French inspired papery goodness will be used with joy! Thank you!
maisonlula rated for Lovely Loose Teas #2 on Mar 28, 2012
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Comment: Thankyou Thankyou!!
rhynah rated for Finnish & Dutch tea swap on Mar 27, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the teas! I loved the variety! :D I'm really looking forward to trying all the delicious sounding and smelling teas - especially caramelised pear and winter glow. What an awesome and fast private swap this was! Thank you Linda! :)
daarhon rated for 8 teabag swap on Mar 19, 2012
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Comment: Thank you very much for tea :) I will enjoy them today in my office :)))
Anouke80 rated for Tea themed swap with a catch! on Mar 17, 2012
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Comment: Thanks Linda for all the handmade things,love them and you are very talented and did put a lot of time and work to this swap,it's great :-)
Response: Thanks for the wonderful rating! :) I hope the cozy fits a mug you own - otherwise, you could always get them at Ikea.. thanks again!! Best wishes :)
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Comment: Merci!
knitterofhats rated for The Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Mar 12, 2012
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Comment: Thanks. The 2nd one arrived with something in the envie. Thanks for resending.
Response: Yey! Fortunately.. hehe ;) I believe I put about half a roll of cellotape on the envelope just to make sure..!
Pippin rated for 5 cups of loose tea on Mar 10, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the teas - they all sound delicious.

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Comments

8r1id on Feb 5, 2013:

hoi hoi, ben even aan het kijken wie er momenteel beetje actief mee-swapt en daar hoor jij natuurlijk ook bij. Als je zin hebt om ook te komen op de Dutch swappers ontmoetingsdag dan ben je zeker van harte welkom Meer informatie kun je vinden op het forum. Groet en wie weet tot op 24 maart. Susan

KarlaKC on Sep 29, 2012:

Hi, Linda! Good to "see" you! Yes, I know how busy children can keep you. :) Good luck on your business! Thank you for letting me know the postcard hasn't arrived. I'll be patient! :) Have a great weekend!

KarlaKC on Sep 28, 2012:

Hi, Linda! Just wanted to check w/you and ask if my handmade postcard and the extra handmade notecard arrived yet? I mailed it on 9/17, and since it was going to the Netherlands, maybe it just hasn't arrived yet. The first one never arrived so I'm a little more paranoid about this one. I noticed also that you haven't been here since 9/20 so I hope you are alright. Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

sanna on Apr 25, 2012:

I'm hosting a tea themed swap, and I thought you could be interested. Please join, if you like! :)

MizzKodak on Apr 2, 2012:

thank you so much for the wonderful swap, however did you make those wonderful little envelopes? they are so adorable! Let me know if you would like to do a private swap one day, best wishes Jo Annie.

agirlnamedfriday on Mar 28, 2012:

I noticed your post from a while back for Twinings Teas :). I can get them here in Canada and I can get loads of crafting supplies if you're ever interested in doing a private swap <3

xx Vicky

RyeRye on Mar 28, 2012:

Bee1981 on Mar 28, 2012:

Hello:-) I also live in the fantasy-world:-) Last week I bought a pixie-house online and I hope one or two of them move in soon:-) I love reading your profile! When you have time it would be great when you have a look at my profile too...maybe we can make a private swap?! Would be great! Best wihses from Germany Rebecca

MizzKodak on Mar 24, 2012:

hello!, I love you adorable your profile page is, I'm jealous

huskerflower on Mar 1, 2012:

I'm glad you liked the stamp too! It is always neat to have international swap partners so you can get new stamps, and learn a tiny little something about some 'strange' person on the other side of the world.

If you ever want to do a private swap, let me know! I would love to have an international 'swap pal'! I'm a huge fan of foreign ephemera, paper/fabric and craftiness in general. I've also been wanting someone international to trade recipes with if you are into that kind of thing.

Best wishes from Nebraska.

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