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kafekafe

kafekafe
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2021
Birthday: March 19, 1983
Country: Russian Federation
My postcard collection
We love stickers! Facebook group
instagram
My vintage shop on Etsy

First things first

I've been a heavy snail mail swapper since late '90s, so I know my A's and B's around the post office. I know that mail to and from Russia is slow comparing to USA and Europe, but it's been improving over the years!

I'm a full time etsy seller, check my etsy shop:
SovietPostcards for vintage postcards and finds from Russia

I'm looking for category sticker slam swappers! I prefer nice & neat booklets with challenging themes.

I also swap N&N FBs, slams and all sorts of bags (except label bags). If you're my partner in an FB/bags swap, feel free to include extras to use up the shipping rate.

I love mail with real stamps!

Some things that I love are overgrown gardens, old wooden houses, catching snowflakes on my mittens, having plants around my home, good grammar, hoodies, cute stationery, when my home is filled with sunshine, robots, sitting on the windowsill, common sense, sleeping in, meadows, shooting film, my family, hand lotions, reading, SNL, Hausmann buildings in Paris, flower markets, corner rounders.

p o s t c a r d s

I collect written & stamped Christmas postcards. My main focus are Soviet postcards (1930 to 1991), but I love all years, all countries. My favourite type of Christmas postcards are cute illustrated ones with birds, children, decorated houses etc. Please no religious cards for me. I'm also not a fan of vintage reprints.

My postcards collection

My postcards for trade

s t i c k e r s

If you love/swap/collect stickers, join this sticker group on Facebook!

My collections:

  • Suzy's Zoo
  • Sandylion square mods
  • Mrs Grossman's mods (half-strip or quarter-strip)
  • Susan Branch

I'd LOVE to trade for these brands of stickers! Please PM me if you have any to spare :) I have some for swap, too.

Other favourite subjects:

  • food
  • household objects
  • holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.)
  • cute children
  • beautiful flowers, trees, leaves  
  • any cute illustrated stickers

I don't like puffy and 3D stickers.

Please don't send me:

  • cheap Chinese stickers
  • any other low-quality stickers

o t h e r s w a p s

Tea: I drink black and green teas. I prefer unflavoured or non-sweet flavours (thyme, mint). I also like blackcurrants and other berries. I don't care for cinnamon and vanilla and any sweet flavours. Usually I drink loose tea with fresh or dried herbs from the garden. I dried PLENTY of mint this summer so hopefully it will last me through the winter.

Food: I have no food allergies. I'm trying to maintain a healthy diet, but I'm also very curious to try foods from other countries. My boyfriend will eat anything I may not, so no limits there hahaha :)

I like local foods that are not available internationally. My favourite fruity flavours are banana, peach and strawberry.

Food dislikes: anything peppermint; liquorice; chewing candy; hard candy; coffee; seafood.

Items: I'm specifically looking for the following:

  1. Toy size mailbox models from different countries (I have Spain, UK and Macao)
  2. Cheburashka and Russian Doll Japanese kawaii items
  3. Everything Pettson and Findus (see my P&F postcard collection)

About Me

I'm 37 and my native language is Russian. After years of living in Moscow I decided I've had enough of it (freaking traffic jams!) and moved to a smaller, quieter and greener town. I'm hugely into all things Soviet. I do enjoy vintage things in general, esp. the 50s. New Year's Day is my favourite holiday. In Russia, we celebrate Christmas on January 7 and it's a purely religious holiday, NY's is the biggest holiday of the year. I don't mind you wishing me Merry Christmas though, I automatically translate it as "Happy New Year". :P

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for Stickers and After Quarantine on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous glittery stickers! Sorry for the late rating!
Eel9585 rated for Move your swaps - anything goes on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you 😊
CindyST rated for Christmas Postcard Swap on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New years. Stay safe, hugs Cindy
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks!
Allegrae rated for WIYM: Friendship Bags - Int'l on Dec 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great package! Mail has been extremely slow, so I was very happy to receive it. Have a wonderful holiday and happy new year!
Response: I'm so glad this arrived after 2 months! Happy holidays, I hope we'll swap again in 2021!
Eel9585 rated for Europe swap - move your swaps on Dec 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
Mamamoose rated for Christmas POSTcards #5 (EUROPE) on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Great postcard and nice stamps! Thank you so much! Wishing you a fantastic new year!
Allegrae rated for Label Bags, Sticker Bags, etc. #1 on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Package has landed safely! Thanks for the great selection of bags. Have a safe, healthy & sane holiday season!
Response: Yay, finally :) Thank you so much - same for you!
ReginaDrago rated for Starters friendshipbook swap on Dec 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Fuchsi rated for Tea & Christmas Card Swap #2 on Dec 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful card ad the delicious tea. I'm already drinking the first one and it's amazing! :) Also stay safe and healthy!
Response: I'm so glad to hear it! Nothing better than a good cup of tea in winter :)
ReginaDrago rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #19 on Dec 4, 2020
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Comment: Received last week! I've been doing some holiday cleaning and decorating so I have fallen behind on my ratings! But I will be prepping them and sending them out ASAP! Thank you!
Response: You're most welcome :) I should get on with my own cleaning and decorating...
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Comment: Thank you for giving me so much to sign :-)
Response: Have fun :)
Pupullona rated for N&N FBs - Intl #4 on Nov 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the card and your note. I also love the space station stamp that you used. I have been interested in anything space related since the first Sputnik was launched when I was a kid. Stay safe and well.
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Comment: The card arrived today! Thank you very much! :)
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Comment: Lovely postcard! Thank you so much!!!
Aurora1 rated for Move Your Excess on Nov 13, 2020
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Comment: Received your lovely postcard today. Thank you !

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jul 23, 2020:

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Thank you!! The CPG Pick 2 tag from April finally arrived - I love the book pages, thank you so much!!

FairyLady on May 31, 2020:

Hi, thank you for sharing you national music list in the comment section. If I could rate you I would give 5<3. I never heard this music in my life, but it sounds great. I like the songs from Ария and Дима Билан the most. I probably will look up some translations soon.

Rainydancer on Mar 30, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

NiniJae on Jan 17, 2018:

Hi Katya. I just received the extra card you sent for the "Sending Love with Christmas" swap. That was very nice of you. To be honest, I loved the postcard and never even noticed the "send in an envelope" in the instructions. Thanks very much. The card is very pretty and the tea looks delicious. Have a wonderful 2018. ~ Janine

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

Lina279 on Oct 31, 2017:

Привет!Здорово встретить русских тут)))

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

XFoxgloveX on Nov 26, 2016:

If only we could mail ourselves! That would be much cheaper than airline tickets :)

XFoxgloveX on Nov 21, 2016:

I think your package might have arrived today! I received a notice from the postman that it needed to be signed for and I wasn't home but it said it was from Russia. If its yours, that arrived very quickly! I hope mine gets there soon xx

CrystalZ on Nov 2, 2016:

I received your two postcards this week thank you! The flamingo one fits well in my collection and the Jetoy one will be going up on my bulletin board once I make some space for it! :) I see now why you said it was Christmasy...I didn't notice the Christmas tree before lol. Perfect for the upcoming season though for sure! And I look forward to trying the tea you sent me soon too. Thanks for swapping with me!

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