Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 1:16 pm


Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: September 29, 2020
Birthday: January 22
Country: Belgium

About Me


hello World,

It's me... Monique, living close to the city of Antwerp, Belgium

In an era of e mail & texting, i still prefer snail mail , and i don't mean ... invoices haha.

I "ve send, and collect postcards since i was young ... and that's quite for a long time now .

As my nickname reveals .. i love retro, vintage and antiques

I love things with a "past"

You can often find me in second hand shops, charity shops, fleamarkets ..

I also have a soft spot for Art Deco and Art Nouveau

I have a collection of

-vintage teapots , teacups and saucers, anything to do with tea serving


  • vintage tins


  • vintage books


favourite holiday destination ….. the UK !

My favourite time of the year is ...


chr chr

cann't get enough from the decorations, the christmas tree , gifts, just the whole atmosphere .. and not to forget the christmas postcards , i decorate my whole living room with them .

the victorian style postcards have my preference

If you are in a Christmas card swap, please send me a card with wishes in your own language, ty.

vic Christmas

cann't wait to be christmas again

and to start this new swapbot adventure !

Love and hugs to all of you

Favorite Television

UK series :

-Inspector Morse

-Midsomer Murders

-Foyle's War

-Downton Abbey


-Keeping Up Appearances

-BBC Strictly Come Dancing

-Bargain Hunt -(Celebrity) Antiques Road Trip

-All programmes about vintage and antiques

-all Agatha Christie series with Poirot & Miss Marple

-also love all the BOOKS of Agatha Christie, have the whole collection !

Favorite Music

all music from the 60s and from the 80's

johnny cash


folk music from ireland


Loreena McKennitt

i like


Note : if it is a profile based postcard swap, and if you live OUTSIDE Europe, please send me a single view touristy postcard, showing the beauty of your country, thank you so much !

( can be send naked or in an envelope , your choice .,but i prefer SINGLE VIEW .)

I like unusual and colourful stamps !!

For US swappers, please, if possible, don't use the common green global for ever stamps , thank you .

  • i prefer normal sized postcards, 4"x 6' ( 10 x15 cm)

  • if you send a touristy postcard, please send one of your OWN country , showing the beauty of your own country … nature, castle, UNESCO WHS

  • map postcards

  • for US SWAPPERS, if it is a TOURISTY postcard swap, please send me a MAP postcard of your state , or of a state you visited. Missing states: see below, thank you !

  • like MAXI cards (postcards that feature an image (a monument, animal, event, etc) along with a stamp of a very similar or related image on the picture side of the card.) too

  • from UK , Scotland ,Ireland , ... postcards of pubs, cottages ,famous castles and manors,golf, afternoon tea, highland games, funny seaside cards, vintage cars , colourful doors, Guinness , QUEEN VICTORIA, PHQ cards .... )

-CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS - try to build a nice collection of Christmas postcards , typical for the country it is send from .

love .. guess what ????**CHRISTMAS THEMED STAMPS ** , i collect them, so they are welcome all year round, 🙂 thank you

  • victorian/retro style postcards

  • vintage postcard ( before 1970 ), can be already send to someone else … just put it in an envelope … thank you

-From USA : American state postcards, still looking for the following AR,,DE,IL,ME,MD,MN,MS,MO,NE,NY,ND,OK,RI,SD, TN,UT,VT,VA,WV.

  • the American retro'style 'postcards ' greetings from '....

  • American postcards of the capital of your state, i have already Denver, Frankfort,Bismarck, Sacramento

  • Children's Book Illustration Postcards ( No Disney )

  • Inge Löök , old ladies

  • Moomin

-Alice in Wonderland ( original illustrations by John Tenniel are my fevourites ) alice

and last, but not least

if you are an artist, i would be very happy to receive a card, made by you


NO cat, dogs or other animal postcards , I do love animals but in real !

NO coloured-in postcards

Thank you !

Please, use uncommon , multiple stamps on the postcards , Thank you


please, send your swaps in


  • gingerbread men/cookies

  • cookies with cinnamon

  • fudge

-chocolate, dark, milk , white … no nuts please

  • chocolates with a alcohol filling

    -Yankee candles and tealights

    the smell of roses .. and pine

(put Always and everywhere scented tea light candles ..)

peony is my favourite flower roses

washi tape to decorate anything and everything :

favourite washi : - vintage/ floral/ tea related/ holiday /airmail/ pastel colors/ old rose / Christmas/ animals( dogs, cat, owl..) / Easter /Halloween/autumn..


  • seasonal stickers ( Christmas, easter, Halloween, spring, summer, autumn, winter …. )

-address labels , and labels' please deliver to '

-'Flow' and 'Daphnes Diary.' magazines

-cartoon Calvin & Hobbes c h

-fountain pens

-cute notecards

-pastel colors, dark blue

-cute, colorful socks ( size 37 / 4-5 )


please send me

plain BLACK teas such as

  • english breakfast

  • english afternoon tea

  • Ceylon Orange Pekoe

  • Assam

  • Darjeeling

  • Irish Breakfast….

  • Twinings Christmas Tea.

I really prefer teabags bought by yourself, typical for your country/area. Thank you

and ,please dont pass me the teas you don't want.

NO green , herbal, chai, herbal infusions,licorice, chamomile,mint )

also like

-Finnish Nordqvist brand tea

  • Moomin tea

  • earl grey

  • lady grey

but always willing to try something new, especially if it is YOUR favourite tea
( but plse NO licorice, chamomile,mint )

i am not a huge coffee drinker, but love Starbucks!

i do like

Caffè mocha Holiday coffee Latte Macchiato chocolate flavoured coffee

and iced coffee

and also hot chocolate !


i once bought Christmas Spiced Ground Coffee at Harrod's in London, with cinnamon, hazelnut and chocolate flavourings …… best coffee ever …!

STAMPS i collect

-🎄CHRISTMAS STAMPS🎄 from all over the world

-stamps from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Finland,( and from all european countries ), USA, Japan, Canada & Australia .

don't like

glitter and confetti , don't put it in an envelope, please …

-reward / teachers stickers

-hello Kitty,

-small paper cuts

  • black envelopes

    and please, don't send me loose tea or expired tea bags .

If I do not receive a rating from you then I do not know if you received an item I sent. Please message me if you do not receive an item so I can resend.


neea1989 rated for WIYM: Blind envie swap #13 tea bags on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you! 💕☕️🦜
Comment: Hi Monique! Thank you for the lovely pc of Belgium! I was so happy to receive it so quickly! Hugs and Happy Swapping 😉
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! I am also happy it arrived quickly, international mail can sometimes be very unpredictable ! Have a lovely day ! Stay safe, stay healthy !
Singske rated for PIE: Profile based postcard on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Hey Monique. Ik ben toch blij met je kaartje. Ik vind het altijd leuk om te bekijken hoe het vroeger was. En de zoo, ik moet er snel nog eens naar terug. Nog een fijne avond💌
Response: Jij blij, ikke blij !!😊 dank je wel, Inge voor de rating en het hartje ♥️ ! Hou het koel vanavond ... hier 34 ° pff...groetjes Monique
Mekenzie rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea - July on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the teas, they were very tasty. I really liked the card and the cutout with the butterflies you sent me. I'll put butterflies in my diary. Thank you very much and I wish you all the best and good health.♥
Response: You're welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Happy you enjoyed the teas ! Stay safe, stay healthy !
dreamlady66 rated for PIE: Monthly swap - September on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Ty for the lovely cat-card ❤ PS I am found of different intern. authors and don't have any favourites to read :) Happy swapping - best wishes!
Response: Thank you for rating !
Muppet450 rated for Tea For Thee # 63 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Dank je wel voor de theetjes. Ik koop mijn thee heel vaak in Duitsland. Deze Engelse theetjes ken ik nog niet. Oooooh en die Harry Potter kaart..... I love it, en die stickers op de volop 😍 helaas kan ik maar 1 hartje geven anders kreeg je er meer.
Response: Graag gedaan, Rachel ! en dank je wel voor het hartje en de vriendelijke woorden, doet altijd plezier ♥️ ! hartelijke groetjes Monique
Comment: Great choices! I didn't even think of Mary Poppins, I was thinking more of the cartoon animated movies. Good Luck!
Comment: Tough choice. I love Lilo & Stitch, The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Aristocats... I could go on and on.
oldsoul rated for PIE: Monthly swap - August on Aug 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you Monique, I truly appreciated the postcard you chose to send me! I do love my bird postcards. Also, very intriguing postage stamp of a marine subjects. Thank you — have a great weekend!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for rating, the heart ♥️ and kind words . Have a lovely weekend ! Stay safe !
Emzycal rated for Tiny European Swap #9 on Aug 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Monique! The swap arrived today. Thank you =) the 'namaste' card was my favourite part. Stay safe. x
Response: Thank you for rating ! Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe !
vacths95 rated for EML: Postcard Swap #4 on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful flower postcard. Stay safe and healthy!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a nice weekend !
lilsiyh rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Aug 2, 2020
KarenFife rated for Naked - Magnify a Map Postcard #10 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Belgium map postcard! Such beautiful buildings. I found everything🔍.
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Glad you found everything 😊 Stay safe ! stay healthy !
reinerose rated for Small Tea Swap #11 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing swap, I can't wait to try out all of the teas! Also a huge thank you for surprising me with diddl paper, I really can't thank you enough!
Response: My pleasure ! Thank you for rating, the heart and your kind words ♥️, Stay safe! Stay healthy !
bringitb rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: 😊
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: You're very welcome ! So sorry for the slow mail . Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a nice day !
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card and the tea packet. I hope you had a lovely Easter. The mail has been kind of slow. I just got your card this week. I hope you and yours are doing well during this pandemic. Stay safe and healthy.
Response: You're very welcome ! Very happy my card finally arrived ! so sorry for the slow mail ..... Thank you for rating , the heart and kind words ♥️,hope you and yours are doing well too ! Have a nice day !
PrincessP rated for Tea For Thee # 40 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much for my lovely package. I can't wait for the weather to cool down to try the Winter Glow tea :) And also, thank you so much for the Joker playing card to add to my collection, I really appreciate it :)
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Stay, safe, stay healthy, 🐰 HAPPY EASTER 🐰!
Comment: Lovely map card. gorgeous old buildings. The closest we can come to Europe is parts of Canada. Stay safe from Coronavirus.
Response: Thank you so much, for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Stay, safe, stay healthy, 🐰 HAPPY EASTER 🐰!

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Singske on Sep 1, 2020:

Graag gedaan, ik vind het altijd leuk om iemand te verrassen. Groetjes, Inge

Singske on Aug 14, 2020:

Mmm... ijsjes!!! Ik krijg er al zin in! Bedankt voor je leuke postkaart. De mijne is ook onderweg. Geniet van de iets koelere temperaturen dit weekend💌

Singske on Jul 26, 2020:

Hey Monique, we houden onze bubbel hier zo klein mogelijk.😷 Als je zin hebt om wat “happy mail” te swappen in deze moeilijke tijden, laat het me gerust weten. Hou het veilig! Groetjes Inge

Singske on Jul 25, 2020:

Hallo, ik zag jouw profile per toeval. Altijd fijn om iemand van België, en dan nog uit Antwerpen, tegen te komen hier op Swapbot. Ikzelf ben van Berchem. Groetjes

Freyja on Dec 31, 2019:

N°9 profile decorate "vintage happy new year"🌌

IDreamOfAfrica on Dec 31, 2019:

N°9 profile decorate "vintage happy new year"🌌

ema819 on Nov 29, 2019:

DRMOM on Feb 17, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes! I had a full day of interrupted crafting. Best day ever :-) Take care, @DRMOM

flmom on Feb 12, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday!!

SpringPearl5 on Jan 25, 2019:

Hey please join my JUNKIE#2 swap if you like collecting stationary, magazines, pens and heaps more goodies http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/274825

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