Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 12:40 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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About Me

As you can see, most of my current profile is focused on my postcard interests, but if you happen to have questions about anything else, feel free to ask! :-)

General Interests:

Travel (especially train travel), music, GENEALOGY, pop culture, secondhand shops, old and independent movies, writing, reading (mostly nonfiction), occasionally scrapbooking or attempting other crafts, occasionally maintaining several blogs/journals, volunteering, learning, collecting various random things, dogs, Siamese and gray-colored cats, the 1960's, fashion, New York City.

Postcard Wish List

Any card with the following subjects:

~Cats (especially SIAMESE CATS)

~Dogs (especially poodles, Bichons, Yorkies, or Silky Terriers)

~Other animals

~Daisies, sunflowers, or other flowers

~Vintage-style label cards, especially SEED PACKET LABELS (in honor of my great-great grandfather and his brother, both noted in their time for selling seeds!)



~New York City

~New England (especially RHODE ISLAND)

~CALIFORNIA (especially Los Angeles, Disneyland, the San Francisco Bay area, Mt. Shasta, and Santa Rosa/SEBASTOPOL/Sonoma County)

~Pennsylvania (especially the SCRANTON region; I like Lancaster County/Amish cards, too!)

~Germany (especially BAVARIA) and the Scandinavian countries

~Washington state

~Missouri (especially SPRINGFIELD/the Ozarks)

~Roadside attractions (i.e. giant peanuts, PAUL BUNYAN/MUFFLER MEN statues), DINERS, ROUTE 66, and the like

~"Greetings from..." cards from anywhere

~KITSCHY/tacky/weird cards, especially ones from the 1950's-1970's (i.e. similar to the kind of card featured on this blog )

~MAP CARDS! I now have at least one card for each of the U.S. states; thank you so much to everybody who helped me complete this collection! I'd still love to receive any map card: states, cities, countries, continents, subways, I welcome them all! (Especially vintage maps!)


~RECIPE cards! This is the collection I'd like to focus on next; I'd love at least one "recipe" card from each U.S. state (international and other recipe cards are welcome, too!). I still have a long way to go with this goal, so for now I'll list the states that I do have at least one recipe card from: FL, GA, ID, KY, LA, MD, MA, NM, OH, TX.

(If you have a recipe card from one of the states I've listed and want to include it in a swap, that's definitely okay; just like with maps, I don't mind having more than one recipe for each state!)


~SNOOPY AND WOODSTOCK or other Peanuts characters, VINTAGE DISNEY CHARACTERS, or 1980's-era Strawberry Shortcake

~BLACK-AND-WHITE or color cards of classic Hollywood film/tv stars/musicians

~Vintage or vintage-style pinups

~Any vintage!

~EMBROIDERED SILK FABRIC CARDS, such as the ones designed by Elsi Gumier . One of the very first cards in my collection -- sent to me by a childhood pen pal -- featured a pair of flamenco dancers, with the woman dressed in a beautiful embroidered skirt! I still have this postcard and recently became curious about its roots. Upon searching, I didn't find much about the artist, but I learned that apparently there are several more of these embroidered cards still out there; and I'd LOVE to expand my collection of them!


Those are just some ideas; but I love most postcards, both touristy and non-touristy!

There are a few subjects I'm less excited about receiving; I wouldn't rate anybody down just for sending these (provided all swap requirements were met), but just for the record, I'm not much of a fan of: vampires; wizards, demons or most fantasy-type stuff; "hot", shirtless or scantily-clad "himbo" or "bimbo"-looking model types; crude or "R-rated" humor and... that's pretty much it, as far as dislikes go!

*As far as "controversial" topics: I'm open to religious/spiritual themes as long as they're respectful -- and political themes as long as they're non-biased or in a historical context (for example, I'm certainly not a "fan" of all of the U.S. presidents, but I'd still like to have a postcard of each of them, just for the historical aspect!).

Basically, anything goes as long as it's tasteful/respectful.

A bit more about postcards

-I love both touristy cards and non-touristy ones, but if I had to choose a favorite, at this time I'd lean more toward slightly preferring touristy cards. In swaps that call for sending multiple cards of either/or, it's always nice to receive a mix of both touristy and non-touristy. :-)

-If and whenever possible, please send 4x6 cards or 3x5 cards. I do like larger cards, too (and if you want to send them, that's fine; it's just harder for me to find places to store them, so I might be more inclined to pass these on).

-If you're wondering whether to send "naked" cards or blank ones in an envelope, whatever the swap calls for is fine. I definitely don't mind receiving single postcards "naked" and stamped (and most swaps that call for multiple cards will be sent in an envelope, anyhow!).

-I'm repeating myself, I know, but I always welcome and enjoy vintage postcards, even ones with messages on back! In fact, I love the ones with messages; it's fun to read them!

-With touristy cards, I generally prefer the location to be named on the front of the card (as opposed to cards with a full photo in front and the location only on the back). However, it's okay to send me cards where this isn't the case if you think I'll like the card.

-Cards from Zazzle and similar sites are okay if they're well-made. Hand-made cards are also nice to receive once in a while, so long as they aren't obviously rushed or slapped together (I've yet to join any specific handmade pc swaps since I'm not the greatest artist myself, but I've received some beautiful handmade cards in swaps that welcomed them!).

-I don't mind free/ad/promotional cards if they relate to any of my interests and/or to my postcard wish list. However, I'd VERY much prefer if the "ad" part didn't take up the back of the card.

Thank you to all of the swappers who have sent me such wonderful postcards so far!!


iexiiexi rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: I loved the playlist! So cool! I really love that you added youtube links to the songs. Happy Halloween!
BluBerry rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the horse PC - I love horses. We had them when I was a child but then we moved to the city so bye bye farm.
jamon rated for QUICK Touristy Postcard Swap #3 on Nov 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful postcard!
flickmobile rated for A Day in the Life of .... YOU! on Sep 15, 2016
Comment: Sorry this rating is only 5 years late... I was archiving my swaps and noticed I hadn't rated you for this swap! I keep a 'treasure box' of all the swaps I received so found it. Really sorry - better late than never I guess!
samskyx rated for QUICK Non-Touristy Postcard Swap #2 on Aug 27, 2016
Comment: I hope to get to Washington soon. My in laws have family in Big Lake and I'd love to see the places they talk about.
tcornell rated for QUICK Story Postcard on Jul 14, 2016
Comment: I loved the card, and loved your story LOL thank you!
Inger71 rated for QUICK Vintage Postcard Swap on Jun 2, 2016
Comment: Lovely card! Thank you! 😍
Minerva62 rated for QUICK Vintage-THEMED Postcard Swap on May 27, 2016
Comment: Another Bruce Cockburn lover? Wow! I have been to two of his concerts in Knoxville at a small, really cool venue - The Bijou Theater. And I saw T-Bone with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant at the Civic Coliseum in Knoxville as well. Nice to hear from a fellow music lover! I couldn't read your last line, it was covered by the machine.
tatntole rated for QUICK Map Postcard on May 13, 2016
Comment: I am so sorry to rate late, this fell behind my table (along with several other things) and I just found them today.
Yekaterina rated for QUICK Non-Touristy Postcard Swap on Apr 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice postcard :D Hope you have fun when you come to Canada!!!
CWarner rated for QUICK Travel Survey on Apr 20, 2016
Comment: Fun to read, Tamara - thanks! Wishing you happy and safe travels!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comment (and PM!), for the rating and heart, and for joining the swap! Happy travels! :-)
Comment: LOL! Thanks! Great @(#@*) swap. :)
Response: Thanks for the @*%@ing rating and heart! Thanks, too, for hosting this fun swap! :-D
DebR rated for QUICK Touristy Postcard Swap on Apr 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, I would love to visit there
Response: Glad you liked the card; thanks for joining the swap, and thank you so much for the rating and heart! :-)
tatta rated for Movie Survey on Feb 24, 2016
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers, thank you! :)
Response: Thank you so much for participating and reading my answers, and thanks, too, for the rating and heart! :-)
imaginarychimaera rated for Movie Survey on Feb 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for this survey! It was so interesting to read about the movies you enjoy! I've always loved Tim Curry as Rooster- when I was little, I wanted to be Annie!
Response: My childhood self thought it was scary when Rooster tried to push Annie off that bridge; but yes, he was great as Rooster! Thanks so much for the rating, heart, and for participating in the swap -- and for sharing YOUR answers, which I enjoyed reading! :-)
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart; it would have been nice if you'd made up the swaps from your other profiles before doing this Pinterest swap, though. :-(

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Paige1900 on Jan 4, 2019:

Dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year! We miss seeing you around. :)

milamilamura on Mar 7, 2018:

Just dropping by to say hi! Hope you're having a lovely week so far! :)

VivaLaDiane on Nov 3, 2017:


susieq11 on Oct 14, 2017:

Hello!! : )

TakenByChance on Jun 21, 2017:

Just noticed your note on my profile 💜 Yes, I believe that we can and will both get through these challenges presented to us.
How have you been managing?

TC on Jun 13, 2017:

I miss you more than words can say. Hope you're finding your way in your new phase of life.

VivaLaDiane on Jun 5, 2017:

Thanks so much for the sweet note on my profile. Much love! ♥

Lila84 on Apr 14, 2017:

Happy birthday:) you changed your username right? Lol I got all confused. Hope you have a great day and the rain stops for you!

ChelseaDagger on Apr 9, 2017:

Sorry, I didn't realize it would get cut off. If you delete it, I will not be offended. 😉

ChelseaDagger on Apr 9, 2017:

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