Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2022 3:26 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: September 26, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style 🎄🎄🎄 I put them in every room of my house 🎄🎄🎄


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • NOTHING SCENTED, I'm sensitive 🙄
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


minniepic rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #195 on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: WOW ❤️❤️❤️❤️ You made my day with all the lovely postcards ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so very much for all the postcards and all the extra postcards❤️❤️❤️❤️ This was a treasure ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed everything ❣❣❣❣ Thanks for the wonderful comments and the heart rating ❣❣❣❣
LadyJo rated for ABC USA Postcard G for: on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: I was never at this arch either! Thanks for it and joining! I like this series too, look for more being posted soon!
Response: I'm ready for more! Thanks for the heart rating!
simcoe54 rated for PH: 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 (7th Edition) on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards and all the wonderful extras.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Colleen2868 rated for Waves to Shore Post Card Swap on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: Lovely cards
Response: Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: TYVM for yet another wonderful swap, for letter A for the Alpine house in Woodstock, N.H. Love this one , I love big historical houses! We have a huge historical house, right here in Canton, PA. about an 1/8 mile from us. It looks like a mansion. They just restored it 5 months ago. It needed it too.
Response: I'm so happy that you liked your A postcard. I've stayed at several big old inns and I just love wandering the hallways! Thanks for the heart rating!
debbiespoms rated for Scavenger Hunt for the Letter A on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: TYSM for the wonderful letter A vintage PC's! I love all ! But esp. the Angel.
Response: I'm glad to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for ABC USA - Postcard F for: on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: I really like the colors on the Japanese decorative papers on the postcard that you sent. When it's muggy, AC is my friend too!
Response: I'm happy to hear that you liked it! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Love the linen covered bridge pc. Thanks
Response: I'm happy to hear that, thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Well hello Mar! I received your swap today and thanks so much for all the postcards. Wow! I guess you did challenge yourself. I try to challenge myself. But sometimes I can't do it. Because not having the choices that are in the swap. The only one I couldn't find is Animal in the water. I have every other type of animal but that, ugh ! Anyway, thanks again and loved them all !
Response: I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who gets a bit obsessed 😁 I'm happy that you enjoyed everything and thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Love the Niagra Falls vintage linen postcard. Thank you.
Response: I'm happy to hear that! You're welcome and thanks for the heart rating!
nomadmama rated for Postcards A,B,C & D on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the resend. I appreciate you being communicative.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
dakotadee rated for Mailbox Full of Cats (PC Swap) #4 on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: love the cat card. Thank you
Response: I'm glad that you liked it!
AJ73 rated for ABCUSA: Let’s Go Fishing OR NOT!!! on Aug 28, 2022
Comment: What a wonderful “NOT” and a YES fishing postcard. I love your fishing story. I appreciate the time you took to share it and it was ever so interesting, funny and romantic! Hugs!
Response: What a nice comment! Thanks very much and thanks also for the heart rating!
Comment: Aww. So super cute ;). Thank you! Polish cat stamps are super rare and hard to get so sadly, I don't have them. I agree that it will be a nice touch to add a cat stamp but the postcard + decoration is great ;) so don't worry!
Response: I'm happy that you liked my postcard, even without a cat postage stamp 😁 Thanks very much for the heart rating! Sending you best wishes❣❣❣
shirleyinCA rated for People Postcards on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Wow you did a great job of choosing amazingly different people! And thanks so much for sending extras also - terrific. swap!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked my choices! Thanks for the heart rating❣
young46356 rated for Beach Postcard (sent naked) on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks, he looks delicious, ha ha! Rich
Response: I love crab!😁 Thanks for the heart❣
young46356 rated for Vintage Beach Postcards on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice cards, Rich
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks for the cat card! I heard some people buy vintage stamps on ebay but cat stamps seem to be popular hence more expensive
Response: And I'm definitely cheep! LOL
explore rated for ABC USA Postcard E for: on Aug 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the explosives postcard.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: ❤️❤️WOW❤️❤️ What an amazing envelope full of wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so very much for all the postcards, You spoiled me, but you made me smile❤️❤️❤️ I loved all of them❤️❤️
Response: We all deserve to be spoiled! Thanks for your kind words and for the heart rating ❣❣❣

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bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

kizzlets on Dec 27, 2021:

Mar--thank you for the bonus happy mail for the "Happy ALL Month Long" swap, you didn't have too, but I really appreciate the cool Japanese stationeries you recently sent me, they are amazing! :) ~kizzlets

Jjean on Dec 25, 2021:

Thank you - Thank you.....Wow, what a wonderful gift......... Merry Christmas..... will use all & so many, many colors!!!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 20, 2021:

Now how did you know exactly what I wanted this year? Thank you Mar for my 3 Christmas CD's..One of which is Exactly what I have looked hard for and could never find any... A handbell Choir with Christmas songs. I grew up where our church had a handbell choir so is so very special with fond memories. This is for the TF March Stocking Stuffer. I open a present each day of Advent.. Thank you again~~Michelle Merry Christmas

Artistic on Dec 14, 2021:

So happy you're enjoying the envelope countdown! Did you DIY the box? :)

circularlogic on Dec 13, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAKs #3 and #4! I adore the darling vintage books about dogs and butterflies! And I will keep the seashell journal in my purse for writing down my 2022 musings! Thank you so much!

circularlogic on Dec 9, 2021:

Your RAKS arrived today! I opened #2 and am so thankful fir your thoughtfulness! Can’t wait to paint! May also use a couple to make Christmas presents with my nieces!

circularlogic on Dec 6, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAK #1! What a wonderful surprise! I am so happy to have this advent calendar, and I don't mind playing catch up at all! :D :D

All the best,

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


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