Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 10:33 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: December 1, 2023

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 ๐Ÿ˜

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ I put them in every room of my house ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„


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 ๐Ÿ™„
  • 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


Comment: I have received the swap! I'm excited to see what's inside! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Cute postcard, extra โค๏ธโค๏ธ for the vintage stamps. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you. I love the vintage postcard and stamps
Response: You're so welcome! Vintage ephemera is the best! Merry Christmas and thanks for the heart rating ๐ŸŽ„โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ„
Comment: Thanks for the adorable vintage postcard and stamps! I love vintage too. I just got my restock of vintage Christmas postage today :)
Response: I'm so glad you appreciated my vintage treasures! I enjoy browsing eBay for vintage stamps and ephemera. Merry Christmas and thanks for the heart rating ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿคถ
Librarychick55 rated for Quick Advent 15 lil gifts #2 on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: I received my gifts today and I am so excited! It doesnโ€™t matter what is inside, I can tell you put in the effort and I love the squirrel card so Iโ€™m sure everything is great. Thank you! Iโ€™ll send a follow up thank you after I open them :)
Response: Awww, that's very sweet ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope that you enjoy your little daily gifts. Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…
Comment: Thank you! I love the beautiful Christmas postcard! โค I loved the vintage Christmas stamps too! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„
Bravenfritz rated for Christmas Postcard 3 on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas postcard!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart rating๐ŸŽ„
Comment: Thanks for all of the items! I like the vintage items you included. Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad that you're okay with vintage! Thank you for the heartโฃ
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas PC and for using vintage Christmas postage - I'm a fan, too!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you noticed! Thanks for the heart ratingโฃ
Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful card!!!
Response: You're very welcome, thanks for the heart ratingโฃ
Mystyne rated for PH: 2-4-6-8 (8th Edition) on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Wow! Thank you. I had a hard time doing the basic. It's fun to see what you found.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the heart rating!
karli rated for Christmas Postcard 2 on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: Nice card, many thanks. Karolina
Response: I'm glad that you liked it, thanks +
Comment: Thanks :)
Response: You're welcomeโฃ Thanks for the heart rating
Comment: Thank you๐Ÿค—
Response: You're welcomeโฃ Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you for a lovely pc and your holiday plans sound wonderful! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and also for the heart rating! Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…
Luvchickadees rated for Christmas Postcard 1 on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Cute Christmas postcard. I like your idea to put the Xmas pcs on your mantle to display them.
Response: I'm glad that you liked the postcard! And my idea ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the heart!
mle rated for Altered Candy Tin Swap on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: What a treat to receive your package!!!! I love the tin and all the bits inside it. Thank you!!!!!!
Response: I'm happy to hear that! Thank you for the heart ratingโฃ
Comment: Thank you so much for so many PCs in your mail. You really made my day.
Response: I'm happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating!
LaureAndLucky rated for Bookish postcards on Oct 7, 2023
Comment: I was always reading as a child, always had a couple books with me everywhere Iโ€™d go. Iโ€™m sad I donโ€™t have that much time now ! Thanks for the postcard ! Best wishes !
Response: Retirement is great for reading time, I love it! Thanks for the heart rating ๐Ÿ˜˜
Dessie0416 rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #36 on Oct 5, 2023
Comment: thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart rating!

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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! Canโ€™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:


grammypammy on Jul 24, 2021:

ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ July

I received the 3rd and last item for this swap and I want to say thank you for the beautiful vintage tea towels! They are so pretty and large, I'm thinking about framing them somehow or maybe putting them on canvas to display instead of dirty up as a normal tea towel. Thank you for thinking of me for these beautiful tea towels!

Hugs, Pam

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