Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 10:45 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: December 10, 2019

Country: United States

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 cheese and crackers! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!!


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!

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
  • Paper dolls
  • 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
  • office supplies-tags
  • shaped paper clips
  • 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 except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • 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


susieq11 rated for Christmas Postcards on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: What a lovely postcard, thank you! Wishing you a happy holiday season!!!! : )
Response: Awwww...thanks so much! I appreciate the heart rating! Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks so much for the heart and Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card. I hope you get more snow soon!
Response: It's just two days away! LOL I'm happy that you liked the postcard. Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒโ„๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Ohmigoodness - it's like you peeked inside my weird little mind and found all the things I love best! I work in a library and I have an obsession with taking the old pockets and cards out of old books! And of course that means I love book jackets and old books and everything to do with them! I just love everything you sent! This was a perfect package - thank you so much! <3
Response: I'm so very happy with how much you enjoyed everything! You must not be the only one with a weird little mind! LOL Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Loved the postcard! Hoping for more snow for you!
Response: I'm very happy that you liked the postcard! And we actually have snow forecast for this Wednesday โ„โ„โ„ Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Wonderful little Christmas card of the wintry village, and many thanks for the vintage postage! I'll keep the little envelope too, so cute with the Snowy Day postage and the singing children on back.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and also for the heart. Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: thanks for the lovely postcard
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Thank you for all the postcards! I love them all!!
Response: Awwww...happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating, I appreciate iโฃ
CookieMomster78 rated for Christmas Postcards #2 USA on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Yay! Thank you for sharing this wonderful Rockwell Santa postcard! I love it ๐Ÿฅฐ Happy holidays ๐ŸŽ„
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒโ„๐ŸŒฒ
Comment: Loved the postcard! Merry Christmas!
Response: So happy that you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŒฒโ„๐ŸŒฒ
ginnijay rated for Christmas Postcards #2 USA on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Enjoyed the Norman Rockwell card. Thanks
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Merry Christmas to you ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…
Comment: Festive card and stickers. Thanks
Response: Happy that you liked them and Merry Christmas to you๐ŸŒฒโ„๐ŸŒฒ
goinjenny rated for Christmas Postcards #2 USA on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome and Merry Christmas โ„โ„โ„
Comment: I love it! Happy holidays!
Response: So happy that you liked it, Merry Christmasโฃ
dawnakaulen rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter F on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Pretty PC, thank you!
Response: You're very welcome! I thank you for the heart!
Comment: Lovely postcard! A โค๏ธ For the stamps!
Response: Thanks so much! And I do appreciate the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything that you included. Love it all! ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Long live snail mail!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything ๐Ÿ˜ thanks for the heart โค
LadyJo rated for Christmas Postcards on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a nice pc! I love mail to this time of year! Than I like mail all year long. This time of year is when you hear from the once a year family and friends though.
Response: I always look forward to those Christmas letters from the once a year friends! Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmasโค
KarenFife rated for PH: Letter W (Blank or Naked) on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Great cartoon! Thanks so much! My husband couldn't decide if it was as funny as I thought it was๐Ÿ˜†
Response: Hahaha! I'm glad that you enjoyed it and thanks for the heart ratingโฃ
Marleen1979 rated for WIYM: Christmas Postcards on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas card with Christmas stamps, hope you have had a lovely thanksgiving at your nieceโ€™s. Good luck with the Christmas decoration.
Response: Thank you very much. I hope that you had a good Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas and thanks also for the heart โค

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MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

Artstamper on Nov 23, 2015:

Hi Mar, Thanks for the great Christmas PC.It's beautiful and I love that it is a non traditional color.

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