Swap-bot Time: August 2, 2021 11:45 am


Date Joined: November 17, 2019
Last Online: July 31, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, my name is Eleanor. Me in a nutshell: Artsy-litsy, kinda flitsy, quasi-bohemian. Semi-gothy, slightly crunchy, completely quirky, nature-based, contemplative mom.

Retired from the publishing industry, I spend the weekends with my husband who is a chef and an artist. Our house is decorated in a pan-Asian style with a special emphasis on Godzilla. We enjoy going to ethnic grocery stores and to thrift stores together. I mostly 'thrift' for art supplies, books, vintage needlework, and boho odds-and-ends. I crochet and am starting to learn boro and sashiko. My journal is my favorite starting place for creativity of all kinds. I write in it every morning.

You can find me on Instagram here: @ thepaperpagan

**I subscribe to the Stickii sticker club

Favorite Things to Swap

-book-themed postcards/notecards, stickers, bookmarks, mail art, happy mail, etc.

-quotes on creativity from writers and artists

-beautiful letters and decorated envelopes that I can glue into my journal. I make pockets out of the envelopes and keep the letters in them!

-illustrated recipes on 8.5" x 11" paper. I keep them in a 3-ring binder

-pretty much anything that I can create a journal page from that reflects any of my interests

Favorite Colors and Themes

-favorite colors: lavender, violet, pink, aqua, jade, sea-foam, coral, electric blue

-favorite color combinations: dark blue paired with fuchsia/magenta, black-and-white, lavender and green, magenta and orange

-iridescence, metallic accents, sparkle, non-shedding glitter

-foxes, mushrooms, forest creatures and scenes

-magical beings like fairies, unicorns, mermaids, dragons, gnomes, etc.


-books, reading, libraries

-mindfulness and meditation

-chakras, yoga

-art journaling

-women authors




-afternoon tea

-writing and journaling


-zodiac signs: Gemini and Year of the Snake


-Asian motifs and patterns

-British royals

-Britain, Ireland, New Orleans, New York

-Paganism, Buddhism

Books and Writing


I tend to read mostly classic literature and science-fiction/fantasy, though I will usually read a few works by contemporary authors every year. Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, and Donna Tartt are a few of my favorite authors. In science-fiction and fantasy, I am reading Charles Yu, Becky Campbell, the Liaden series, and almost every magical Regency ever written.


Keri Smith, Austin Kleon, and books on creativity. Artists Studio and Flow magazines. I collect books on tea. Other non-fiction interests: books on how to write, paint, draw, journal, grow houseplants, garden, and meditate. Cookbooks on afternoon tea and British and Asian cuisine.

-Children's books:

The Moomins, Trixie Belden, the Oz series, the Greene Knowe series by L.M. Boston, The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton

-If you would like to recommend a book to me, have a look at my Goodreads profile:



Julia Cameron's The Artists Way is a big influence and I do morning pages every day.

Postcard Preferences

-Images of historical life, architecture, clothing etc. I'm a sucker for castles and quaint villages

-Some of my favorite places to receive postcards from are Britain, Ireland, New York, or New Orleans

-I would dearly love to receive British royal family postcards. Well, maybe not ones depicting either of the Princes Charles or Andrew, but anyone else!

-Book, art, or literary themed postcards with coordinating quotes

-Tea or cuisine/cooking postcards

-Postcards with some decoration on the back

If you would like to do a personal trade, just let me know!

Tea and Food

Tea Preferences:

-Green, Oolong, Puerh, Honeybush, Rooibos, Lemon Verbena, Almond, Decaf masala chai

Tea Dislikes:

-Licorice root, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Mint, and artificial flavors, colors, or additives

-Please, no Lipton's tea or tea bags that aren't in a factory-sealed moisture-proof wrapper

Food and Recipe Preferences:

-Afternoon tea, Dim Sum, regular or gluten-free baking, cakes/cupcakes, traditional recipes from your country or culture, party foods, cute hors d'oeuvres, craft cocktails, tea parties, fancy cookies (If you've ever seen the movie Mermaids, you will get the picture!)

Food Sensitivities:

-Beets, sweet potatoes, preservatives

Favorite Music

-The Ramones



-The Cramps


-The Kinks

Please Don't Send...

I would prefer not to receive classroom reward stickers, Disney, incense, things with artificial scents, or religious items that aren't Pagan or Buddhist in nature.


pixiegirlanna rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Scrapinitblue rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your summer drink!
Angeliamb rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
BobaBarb rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
kayebubbly rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #18 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: stay hydrated!
colleenbUSA rated for BLC Book Postcard Prompt #6 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining! I love the pc!
Karen07 rated for Lughnasadh Greetings 2021 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful swap! Lammas blessings to you!
Response: You are very welcome! Have a wonderful Lammastide ❤️
Comment: The postcard was absolutely perfect for the season, and I really liked the Lughnasadh quote you chose - I hadn't heard of Carole Carlton before, and I will have to look into her work!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked the quote and postcard. Hope you have a wonderful Lammas season ❤️
Response: Thank you for rating ❤️
Comment: This recipe is so gorgeous and I'm looking forward to getting to make it.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it, James.I also would like to make the recipe, but I don't think that I could use up the rest of the bottle of Absinthe afterwards ❤️
Kraftylady777 rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #5 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! These swaps are so much fun!
Response: I agree! Thank you for being an awesome swap partner ❤️
Comment: I've really enjoyed this book as well, and while I love reading and keeping a creative planner, I've never found myself particularly fond of writing or journaling; this book made me rethink that! I'm not yet at a stage where I could write pages upon pages but slowly integrating writing in my every day (and magical) life is something I'm strongly considering :)
Response: I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this book and found inspiration in it. ❤️
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome, Kate ❤️
ace81620 rated for LLU: Dangerous Women Read! on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmarks, book plates, quotes, etc! :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed this swap ❤️
IntaglioDragon rated for BS&S~ scattergories game A on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: I I hadn't hear of Aušrinė! Gonna read up on her :)
Response: Yes, she was new to me also. I loved that this swap was a covert way to increase one's knowledge! ❤️
Response: Thank you for rating! I loved your review ❤️
Rosa1 rated for Hecate's Secret Book Club ~ June 2021 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: As a dabbler in writing since my teens, I am now off to check this book out! Love your review.
Response: I'm happy to hear that you found the book I reviewed intriguing! ❤️
Gnoe rated for Junk Journal Fun on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your stuffed envie full of JJ fun! So kind of you to especially try and send things I would like <3 You totally succeeded!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad to hear that you found some things that you like in the envelope ❤️
DragonflyDreamer rated for SOHC: Found Image Harvest on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: So much fun stuff!!! Thank you so much for all the time you put into this swap. I love the book pages with the Shakespeare quotes and the vintage advertisements. These are all things I will use in journals and crafts. Thanks for such a wonderful swap. Be well.
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad to hear that you found some things that you like in the envelope ❤️
tristitia rated for Witchy book recommendation on Jun 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the recommendations (and the lovely notecards!) - I'm going to look into the book you chose - like I need any more books...
Response: You're welcome! I'm happy to add to your 'To Read' pile ❤️

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AnnaM on Jun 8, 2021:

Have a lovely day Eleanor!

Best Wishes, Anna

DreamCloud on Apr 22, 2021:

I sent my 200th swap today: April 22, 2021

The swap was, "Food Packaging Postcard - Newbie Friendly"

Honeyloveart on Nov 2, 2020:

I'm so grateful for your beautiful angel package, lovely tarot reading and delightful goodies. This envelope and reading really touched my heart and I'll definitely be holding onto it. Thank you so so much for your happy mail blessings 💞

tcornell on Oct 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely envie of CPG Ephemera! So many cute things enclosed! ♥♥♥

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