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ayates

ayates
Date Joined: December 8, 2010
Last Online: December 1, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

I love the story that vintage tells and collect anything old - buttons, books (esp old ones with fancy covers,) bottles, jewelry, linens, china, fabric, drawer pulls, lace, dollies, dice, yardsticks, marbles, ribbon, mercury glass, worn out paint brushes, flower frogs, silver sugar bowls & creamers (actually any silver item) silver trophies (love the engraving) ... (could go on forever!)

I think presentation is as important as the gift. A simple item can be adorned to impress. I love dressing up my sends and strive to make my partner swoon and sigh. Of course, I appreciate when this happens to me!

A word about swapping - I join swaps to share of myself and to please another. What I send is representative of who I am - I always strive to be my best! I play at 110% - and expect the same in return. I want to participate with others of integrity, accountability and high standards.
I CREATE EVERY SWAP AS IF IT IS A PRESENT FOR MY BEST FRIEND!

Someone else said this, I relate ~

RHINESTONES & GLITTER ARE MY PROZAC

WHAT ONE MAKES WITH THEIR HANDS, ONE GIVES WITH THEIR HEART

DON'T BE LIKE THE REST OF THEM, DARLING!

LIFE IS HARD ~ IT'S HARDER IF YOU'RE STUPID

ALWAYS ACT AS IF YOU ARE WEARING AN INVISIBLE CROWN

BETTER TO BE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAN ABSOLUTELY BORING

THERE'S NO NORMAL LIFE ~ THERE'S JUST LIFE! GET ON WITH IT

TAKES A MIGHTY GOOD MAN TO BE BETTER THAN NONE

WORRY IS A MISUSE OF YOUR IMAGINATION

INSTEAD OF THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, GET RID OF THE BOX

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

****THINGS I LOVE ****
Chardonnay *
Foxglove *
Rhinestones * Anything that glitters *
Madelinetosh Yarn *
Cowboys *
Locally roasted coffee beans *
Beer caps *
Skeleton keys *
Goldens * Cats * Evergreens * Classic Country Music * Honesty * Solitude *
Pearls *
ABOVE ALL I love Vintage ~ buttons photographs Barkcloth alarm clocks trims bling Velvet ribbon *
scrapes of wool *
ANYTHING from the 50's (potato masher to jewelry to TV tubes!)
* Pendleton Blankets * Rusty Metal objects * Quilt blocks * gnomes * handmade (has to be quality) * everything cowgirl ~ art, fabric, boots, hats (not jewelry) vintage china, esp platters

I appreciate things of quality ~ inexpensive, dollar store type items are a waste of your money ~ not for me!!! Quality trumps quantity!!!

A word about rating - I rate for the quality, care & heart put into a send. Tossing in "extra's" does not justify top rating.

THINGS I DO NOT LIKE, please do not send - * Food or Drink of any kind (except gourmet coffee beans from your area) * Candy, Gum * Gothic or dark stuff or porn (someone did!) * Cheap stuff - nothing from the $ type stores * post-its * lip balm * cutesie stuff * earrings * note cards/paper * stickers in general * makeup, nail polish, lotion - no cosmetics * teacher reward or cheap stickers * cheap gift tags * washi tape * scraps of paper cut or folded to fit envelope * playing cards * perfume * socks * scarf * lotions

If you're an active swapper, I know you have been stomped on and abused (flaked on/not rated) just like me. There ARE fabulous ladies on swap-bot; I am seeking out those kindred spirits and fading out the lesser.

Thank you kindly for taking the time to read my narrative!! Hope to meet you in a special trade!

Ratings

Artistic rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 14, 2023
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Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much
Soapboxgirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 17, 2023
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Comment: I'm going to rate for received. Our mail was delayed and envelopes have been trickling in. I'll update with thank yous as they come in! Thanks for swapping!
Tverne05 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 14, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Happy New year!
GrandmaK rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 12, 2023
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RaspberryRobot rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 1, 2023
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Comment: One of my favorites from this swap - thanks for all the unique vintage goodies!
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful swap! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and goodies <3 So sorry for such a late rating, I am working my way through a giant snailmail pile. After having covid through the holidays, I put off opening all of my Christmas cards. I hope you and your loved ones had a nice holiday ^^
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Comment: Thank You, sry for late rating.
ckwini rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 9, 2022
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and the glittery star! I love them!
suepier rated for Christmas Card Swap #2 on Jan 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card.
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Comment: Thanks for the red cardinal Christmas card, ornament, and tags. I hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!
CANNEKCUL rated for Christmas/Holiday Gift Exchange on Dec 29, 2021
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Comment: Hi Anna! Thank you so much for my beautiful hand crafted knitted hat! I absolutely love it. ♥️♥️
CraftyShana76 rated for Christmas Card Swap #2 on Dec 28, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful card and loved the envelope. TYVM! Merry Christmas 🎁🎄
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and ornament! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

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Comments

MissPaula on May 18, 2013:

Swap-bot needs more swappers like you! Quality trumps quantity! = )

1leemeadows on Sep 2, 2011:

You are a very generous swap partner! The quilt top that you sent is very pretty and so large, have to make sure it goes to a couple, because of the size. I already envy the homeless couple that does get that quilt, thought it was very pretty and so large! Thank You, your gift is exquisite!

homeandheart on Apr 30, 2011:

If you are ever in Wa. again let me know! I would love to hear about your class too!

scrappnswapr on Mar 16, 2011:

You are without a doubt the best partner to get in a swap! Thank you so much for taking care of all the little details.

MissPaula on Mar 6, 2011:

Anna,

Anyone who partners with you has hit the jackpot! I had worked a night job and when I got home and opened my mail at 6am, it made my day!

Craftaholic on Feb 28, 2011:

You are absolutely amazing! You send me the best pkgs ever!! I am in aww of the sewn envelope and the shredded fabric... the contents of that beautful tin are awesome. Thank you so much! I have never had anyone send me random just because gift. Thank you for singing to my heart today!!!

QuackQuack on Jan 21, 2011:

Oh, oh - you are SO like me when you say it's a waste of postage to send garbage - I totally concur. I hate to rear the head of green jealous, but a lifetime of worldwide FREE flights ! What was thinking not taking on such a job in my younger years - go go girl - and may you always stay healthy in mind and body to take advantage of those flights. Decorating with books - that's ME - sort of....I have books everywhere, but only because I don't want to give them up. I LOVE books. Looking forward to swapping with you. QQ

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