Swap-bot Time: May 8, 2021 11:35 pm
www.swap-bot.com

kafekafe

kafekafe
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: April 28, 2021
Birthday: March 19, 1983
Country: Russian Federation
My postcard collection
We love stickers! Facebook group
instagram
My vintage shop on Etsy

First things first

I've been a heavy snail mail swapper since late '90s, so I know my A's and B's around the post office. I know that mail to and from Russia is slow comparing to USA and Europe, but it's been improving over the years!

I'm a full time etsy seller, check my etsy shop:
SovietPostcards for vintage postcards and finds from Russia

I'm looking for category sticker slam swappers! I prefer nice & neat booklets with challenging themes.

I also swap N&N FBs, slams and all sorts of bags (except label bags). If you're my partner in an FB/bags swap, feel free to include extras to use up the shipping rate.

I love mail with real stamps!

Some things that I love are overgrown gardens, old wooden houses, catching snowflakes on my mittens, having plants around my home, good grammar, hoodies, cute stationery, when my home is filled with sunshine, robots, sitting on the windowsill, common sense, sleeping in, meadows, shooting film, my family, hand lotions, reading, SNL, Hausmann buildings in Paris, flower markets, corner rounders.

p o s t c a r d s

I collect written & stamped Christmas postcards. My main focus are Soviet postcards (1930 to 1991), but I love all years, all countries. My favourite type of Christmas postcards are cute illustrated ones with birds, children, decorated houses etc. Please no religious cards for me. I'm also not a fan of vintage reprints.

My postcards collection

My postcards for trade

s t i c k e r s

If you love/swap/collect stickers, join this sticker group on Facebook!

My collections:

  • Suzy's Zoo
  • Sandylion square mods
  • Mrs Grossman's mods (half-strip or quarter-strip)
  • Susan Branch

I'd LOVE to trade for these brands of stickers! Please PM me if you have any to spare :) I have some for swap, too.

Other favourite subjects:

  • food
  • household objects
  • holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.)
  • cute children
  • beautiful flowers, trees, leaves  
  • any cute illustrated stickers

I don't like puffy and 3D stickers.

Please don't send me:

  • cheap Chinese stickers
  • any other low-quality stickers

o t h e r s w a p s

Tea: I drink black and green teas. I prefer unflavoured or non-sweet flavours (thyme, mint). I also like blackcurrants and other berries. I don't care for cinnamon and vanilla and any sweet flavours. Usually I drink loose tea with fresh or dried herbs from the garden. I dried PLENTY of mint this summer so hopefully it will last me through the winter.

Food: I have no food allergies. I'm trying to maintain a healthy diet, but I'm also very curious to try foods from other countries. My boyfriend will eat anything I may not, so no limits there hahaha :)

I like local foods that are not available internationally. My favourite fruity flavours are banana, peach and strawberry.

Food dislikes: anything peppermint; liquorice; chewing candy; hard candy; coffee; seafood.

Items: I'm specifically looking for the following:

  1. Toy size mailbox models from different countries (I have Spain, UK and Macao)
  2. Cheburashka and Russian Doll Japanese kawaii items
  3. Everything Pettson and Findus (see my P&F postcard collection)

About Me

I'm 37 and my native language is Russian. After years of living in Moscow I decided I've had enough of it (freaking traffic jams!) and moved to a smaller, quieter and greener town. I'm hugely into all things Soviet. I do enjoy vintage things in general, esp. the 50s. New Year's Day is my favourite holiday. In Russia, we celebrate Christmas on January 7 and it's a purely religious holiday, NY's is the biggest holiday of the year. I don't mind you wishing me Merry Christmas though, I automatically translate it as "Happy New Year". :P

Ratings

cmalaina rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #4 - Global on Apr 5, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you will pass them on and sorry about the late rating
suepier rated for Christmas POSTcards #5 (INT'L) on Mar 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas postcard.
ccmmsu rated for Stickers and a Christmas Card on Mar 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: My Christmas card came! Our mail has been really messed up, but I think at 3 months late your card takes the award for longest travel time. :) I love the happy little snowman card and the bird stickers are beautiful. Thank you so much!!
Response: Wow, I'm so glad it's finally there! Thank you for being patient with it :)
Carollee922 rated for Christmas POSTcards #5 (INT'L) on Mar 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: This just arrived today. Thank you it is so pretty
GirlMomToTwo rated for SSM: 2 New and 2 Est. Slams on Feb 27, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Almost 4 months later and these finally showed up in my mailbox!! Whew!! Thanks pal! :)
Response: Wow, that must be a new record. I'm so relieved it showed up in the end! Thank you for being so patient ❤
weatherwax rated for Stickers, Stickers, Stickers #2 on Feb 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hurra :) Your lovely swap arrived, thank you so much for resending it!!! The stickers are fun, I especially like polar bears!!! Thank you Katya, stay healthy and safe and now: have a fantastic week :)
Rainydancer rated for SSM: June FS/FB and a surprise on Feb 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: thanks!
5
rating
 
Karen07 rated for Christmas POSTcards #5 (INT'L) on Feb 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Arrived today! There's no postmark on it so I'm not sure if it's the original or the resent. In any case I'm glad to get it. Thank You!
Response: I'm so glad it's there!
SkaGirl rated for Christmas Postcard - International on Feb 14, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!!!
5
rating
 
Maddashin rated for Christmas POSTcards #5 (INT'L) on Feb 13, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I adore the Christmas postcard Sad that it takes so long for international mail to get to the destination
bblue rated for 2 Sticker Slams #6 on Jan 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice sticker slams! I'll pass them along.
Response: Finally they arrived! What a relief!
Allegrae rated for International : Make & Send Bags on Jan 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely bags! Fun to go through and pass along.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the variety :)
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment! Will get busy...
Eulegirl rated for Stickers and After Quarantine on Jan 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous glittery stickers! Sorry for the late rating!
Eel9585 rated for Move your swaps - anything goes on Jan 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you 😊
CindyST rated for Christmas Postcard Swap on Jan 10, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New years. Stay safe, hugs Cindy
5
rating
 

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 417 42 47
Completed Fives Threes Ones
288 483 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
20 174 94 0
View all

Comments

Karen07 on Mar 15, 2021:

Just letting you know that the resend that you sent for Christmas POSTcards #5 arrived today. Great card and stamps! Thank you for both the original that arrived last month and the resend. Stay safe and healthy!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 23, 2020:

ty

Thank you!! The CPG Pick 2 tag from April finally arrived - I love the book pages, thank you so much!!

FairyLady on May 31, 2020:

Hi, thank you for sharing you national music list in the comment section. If I could rate you I would give 5<3. I never heard this music in my life, but it sounds great. I like the songs from Ария and Дима Билан the most. I probably will look up some translations soon.

Rainydancer on Mar 30, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

NiniJae on Jan 17, 2018:

Hi Katya. I just received the extra card you sent for the "Sending Love with Christmas" swap. That was very nice of you. To be honest, I loved the postcard and never even noticed the "send in an envelope" in the instructions. Thanks very much. The card is very pretty and the tea looks delicious. Have a wonderful 2018. ~ Janine

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

Lina279 on Oct 31, 2017:

Привет!Здорово встретить русских тут)))

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

XFoxgloveX on Nov 26, 2016:

If only we could mail ourselves! That would be much cheaper than airline tickets :)

XFoxgloveX on Nov 21, 2016:

I think your package might have arrived today! I received a notice from the postman that it needed to be signed for and I wasn't home but it said it was from Russia. If its yours, that arrived very quickly! I hope mine gets there soon xx

Login to leave a comment now!