Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: March 21, 2023
Birthday: January 22
I have been away for some time, but happy to be back ! missed you all !
It's me... Monique, living close to the city of Antwerp, Belgium
In an era of e mail & texting, i still prefer snail mail , and i don't mean ... invoices haha.
I "ve send, and collect postcards since i was young ... and that's quite for a long time now .
As my nickname reveals .. i love retro, vintage and antiques
I love things with a "past"
You can often find me in second hand shops, charity shops, fleamarkets ..
I also have a soft spot for Art Deco and Art Nouveau
I have a collection of
-vintage teapots , teacups and saucers, anything to do with tea serving
but i also have a bit of an obsession with MUGS... started a collection of ROY KIRKHAM mugs..
favourite holiday destination ….. the UK !
My favourite time of the year is ...
cann't get enough from the decorations, the christmas tree , gifts, just the whole atmosphere .. and not to forget the christmas postcards , i decorate my whole living room with them .
christmas postcards in victorian style have my preference
If you are in a Christmas card swap, please send me a card with wishes in your own language, ty.
cann't wait to be christmas again
and to start this new swapbot adventure !
Love and hugs to all of you
Note : if it is a profile based postcard swap, and if you live OUTSIDE Europe, please send me a single view touristy postcard, showing the beauty of your country, thank you so much !
( can be send naked or in an envelope , your choice .,but i prefer SINGLE VIEW .)
I like unusual and colourful stamps !!
For US swappers, please, if possible, don't use the common green global for ever stamps , thank you .
i prefer normal sized postcards, 4"x 6' ( 10 x15 cm)
if you send a touristy postcard, please send one of your OWN country , showing the beauty of your own country … nature, castle, UNESCO WHS
for US SWAPPERS, if it is a TOURISTY postcard swap, please send me a MAP postcard of your state , or of a state you visited. Missing states: see below, thank you !
like MAXI cards (postcards that feature an image (a monument, animal, event, etc) along with a stamp of a very similar or related image on the picture side of the card.) too
from UK , Scotland ,Ireland , ... postcards of pubs, cottages ,famous castles and manors,golf, afternoon tea, highland games, funny seaside cards, vintage cars , colourful doors, Guinness , QUEEN VICTORIA, PHQ cards .... )
-CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS - try to build a nice collection of Christmas postcards , typical for the country it is send from .
love .. guess what ????**CHRISTMAS THEMED STAMPS ** , i collect them, so they are welcome all year round, 🙂 thank you
victorian/retro style postcards
vintage postcard ( before 1970 ), can be already send to someone else … just put it in an envelope … thank you
-From USA : American state postcards, still looking for the following AR,,DE,ME,MN,MS,MO,NE,NY,ND,OK,RI,SD, UT,VT,VA,WV.
the American retro'style 'postcards ' greetings from '....
American postcards of the capital of your state, i have already Denver, Frankfort,Bismarck, Sacramento
Lantern press postcards
Children's Book Illustration Postcards ( No Disney )
Inge Löök , old ladies
-Alice in Wonderland ( original illustrations by John Tenniel are my fevourites )
and last, but not least ,
if you are an artist, i would be very happy to receive a card, made by you and
i would love to receive an ATC made by you , as i am not so crafty myself...
No cat, dogs or other animal postcards , I do love animals but in real !
NO coloured-in postcards
Thank you !
Please, use uncommon , multiple stamps on the postcards , Thank you
OTHER LIKES :
please, send your swaps in
PRETTY DECORATED ENVELOPES , especially now in CHRISTMAS style
cookies with cinnamon
-chocolate, dark, milk , white … no nuts please
chocolates with a alcohol filling
-Yankee candles and tealights
the smell of roses .. and pine
(put Always and everywhere scented tea light candles ..)
peony is my favourite flower
washi tape to decorate anything and everything :
favourite washi : - vintage/ floral/ tea related/ holiday /airmail/ pastel colors/ old rose / Christmas/ animals( dogs, cat, owl..) / Easter /Halloween/autumn..
-address labels , and labels' please deliver to '
-'Flow' and 'Daphnes Diary.' magazines
-cartoon Calvin & Hobbes
-pastel colors, dark blue
-cute, colorful socks ( size 37 / 4-5 )
please send me
plain BLACK teas such as
english afternoon tea
Ceylon Orange Pekoe
(Twinings or other brand) 🎄CHRISTMAS TEA 🎄
Bigelow seasonal teas
seasonal/ winter tea of a local brand
I really prefer teabags bought by yourself, typical for your country/area. Thank you
and ,please dont pass me the teas you don't want.
NO green , matcha, herbal, chai, herbal infusions,licorice, chamomile,mint )
-Finnish Nordqvist brand tea
but always willing to try something new, especially if it is YOUR favourite tea
( but plse NO licorice, chamomile,mint )
i am not a huge coffee drinker, but love Starbucks!
i do like
Caffè mocha Holiday coffee Latte Macchiato chocolate flavoured coffee
and iced coffee
and also hot chocolate !
i once bought Christmas Spiced Ground Coffee at Harrod's in London, with cinnamon, hazelnut and chocolate flavourings …… best coffee ever …!
STAMPS i collect
-🎄CHRISTMAS STAMPS🎄 from all over the world
-stamps from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Finland,( and from all european countries ), USA, Japan, Canada & Australia .
UK series :
-Keeping Up Appearances
-BBC Strictly Come Dancing
-Bargain Hunt -(Celebrity) Antiques Road Trip
-All programmes about vintage and antiques
-all Agatha Christie series with Poirot & Miss Marple
-also love all the BOOKS of Agatha Christie, have the whole collection !
all music from the 60s and from the 80's
folk music from ireland
glitter and confetti , don't put it in an envelope, please …
don't send me :
-reward / teachers stickers
-small paper cuts
scrapbooking & craft supplies.
loose tea or expired tea bags ,
Thank you !
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Hope you have a Happy Birthday!
Hi Monique! Wow thank you so much for the fruity teas! (from cpg feb wishlist). Can't wait to try them!
Thank you for the amazing postcard for Feb CPG Wishes! <3
I really appreciate the CPG Jan wishes that you sent me from Belgium ♥ The note cards are lovely, the stickers are cute, and most of all: your heartfelt note was touching. Thank you so much! Tracy
CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks so much for the package containing postcards, stamps and stickers. The pcs and stamps are great for my collection and my grand-daughter will love these stickers.
Thank you so much for the CPG January wish. You managed to spoil me again ❤️
Hi Monique! Thank you so much for the birthday card with the postcard and pretty bookmark via CPG wishlist! I hope mine reaches you soon! Have a great day 💌
Thank you so much for my birthday wish (CPG Dec) I loved the cats in art card and I can't wait to try the teas!
Thank you for the CPG December wish, I got it before christmas but totally forgot about it during the holidays. I hope you had a merry christmas and that you’ll have a happy new year whit alot of crafting and swapping ❤️
Thank you so much for granting my CPG wish! I absolutely loved the bookmarks :)