Swap-bot Time: June 6, 2020 1:45 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2012
Last Online: March 21, 2020

Country: United States
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oh! hello

Notes & Updates

  • 11/02/19 - edited profile, thinking of de-stashing some stickers & washi samples


I had two profiles, which I know sounds sketchy. I just want to be honest about it:

  • I joined Swap-Bot in 2012 under a pseudonym (ChrysothΓ¨me A.) but didn't join any swaps. This profile had no ratings yet.
  • I came back in April 2017 & accidentally created another profile @berlingotiere with my real name & an alternate address. I had forgotten about the first profile I made. I still didn't join any swaps, so therefore had no ratings, but realized my mistake on 04/23/17 as I tried to correct the alternate address to the original one. I contacted admin to see what to do about this.
  • 05/06/17 - I still haven't heard from admin about merging my profiles yet. I had already joined some groups with the second profile but am hesitant to join swaps until I clear up this confusion. I intend to keep @chrysotheme and delete @berlingotiere
  • 05/07/17 - I deleted the @berlingotiere profile.


About Me

  • I am an Aries living in Los Angeles with a white Havanese dog.
  • I love jewel tones & metallic colors β™‘ tea-themed things β™‘ chandeliers β™‘ Christmas stuff β™‘ the 18th century, Regency Era, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, 1920s, & late 1960s.



Favorite Music

  • Daisy Chainsaw, KatieJane Garside, QueenAdreena, Ruby Throat β˜† Florence + the Machine β˜† Fiona Apple β˜† Helen Kane β˜† Hole β˜† Huggy Bear β˜† Kate Bush β˜† Melora Creager and the Travelling Ladies Cello Society known as Rasputina β˜† PJ Harvey β˜† Screaming Females β˜† Siouxsie & the Banshees β˜† Sleater-Kinney



Favorite Books

  • anything by Angela Carter, Edward Gorey, Francesca Lia Block, Isak Dinesen, Sylvia Plath β™‘ biographies of silent movie stars β™‘ gothic double/tripledeckers (like anything by Ann Radcliffe) β™‘ The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides β™‘ Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass β™‘ creepy/weird/uncanny short stories by the likes of Robert Aickman, Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James, and E.F. Benson



Favorite Movies

  • silent films
    • Pandora's Box (1929) β˜† Louise Brooks
    • SalomΓ© (1922) β˜† starring Alla Nazimova
    • Spione (1928) β˜† directed by Fritz Lang
  • pre-code (early 1930s) movies
  • weird/surreal/fantasy films
    • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) β˜†
    • SedmikrΓ‘sky (1966) β˜†
    • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) β˜†
    • Yellow Submarine (1966) β˜†
  • horror
    • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) β˜†
    • Incubus (1966) β˜† in Esperanto
    • Let the Right One In (2008) β˜† Let Me In (2010)
    • Possession (1981) β˜†
    • Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) β˜†
    • The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) β˜†



Favorite Television

  • Absolutely Fabulous β˜† "LaCroix, sweetie!"
  • Dark Shadows β˜† I'm still bingeing on this.
  • Futurama β˜† "Two scoops of pixels in every scene!"
  • Masterpiece Mystery! β˜† something's afoot
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries β˜†
    • based on the books by Kerry Greenwood
  • the first several seasons of The Simpsons β˜†



Favorite Crafts

  • cut & paste βœ‚ decorating stuff βœ‚ collecting items for small smashbooks



Favorite Art(ists)



Wishlist β™‘ these are just suggestions!

  • back issues of fashion magazines for clippings & tear sheets
    • foreign ones are cool, but they don't have to be foreign
  • beauty products
    • all kinds of scented/flavored lip balms
    • fragrance samples/decants
      • floral β™‘ oriental β™‘ gourmand scents
  • candies β™‘ sweets β™‘ snacks
    • Asian or other foreign candies
      • Japanese Kit Kats
    • Chupa Chups or gourmet lollipops
    • Mary Janes β™‘ Parma Violets
    • cherry is my default favorite flavor
    • almost anything else except Hershey's milk chocolate
  • cute things
    • stickers β™‘ stationery β™‘ washi β™‘ sticky notes β™‘ gel pens β™‘ squishies β™‘ etc.
      • anything with little kawaii faces β€’ α΄₯ β€’ β™‘ Hello Kitty β™‘ Jetoy Choo Choo Cats β™‘ Kapibara-san β™‘ Kogepan β™‘ Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala) β™‘ Mameshiba β™‘ Miffy β™‘ Mitchiri Neko β™‘ Monokuro Boo β™‘ My Melody β™‘ My Sweet Piano β™‘ Neko Atsume β™‘ Nyan Nyan Nyanko β™‘ Pankunchi β™‘ Pom Pom Purin (Pudding Dog) β™‘ Rilakkuma β™‘ Corocoro Coronya Cat β™‘ etc. (I'm open to most anything else)
      • the Moomins
  • different kinds of hot chocolate (peppermint β™‘ cinnamon β™‘ etc.)
  • different teas & tisanes (e.g. rooibos β™‘ mint β™‘ fruit β™‘ etc.)
    • EXCEPT anything with licorice, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, or other strong medicinal herbs
  • I don't keep a planner, but I like adding planner-type items to my A5-sized smashbooks
    • decorative dividers (preferably without inspirational quotes/words) β™‘ different paperclips or small bookmark clips β™‘ library pockets or mini folders/envelopes β™‘ paper ephemera β™‘ sticky notes or page flags β™‘ washi stickers
  • pressed flowers
  • stamps/stencils of fancy corners/borders
  • washi/deco tape
    • butterflies β™‘ Christmas β™‘ cute/kawaii β™‘ damask/filigree/lace patterns β™‘ foil/metallic β™‘ jewel tones β™‘ leopard print or zebra stripes β™‘ skinny β™‘ tea-themed β™‘ vintage-themed (Art Nouveau/Deco, Victorian/Edwardian, 1920s/1960s, etc.) β™‘ yuzen/chiyogami β™‘ etc. (I'm open to other kinds of washi/deco)



Up For Swaps (send me a message if you want to trade for any of the following):

  • 1" pinback buttons (1 each): Debbie Harry β€’ Freaks & Geeks
  • designer fragrance samples
  • embroidery floss in different colors
  • faceted sequins in 6 shades of pink & purple
  • samples of washi tapes
    • choose from: skinny solid colors β€’ animals β€’ foiled β€’ glitter β€’ ladies β€’ ornamental scrollworks β€’ yuzen β€’ pastel patterns β€’ wide β€’ floral β€’ miscellaneous (etc.)
  • vintage Sanrio planner stickers (destash):
    • Hello Kitty (with Japanese text) β€’ Pochacco β€’ Pekkle
  • tea from my cabinet




I won't rate down, I'll just pass these along to someone who'll appreciate them:

  • extra sour/bitter/spicy hot sweets β›’ Hershey's milk chocolate
  • strong herbal/medicinal tisanes with licorice, ginseng, or ginkgo biloba
  • Dreamworks/Pixar/CGI or modern Disney characters
    • some Tsum Tsum are fine, except for Tigger, Goofy, human characters, & I don't know what else (I just wanted to type "some Tsum Tsum")




Atomictea rated for Tea Anyone? on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: I love the stickers.
cjmadia rated for 9 Washi samples #2 on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: thanks for the great washi samples. Love the envelope. I need to learn how to make my own too.
Lemonfox rated for 9 Washi samples #2 on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot!
shinyserra rated for Pass it on swap on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
rissapoo831 rated for Tea Anyone? on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Received my teas today and can't wait to try them. Vanilla caramel and salted caramel. How can one go wrong with caramel? ;) Thank you!
manachai rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the resend! You sent some washi I've never received before. I love the wide washi with the cards on it.
Lina279 rated for WTL: cover my envelope in washi on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!I love it!
sunflowerpoems rated for Teeny Tiny Sticker Swap! on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Cute stickers! Loved the bunnies!
Seaville rated for A Minizine of Lists-newbie friendly on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Your zine arrived today :) Loved reading the sweets list; sugar baby in a coffin!!
draco rated for A Minizine of Lists-newbie friendly on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great mini-zine
Comment: Thanks for the cute zine! So fun seeing the different ideas people come up with.
mrsD rated for IWTS: Wide Washi Tape on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: loved the monochromatic black and white tapes! thank you! :) xo
Comment: OMG a Calvin and Hobbes zine?! I'll admit I haven't read it yet, but as soon as I'm heading to bed, this is what I'm reading. I've never seen such a thing. I adore C&H so much and there is definitely a ton of wisdom in the series. I really, really appreciate you sharing this with me!
Chelle rated for washi 2 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely washi! :)
vickysounio rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi samples. Have a great weekend.
TreeAnn629 rated for Any Sticker Swap #2 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you
jlink rated for easy 25 sticker swap #3 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: thank you
kweandee rated for ATP: washi swap on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Loved it...Thanks hun :)
yukapinku rated for August Tea Swap on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Hi!! Thank you so much :D I really love the stash selection ;) Very good <3
Do rated for Handmade Envie Swap on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the handmade envelops.

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lperry on Feb 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the tea in the 3 tea tags forum game. I tried the Black Forest Cupcake tea today and it was so good.

Katja on Jan 28, 2019:

Just received your glitter washi roll, thank you so much!! I really like it :)

bbsporty on Jul 25, 2018:

Thank you for the very generous pencil case RAK! It was very sweet of you and I love everything!

stephiedee on Jul 24, 2018:

Oh my goodness...β˜†β˜†THANK YOUβ˜†β˜†...for the sweet pencil box of goodies! It was so fun to open and see everything you packed in there. I shared a few things with my daughter (19yo kawaii/Pusheen lover and pen/pin aficionado) and we tried the candy together---which we've seen at our local Asian market but have never gotten around to trying before (it's good!). You made our week! Thanks again for spreading some joy. πŸ’–

krose03 on Apr 10, 2018:

Hi! I am one of your swap partners for the zine swap! A fellow swapper just informed me that I forgot to put my name on the envelope! Ah! Your "Chicago" zine is from me :)

Ruie on Mar 17, 2018:

The pick 2 tag arrived this week! Loved the t3 tea bags, 5 notebooks and 3 bookmarks! Thank you! Loved it

milamilamura on Aug 29, 2017:

Thanks for the 3 Hot Drinks with a Twist Tag. Loved the hot chocolate and teas, looking forward to give them a try! I'm also loving the Alice in Wonderland sticker stamps, thanks!!

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