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kafekafe

kafekafe
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: October 23, 2020
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

MadamMim rated for Europe bags swap 2! on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the parcel 💝
Petaltea rated for Europe happy mail: Autumn on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Hello there! Your swap came today! So lovely and so well put together!! I just adored everything!! Thank you so much! kind regards, Robyn
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely! Thank you for the heart! ^_^
Selewis91 rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 13, 2020
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RNRISLOVE rated for Autumn Postcard- International on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. Be safe.
KarenFife rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Just loved getting your beautiful Capib postcard from Russia. So happy to be partners‼️ Thank you for such a lovely note and gorgeous Russian postal stamps, too.😊
LiliLuv rated for WIYM: Chatty postcard – EUROPE on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: Спасибо for the beautiful postcard! 😃 This was my first piece of mail from Russia and with such a sweet postage stamp! 🐱 I was very happy to see you were my partner for this swap and I'll message you about our private swap soon. Enjoy your time away! 🌊💙
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Comment: Hi Katya, I didn't know you were also in this group on Swapbot :D Thanks for joining my swap and thank you for the lovely card. Such great stickers on the back as well! I'm glad to hear that the full slam arrived safe and sound. Hopefully next time in person ;)
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Comment: Thank you :)
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Comment: thanks very much katya!
ReginaDrago rated for Easy Frienship Book Swap on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a bunch! Prepped and ready to be moved along!
mlandman rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Hi Katya, thanks for your nice card and nice stamps and stickers!
smartymartyky rated for Easy Friendship Book Swap #2 on Oct 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for joining my swap!
Fraggle80 rated for Europe bags swap 2! on Sep 28, 2020
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Comment: Thankyou for your swap.... Arrived today 😁
JenniferJo rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #16 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of bags! I will get them moving soon:)
jinxspinx rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #6 on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the resend. It got here pretty quickly! Lots of nice bags to play and pass along. Yay!! Have a nice day :)
Response: Ohhh that's not the resend—it's the original swap that I mailed in April!! Wow! :) The resend should be there in 2-3 weeks I think.
reinerose rated for Small Tea Swap on Aug 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing swap! I appreciate the extra tea and I can't wait to try them! <3 <3
Response: Resent 29/08
GirlMomToTwo rated for SSM: May FS/FB and a surprise on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: Wow, dated May 19th and I just got it! Thank you for everything though, i love it all :)
Response: Thank you for your patience! So glad it finally reached you ❤
nhodaie rated for Tea For Thee # 43 on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: arrived late sadly because of the pandemic but thank you so much for the tea's you sent! I loved them!
cmalaina rated for Katya's N&N FB swap #2 on Aug 15, 2020
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Comment: I just received your envelope :) I love the little stickers all over the envelope
Kraftylady777 rated for 2 Sticker Slams #5 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap. Stay safe! Kim

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jul 23, 2020:

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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

CrystalZ on Nov 2, 2016:

I received your two postcards this week thank you! The flamingo one fits well in my collection and the Jetoy one will be going up on my bulletin board once I make some space for it! :) I see now why you said it was Christmasy...I didn't notice the Christmas tree before lol. Perfect for the upcoming season though for sure! And I look forward to trying the tea you sent me soon too. Thanks for swapping with me!

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