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kafekafe

kafekafe
Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: August 6, 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

[June 5, 2020] I've just learnt that there are HEAVY problems with overseas mail from Russia. There are no flights, and mail basically hasn't been leaving Russia instead being kept in warehouses at the border. There's a huge uprise about it in Russia, because Russian Post never said anything and just kept taking our money!! I'm so so sorry for all the recepients of my March and April swaps. I do hope the situation gets sorted soon and mail starts moving. I'm not signing up for anymore swaps. I also mailed a ton of Etsy orders during those 2 months, and I'm in a really bad place right now because NONE of the overseas ones has arrived.

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 33 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

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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Comment: I read about the mail delay on your profile so I kept waiting patiently and I was rewarded with an awesome card in the mail today! Totally my style and interesting stamps! With the majority of the users based in the US, I also get super excited whenever I get paired with someone not in the US! :)
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived! Thank you for your patience. I'm happy you liked the card. :)
carrotkate rated for Cute Envelope Swap on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the envelopes! I can't wait to use them.
TribblesRCool rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #9 on Aug 2, 2020
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Comment: These came just a few days later :) Thanks and hugs ~Jean
TribblesRCool rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #7 on Aug 2, 2020
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Comment: Yeah!!! They arrived safely :) Thanks so much!!! Thanks and hugs ~Jean
Response: Yes!!!
cmalaina rated for Katya's N&N FB swap #3 on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and hope my package got to you also
TryshaH81 rated for SSM: April Sticker Swap on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the special package
MailArtbyJac rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #3 on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Thought you'd be pleased to know I finally recieved this today. :)
Response: Oh man - finally! I'm so glad :)
Whovian487 rated for 5+ Friendship Books #10 on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: I’ll be passing these on shortly.
jinxspinx rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #5 on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: This arrived :) YAYY! Thank you for the extra too!!
Response: Woohoo!! :D
KandaceB rated for 2 Sticker Slams #4 on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Your envelope finally arrived yesterday!!! Thank you for the extras & also for sending some that Cindy hasn't already signed, this means I can finally reply back to her! I will send you a return swap once I find some more sticker slams! I hope you are keeping well!
Response: Woohoo so glad they got to you safely! Swap back when you can ❤
zurdoswifey rated for SSM: May Sticker Swap on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Got them today...thanks for the cute sheets...love the elephants 💜
Response: You're most welcome! So glad it's finally there ❤
cmalaina rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #4 on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the bags will pass on in the next around
Response: I'm so glad my US swaps are starting to arrive! :D
dally rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 26 on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I love the stamps on the envelope, very intricate.
Jayofjournals rated for A Small Food Swap - INT on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for your package. I just got it in my mailbox, and it made my day so much better. I can`t wait to try out the sunflower bar with my husband in the evening. We do have something similar here in Austria, but I am still excited how it will taste. Thank you again! Have an amazing day and lots of love, Julia :)
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely! I hope you like it ^_^
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Comment: FINALLY! Lol Will keep these moving along! Thank you🤩
Response: Oh my God!!! It arrived!!! I'm so happy now you have no idea :D Yours is the first US swap that's arrived since March!
Stargazer008 rated for Tiny European Swap #5 on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Oh what a wonderful envelope! Thank you so much for the wonderful vintage postcard collection AND pretty stamps on the envelope! And now have a nice evening.
JossieAyame rated for Tasty Europe on Jun 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely candy! The honey chocolate was my favourite :D
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely!! :D
Pei04 rated for National music list on Jun 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! I couldn't help but laugh at the Tetris soundtrack, love it! It's my childhood! :) Have heard a lot of Russian songs before, but these were new to me. Thanks again.
NRGordon rated for National music list on Jun 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great list. I have listened to some but it is going to take me a week to listen to everything I received in this swap... but I will.

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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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