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loveretro
Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: May 30, 2020
Birthday: January 22
Country: Belgium

About Me

spd

hello World,

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

teapot

  • vintage tins

tins

  • vintage books

books

favourite holiday destination ….. the UK !

My favourite time of the year is ...

🎄CHRISTMAS🎄 …

chr chr

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 .

the victorian style postcards have my preference

If you are in a Christmas card swap, please send me a card with wishes in your own language, ty.

vic Christmas

cann't wait to be christmas again

and to start this new swapbot adventure !

Love and hugs to all of you

Favorite Television

UK series :

-Inspector Morse

-Midsomer Murders

-Foyle's War

-Downton Abbey

-Miranda

-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 !

Favorite Music

all music from the 60s and from the 80's

johnny cash

Country

folk music from ireland

Enya

Loreena McKennitt

i like

POSTCARDS

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

  • map postcards

  • 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

  • American state postcards, still looking for the following AR,,DE,IL,ME,MD,MN,MS,MO,MT,NV,NY,ND,OK,PA,RI,SD, TN,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

  • Children's Book Illustration Postcards ( No Disney )

  • Inge Löök , old ladies

  • Moomin

-Alice in Wonderland ( original illustrations by John Tenniel are my fevourites ) alice

please,

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

  • gingerbread men/cookies

  • cookies with cinnamon

  • fudge

-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 roses

washi tape to decorate anything and everything :

favourite : - vintage/ floral/ tea related/ holiday /airmail/ pastel colors/ old rose / Christmas/ animals( dogs, cat, owl..) / Easter.

-stationery

  • seasonal stickers ( Christmas, easter, Halloween, spring, summer, autumn, winter …. )

-address labels , and labels' please deliver to '

-'Flow' and 'Daphnes Diary.' magazines

-cartoon Calvin & Hobbes c h

-fountain pens

-cute notecards

-pastel colors, dark blue

-cute, colorful socks ( size 37 / 4-5 )

TEA ,

please send me

plain BLACK teas such as

  • english breakfast

  • english afternoon tea

  • Ceylon Orange Pekoe

  • Assam

  • Darjeeling

  • Irish Breakfast….

  • Twinings Christmas Tea.

I really prefer teabags bought by yourself, typical for your country/area. Thank you

NO green , herbal, chai, herbal infusions,licorice, chamomile,mint )

also like

-Finnish Nordqvist brand tea

  • Moomin tea

  • earl grey

  • lady grey

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 !

choco

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 .

don't like

glitter and confetti , don't put it in an envelope, please …

-reward / teachers stickers

-hello Kitty,

-small paper cuts

  • black envelopes

    and please, don't send me loose tea or expired tea bags .

If I do not receive a rating from you then I do not know if you received an item I sent. Please message me if you do not receive an item so I can resend.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card and the tea packet. I hope you had a lovely Easter. The mail has been kind of slow. I just got your card this week. I hope you and yours are doing well during this pandemic. Stay safe and healthy.
PrincessP rated for Tea For Thee # 40 on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you SO much for my lovely package. I can't wait for the weather to cool down to try the Winter Glow tea :) And also, thank you so much for the Joker playing card to add to my collection, I really appreciate it :)
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Stay, safe, stay healthy, 🐰 HAPPY EASTER 🐰!
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Comment: Lovely map card. gorgeous old buildings. The closest we can come to Europe is parts of Canada. Stay safe from Coronavirus.
Response: Thank you so much, for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Stay, safe, stay healthy, 🐰 HAPPY EASTER 🐰!
darkpeppermint rated for Tea For Thee # 33 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Hello and thank you for the tea! I'm very excited to try out the flavors you sent! Also the envelope you made and decorated is so adorable! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome! thank you so much for the nice words, the rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
Chocopan rated for SIE: Washi Tape Sample Selection on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute washi and the extras!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you so much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a nice day !
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely teas! :-) I am enjoying them a lot.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
kricket29 rated for Tea For Thee # 31 on Jan 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, Monique! The packaging/envelope was so cute! I also loved the teas that you shared! <3
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you so much for rating and the heart♥️ ! All the best in the New Year 2020!
MNJoviGirl rated for January Birthday Greetings on Jan 18, 2020
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loverofpostcards rated for January Birthday Greetings on Jan 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a great card and extras. Love them
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Hope you had a great birthday ! All the best for the New Year 2020 !
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card and little cards :) :) We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a great year in 2020!
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for rating and the heart ♥️! Hope you are ok ? All the best in the New Year 2020 !
roostercraz rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great decoration. Happy New Year!
Response: You're welcome ! thanks for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Happy New Year to you too !
littlehana86 rated for Happy December on Dec 31, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the card
Response: You're welcome, thanks for rating and the heart♥️! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you !
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Comment: Thank you for the exquisite new year greetings. Have a wonderful 2020.
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️! Happy New Year to you and yours !
travellinCat rated for Tea For Thee # 27 on Dec 27, 2019
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Comment: yum yum Thank you. My husband is from Belgium and he smiled at the tea when it came. I think he will drink it. Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome! thanks for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Hope your husband enjoys the teas! HAPPY NEW YEAR, to both of you !
hispanka77 rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea - December on Dec 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you a lot for the teas! So many teas!! Hugs from Spain and Happy New Year!!!
Response: You're very welcome, thanks for rating and the heart ♥️ ! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too ! hugs from Belgium
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage card
Response: You're very welcome ! Thanks for rating and the heart ♥️! HAPPY NEW YEAR !
monsbrick rated for CALG-Christmas Card and Tea on Dec 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Monique!!
Response: You're very welcome ! Thanks for rating and the heart ♥️! HAPPY NEW YEAR !
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous Belgium card and tea! Merry Christmas!
Response: You're very welcome ! Thanks for rating and the heart ♥️! HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Avidartiste rated for ❄️ Christmas Card #3 on Dec 13, 2019
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Response: Thank you ! Happy Holidays !

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Comments

Freyja on Dec 31, 2019:

N°9 profile decorate "vintage happy new year"🌌

IDreamOfAfrica on Dec 31, 2019:

N°9 profile decorate "vintage happy new year"🌌

ema819 on Nov 29, 2019:

DRMOM on Feb 17, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes! I had a full day of interrupted crafting. Best day ever :-) Take care, @DRMOM

flmom on Feb 12, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday!!

SpringPearl5 on Jan 25, 2019:

Hey please join my JUNKIE#2 swap if you like collecting stationary, magazines, pens and heaps more goodies http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/274825

annim on Dec 11, 2018:

🎄🎁Merry Christmas Profile Greeting 🎁🎄 Happy Christmas!

glitterandlace on Dec 9, 2018:


Merry Christmas, wishing the best for you and yours this season!
~Jenny Rose

LauRad83 on Dec 9, 2018:

🎄🎁 Merry Christmas profile greeting 🎁🎄

Hi Monique

Seasons greetings from England.

Hope you have a great Christmas and a happy New year.

Laura

StacyReneeArt on Dec 8, 2018:

🎄🎁Merry Christmas Profile Greeting 🎁🎄

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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