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loveretro

loveretro
Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: November 19, 2019
Birthday: January 22
Country: Belgium

About Me

autumn

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🎄 …

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

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 :


  • 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..) /

-stationery

-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 Nordqvuist 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 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, 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

weatherwax rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty Vrolijk kerstfeest-card :) I like how colourful the postcard is! Have a lovely holiday season!
tigerlily2110 rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
dreamlady66 rated for Tea For Thee # 22 on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: Such a lovely swap arrived today, yeah & many thanks, dear Monique. I do ❤ the special deco, card, stamp and 3 different tea, just wow :) Happy swapping...liebe Grüße nach Belgien!
Fraggle80 rated for EML: Stuff the mail box on Nov 4, 2019
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Canariangal78 rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Nov 1, 2019
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Comment: Totally love the recipe and the teas you sent me. Can't wait to try that caramelized pear one, sounds yummy :-)
ovenbernt rated for Tea for Thee # 13 on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much for resending! the teas you chose look delightful.
Response: You're very welcome ! thanks for rating and the heart ♥️ ! glad it arrived safe and sound this time . Have a nice day !
Juniebird rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the tea... Can't wait to try them!
Response: You're very welcome ! Thanks for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
CANNEKCUL rated for SH: Christmas Postcards on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard, BLUE is my favorite color! I love how you decorated the postcard as well.
Response: Thank you so much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Glad you like the postcard! Have a nice day !
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Comment: Thank you for a nice little package. All the washi are new to me. Yay! Nice extras too postcard, bookmark, and tea bag. Thanks again.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the kind words, the rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
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Comment: Thank you for the washis! They're really pretty! Also, thank you for the tea♡
Response: You're very welcome ! thanks for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Glad you like the washi ! Have a lovely day !
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the washi samples you sent! Thank you for the stickers too! Have a happy weekend! xx Gabi
Response: You're very welcome ! thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! glad you like them ! have a lovely day !
Joeanniee rated for Tea for Thee # 16 on Oct 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing the teas. Cannot wait to try them
Response: You're very welcome, thanks for rating ! Have a nice day !
Trinket rated for EML: Stuff the mail box on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this swap it was great getting some mail from Belgium. I normally get mail from the US. This was a really ossum letter to recieve.
Response: You're very welcome ! thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Always happy to send something to the UK , have a lovely day !
susannah rated for Tea for Thee # 9 on Sep 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much <3 I really love strawberry tea <3 And this bookmark. How you knew than I really needed one? :D
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you so much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Enjoy the teas, don't tell anyone but i have a crystal ball 😉
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi! I loved the touch of cacti on your parcel <3 ~Happy swapping! xoxo
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
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Comment: Thank you for the samples. They are all nice. I also love the cards you wrapped them on!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a nice day !
Leo0302 rated for Tea for Thee # 12 on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: I love the teas that you sent!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Enjoy the teas !
Elsi rated for Tea Tuesday #3 on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas! The card was beautiful and all the colours made me so glad!
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for rating the heart ♥️ and your kind words ! Have a nice sunday !
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely postcard!
Response: You're welcome !
Gaucha rated for Tea Tuesday #2 on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Hoi Monique! Dank je wel voor je leuke verjaardagspost. Heerlijke theesmaken heb je voor me uitgezocht, de kaart rook ook helemaal naar Nederland ;-) Thanks a lot!
Response: Dankjewel voor de rating en het hartje ♥️ ! blij dat ik een beetje je thuisland bij je heb kunnen brengen . Geniet ervan ! Nog een aangename , warme ( ook hier, ze voorspellen dit weekend 30 graden !) zomer gewenst ! liefs uit België

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Comments

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!

nisnurul on Dec 8, 2018:

🎄🎁Merry Christmas Profile Greeting 🎁🎄

Hello, Monic. Wishing you a blessed and joyful christmas with your friends and families. Merry Christmas from my heart to yours! In Indonesia we say, Selamat Natal! :)

flmom on Nov 30, 2018:

Thank you for my birthday greetings!!

flmom on Nov 14, 2018:

Post on Profile-Christmas/Holiday Movie

CharlieBrownChristmas

This is definitely a holiday favorite in our home. Simple, powerful story. But I couldn't pick just one because I LOVE Christmas. My other favorites are How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Elf, The Santa Clause, and Borrowed Hearts. Happy Holidays to you and yours in Belgium!!

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