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Last Online: June 1, 2020
Birthday: December 9
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

About Me

Hi! I'm Jan Post from near St. Louis, Missouri. Next year I will have been married for 50 years. We have two adult children and three teenage grandchildren and 5 cats. If I were to pick words to describe myself they would be: Christian, Creative, Compassionate, Thrifty, Organized, Resourceful, and Pioneering. My hairdresser called me a pioneer woman because I've never been afraid to take on something hard or new.

I home educated my two girls over 11.5 years starting back in the mid 80's way before it was popular! As a young adult I started a sewing business, made and sold crafts for 25+ years, sold Creative Memories and Stampin Up, managed a craft consignment mall, ran a food pantry, and worked with homeless families. I now have a successful Etsy shop where I sell retro and mid century items along with vintage ephemera.

Thrifting is a big part of my life! Paper collecting is my addiction!

Being a Christian has shaped my worldview. I have respect for other's beliefs as I hope others are respectful of mine. Our differences do not let that get in the way of making art, or being kind. I like Christian ephemera especially old Sunday School cards, game cards, and postcards with Bible Verses. Our world could use more civility! Being kind and noticing the good in other people is a good place to start.

Favorite Music

Contemporary Christian especially Sara Groves.

Harry Chapin, Blind Faith & Eric Claption, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, & Nash (and Neil Young), The Beatles, Old Folk Music including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Joni Mitchell. (I still have a record player and a large collection of vinyl that I still play!) Irish music, Classical music - Beethoven, Mozart, and Vivaldi, Oldies from the Mid 60s to the Mid 70s I don't like Swing, Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop or Heavy Metal.

Favorite Movies

The Princess Bride, Bruce Willis movies, especially Red and Red 2 Any movie with Tom Hanks The Hundred Foot Journey Anything Jane Austin The Three Amigos Young Frankenstein

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV! When I do, it's NCIS, Bull,The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, or Forensic Files

Favorite Crafts

Art Journaling, Rubber Stamping, Altered Books, Junk Journals Sewing Collecting STUFF for the above addictions

Please don’t send...

Please don’t send these things Anything cute like Hello Kitty, Kawaii, cartoon, Disney, Nudes, Witchcraft, Dark Themes or Celebrities.

Any kind of stickers. I have plenty of them that I don’t use already. Same with memo sheets.

Glitter has been banned from my house for more than 25 years.

Perfumes or strong scents and cigarette smoke; both give me headaches.

I don't use candles, drink tea or coffee, or need any make up!

Things I like and/or collect

My preference for everything is mid century or older, but old is relative! “Old” for me would be 1950s or earlier. Old for someone else might be the 80s or 90's! So, whatever you think is old, that's ok too.

Here’s an alphabetical list of things I like:

Small Alphabet letters - Scrabble Size or just a little larger

Artistic handwriting


Advertising from old magazines (especially 1920s - 1950s, especially kitchen, bright colored food ads,)

Albert Einstein (my hero) pics and quotes

Abe Lincoln (my other hero) pics and quotes

Buttons, especially on cards, colored and unusual buttons make me quite happy.

Bible verses or pages - your favorite or any cut from a damaged Bible

Business cards in foreign languages

Book pages that relate to anything I collect

Bird or butterfly ephemera

Christian ephemera


Cats - we have 5, all rescued or adopted

Christmas - Victorian, postcards, old world Santa

Cigar Boxes

Cookbook related ephemera, recipes, recipe cards

Decorated envelopes


Doodling pens like black Pilot sharp point, Micron, or one that's your favorite

Excellent grammar! I collect misplaced modifiers, dangling participles, and poor punctuation in pictures or sayings like this from a gas station: "Eat Here and Get Gas"

Edgar Allen Poe

Embroidery thread

Fabric in small prints

Fairy pictures, small fairy wings

Fleur de lys

Fragrances: jasmine and vanilla (combined) - citrus, and fresh outdoor scents,I get headaches from perfumes, but I do like citrus scented lotions from Bath and Body Works.

Fussy cut pictures

Foreign language pages in French, Russian, and from European countries and Africa

Financial documents

Game pieces from around the world

Gardening Ephemera

Greeting card or card fronts from vintage cards

Glue Dots

Ink Joy pens

Inspirational sayings

Jewel tone colors

Kindness - quotes

Ledger pages with hand written entries

Linens with embroidery or crocheted lace

Little Golden books old or new in good condition

Labels - from vintage cans, cigar boxes, crates, mailing labels, canning labels, etc.

Mother Teresa (my heroine) quotes, pictures, sayings, cards

Photographs in Black and White 1950s or before, the older the better

Postage stamps especially ones from Europe, Asia, African countries and from South America

Patriotic illustrations

Playing cards especially with flowers, birds or cats

Old postcards especially from the early 1900s with pretty illustrations or scripture verses. Having writing on the back is fine. I'm not a serious postcard collector.

Quilt blocks, any size or any amount

Rubber stamped images of any items on my things I like list

Scrabble letters - older ones please that have some patina!

Scripture cards

Skeleton Keys

Stazon Ink Pad and/or refill in black

Seed packages in good condition, empty or with seeds.

Table cloths or kitchen towels from the 40's and 50's (can come with stains and holes too!)

Tobacco or Coffee tins

Ticket stubs from theater, bus, subway, carnivals, etc.

UHU glue sticks

Valentine cards 1960s or before

Vintage papers from banking like cancelled checks, bank transactions, bills, etc. Mid century preferred

Wooden Rulers especially those with familiar or very old advertising like Pepsi, Wonder Bread, etc

Wooden thread spools with or without thread

YES glue

Z Zennia Seeds


Sending Food really ups the postage on packages. I like a lot of candies, but the only one that's hard for me to find here is a good dark chocolate with raspberries. I do like these: Chocolate covered caramels, Chocolate Turtles, Hot Tamales, Peanut Butter Cups, Payday, Mounds, JuJy Fruits, Burnt Peanuts or Boston Baked Beans, Peanuts, Pecans, Macadamia nuts

Other Stuff

I have crafted since I was old enough to hold a pair of scissors and made doll clothes from my mom’s sewing scraps. For a few years I hosted an online group that made collaborative books. I enjoy making and sharing Artistic Decos and have been a member of several deco groups but have taken a rest from group participation for a while. I've been on SwapBot for years, but have taken breaks from time to time. My favorite toy is a large Accucut die cut machine with lots and lots of dies. I'm a paper hoarder and a die junkie. I can use Accucut, Ellison, and Sizzix dies!

Right now I'm collecting items for a Mother Goose Journal. I found an old Mother Goose book for 35 cents and thought I'd use the pictures in it until I saw it was a 1896 edition worth $540. I did not cut it up or sell it!


It would be my great pleasure to exchange mail with you, surprise you, or send you the perfect gift! Going to the mailbox should be a happy experience! If you don't receive a swap from me, please message me first and I will re-send. I'm grateful for what you choose to send in a swap. If it's not my style, I may pass it along to someone who would. I always rate my swaps, but maybe not on the first day!


alafour rated for Goodies Swap #2 ( Newbies Welcomed ) on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Goodies! they will be put to good use!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Lovely envie and unique items.
Sparrowlings rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I loved the items you sent, I'm so excited to use all of them :D !!
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap so many fun things to choose from
wanderluster rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 12, 2020
Comment: (Sorry for the late rating!!) Janice—— you went above and beyond because its like every single thing you sent me was for sure on my profile at one place or another. I just love it when that jhappens, so i will pass the sentiment on. Thanks again, stay safe and happy swapping! :) PS. My most favorite was the flag — did you make that?! And all the vintage little things. AND the Braille..... okay okay so did just love the whole thing haha. Direct swap? No pressure but i would really like to send an odd shoot of this swap if you want to :D
Coffeeegal rated for I <3 Ephemera Swap on May 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you♥️♥️♥️ for all the fun stuff. So much to ❤️ love. The 1000 island card amazing went there 5 years ago with my mom. An amazing place and vintage books. Thank you ❤️❤️
simplyjeannette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on May 7, 2020
Comment: thank you
Tracykason rated for Postage Stamps & a Coin #3 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Wonderful collection, thank-you very much. I love the coin, and like you, I cannot read a lick of Arabic, but the script is pretty.
LaughingLoon rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Oh my! You found wonderful Flower Fairies for me! You’re terrific!
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap! I loved everything!
kgomez101 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful fairy ephemera, I love everything.
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap, I love everything. The envelope decor A+
AnnaL rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks Janice for all the wonderful items you sent me, much fun to be had real soon in my craft room. Library cards way too cool! Wishing you a great day today & be safe. AnnaL.
kathieross rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 28, 2020
Jodi1982 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Awesome swap, thank you! I loved you stamp on the envelope, where did you find that? It was a street sign post....
Response: I’ve had the sign post stamp for more than ten years. I think it’s from Leavenworth Jackson. I’m no even sure they still make stamps anymore. My sisters and I had a contest to pick out places for the signs. They all voted down Akron, OH, but it was the first place that came to mind! I loved making all the envelopes and glad you liked it.
Elliepatterson rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Hello and thank you for the wonderful envie full of happy mail. Box tops were especially kind of you to send. I really liked your sign stamp on the envie too. Happy swapping
oneholypassion44 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 27, 2020
dobiegirl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: thank you
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #23 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Jan Thank you for the goodies Spicemom

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petaluda on May 6, 2020:

THANK you very much for the glassine envelopes USA ONLY RAKS - April 🥰💝

glennasgarden on May 5, 2020:

Thanks so much for the book pages RAK :)

ladydy5 on Apr 22, 2015:

Your profile is stunning to read. Welcome to 9 Little Pockets.

myshoesdontmatch on Feb 25, 2015:

lostinavalon on Jan 26, 2015:

After rating you tonight, I popped over to read your profile. You are living a very full and rewarding life, I can tell! What a blessing you must be to those who know you---you've blessed me today!

StarMouse on Aug 26, 2014:

Thank you very much!

You have a good heart!

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