Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2019 3:01 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: November 14, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • I'm a tea drinker but I don't like flavored teas.
  • My favorite meal is cheese and crackers! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!!


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few!

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Paper dolls
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • office supplies-tags
  • shaped paper clips
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • nothing scented except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


isandie rated for ABC~ ad cards Letter B on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Love the buoy!!! Thank u!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Buoys are the best! LOL. Thanks so much for the heart, I do appreciate it! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52
RiverTopanga rated for PH: Letter T (Blank or Naked) on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: OH MY GOSH! Mar, you certainly did go overboard.. and boy am I a lucky gal to be on the receiving end of these wonderful "T" postcards! I love each and every one.. I have to ask though, what is up with the Tiger in the Tea?? So cute! Lovely B&Ws.. and I can guarantee that there are not many people out there with Trenton, New "Joys-ey" PCs out there :-) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of them. THANK YOU so much! I hope that I can live up to your expectations should I be your sending partner one day. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Yippee! So glad you liked your "T" swap! I really enjoy going overboard when I can! Thank you and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Mamamoose rated for ABC~ ad cards Letter A on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great art postcart! Great stamps, too :)
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad that you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Letter S (Blank or Naked) on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Cute PC, and good advice :)
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for everything!
Response: You're welcome!
Kokoxo rated for Take 5 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you!! This is amazing! I love EVERYTHING! ~ This is all so different and I cannot wait to put these unique items to use. Thank you! xoxo 💖
Response: You're welcome, thank you for sharing your excitement and also for the hearts!!!
Comment: Thank you for participating in my swap and for all the fun things you sent...love the negative and dictionary page.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank u for sending so many wonderful cards! Loved each and every card! Have a wonderful day!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart ❣
debbiespoms rated for PH: Choose 6 Letter Animal Words on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Love your choices and the extra!
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and also for the heart!
Dinkyde rated for Take 5 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Nice variety in the package. Thanks!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
nannydino rated for Vintage PC Swap #12 - Beach on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the Beach Scene at Nags Head N.C. I love the beautiful assortment of postage stamps thank you so much. Happy October swapping peace love light
Response: The vintage postcards really needed the vintage postage stamps don't you think? I'm happy that you liked what I sent and thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love love LOVE the bits you chose to send...magical indeed! <3 I wish I could give you SO many more hearts. Thank you so much!!!
Response: I love it when I can make my swap partner happy, I'm so very glad that you enjoyed what I sent! Thanks very much for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! The slide was really cool. This was a fun swap for sure!
Response: It was a fun swap, happy that you liked your goodies and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great stuff, I was impressed with how much fit in the envelope. I loved the slide from Rome and the envelope with older stamps!
Response: You're very welcome! I bought a postal scale ($20 Amazon) because I really like to get my monies worth out of a stamp 😁! Thanks for the heart, I do appreciate it!
Comment: Hi Mar, thank you for the sweet little goodies.
Response: You are most welcome! I appreciate the heart!
Comment: i really like the old reciepts, playing cards, and book pages
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks Mar. You truly made my day! That German Die-cut was absolutely stunning
Response: Yippee! So happy to have made your day! Thanks for the heart!
carfra89 rated for 3 themed postcard #1 on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcards! They are all really cute and I’m glad to have some new ones.
Response: You're very welcome, fresh postcards are definitely a good thing! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful swap and you packaged it so nicely!
Response: So happy that you enjoyed everything❣ Thanks for the heart❣
AJKnight9 rated for Secret envelope #1 on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: You could not have picked a better selection of things!! I absolutely adore this package and I can’t wait to use these. Thank you so much!! <3
Response: Awesome response! Thanks for the heart❣

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MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

Artstamper on Nov 23, 2015:

Hi Mar, Thanks for the great Christmas PC.It's beautiful and I love that it is a non traditional color.

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