Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 9:14 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: January 20, 2021

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!
  • My favorite meal is anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style 🎄🎄🎄 I put them in every room of my house 🎄🎄🎄


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! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

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
  • 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
  • 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


MisplacedfromPA rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - A on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of A items. Loved also the assortment of stickers you used on the envelope. Thanks for having patience for your rating. I was away till today. Have a safe 2021
Response: No problem, I appreciated that you commented on your profile that you were away. I'm happy that you liked your A's! Thank you for the heart rating. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: Loved this!! I bought myself some good stuff too :)
Response: Thanks, I get the best gifts that way 😁. Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
malgosya rated for Winter Postcard #2 - Sleigh on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Hello! Thank you for a wonderful postcard! Good health and a wonderful year to you!
Response: I'm so happy that it arrived safely! Thanks very much for the heart ❤ Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: Thank you so much Mar! Take Care always!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the ❤ Stay healthy!
Comment: Beautiful postcards. Thank you
Response: I'm happy that you like them and I thank you for the heart rating ❤
Comment: thank you for a beautiful choice of postcards. Love them all. Yes, I love Scavenger Hunts too!
Response: I'm happy that you liked what I sent and thanks very much for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes
Comment: Yes I’d like world peace too. I hope you got your other wishes granted!!! TYVM!
Response: The other wishes were realized, thanks! Thanks also for the heart rating. Stay healthy and best wishes to you!
debbiespoms rated for Snow Postcard on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the really really cute snow PC of wooded area with squirrel. You mentioned 2 weeks before the holidays, you all got 12 inches of snow. On the Dec. 16th & 17th, we got the biggest snow we have ever had. We normally only get 12 to 18 inches. But not this time. Between those 2 days, we ended up with 42 inches! We had to literally dig our way out of our house. Some melted. But not a whole lot & now we have another storm of tonight & to last into tomorrow afternoon or longer. We are to get at least 18 inches or so. I love snow! But not this much! Well, Happy New Year Mar!
Response: Wow! That's an incredible amount of snow! I'm down to bare grass already. I'm happy that you enjoyed the squirrel postcard and I thank you for the heart! Happy New Year to you
Ashzaller rated for Christmas wishlist on a pc! on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Hope you got what you wanted!
Response: Not the biggest one but I really wasn't expecting to. Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy and best wishes
Ashzaller rated for Mega holiday postcard swap #1 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for being in my swap! Happy New Year
Response: It was a good one! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year wishes to you also!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. Have a peaceful and healthy year 2021!
Response: I'm pleased that you liked it. Happy new year and stay healthy, Mar/skinny52
mariewilliams810 rated for Festive Postcard on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a great Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! I had a lovely quiet Christmas and I expect this evening to be more of the same. Thanks for the heart. Stay healthy, Mar/skinny52
nanadiana rated for Winter-brrr on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter postcard. I agree, snow is the most winter like thing to me too. We don't get much where we are at, but can go to the mountains if we want to see or play in the snow. It's not far away! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year!
Response: Christmas was quiet and socially distant here. I'm planning on a more of the same for the next 8 months or so. Thanks for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
stiffneck78 rated for Holiday POSTCARD swap - Int'l on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this non-traditional Alice in Wonderland holiday card! Very cool!
Response: I'm so glad that you're okay with non-traditional. Thanks for the heart. I hope that you had a good Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the card, I hope you have a Merry Christmas! I love all the goodies that you included!
Response: I'm so relieved it finally arrived! Glad that you liked everything. Thanks so much for the heart. Merry 🎄🎅🎄
kittyfun rated for Christmas wishlist on a pc! on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: Loved the Alice in Wonderland Christmas postcard! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas 🎅
bauerdesigns rated for Holiday Postcard Swap! on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: Your postcard arrived today - Christmas Eve! It is a downright delightful postcard. I LOVE the Alice in Christmas Wonderland theme. Curious where you found it? I always like odd, quirky holiday things. I sure hope you have a Merry Christmas tomorrow - with at least a little bit of snow!! ❄️🎄💌
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I found the Alice postcards on Amazon of all places. Our forecast is for 2-3" of rain overnight tonight through Christmas morning with widespread power outages 🤣😂🤣 So 2020! LOL Stay healthy, Best wishes and, Merry🎅🎄🎅
debbiespoms rated for PH: Christmas Scavenger Hunt #4 on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much Mar, for the wonderful choices of PC's you sent me! Love each & every one.! Merry Christmas!
Response: Such a great response, I'm very pleased that you liked everything. Stay healthy, Best wishes, and Merry Christmas 🎅
squince rated for Christmas wishlist on a pc! on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
jeka396 rated for Christmas, or Winter postcard on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC, what a grand tree!!
Response: Happy that you liked it! Thanks so much 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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