Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2023 2:36 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: March 25, 2023

Country: United States
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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, I'm sensitive 🙄
  • 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


Comment: Wow you had so many of these! Thanks so much for so many - all very interesting! I really love the glow in the dark deer and moon - even gorgeous when it's not glowing. The Green Lantern hero is a fun one I haven't seen! Then a heart made of Q-tips!!! Fun vintage postage on a pretty envelope, too.
young46356 rated for Naked Vintage PC for the letter S on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks, no, I haven't been sick since I had Covid back last fall. My family locked me in the basement. :-(
chandlerguera rated for VES: Scavenger Hunt 2023 #2 on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Mar - I knew it was going to be a sweet swap when I pulled the huge envelope from the mailbox! Love the "under the sea" mail art. You sent a really nice bundle! Especially love the Chinese book pages, the doilies, illustrations, and the recipe pages! Thank you so much! xo
Comment: Thank you for the vintage cards, I like them very much.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart rating!
susieq11 rated for CHERRY BLOSSOMS Postcard on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard of the cherry blossoms by the Jefferson Memorial! Fun stamps too! I’m looking forward to it warming up here and seeing the trees and flowers bloom! Thanks for joining my swap! xoxo
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! I'm so ready for warmer weather, I'm even looking forward to yard work! LOL
simcoe54 rated for Naked Vintage PC for the letter N on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great vintage postcard.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Perfect palm trees! 🌴 It's windy and cold here today so this is appreciated!
young46356 rated for Naked Vintage PC for the letter O on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks, Rich
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Creative idea! Thanks for the info about the band shell!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart rating ❣
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage card. It made my day to get some happy mail. Take care and keep on swapping...
Response: You're welcome and yes, happy mail helps my day too! Thanks for the heart rating ❣
minniepic rated for PH: 1 + 2 + 3 Objects #5 on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: WOW ❤️❤️ You made it all the way through 12. That's so amazing and generous of you❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're very welcome❣❣❣ I really enjoy challenging myself. Thank you for the heart rating❣❣❣
Comment: I love it- can't wait to use it for Christmas. https://youtu.be/VhGI-hNNumk I made a flip through
Response: That was a lot of fun watching the flip through, thanks! And thanks also for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you for the card & stickers!
Response: I'm thrilled it finally arrived! You're welcome and thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: I loved everything! Thanks for the awesome swap :)
Response: I'm happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart❣
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of PC's, I especially love the Star Trek one.
Response: I hoped that you might 🙂 Thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice selection of items! I will put them to use for this coming holiday season!
Response: I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed what I sent, thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you Mar for the USS Kitty Hawk ship PC! I hope you're still enjoying a nice mild weather there. Nothing mild here in Canton, PA. We just got a snowstorm yesterday and lasted well into the night. I believe we got 12 inches. We are headed into another cold snap for the 3rd time, with temps. below 0. Oh yippee! Not! I won't even venture outside period, when it gets that cold. I hope your day is going good.
Response: That's the cold snap we're getting this weekend also! I will go outside to fill the feeder and to get the mail but that's all! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: +100 more hearts! Hi Mar, and thank you for the delightful bunch of goodies you sent to fulfill this swap. I only found your note at the end and as I was going through every item, I thought, 'Wow . . this is a great bunch of goodies!' Thank you so much for checking up on this swap. I hesitate to ever ask for resends because I know how silly mail delivery is these days. I'm just thrilled with everything you sent--the variety is amazing. Hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: What a great response! I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent you! And please don't ever hesitate to ask me for a resend! Thanks for the 100+ heart rating 😍😍😍
AnneliesV rated for Naked Vintage PC for the letter J on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, I like it very very much
Response: I'm very happy to hear that! Thanks very much for the heart rating!

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

kizzlets on Dec 27, 2021:

Mar--thank you for the bonus happy mail for the "Happy ALL Month Long" swap, you didn't have too, but I really appreciate the cool Japanese stationeries you recently sent me, they are amazing! :) ~kizzlets

Jjean on Dec 25, 2021:

Thank you - Thank you.....Wow, what a wonderful gift......... Merry Christmas..... will use all & so many, many colors!!!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 20, 2021:

Now how did you know exactly what I wanted this year? Thank you Mar for my 3 Christmas CD's..One of which is Exactly what I have looked hard for and could never find any... A handbell Choir with Christmas songs. I grew up where our church had a handbell choir so is so very special with fond memories. This is for the TF March Stocking Stuffer. I open a present each day of Advent.. Thank you again~~Michelle Merry Christmas

Artistic on Dec 14, 2021:

So happy you're enjoying the envelope countdown! Did you DIY the box? :)

circularlogic on Dec 13, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAKs #3 and #4! I adore the darling vintage books about dogs and butterflies! And I will keep the seashell journal in my purse for writing down my 2022 musings! Thank you so much!

circularlogic on Dec 9, 2021:

Your RAKS arrived today! I opened #2 and am so thankful fir your thoughtfulness! Can’t wait to paint! May also use a couple to make Christmas presents with my nieces!

circularlogic on Dec 6, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAK #1! What a wonderful surprise! I am so happy to have this advent calendar, and I don't mind playing catch up at all! :D :D

All the best,

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


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