Date Joined: July 21, 2010
Last Online: February 24, 2021
Country: United States
Post-it flags, plain Post-it note pads, plain notepad, unused postage stamps, Binder clip, Plastic coated paper clip, Paperclips in different shapes and sizes (I collect them), 3x5 notecards, white stick-on labels, highlighters, black sharpies, stainless steel Bankers clip, clear or patterned tape, scotch or packing tape, Bic Wite-out correction tape (or other brand, used OK), ballpoint pen refills (black) for any make/model, button batteries of any size (working), clear plastic sheets with pockets for 3 ring binder (8.5 x 11 size), L-shaped ruler or T-square ruler, metal retractable tape measure.
mailers of any size/shape (used OK), bubble mailer (new or used, any size), any size ziploc bag (used OK if clean), bubble wrap, packing peanuts, for making plarn: single use plastic bags in bright or unusual colors only (please no gray, white, tan).
tiny or small basket with lid (I collect them), miniature basket, tiny or small pottery vase (I collect them, especially Japanese or handmade), small matchbox, tiny or small box or container, empty Altoids or Sucrets tin, vintage metal Kodak film container, small decorative tin, cardboard or other jewelry box of any size, tiny or small box with lid, Ipsy brand makeup bag (new or clean), empty CD or DVD cases, clear Amac boxes (in any of these sizes: 1" sq. x 3/4" h, or 1" x 2" x 3/4" h, or 1-3/16" sq. x 2-7/16").
Thank You notes, blank notecards, greeting cards for: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Birthday, Father's Birthday, Brother's Birthday, Sympathy.
vintage post card (used OK), vintage photos, vintage paper ephemera, Junk Journal and Junk Drawer
Floaty Pen (I collect them), magnetic bookmarks, Beach glass or beach stones, Seashells, Christmas Stocking stuffers suitable for grownups, Christmas Stocking (standard size), bird-themed item, tiny interesting item, vintage marble(s), vintage gumball machine charms/prizes, Hong Kong related item (especially vintage), Pontiki, lenticular item (I collect them), dollhouse miniatures or miniatures for shadow box, vintage drink stir stick, religious charms, medals, statues; action figures (monsters, robots, cartoon or TV characters, animals), things for golfers, runners, car enthusiasts, pianists; fun socks for women (used OK if in good condition), refrigerator magnets (travel, food, novelty, vintage advertising), refrigerator magnet of a refrigerator with magnets on it!
books, music CDs, DVDs, playing cards, card games, handheld electronic games, puzzles (cardboard and other types), crossword puzzles, word find, anything that has to do with mazes, strategy games, vintage games, game pieces.
specific books: James Clavell Shogun Series (hardcover or paperback), V. C. Andrews (paperback), vintage "Choose Your Own Adventure" books for children, Richard Scarry books for children (paperback or hardcover), Dragonlance Chronicles Volume 1 Dragons of Autumn Twilight mass market paperback ISBN 0394727924, Diana Gabaldon mass market paperbacks: The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo on the Bone, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.
lavender sachet for clothing, Shout Color Catchers, essential oil: French Vanilla.
Chai tea bags, Stash Christmas in Paris tea bags, Coffee (with caffeine).
unopened needlecraft kits, fabric patch/applique, Beads, Jewelry findings, metal jewelry chain in any length/color, unusual charms or embellishments, Sewing thread, interesting buttons (sewing), Sewing notion, Zipper with metal teeth, vintage lace or trim, vintage scarves, Fabric scrap (especially hand dyeds, batiks, stripes, abstract prints, prints with dots or circles, solids).
Bread, Babybel cheese, Birds Eye frozen boxed vegetables, Brawny paper towels, Campbell's canned soup, canned vegetables or beans, Cape Cod chips, cheese sticks, Cheetos, Claussen pickles, coffee (Lavazza, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts...but not K cups), Eggo waffles, Eggs (any, especially Egglands and Land O' Lakes, other than precooked), Emergen-C, Febreeze spray, Fritos, Goya canned beans, Green Giant frozen boxed vegetables, Gum toothbrush, Eucerin lotion, Huggies baby wipes, hummus (Sabra), Jules Destrooper cookies, Kashi cereal, Knorr Rice Sides, Lactaid (milk, tablets, ice cream), Land O Lakes deli cheese, Land O Lakes whipped butter, Larabar, Lean Cuisine, Lightlife Veggie Entrees, Listerine (except whitening formula), L'Oreal Everstyle hair gel, Maille mustard, Mentos gum, Miracle Whip, Morningstar Farms, Nature's Pride bread, nuts, Neutrogena bar soap, OGX Argan Oil Conditioner, Olay Complete Moisturizer Sensitive, Orbit White gum, organic milk, Pom juice, Skinny Pop, Quaker Oats organic oatmeal, Q-tips, raisins, Reach regular tooth floss, Sensodyne toothpaste (except Pronamel), shredded wheat cereal, Simply Smart or Smart Balance milk, Skippy or Smuckers Naturals peanut butter, sliced cheese, Special K cereal, Stonyfield Farm or other organic milk, Tom's of Maine toothpaste, Trident White gum, Tropicana orange juice, tea bags (Twinings/Stash/Bigelow/Tazo), Vanity Fair Napkins, Virgil's sodas, Wacky Mac, Wet Ones canister, Yardley bar soap.
Store coupons: Staples, Gap, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target.
Yes, I can use coupons printed from the internet and coupons with store names printed on them.
I appreciate vintage items of all sorts, and get joy from making things from other things. When I find broken or discarded items, leftovers, or unmatched bits and pieces, my mind goes to work trying to imagine what to do with them. I especially admire creative types who can take humble things and turn them into something wonderful! I'm fascinated by how things are constructed, and particularly want to learn more about techniques for jewelry making, knot tying, sewing, assemblage, quilting, collage, wire work. I am often inspired to begin to make something by discovering the innovative ways other people put things together. Sometimes the acquisition of a single small object is the spark for a new creation.
Hello, and thanks for reading my member profile. A little bit about me...
I gravitate towards: texture, organic, nature, retro, modern, clean lines, eclectic, vintage, clever, kitchy, colorful, neutral, tiny, miniature.
LIKES: thrift stores, estate sales, garage sales, rummage sales, vintage and antique, fashion, jewelry, interior decorating, Art Deco, modern and folk art, saving money, healthy food, sunshine, sunsets, kaleidoscopes, biology, music from the 70s and 80s, sleeping in, action movies, trees, exploring NYC.
DISLIKES: cutesy stuff, mean people, winter, cigarette smoke, mosquitoes, boxing, mayonnaise, assumptions, clowns and mimes, high pitched noises (ouch), prejudice