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Last Online: November 16, 2020
Birthday: April 6
Country: United States
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About Me

I live near San Jose, California, and I work as a designer.

I like sending and receiving mail of all kinds, including postcards, packages, and the occasional letter.

I enjoy reading, especially literary and historical fiction.

I like being crafty, mainly with paper or yarn. I make envelopes, stickers, postcards, collages, cards, etc. I've also been learning how to knit and love making cotton washcloths.

I love hamsters.

I’m interested in Japan, including the culture, traditional design and art, and some of the modern pop culture (kawaii).

I like researching my family history (genealogy) and learning where my ancestors were from (Poland, Czech Republic).


You will make me happy if you send:

  • Postcards of any kinds, especially: design or art of any sort (photos, illustrations, paintings, etc.); anything Japanese; birds; flowers; animals; vintage (used or unused); handmade; ones from Chicago, other parts of Illinois, California, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany (especially Berlin), UK/Britain/England, New Zealand, Japan, Korea; weird/unique but not too creepy.
  • Postage stamps (I collect them casually, mostly for neat or pretty designs. I especially like ones from Japan, China, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland (Helvetia), other parts of Europe; also those with birds, animals, flowers, colorful designs); I also like stamp bags and/or games
  • Airmail stickers (etiquettes) (I've been collecting these and other postal stickers, used or unused)
  • Mail / postal themed items
  • Airmail envelopes (the kind with thin or onion-skin paper)
  • Hamster items (anything with or about them)
  • Japan/Japanese things, especially seasonal, traditional, and other designs
  • Pretty envelopes
  • Glassine envelopes
  • Papers of all sorts, including nice patterned designs, origami, old security envelopes; I usually make my own envelopes and stickers
  • Old atlases and maps
  • Handmade items
  • Washi tape / paper tape
  • Anything related to old movies or film stars from the 1930s/1940s (especially William Powell, Myrna Loy)
  • Anything to do with British comedy
  • Books, especially fiction (historical, literary, classic mysteries)
  • Yarn, especially cotton yarn


Please do not send these items:

  • Anything that smells of smoke or is musty or moldy. (And please don't try to cover up the smell with something, that only makes it worse!)
  • Anything covered in animal hair or fur (it's happened before!)
  • Anything religious, including religious holiday items (Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, etc.), even if they do not show religious images
  • Other holiday items, except if sending a written card or postcard (Halloween, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, etc.)
  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Pixar/computer-animated characters, Diddl, Barbie, Looney Tunes
  • Teddy bear, house mouse, goose, country-style, or shabby-chic items
  • Deco / glossy tape
  • Anything junky
  • Business cards, pamphlets, or ads I didn't request  

For Trade

Let me know if you're interested in any of the following:

  • Vintage cards of churches
  • Used vintage cards


peaceandlove rated for Classic Movies Postcard Swap on Feb 27, 2014
Comment: thank you for the Thin Man post card! I own the thin man series and watch them over and over. No, I have not seen the philo vane series I will have to check it out---thanks for the tip!!!!
CindyST rated for City aerial view vintage postcard on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Thank you. St Petersburg probably doesn't look like that any more :)
katzenjammy rated for Vintage postcard of an interior on Jan 28, 2014
Comment: Love it -- thanks!
Comment: Valerie, Thank you for the diner pc and dogwood stamp.
Comment: Thanks for the stamp bags.
Rosei rated for PSCC : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #1 on Jan 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamps and I really like the old pcs! I also really liked the address sticker you used - do you remember where you got it?
Comment: My favorite color! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the fun card!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. You have inspired me to go and read more classics.
Comment: Thank you for the tranquil card, the scene is beautiful! Happy holidays and new year!
orneryswife rated for WTL: Emergency tape swap on Dec 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the new Washi tape! What a fun assortment and I didn't have any of them before! Thank you also for joining my swap! :-)
dlchick rated for WTL: Emergency tape swap on Dec 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the cute tapes!
Comment: Thanks for the postcards.
5trawberry rated for Boring Postcards - USA only on Dec 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the card.
simcoe54 rated for Vintage Postcards in an Envelope #3 on Dec 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the vintage postcards. They will go nicely in my collection.
djr2djm rated for Washi Tape Sampler #3 on Dec 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of washi tape! I loved the patterns and colors you picked! What did you use to wrap them on??! That was the coolest piece of plastic, where can I find some?
Response: I'm glad you liked the tape I sent! The plastic is called "quilter's template plastic," and they sell sheets of it at Joann Fabrics and fabric/quilting stores. It's usually near the quilting templates and tools.
ina rated for PC with a Theme: Books on Dec 18, 2013
Comment: Thanks for your lovely card.Prettige Feestdagen(Happy Holidays).
lexfrog rated for Vintage Postcards - Winter on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card!

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sunspot on Jan 16, 2014:

sunflowers Thank you so much for angeling the Pretty Paper Postcard swap. I got it today and it's gorgeous :)

Tiiamaria on Jan 13, 2014:

Thank you so much for angelling Washi Tape Sampler #3 swap. Such a neat selection of washi tapes. Thank you!

Aletta74 on Jan 11, 2014:

Thank you so much for the extra 2 stampbags and the Wushitape samples. I love it!!!!

Rhino44 on Dec 23, 2013:

Thank you for angelling for the Read, Reading, Want to Read PC #2 swap! I got your postcard today. Funny you mention Dickens -- I'm slowly making my way through Domby and Sons by him, but it's a sad story so I'm letting myself be easily sidetracked. I've never read Bleak House, though. I'm sure it's better, lol!

LittleMissMrs on Dec 5, 2013:

Thank you for participating in the Unused Postage Challenge! You made my first hosted swap great! :)

VaGrammy66 on Nov 12, 2013:

SwedishMum on Nov 1, 2013:

...for sending my full Stamp Bag home !!!
PS - need your address ....

ArtyBeth3 on Sep 30, 2013:

Thank you for the lovely pink washi tapes for the WTL You Choose Tag :)

MBrunt on Apr 28, 2013:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag :)

tiggerkitn25 on Jan 22, 2013:

Thanks for sending home my full stamp bag! =)

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