Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 1:47 am


Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: July 16, 2024
Birthday: January 22
Country: Belgium

About Me


Update :

I have been away for some time, but happy to be back ! missed you all !

hello World,

It's me... Monique, living close to the city of Antwerp, Belgium

In an era of e mail & texting, i still prefer snail mail , and i don't mean ... invoices haha.

I "ve send, and collect postcards since i was young ... and that's quite for a long time now .

As my nickname reveals .. i love retro, vintage and antiques

I love things with a "past"

You can often find me in second hand shops, charity shops, fleamarkets ..

I also have a soft spot for Art Deco and Art Nouveau

I have a collection of

-vintage teapots , teacups and saucers, anything to do with tea serving


but i also have a bit of an obsession with MUGS... started a collection of ROY KIRKHAM mugs..


  • vintage tins


  • vintage books


favourite holiday destination ….. the UK !

My favourite time of the year is ...


chr chr

cann't get enough from the decorations, the christmas tree , gifts, just the whole atmosphere .. and not to forget the christmas postcards , i decorate my whole living room with them .

christmas postcards in victorian style have my preference

vic Christmas vC

If you are in a Christmas card swap, please send me a card with wishes in your own language, ty.

cann't wait to be christmas again

and to start this new swapbot adventure !

Love and hugs to all of you

i like


for HALLOWEEN: i prefer vintage style postcards as

hw hw

Note : if it is a profile based postcard swap, and if you live OUTSIDE Europe, please send me a single view touristy postcard, showing the beauty of your country, thank you so much !

( can be send naked or in an envelope , your choice .,but i prefer SINGLE VIEW .)

I like unusual and colourful stamps !!

For US swappers, please, if possible, don't use the common green global for ever stamps , thank you .

  • i prefer normal sized postcards, 4"x 6' ( 10 x15 cm)

  • if you send a touristy postcard, please send one of your OWN country , showing the beauty of your own country … nature, castle, UNESCO WHS

  • map postcards

  • for US SWAPPERS, if it is a TOURISTY postcard swap, please send me a MAP postcard of your state , or of a state you visited. Missing states: see below, thank you !

  • like MAXI cards (postcards that feature an image (a monument, animal, event, etc) along with a stamp of a very similar or related image on the picture side of the card.) too

  • from UK , Scotland ,Ireland , ... postcards of pubs, cottages ,famous castles and manors,golf, afternoon tea, highland games, funny seaside cards, vintage cars , colourful doors, Guinness , QUEEN VICTORIA, PHQ cards .... )

-CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS - try to build a nice collection of Christmas postcards , typical for the country it is send from .

love .. guess what ????**CHRISTMAS THEMED STAMPS ** , i collect them, so they are welcome all year round, 🙂 thank you

  • victorian/retro style postcards

  • vintage postcard ( before 1970 ), can be already send to someone else … just put it in an envelope … thank you

-From USA : American state postcards, still looking for the following AR,DE,MN,MS,MO,ND,RI,SD, UT,VT.

  • the American retro'style 'postcards ' greetings from '....

  • American postcards of the capital of your state, i have already Denver, Frankfort,Bismarck, Sacramento

  • Lantern press postcards

  • Children's Book Illustration Postcards ( No Disney )

  • Inge Löök , old ladies

  • Moomin

-Alice in Wonderland ( original illustrations by John Tenniel are my fevourites ) alice

and last, but not least ,

if you are an artist, i would be very happy to receive a card, made by you and

i would love to receive an ATC made by you , as i am not so crafty myself...

No cat, dogs or other animal postcards , I do love animals but in real !

NO coloured-in postcards

Thank you !

Please, use uncommon , multiple stamps on the postcards , Thank you


please, send your swaps in


  • gingerbread men/cookies

  • cookies with cinnamon

  • fudge

-chocolate, dark, milk , white … no nuts please

  • chocolates with a alcohol filling

    -Yankee candles and tealights

    the smell of roses .. and pine

(put Always and everywhere scented tea light candles ..)

peony is my favourite flower roses

washi tape to decorate anything and everything :

favourite washi : - vintage/ floral/ tea related/ holiday /airmail/ pastel colors/ old rose / Christmas/ animals( dogs, cat, owl..) / Easter /Halloween/autumn..


  • seasonal stickers ( Christmas, easter, Halloween, spring, summer, autumn, winter …. )

-address labels , and labels' please deliver to '

-'Flow' and 'Daphnes Diary.' magazines

-cartoon Calvin & Hobbes c h

-fountain pens

-pastel colors, dark blue

-cute, colorful socks ( size 37 / 4-5 )

TEA , you can always make me happy with a teabag as an extra !

favourites :

plain BLACK teas such as

  • english breakfast

  • english afternoon tea

  • Ceylon Orange Pekoe

  • Assam

  • Darjeeling

  • Irish Breakfast….

  • (Twinings or other brand) 🎄CHRISTMAS TEA 🎄

  • Bigelow seasonal teas

  • seasonal/ winter tea of a local brand

I really prefer teabags bought by yourself, typical for your country/area. Thank you

and ,please dont pass me the teas you don't want.

NO green , matcha, herbal, chai, herbal infusions,licorice, chamomile,mint , please

also like

  • peach, orange flavoured tea

-Finnish Nordqvist brand tea

  • Moomin tea

  • earl grey

  • lady grey

but always willing to try something new, especially if it is YOUR favourite tea
( but plse NO licorice, chamomile,mint )

i am not a huge coffee drinker, but love Starbucks!

i do like

Caffè mocha Holiday coffee Latte Macchiato chocolate flavoured coffee

and iced coffee

and also hot chocolate !


i once bought Christmas Spiced Ground Coffee at Harrod's in London, with cinnamon, hazelnut and chocolate flavourings …… best coffee ever …!

STAMPS i collect

-🎄CHRISTMAS STAMPS🎄 from all over the world

-stamps from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Finland,( and from all european countries ), USA, Japan, Canada & Australia .

Favorite Television

UK series :

-Inspector Morse

-Midsomer Murders

-Foyle's War

-Downton Abbey


-Keeping Up Appearances

-BBC Strictly Come Dancing

-Bargain Hunt -(Celebrity) Antiques Road Trip

-All programmes about vintage and antiques

-all Agatha Christie series with Poirot & Miss Marple

-also love all the BOOKS of Agatha Christie, have the whole collection !

Favorite Music

all music from the 60s and from the 80's

johnny cash


folk music from ireland


Loreena McKennitt

don't like

glitter and confetti , don't put it in an envelope, please …

don't send me :

  • Christmas cards with glitter

-reward / teachers stickers

-hello Kitty,

-small paper cuts

  • black envelopes

  • scrapbooking & craft supplies.

  • sticky notes

  • loose tea or expired tea bags ,

Thank you !

If I do not receive a rating from you then I do not know if you received an item I sent. Please message me if you do not receive an item so I can resend.


uuvuttaa rated for EU Profile-Based Happy Mail #2 on Feb 8, 2024
Comment: thanks for joining my swap and for the happy mail!
Comment: I got your envelope today, thank you for the beautiful card, all the xmas themed stuff and the extra elephant pc, made me smile!
Response: Thank you very much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Glad it arrived safe and sound ! Have a nice day !
minniepic rated for PH: Christmas Package & PCs #4 on Dec 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful surprises ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Have a wonderful Christmas ❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you so much for rating and the hearts❤️ ! 🎄Happy Holidays🎄 !
Comment: What a lovely little parcel of things, thank you so much for sending it to me. Ima gonna stick them all in my Christmas scrap book. Thank you so much
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ! 🎄Happy Holidays🎄 !
SasseyLynn rated for Tea swap #1 on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Your notecard is too adorable and the teas look awesome, can't wait to give them a try! <3
Response: tThank you very much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! 🎄 Happy Holidays🎄 !
Honeybee203 rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #37 on Oct 17, 2023
Comment: Ty so much
Response: Thank you very much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely weekend !
SharMarie513 rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the spooky postcard, I love the pumpkin and mouse sticker! Happy Halloween🎃👻
Response: Thank you very much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a nice weekend !
scrappycats rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #30 on Sep 29, 2023
Comment: awesome! thank you
Response: Thank you very much, for rating and the heart ♥️ ! have a nice day !
Carachea rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #29 on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you soooo much for all the awesome goodies! I love it all. I gasped when I saw the Goofy PC because it is beautiful! Thank you again. Take care.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas in the adorable owl card!
lob rated for Christmas Postcard - Europe only on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
cassie3001 rated for January Babies HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful birthday card and thank you for the teas! I look forward to trying them. I hope that you have a lovely birthday!
KrystalCook84 rated for January Babies HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you!!
soyprincesa2 rated for January Birthdays! on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: I love the teas you sent to much! I am so excited to use them to spice up my Pocket letters. I love having variety!
Cindymt rated for 3 Teabag Swap #2 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you 😃
Trinket rated for ESO: Christmas Card #2 on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: Heckin heck! I am amazed this little card made it to me, there is a terrible habit of coins being lifted from cards here in this country but I love it and the little extra is absolutely amazing - will go right in my Pokemon collection. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome ! Happy to read it arrived safe and sound ! Thank you for rating and the heart♥️ ! Happy New Year 2023 !
Comment: Thank you for the fox card and the teas - Happy Holidays!
Response: You're welcome ! Enjoy the tea ! Thank you for rating and the heart♥️! 🎄Happy Holidays 🎄 !
Petaltea rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard #1 on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: bedankt voor je mooie postcard! Also for you and yours..Fijne feestdagen en een gezegend Nieuw Jaar! ❤️
Response: Graag gedaan! Bedankt voor het hartje ! 🎄Fijne feestdagen 🎄 ! groetjes van de zuiderburen ! x
Comment: Very cute racoon Christmas card! I am bringing the delicious sounding tea to work tomorrow as everyone needs something warm and yummy at work right? Thank you for the washi and journalling cards as well!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart ! Hope you enjoyed the tea !as it's getting colder, nothing nicer a cup of tea ! 🎄 Happy Holidays 🎄 !

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

simcoe54 on Jan 22, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Stepht on Mar 4, 2022:

Hi Monique! Wow thank you so much for the fruity teas! (from cpg feb wishlist). Can't wait to try them!

middleearthtraveller on Mar 1, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing postcard for Feb CPG Wishes! <3

tcornell on Jan 31, 2022:

I really appreciate the CPG Jan wishes that you sent me from Belgium ♥ The note cards are lovely, the stickers are cute, and most of all: your heartfelt note was touching. Thank you so much! Tracy

simcoe54 on Jan 30, 2022:

CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks so much for the package containing postcards, stamps and stickers. The pcs and stamps are great for my collection and my grand-daughter will love these stickers.

annanymark on Jan 27, 2022:

Thank you so much for the CPG January wish. You managed to spoil me again ❤️

Stepht on Jan 26, 2022:

Hi Monique! Thank you so much for the birthday card with the postcard and pretty bookmark via CPG wishlist! I hope mine reaches you soon! Have a great day 💌

lady41701 on Jan 11, 2022:

Thank you so much for my birthday wish (CPG Dec) I loved the cats in art card and I can't wait to try the teas!

annanymark on Jan 4, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG December wish, I got it before christmas but totally forgot about it during the holidays. I hope you had a merry christmas and that you’ll have a happy new year whit alot of crafting and swapping ❤️

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