Date Joined: September 25, 2009
Last Online: February 19, 2023
Birthday: March 19, 1983
Country: Russian Federation
My postcard collection
My vintage shop on Etsy
I've been a heavy snail mail swapper since late '90s, so I know my A's and B's around the post office. I know that mail to and from Russia is slow comparing to USA and Europe, but it's been improving over the years!
I'm a full time etsy seller, check my etsy shop:
SovietPostcards for vintage postcards and finds from Russia
I'm looking for category sticker slam swappers! I prefer nice & neat booklets with challenging themes.
I also swap N&N FBs, slams and all sorts of bags (except label bags). If you're my partner in an FB/bags swap, feel free to include extras to use up the shipping rate.
I love mail with real stamps!
Some things that I love are overgrown gardens, old wooden houses, catching snowflakes on my mittens, having plants around my home, good grammar, hoodies, cute stationery, when my home is filled with sunshine, robots, sitting on the windowsill, common sense, sleeping in, meadows, shooting film, my family, hand lotions, reading, SNL, Hausmann buildings in Paris, flower markets, corner rounders.
I collect written & stamped Christmas postcards. My main focus are Soviet postcards (1930 to 1991), but I love all years, all countries. My favourite type of Christmas postcards are cute illustrated ones with birds, children, decorated houses etc. Please no religious cards for me. I'm also not a fan of vintage reprints.
If you love/swap/collect stickers, join this sticker group on Facebook!
I'd LOVE to trade for these brands of stickers! Please PM me if you have any to spare :) I have some for swap, too.
Other favourite subjects:
I don't like puffy and 3D stickers.
Please don't send me:
Tea: I drink black and green teas. I prefer unflavoured or non-sweet flavours (thyme, mint). I also like blackcurrants and other berries. I don't care for cinnamon and vanilla and any sweet flavours. Usually I drink loose tea with fresh or dried herbs from the garden. I dried PLENTY of mint this summer so hopefully it will last me through the winter.
Food: I have no food allergies. I'm trying to maintain a healthy diet, but I'm also very curious to try foods from other countries. My boyfriend will eat anything I may not, so no limits there hahaha :)
I like local foods that are not available internationally. My favourite fruity flavours are banana, peach and strawberry.
Food dislikes: anything peppermint; liquorice; chewing candy; hard candy; coffee; seafood.
Items: I'm specifically looking for the following:
I'm 37 and my native language is Russian. After years of living in Moscow I decided I've had enough of it (freaking traffic jams!) and moved to a smaller, quieter and greener town. I'm hugely into all things Soviet. I do enjoy vintage things in general, esp. the 50s. New Year's Day is my favourite holiday. In Russia, we celebrate Christmas on January 7 and it's a purely religious holiday, NY's is the biggest holiday of the year. I don't mind you wishing me Merry Christmas though, I automatically translate it as "Happy New Year". :P
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Looking forward to the swap!
Just letting you know that the resend that you sent for Christmas POSTcards #5 arrived today. Great card and stamps! Thank you for both the original that arrived last month and the resend. Stay safe and healthy!
Thank you!! The CPG Pick 2 tag from April finally arrived - I love the book pages, thank you so much!!
Hi, thank you for sharing you national music list in the comment section. If I could rate you I would give 5<3. I never heard this music in my life, but it sounds great. I like the songs from Ария and Дима Билан the most. I probably will look up some translations soon.
Welcome to Sunshine swaps!
Hi Katya. I just received the extra card you sent for the "Sending Love with Christmas" swap. That was very nice of you. To be honest, I loved the postcard and never even noticed the "send in an envelope" in the instructions. Thanks very much. The card is very pretty and the tea looks delicious. Have a wonderful 2018. ~ Janine
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If only we could mail ourselves! That would be much cheaper than airline tickets :)