Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2022 6:19 am


Date Joined: August 7, 2018
Last Online: April 1, 2022
Birthday: January 22
Country: Belgium

About Me


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


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,ME,MN,MS,MO,NE,NY,ND,OK,RI,SD, UT,VT,VA,WV.

  • 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 )


please send me

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 )

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.


Comment: Thank-you so much for the lovely postcard:) I have never heard of Misty comic before, I will check it out!
Petaltea rated for IS: Tea Swap February 🫖 on Feb 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely teas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card - I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
ellie rated for WIYM: Blind envie #27-Christmas card on Dec 25, 2021
Comment: Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for the Christmas card and the goodies.
Katsura rated for Tea for two, yum #6 on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: I love the selection of teas you sent me :) Thank you so much!
ddoherty6138 rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noël Monique. thank you for the Christmas card and the lovely cat papers. Take care. Denise
Comment: Dear Monique, another ty for the next card and encl. teas but unf., I cannot drink spicy-ones along my profile :( Happy holidays and stay safe!
mcall rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: Oh my!!! beautiful card, cardinals are my favorite bird!! So thoughtful to send me Joker cards too..You definitely made my day. Merry Christmas Monique
Comment: Ty, very special in detail :) With best, even festive regards direction you ❤
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pictures plus the extra Studio Ghibli holiday one ^-^ xoxo
Risna rated for ESO: Christmas Card #1 on Dec 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and the face sheet mask! Love both! Wishing you a wonderful wintertime and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas trees for my profile!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️! Happy Holidays ! 🎄
anicka22 rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Dankjewel en voor jou ook een gezellige kerst!
Response: Graag gedaan ! Dankjewel voor de rating en het hartje ♥️ ! 🎄Fijne feestdagen🎄 , hou je gezond !
MGiulia rated for ESO: November Tea Swap on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: 💌🥰❤️ Thank you very much for the nice envelope with lots of teas in it. It can be difficult to find your way among the myriad of teas we all love! And last but not least it smells like CHRISTMAS 🎄 🤶☃️ I wish you happy holidays 🎄🤶☃️
Response: You're very welcome ! Always happy to have you as a partner ❤️. Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Enjoy the teas ! Happy Holidays 🎄 !
sjbult rated for ESO Advent Calendar - Tea on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! I’m sure I will really enjoy it. This was so fun
Response: You're very welcome , it was fun making it ! Thank you for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Enjoy the teas !
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and the Christmas extras! Take care!
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you so much for rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely day !
bluebear rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #6 on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much i received my beautifully packaged items today x
Response: You're very welcome !Thank you for rating !
FieryCanuck rated for Tea for two, yum #5 on Nov 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful teas! I can't wait to try them all!! (especially now that our temps have dropped and it's going to rain all week) Warm hugs from Canada! <3
Response: You're very welcome ! Thank you for your kind words , the rating and the heart ♥️ ! Have a lovely sunday ! x

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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 ❤️

Pupullona on Dec 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for granting my CPG wish! I absolutely loved the bookmarks :)

jeka396 on Dec 27, 2021:

Thanks for the Christmas happy mail for the CPG Happy Mail Tag!

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