Sunday, July 31, 2011

Black flower cart planter another way

I wrote a post a couple of days ago about this 1950's garden cart planter
that is missing its original plastic pot.

But how I had repurposed it with peat pots has been bugging me
ever since.

So I had to come up with another idea.

What do you think?
Do you like this idea better...
a little corral for your vintage bottles?

Still available since my other idea wasn't very inspiring

I'll have to see if this does the trick.

Friday, July 29, 2011

the cutest vintage postal scale


yesterday at the estate sale of a local business that was closing after 20 years
i found one of my all time favorite vintage postal scales.

i just love the simplicity of its postage dial.

and look at the cool postage categories.

i had even forgotten that we used to call magazines "periodicals."

available already this morning at

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gardening under the hot summer sun Part 2

For your late summer gardening vignettes

Since it's original plastic pot is missing
I am including these baby sized peat pots
with this listing.

Available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wire Cloche Revisited

I have two vintage wire gutter caps
left from my personal stash
if you have been wanting one of these
to repurpose as a cloche!

Friday, July 22, 2011

In Honor of my Dad

My dad would have been 99 years old today.
Instead he lived to be 73.

gentle. loyal. hardworking. kind.
and very, very funny.

I love and miss you, Dad.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cool Storage for a Hot Day

They are not just for smokers anymore.

Unique storage for all your little bits and bobs
and they are stackable.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Down on the farm in a Shell Station parking lot.

That's right. 

These curious old pieces of farm equipment

Were hanging around the local Shell Station parking lot
a couple of weeks ago.

Mr. Anythinggoeshere and I stopped for gas on the way home
from our weekly trip to the local flea market.

And there they were.

And now they're gone.

I would love to know where they came from
and where they went.

Don't some of them look like they were made from old cars?
Perhaps some early repurposing?

And look at all that lovely old rust and patina!

See other Vintage Thingys at

Visit my vintage shop at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's new this week at anythinggoeshere.etsy


An Instant Collection of Three Colorful Vintage Gardening Tools.

Three more Vintage Wire Gutter Caps to repurpose
into cool Cloches.

This is one of 3 Vintage Postal Scales I have added.

There are several new listings of neat Vintage Scissors/Shears.

Lots of Big Number Keys.

A French, yes I said French Folding Ruler.

And from a previously hidden stash,
a great Old Wallpaper Brush.

And I know you think I am just making these things
in the basement~
Three very cool Vintage Round Brushes.

All this and more over at anythinggoeshere.etsy.
I have been a very busy girl taking photos,
and adding things to sell.

Anything to stay inside, and out of the
oppressive Chicagoland heat!

Is it as hot where you are? 

Monday, July 18, 2011

I HEART Vintage Red Stamps!

Guys, I have thousands and thousands of these 1930's vintage red stamps
and I knew I would have to come of with some pretty good ideas
to give you an idea what to do with them...

So this is what I have come up with so far~
Vintage Red Stamp Hearts.

It is never too early to think about Valentine's Day!
And what about Christmas?
Or Weddings?
Or Engagement Parties?

So what do you think?
Anyone inspired?

Find these Vintage Red Stamps

Friday, July 15, 2011

Floral Tole Tray, A Sussex Trug.... and a Penguin? Huh?

A sweet vintage Floral Tole Tray

A stylish antique Hand Carved Folk Art Penguin

And a cutie of an old English Sussex Trug

This is why I call my etsy shop anythinggoeshere.

You really don't ever know what you are going
to find there.

Please come and visit 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ordered Chaos~ Where I Create

For the third year I am participating in the Where Bloggers Create Party.

There are hundreds of bloggers participating so you will get a chance to see many wonderful workspaces~

Many of them are pretty and well-organized, but I decided to go a different route~ the unvarnished truth. Just the way my workspace is~ no straightening up, no organization, no cleaning. Mine space looks about like it  did last year except there is a little less stuff so these are from last year's party.

I didn't do any cleaning up for a whole year.  I am a bad, bad girl.  I am so lazy I am reusing last year's post.  I am a bad, bad girl.

Here it is starting at my worktable and rotating around 360 degrees from my chair. Enjoy!

Note: If you click on any of the pictures you can get a closeup view!!!!!!!!

My way of creating is to buy stuff and later I decide what to make out of it so I enjoy seeing what I have and then creating something.

Most of my products are created while soaking in the bathtub and then come to life down here in the studio.... really my basement.

Thank you for coming by to see my workspace. If you enjoyed your visit, I invite you to become a follower of my blog.

Have fun visiting all the other Where Bloggers Create Workspaces. And if you are interested here is my Where Bloggers Create Post from the first party.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A few of my favorite things~ Lovingly collected and letting go.

I sold all the wire glove stretchers from my old blog header.

Tomorrow is the First Anniversary of my online shop, anythinggoeshere.etsy.
And in anticipation of the coming second year,
I have been taking a look back at the first.

Several dozens of my Italian stone fruit are out the door.

And one of my reasons for opening an online shop
was to sell items from my personal, long-time collections.

My favorite glass terrarium is living in California.

This has worked out really well because I get to decide
"piece by piece" when it is time for something to go.

After I enjoyed this decoration on the front door last fall
I listed it, and off it went.

Both of my vintage Phrenology heads
are living in other parts of the country.

I am getting  close to not having any vintage garden tools~
something I collected for over 20 years.

When cleaning off a shelf in one of the bedrooms
I realized I was never going to collect any more vintage Easter
so this guy went to live with dozens of others like him.

This old bug started to bug me
so now he is bugging someone else.

Making a clean sweep of a desk, this armillary had to go.

As a regular reader of my blog, you know the whole story of brushes,
brushes and more brushes getting multiple new homes.

Loved this religious piece, but again knew it was never going to become
a collection so it is now living in Pennsylvania with someone who
does collect them.

This part of my "Museum of Measurement" left in the clean=off of the above mentioned desk.

Thank you so much for a wonderful first year of selling at

And a special Thank You to everyone who has given new homes to
things from my personal collections.