Tuesday, August 30, 2011

let the games begin...

even with all the estate sales i have gone to
over the years i had never come across
a really neat stash of vintage games.

until last week.
i was invited to a private estate sale
where i was able to purchase a stack of
1930's and 40's games.

i will be listing them on etsy from now
through the holidays.

the perfect time for old retro games.
don't ya think?

this is the first.  a neat late 1930's ten pins game with
all the pins and 2 balls.

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

and to finish yesterday's post about my trip to the "letters and numbers" guy...

i now have 5 boxes of vintage letter and number decals.
i just have to figure out how to sell them.

and lastly, several people contacted me asking
whether i was going to list the lab glass on etsy.

the answer is yes.  i just have to get it, and myself organized.

Monday, August 29, 2011

why my garage will NEVER be empty....

in addition to this box of old number and letter decals
i bought 6 boxes of lab glass at the flea market yesterday.

beakers, beakers, beakers everywhere.

and this morning i am off to see what else the "number and letter guy"
has from an old hardware store cleanout.

i love everything about this old metal box of letters and numbers
including all those tabbed dividers and the red box itself.

while i am out shopping come by and take a look at what
i have added to anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I was on the front page of Etsy!

yeah. my tiny princess postage scale was featured on the front page of etsy this morning!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

a culling of the herd.

unlike 2011, the year of the brush....

the autumn of the apple...

will just be a thinning out of my collection...

my collection was featured in the october 2002 issue of
  country living magazine.

the ones i am offering for sale here are down in front.
can you spot them?

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011, The Year of the Brush.... continues

i am poking around in all the hidden corners
in my workspace.

and yes, i found another vintage brush...
a pretty magnificent brush at that.

a neat, big vintage wallpaper brush with
great "brush presence."

it could be the centerpiece of your
brush collection.

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

mad for plaid!

in honor of back to school here in northern illinois

i had a skirt and vest of a very similar plaid 
when i was in college.

i thought i looked "way cool."

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

vintage shoe shine box

a cute little shoe shine box to repurpose into
a "just for fun" tote.

for now it is displaying my collection of
vintage 8mm. movie reels.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

folk art wire egg basket

i think i am finally recovered from the weekend.
and even though i was in elkhorn wisconsin most of the weekend
i did make it to a private estate sale of a local folk art collector.

where i bought this wonderful vintage folk art basket.
made in the style of traditional egg baskets.

this would be about a two dozen egg size,
but with a twist.

it is woven from bright blue and yellow wire.
and beautifully and meticulously woven at that.
folk art perfection.

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

my vintage dress forms~ playing nice with others.

my girls got some notice at the show.
and ten of them have new homes.

4 of them are still looking.

the first two photos of my booth are from Room 363
the next 3 of the booth are from Tattered Tiques.

stop by and have a look at their great posts about the show.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

vintage dress forms for sale.

come and see the girls
dairy cattle building 1 booth 25
at the elkhorn (wisconsin) flea market
this weekend.

and some shy ones who
didn't want their picture taken,
 are there too.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

flower power pin and elkhorn

my apartment in the 70's was decorated in exactly these colors.

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

and i will be at the elkhorn, wisconsin flea market
with vintage dress forms.

email me or leave a note in the comments if you
want to know where to find me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Whip off your skirts, girls!

Whip them off your skirt racks that is.

These are one of my all time favorite things to repurpose
into inspiration boards.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Started with a Scale, Ending with a Scale.

Thank you so much for all the Birthday Wishes.

I spent my birthday going to Estate Sales, of course.

 I started the week with a scale and
I'm ending the week with a scale.

This one is from an Estate Sale last weekend
of a Scale Collector.

The sale included 20 or so old scales.
Mostly the big traditional kind that were very
expensive, but I got
several smaller, more unusual ones.

This one from West Germany is my favorite.
I love the face, its deco styling,
and that tiny platform that you are supposed to
be able to put something up to 25 pounds on to weigh.

Available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yep, that's me!

Today is my birthday and
I don't mind at all telling you how old I am,

but I thought we could have some fun with it.
I have some easy clues involving some very famous people
so you can figure it for yourself.

If I was 15 when he was born
I could be Barack's mom.
(It's his birthday today too.)

I am 5 years and1 day younger than
Martha Stewart.

How old am I today?

Yes, you guys are so smart and
know your math too.
I am 65!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Label it quick before it moves.


My apartment in the mid 70's was decorated in chrome yellow

This retro Dymo Label Maker would have
fit right in.

Available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Label it, man!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Built to scale.


Last week I sold all 5 of the scales I had
in my easy shop so,
of course, I have to list some more.

This little cutie weighing the wooden apple
is a vintage Hamilton Postal Scale.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A new look anythinggoeshere.


Lately as I was impatiently waiting for
my own blog to load...

I knew it was time for some changes.

So I have simplified my blog header,
my format,
my border,
and shortened the number of posts per page.


 I was ready for a renewal.


While I love to visit a fancy blog as much as the next girl,
this new look is much more who I am.

What do you think?
Do you like the changes?

And, of course, a sneak peek at what's new at anythinggoeshere.etsy.