Friday, September 30, 2011

mummified. easy peasy halloween decorating.

mummify that pretty little dress form
you have hanging around the house
by just wrapping her with cheesecloth.

my cheesecloth happens to be dirty old estate sale cheesecloth,
but you can easily grunge up new hardware store cheesecloth 
with a brief tea bath.

add a dollar tree skeleton necklace, stick her on the porch, and
she is ready to scare all the little kiddies
 in your neighborhood.

adding new things at anythinggoeshere.etsy.
come by for a visit.

p.s.  last weekend i mummified my last 4 dress forms
        and sold them all.  sometimes it just takes a little
        something extra.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

teeny tiny.


at only 4 inches high this teeny, tiny vintage wire gutter cap
{couldn't be cuter}

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

haunted autumn.


two sizes of vintage metal sign letters now available.

pick your own letters, numbers, or words

Friday, September 23, 2011

domes of doom~ easy peasy halloween decorating.

more diabolical decorating...
and easy.

take those domes you use to cover
cute kitties and other sweet things
the rest of the year...
and fill them with dollar tree skulls.

add a big splash of orange
with a border of vintage tickets
available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

november 1 the terror can be over
and cute things can reign again.

just like that.

the domes of doom are now all sold.  black and orange
tickets still available.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

come here, my little pretty...

all this week i have been working on my spooky display
for this weekend's elkhorn flea market.

just picture me rubbing my hands together and 
thinking diabolical thoughts.

these "poison bottles" are in my easy shop right now.

love those dollar tree spiders.

come into my laboratory

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

tools of the trade.

i love good tools.

both my grandfather and dad were skilled carpenters.

they always had quality tools in their workshops.

calipers are SOLD

these lovely american calipers are a recent estate sale find.

i couldn't resist a little macabre humor
 in doing their photo.

this week i have been working on my display for the elkhorn flea market 
this upcoming weekend
it is going to be all about dr. frankenstein's laboratory.
beakers and lab glass
wire baskets
old black box cameras
industrial dials and gauges
mummified dressforms
spooky bottles * black boxes
some fun vintage store displays.

calipers available at anythinggoeshere.etsy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

an apple with a surprise inside. yes, santa!

last time you saw this photo i was selling the scale.

today i am selling the vintage wooden apple toys
in the basket on the scale.

here you can see them in the front row from
the article about my wooden apple collection in
country living magazine.

they is part of another gradual destash of a long time collection.

these guys came together from an estate sale.


they have a funny surprise inside.
yes, a gang of tiny santas.

and they are leaving here together.

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

loving these storks


saturday at the estate sale of a former antiques dealer
i found one of the cutest things i have seen in a long time.

a 1930's stork baby shower centerpiece.
 charming whimsy at its best.

are these guys cute, or what?

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Monday, September 19, 2011

things i have never seen before~ 1930's wallpaper seam rollers with bakelite rollers

when i am out shopping for anythinggoeshere.etsy
i am always on the hunt for things i have NEVER seen before
during my 40+ years of being an antiques dealer.

last sunday morning i found another one, 
or i should say 3 of them.


these are 1930's wallpaper seam rollers with both
bakelite rollers and wonderful wood-grained handles.

such great detailing for such simple, utilitarian items.

now available as an instant collection

Saturday, September 17, 2011

having fun with my stuff.

i am always playing with my stuff.

couldn't resist making something fun with
this old clock case before i sent it off to be sold.

luckily 2 of my tiny dogs agreed to having their photos taken
so i could give you an idea what to do with this thing!

just listed at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

now it is back to the salt mines for me.

Friday, September 16, 2011

easy peasy halloween decorating...

you know by now that i like an easy holiday decorating project
and this one couldn't be easier.

just a handful of old clip-on curtain rings
 some old tickets
a few altered instant ancestors.

i have the old german curtain rings
and the vintage orange and black tickets
available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

you are on your own with the instant ancestors.

p.s. the skulls are from the dollar tree.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

for the love of a wire basket.

last weekend i attended a barn sale that happens in our area
every couple of years.

and i got several nice things to 
sell in my etsy shop.

but this vintage wire office basket is by far
my favorite purchase.


i love a good old wire basket
and this is a gem.


Monday, September 12, 2011

mcclelland barclay lily pad bookends

sunday i was out before the sun was up poking around my favorite
parking lot flea market.

this is the kind of place where display is a blue tarp on the ground. 

then i spied these beauties.  the vendor and i made the deal
and i was on my way.

i thought they were nice, but it turns out they are really, really nice.

i couldn't find out anything about them on the internet and 
i couldn't read the maker's mark.

i was stumped until i decided that those are water lily leaves.

then it all came together.

they were designed by mcclelland barclay (1891-1943) around 1930.

he was an very well known new york illustrator, 
as well as a designer of jewelry and decorative items.

i hate doing research.  i am "a buy it and sell it" kind of girl,
but this Monday morning tracking down information about these bookends was fun.

well, back to work on listing the items i am going to sell.

it was a busy weekend at le shop, anythinggoeshere.etsy.
come by for a visit.

look at those gray hairs.  who could they belong to?????

Saturday, September 10, 2011

anythinggoeshere.etsy on etsy's front page!

those are my beakers in the bottom row!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

anythinggoeshere.etsy and Completely Coastal

i sold this beauty earlier this summer, and today it is featured in a fun post
about displaying your beach treasures in wire baskets.

pop over to see the rest of the post from

i love the combination of wire and nature.
don't you?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

halloween lite


a few days of cooler weather and my thoughts
turn to............... halloween!

yes, the calendar turns to september
and my mind starts thinking about scary and creepy stuff.

all the paper clamps are SOLD

truth is, i don't go in for the really scary stuff,
but my recent large purchase of vintage lab glass
has given me some fun stuff to create with.


a little dr. frankenstein's laboratory.


and a scary specimen.


bubble, bubble. 
toil and trouble.

some antique french ink bottles 
thrown in for comic relief.

the lab glass and french bottles are available
at anythinggoeshere.etsy.