Tuesday, February 14, 2012

getting organized.

i know that january is the traditional "get organized" month,
but i am a little slow this year.
i started reorganizing my studio.. aka "the basement"
a couple of days ago.  

it is going to be a long process.
i hope to be done by june.

my computer is going to be leaving the dining room
table and going to be set up down there
where all the "stuff" is.

after all my etsy shop is all about

maybe i'll share some work-in-progress posts
along the way.

what do you think?

if you are in the organizing mood
here is a vintage "destashed" wood office tray i found down there.

available at

notice the copy of pottery barn's workspaces in the box.  very inspiring!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

yes, i have vintage clothespins.

yes, lots and lots of vintage clothespins
in different styles, combinations, and quantities.

JUST in case you forgot.

they are one of my best selling items.
i have sent clothespins all over the world.

other people love them as much as i do.

available at 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

spring inspiration board.

continuing our spring theme this week...

here is another vintage folding skirt hanger
to display all your "spring" inspirations.

available at

Sunday, February 5, 2012

roll 'em.

i am working fast to list all the fun things

that i got last thursday at a fun, local sale.

everything was older, and in very nice condition.

a winning combination in my book.

these great 1970's movie film cans and reels
would make a wonderful
magnetic "memo board."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ah, the lovely smell of burlap.

a total destash of my vintage
jute upholstery webbing.

now available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

nice variety of colors and quantities.
and they smell good, too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1940's revised.

i've had this 1940's tray for awhile.
it's design reminds me of the living room draperies
from my childhood home.

but it needed something to make it really special.

a recent private sale yielded just the thing.
a great selection of buttons from the same decade.

i had fun going through them stacking them up.
adding some magnets.

i love the soft gold, brown, cream, and black together.

available at

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

the first estate sale of the year.

the cold january weather has kept me inside and
the local estate sales just haven't sounded that interesting...

 until last thurday when a sale caught my eye...

and off i went.  and i was happy i did.

see two new listings of my finds.
a neat old galvanized tote 
a fun instant collection of vintage gardening tools.

note~  if i didn't answer your specific question from last week
about etsy it is because i didn't have an email address.
 check the last post to see if this is you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

what do you want to know?

i can't do a post without a photo
so i had to include this one.
it is one of my all time favorites.

now with that out of the way
it has been a while since i asked you, my readers,
if you have any questions about starting an etsy shop,
or selling on etsy, or about my experiences 
selling on etsy for the last 1 1/2 years,
or anything else etsy related for that matter.

you can email me directly or put your questions in the comments
and i will answer your questions as best i can.

it has been a wild and fun ride and i am excited
to start another year.

i just had my 2300th sale so i have some experience at this thing called etsy,
so ask away.

note~  and some of you have your blog comments set up so i can't reply
by email so if you aren't sure please leave your email address
in your comment.  thanks.

if you want to take a peek at 
what's new visit anythinggoeshere.etsy.

note~  junkstufftreaures, you will have to give me
an email address to reply to.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

for the love of the humble clothespin.

i love vintage clothespins.  to me they represent the simple life.

over the last year i hadn't kept up with stocking
all the different selections of vintage clothespins
i have available, but after much photographing and listing
over the last couple days...

i am fully stocked again.

if you need vintage clothespins
i have them.

lots and lots of them
available at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a checkered past.

wonderful 1940's english checkerboard and wooden checkers.

from my personal collections of antiques.

available at

Monday, January 9, 2012

crystal clear.

this past weekend i added many vintage crystals to my shop.

fun pieces to upcycle into something new.

this vintage chandelier plum would be particularly easy to make
into a stunning necklace.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


after the christmas rush was over
i took some time off from my etsy shop
to do some cleaning up and reorganizing.

one of things i needed was a new backdrop
for my photographs.

my other one was too small
so i repainted an old shed door a fresh white.

and had mr. anythinggoeshere make 
some interchangeable shelves out of
recycled materials.

i love how easy it is to
take photos with my new setup.

do you like it?

full set of vintage brass stencil letters.
{a great size to use for necklaces}

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

faucet handles r us... round 3.

january, the month to get organized.
new beginnings.

vintage faucet handles make great knobs.

for all kinds of storage.
hat racks.
coat racks.
jewelry displays.

add a little something special.

here is a direct link to all the faucet handles
in my etsy shop.