Thursday, May 31, 2012

a rainy day, an estate sale, and alliums.

when i am showing you the alliums
planted outside the house,
you know the estate sale was a bust.

there were some lovely and interesting things
but with prices too high for resale.

there was a tiny break in the rain while i was at the sale, 
but now we are getting a downpour 
that looks like april.

how about you?  
where did you start the morning?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

summer inspiration board and Facebook

hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

the weather here was sunny, 
but hot.

i went to the cedarburg wisconsin
flea market on sunday.

yesterday just relaxed
and enjoyed myself.

this morning it was back to work.

first thing on the agenda today
was putting a link to my new Facebook business page
on my sidebar here.

at least an hour of frustration,
but i finally did it.

the whole setting up a Facebook account and 
adding a business page for
has been a steep learning curve
including being kicked out of my brand new Facebook account
for two weeks and having to prove my identity
with a photo id.

every part of it has been difficult.

was it that hard for any of you?

enjoy your week, everyone.
see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

new york, new york!

i have just started making something
new for my etsy shop.

glass dome map pendants
using my stash of vintage maps.

is my current favorite.
i love that splash of red
that is the "big apple."

at 1 1/2 inches in diameter, it is a statement piece.
i can do custom orders.
 email me here
or contact me through my etsy shop.

my favorite idea for them is my customer
who is giving one 
 to each of her bridesmaids
with a map of their hometown.

available at

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

get hooked part 5.

over the weekend while going through
my storage boxes...

i found another set of

these are nice because of the
protective white rubber coating on
each hook.

available now at

Saturday, May 19, 2012

oh, baby! genius!!!

love these vintage letters
from a closed auto parts store.

here's one for the graduation of
your very own "genius."

i have other words available.
if you are interested, just send me 
a message through
my etsy shop.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

through the looking glass.

a little break today from
destashing vintage hardware.

this is a lovely 1946 edition of
"through the looking glass."

sweet illustrations.

wonderful coloring.



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

get knobbed and pulled. moving on from hooks

thank you again for getting hooked by my hooks.
there is only one listing left
of interesting wire and iron hooks,
but you have bought the rest.


so now i can move onto the destash of
pulls and knobs.

this is probably the oldest set
of pulls i have.


a set of 6 fancy victorian brass pulls.

lovely details and lots of original patina.

available at anythinggoeshere.etsy.

Monday, May 14, 2012

get hooked part 4.


i am really surprised at how fast
my vintage hooks are flying out of
my etsy shop.

the shabby things in this photo are
really old cleats,
but i think they would make cool looking hooks.


surprised at how fast they are selling, but very grateful!
thank you so much, kind readers.


this is a fun variety pack listing. 

all available at

this week while i am packing to do the 
elkhorn, wisconsin flea market
i will start listing my stash of
vintage knobs.

no more furniture repair, redo or restoration for me!!!

i will be bringing more of my larger size antiques
and show display pieces
to elkhorn on sunday.

i am continuing the destash of my  "show" merchandise there.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

get hooked part 3.

i am happy to see that so many
of you have projects 
that need hooks.

here is my latest group.
iron hooks with old brass patina.


simple and classic.

i will be listing more of my vintage hooks later 

available at 

Friday, May 11, 2012

get hooked part 2.

both of yesterday's sets of vintage hooks sold
so it's on to some more.

it is fun for me to see these things that
i am never going to use
go off worldwide to new homes.


how about you? 
are you doing any destashing?

this set has two really nice
vintage "acorn" hooks included.

available at 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

get hooked

i am working on another destash.

all of the vintage hooks i have collected
over the years.

i am not working on furniture
projects anymore.


so it is time to pass
my "hook" stash along.

these are some of the most interesting ones.

old mint green paint over ever older black paint.
double side hooks.  
very retro "schoolhouse."

available at