Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Vintage Finds at Anything Goes Here

  A month or so ago....I was browsing about Joan's Etsy Shop ...that would be Joan from Anything Goes Here...
...and was delighted to find 3 small shell boxes.

 I already have one of these delicate little cases...
I think they may have been made to hold rosary beads.

In any case, I bought the three and now I have a collection!

Joan likes to buy and sell anything in multiples.
I couldn't resist these little wooden Bingo balls.
Yes, I found my number!

 I love to look at Joan's shop as she has so many interesting everyday items which she arranges and photographs in clever ways.

Joan has been an antique dealer for a very long time. She is very knowledgeable and a big collector herself. She only recently opened her Etsy shop and because I would like to open my own one day as well...I asked her if I could do an interview with her... on her Etsy selling experiences. She agreed and if you would like to read the interview ... I have posted it to The Inspiration Studio.

 Probably my favorite find to date in Joan's shop are these Victorian porcelain tacks.

The bottle on the right is marked Calder's Dentine.
Don't the tacks look like little white teeth?

I don't recall ever seeing porcelain tacks like these before.
Where in the world did you ever find these Joan?

I am on my way to Warrensburg early Saturday morning...
to their annual town wide yard sale.

The weather looks as if it will be perfect for spending a day poking around lots of junk!

I will be sure to take lots of pics and hopefully will find a bit of treasure!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Anne Marie said...

have a great time! I'm off in a bit here too...
and those tacks are so very neat...
I actually have met Joan...and she's a very artistic and super nice person
have a great weekend Laura
Anne Marie

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
I love the little shell boxes. Yes, I'd agree...anything you have 3 of something you have a collection! Thanks for sharing the links for Joan. I'm off to visit her now.

Happy Saturday ~Natalie

Suz said...

You find the most interesting things. I love the porcelain tacks...and the Bingo balls...but especially your collection of shell boxes. I have seen those and always thought they were pill boxes (but maybe that is the more modern version).

Have a good time in Warrenton. Those sales (as I am sure you now, are often the best place to get the goods!


judi said...

these finds are super unique. i have been to joans etsy shop...she does some awesome finds!
we have a wedding today or i would be in warrensburg too! have fun and be sure to show us your goodies.
judi ;)

gail said...

I've ordered from Joan, also. I love her blog and love her stuff!
Great finds and wonderful the tacks!

Beach House Living said...

Those tacks are very interesting. I will have to stop in Inspiration Studio and the interview.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the goodies you have and I adore Joan, who lives in my area. I am off to read your interview!


Jamie said...

Those tacks are wonderful

Cherie Wilson said...

Hello there! So good to meet you here. Your blog is so inviting and inspiring, Laura:) I had Stopped by Charlotte Lyons blog and saw your comment about coming to Silver Bella. It will be such fun. It just feels so normal to be there, like coming home. Hope to meet you there! Have you found your hat yet? I think it will be interesting to see what each woman brings. Always great inspiration to see how we all create in these classes. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, this is my 3rd year! I'm in both of Charlottes classes so maybe meet you there?!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura, great post. Joan's shop is on my Favorite list, and I check it out daily to see what's new. Thanks for sharing The Inspiration to me!

Now the next thing is...Flea 52 Etsy....we're all waiting!

Andi's English Attic said...

Am I envious? You bet. I wish I could come with you. Have a great time and hope you find lots of bargins. xx

cheryl kuhn said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful source, I cannot wait to read your interview and check out all the wonderful things she has to offer. Best of luck at the sales!!

Fete et Fleur said...

I visited Joan's shop, WOW! Those sweet little shell boxes are some of my favorite little antique collectibles.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love Joan's shop! She does find the best things and her photos of them are inspiring. She has been a big help to me on my Etsy shop. Love the little shell boxes!

Een sneller kloppend hart said...

I LOVE those small shell lovely....and the tacks are just gorgeous, never seen them before too!

Huggs, Veronique

Jenny said...

What a nice place to visit on a Saturday morning. Just lovely!


Anonymous said...

I will certainly be visiting her etsy store! Great items and these cases are amazing! xoxoxo ~Ashley

Anne Lorys said...

Those shell boxes are amazing!
Instant, fabulous collection!


Sarsaparilla said...

Love the shell rosary boxes. Isn't it fun to go from having just one to suddenly having a "collection"? For me that's dangerous, though. When I've decided I have a collection of a particular thing, then I give myself excuses for spending more money than I normally because it's an "addition to my collection."

Have a great weekend hunting for more treasures!

La Petite Gallery said...

My word, you have very interesting finds. I have never seen the little purses or tacks.


Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Just love all of these - I'm hopping right over to visit.

trash talk said...

How funny...not as in ha ha, but as in what a cowinkydink. I just bought 5 of those little shell boxes today to add to my small collection. Aren't they charming?
I'll be sure and read the interview.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*such fun treasures!!! ;)Rachel~*~

LizlovesVintage said...

I like your finds, especially the bingo balls. Hugs, LizlovesVintage

north pal said...

i read the interview with joan and i found it to be very helpful and enjoyed it. Bestest,Denise

Ceparie said...

Perhaps those shell boxes are souvenier trinkets bought to remember times spent by the seashore? Those tacks look decidedly industrial to me, porcelain is a good electrical conductor, perhaps they were used to hold wires in place.

Carole said...

I have visited Joan's esty shop and every time I go back to order the item has hoo for me!

Love it all the bingo balls,shell boxes and tacks.
Have fun at the show.

D. Jean Quarles said...

Those little cases are so sweet. Love them. Lucky you.

Anita said...

I met Joan and her wonderful husband when I set up next to them this Spring at the Grayslake Flea market. Warm, inviting, helpful, chatty,- just like an old friend. It was my lucky weekend. She is so creative...and her prices are so reasonable.