Elizabeth Andersen's Profile
If you asked me about myself I'd tell you that I am a hunter, a gatherer, a hoarder and a maker. I love seeing old things given new life and new things made from scratch.
If you asked me about how I arrived here, with a shop on Etsy, selling vintage and handmade things for the home, I'd say that the foundation for my Elizabeth Andersen shop was laid years before it became a reality.
I was 19, with my first apartment on the north side of Chicago. There was nothing hot or trendy about my neighborhood, it was where I could afford a decent sized studio. Across the street was an empty lot, with scraggly grasses trying to grow on pads of gravel. There were bus stops on either side of this lot which made it popular for old ladies with rickety metal carts and homeless folks seeking shelter. I was waitressing at night in a little French restaurant…
- Born on August 19
- Joined February 14, 2012