Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Baggies of Surprise!

When Mr T scooped up the linens at Friday’s estate sale, he also snatched up this baggie of crocheted goodness.

samplings of crochetI didn’t take the time then to look through it.

crochetI decided that for 50¢ I would take it home and enjoy the find.

tattingCertainly it was a 50¢ well spent.

crocheted lace

Most of it appears to be samplings of this and that.


Once again, this reminded my of my grandmothers.  Both of these ladies were so good with their hands.  One could manage to whip up anything with some thread and a crochet hook.  The other, could also muster up some needle work but her first love was her yard.  Oh, the beauty that she created there!


crochet samples

Another fun find for him was a baggie full of new, yet vintage, stamps.

stampsNot a bad find for $2 when there is $31.27 worth of stamps.

Don’t forget to…

get to the usps by 11:00We always try to get to the Post Office just a tad before 11:00 because it closes between 11:00-11:30.  Who does stuff like that????  It makes us CRAZY!


March 2, 2009 - Posted by | thrifty shopping, vintage


  1. Wow, What amazingly good finds. I should give you a list of stuff I am looking for. Or just come over and go with you 🙂

    Comment by Wendy Girl | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. I think I would cry if I had spent all those hours being crafty and then had my work tossed into a bag and sold for fifty cents. But, a great find for you and I know you will use it well. (And I’m guessing the original crafter is now otherwise occupied and doesn’t care)

    Comment by deb | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. Elaine,
    My heart is blessed when you refer to the things you remember about your Grandmothers, and especially my wonderful Mother. Yes she could do many things, and do them all very well.
    You have a rich heritage that you are so proud of!
    Love you!

    Comment by Aunt Kaye | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  4. What a lovely bunch of goodies you have there! I think it’s so wonderful that it has gone to appreciative hands! I look forward to seeing what you do with all of it! 🙂

    Comment by tattingchic | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  5. Score!! Hmm I wonder what you should do with them…
    Oh and I received a very fun surprise in the mail yesterday!!! THANKS!! You are forever a dear:)

    Comment by Amber Rose | March 3, 2009 | Reply

  6. I love my grandmas! And I love you. This looks like a bunch of fun stuff…

    Comment by Arlene | March 3, 2009 | Reply

  7. Beautiful crocheted goods. Thank you for sharing.

    Barbara Jean

    Comment by Barbara Jean | March 4, 2009 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: