Friday, April 15, 2016

Value Village Crochet

I love going to thrift stores. There have been times when I have visited them out of necessity and also times when I went for entertainment and the thrill of a treasure hunt. Being a deeply sentimental person, I enjoy thinking about the history of the objects and the people who may have use them before me.

I recently stopped by Value Village on the hunt for some home goods (I just love those lightweight, vintage Correll plates). Of course, the moment I was in the door I was completely distracted by the crochet I saw everywhere. Do you have crochet radar? I seem to see crochet everywhere I go. Many of the pieces that I saw were quite nice, and I was a bit sad to see that their original owners didn't want them. Let's take a moment to appreciate the work that went into them.


  1. There is nothing like the feel and aura of hand crafted work. It exudes personality unlike sterile machine knits. Like you, I am fascinated about the former lives of things one finds in thrift shops (colloquially called 'op-shops' in Australia, short for 'opportunity shops'). Good luck finding those hidden treasures! :-)

    1. Opportunity shops! That is a much better name for them. Treasure hunting has always been a joyful activity for me. I'm also a bit of a nostalgic dreamer, so I like to imagine the people who made/donated the item and what kind of life it had before it got to me. This same trait has also led me to collect antique/vintage bottles and keys, as well as some art nouveau jewelry.


Please share! Note that due to spam moderation there is a delay in comment posting.