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Houston and New Orleans
Welcome! This blog is in support of my online shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. I enjoy selling unique vintage finds, along with my own thread crochet. You'll find a variety of items in my online shop including doilies, motifs, and potholders from retro crochet patterns, along with nice vintage jewelry, old crafting books, and fun paper ephemera for crafts and collecting. .

Friday, May 28, 2010

Back from Vacation!

Just wanted to let you know my shop is back online after a few days of "vacation mode." Lots of cool things---great retro crafting books, fun housewares, jewelry, and traditional thread crochet. Head to www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Winter Knits from 1965

This 1965 Coats and Clark's book features knit and crochet patterns using Red Heart yarn. There are fashions for skiing and ice skating, as well as dresses, sweaters, and capes.

For retro crafting books and much more, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Listing on Etsy

Set of four 1970's vintage pillowcases in fun retro prints, great for decorating, sewing, or crafting. Newly listed in my Etsy shop:


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Midcentury Knitting from Vogue

From 1966, Vogue Knitting has crisp, preppy styles, with classic coats, dresses, and suits. Beautiful fashion photograpy.

For retro crafting books, fun vintage, and traditional thread crochet, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vintage Accessories on Etsy

A classic gold handbag for day or evening, pretty pink gloves, and a cute pocketbook sewing kit! Just some of the great vintage items you'll find in my Etsy shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy,com. Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Doilies Knitted, Crocheted, and Tatted

This American Thread Company book from the 1970's features a collection of classic doilies, mostly in crochet. There is a centerpiece knitted doily and a dainty tatted doily, along with one featuring beads and several with ruffled edges. The book also includes one of the pansy doily patterns featured in an earlier post.

For traditional thread crochet and vintage odds-n-ends, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.com. My shop features vintage housewares, ephemera for crafting and collecting, 50's and 60's jewelry and accessories, and retro crafting books. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sweaters from the 1960's

This American Thread Company book features sweaters and other items knitted and crocheted with Aunt Lydia's heavy rug yarn. Patterns include an unusual men's cardigan knitted lengthwise.

For traditional thread crochet and vintage goodness, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crocheted Bedspreads and Tablecloths from 1964

From 1964, this Coats and Clark's thread crochet book features patterns for bedspread and tablecloth squares, as well as instructions for circular tablecloths crocheted in the round.

For traditional thread crochet and fun vintage, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com