Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Twyla on Tuesday


Hi sweet ladies!
May I show you a little treasure that I
found this weekend?  It's an Enid Collins
wooden purse.




Many of you will be familiar with these purses.
They were popular in the '60's and are very collectible
today.  This one I discovered has never been used!
It still had it's hangtag and the tissue paper on the inside!
It is just like new!




The best part was that it was priced at $2.50!
I had to look twice to make sure I was reading it right!
I thought you might enjoy seeing the tag from both
sides and see just what it said.




Another thing I wanted to share with you this week
is this little caddy that I crocheted. 
I crocheted a bowl and sat the cotton thread spool
inside just because it fit!  I noticed that it could hold my
crochet hooks and scissors and the next thing you
knew, I had a very functional caddy!
I use it all the time!




I finished the pastel giant granny square afghan!
I promised I'd show it when it was done.




I tried a new border for this one.
It is just as scrumptious as it looks!




It is time to announce the winner of the knitted dish
cloth that I told you about last week.
It's Queenie!
Thank you to all who commented!




As always it's been such a pleasure to share a little
bit of my world with you all.
Thank you for stopping by and
have a marvelous day!
Love, Twyla


17 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

The little Box Bag is simply adorable! I have never heard of Enid Collins or a little wooden purse, but I will be keeping my eyes open for one now!
Your little crochet bowl is sweet, and I adore your pastel granny square afghan!
And congratulations to Queenie for winning the sweet little dishcloth!

retrorevival.biz said...

Score on the bag, Twyla! It's super retro chic:)

~Cindy

Cindy said...

Your afgan turned out beautiful. And the bowl is so cute!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Morning Twyla!!!
WOW..that purse is "stinkin" sweet and the price.WOW! Have you looked it up on ebay?
LOVE your little crochet bowl!!!Sweet and so useful!
Congrat's to Queenie :)
Happy Tuesday!
Warmly,
deb :)

Theresa said...

Oh Girl, that purse is too much and you STOLE it:) Love the finished afghan, gorgeous!

Congrats to Queenie! Lucky lady!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I remember wooden purses! How fun!

Love your afghan! Such sweet colors.

I didn't know you could crochet a bowl! Clever girl!

Congrats to dear Queenie! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to Queenie! I know she is thrilled! And that Box Bag...OH MY! Exquisite! What a fabulous find! Makes me want to go hunting for treasures! This is amazing! I'm so happy for you! ♥

Angela said...

That is such a cute purse! Your crocheted things are so sweet.

Heidi Ann said...

Wow, Twyla - that fabulous Enid Collins box bag may well be the find of the decade!
And your afghan is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Suzann said...

What a cute purse!!
I love the crocheted afghan you made, beautiful!!!
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxox~

Protector of Vintage said...

What a cute little purse!! Love your crochet work....such talent you have. Have a great day!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a lucky find for you, Twyla! I have an wooden handbag that belonged to DHs aunt, but don't believe it's by any famous designer. I'll have to share it one of these days.

Congratulations to Queenie on her win. She's surely going to love anything from your hands.

xoxo
Donna

Createology said...

Your little box bag is such a treasure. I was just telling about my mother collecting skunks but she never had this adorable purse. Love your crocheting. The blankie is so pretty. Happy week...

Kathryn Ross said...

Your box bag was quite a find - and at a bargain price! I've never heard of them before, but will keep my eyes open for such a treasure! Thanks for posting!
Joy!
Kathy

GardenofDaisies said...

The little skunk purse is just wonderful!! LOVE it! Congrats to the winner of your drawing. Everything you make is so pretty, Twyla.

Cora said...

Love the box bag...I would have snatched it up too! Love that it still has the original tag...so neat! Great find!

Queenie said...

Yay!! I'm so glad to be the winner of the precious handmade dishcloth that you made..I've always adored your crochet work :)
I can hardly wait to get my hands on it and see it in person...thank you so much Twyla!!
Love the little purse you found...that little hangtag on it is too cute too ain't it?! And what a deal...I wonder what it's worth? I bet you'll have fun researching what you can find out about it online :)
Hope you have a great week...

Big hugs,
Queenie