Madaline O’Berry, left, and her daughter Tracy Kelso, both of St. Petersburg, show off some of the handmade items they were selling Saturday, November 12 at the Tierra Verde Women’s Club’s annual garage sale, which is now called the “Market in the Park.”
“I like all the old vintage stuff and I like to repurpose it,” said Kelso, who made the dream catcher she’s holding. “Everything on here is vintage – the cloth, the embroidery hoop, the laces.” For the first time in its 20-year history, the club’s sale was held at the Tierra Verde park and playground instead of the downtown parking lot, said club president Gaye Wurzbacher. The event had gotten too large for the old venue, so it was downsized from about 120 vendors to 70 selling higher quality items, she said. “We had a fun time.”
Alex Matheson of Tierra Verde, right, holds a hand-blown glass cowboy hat he bought from vendor Helen Campbell of St. Petersburg on Saturday, November 12 at the Tierra Verde Women’s Club’s annual “Market in the Park.” Matheson is a glass collector and also manufactures decorative hardware made from glass in his garage in Tierra Verde. As for the hat, it “will probably turn into a planter,” he said. Campbell is a caregiver who also sells items for seniors who need to downsize.