05 January 2009

New Vintage Finds

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Somehow or another I've managed to not make it to any of my favorite local thrift and vintage stores since well before the holidays. Luckily my trip to 'Bama was filled with thrifting adventures so that helps a bit. I do feel like I'm going through thrifting withdrawals, something I hope to remedy later this afternoon. Here are a few of the latest things I've picked up:
  • My vintage camera collection is growing by leaps and bounds. Going through all of my old family albums made me nostalgic for the look and feel of real film. I do love my Photoshop but nothing will ever beat the real thing. I'm especially excited about the still-new-in-their-original-boxes set of 60's Kodak Instamatic cameras. The 126 film is hard to come by and I'll have to send it off to be developed but it'll be worth it. Little square photos! I can't wait!
  • I told you about the local vintage spot that was closing its doors at the end of the year. I did manage to stop in on one of her last days of business. The store was already being moved out and the once full shelves were looking a bit sparse. I was able to pick up this 60's houndstooth coat for a real steal. I think it was a little boy's coat and has the cutest shrunken fit and Peter Pan collar.
  • I can't wait to try out these vintage hand crocheted collars. Each one is a little different and I love them all. I think before I wear them a little tea staining is in order.
  • This headband is cute but seemingly impossible to photograph. I think I captured it fairly well. It's brown velvet and is made up of three layers of bows. It came attached to an actual headband but when I put it on it was all wonky and warped so I tore the bow part off and it's much better. I just attach it to my hair with a couple of bobby pins and it's ready to go.

13 comments:

AlicePleasance said...

I love the Instamatic!! I know what you mean about the real film and square photos...I'd love to buy a (new) Diana, but again I'm going into a massive shopping ban and I'd better to buy ANYTHING but food for the next 12 months... :-(

milkynetta said...

omg that headband is just so cute ! im jealous

Lauren said...

I'm totally obsessed with old cameras too! My Dad has so many wonderful ones that he lets me use, and I always manage to pick up new ones. They're so pretty to use as well as to look at.
The coat is so lovely, and those collars are darling, I can totally see you rocking these.

x x x

Hippy Chic said...

great finds!! bama is always great for thrifting! Love your growing camera collection!

Clau! said...

Geat finds!

Clau! said...

Geat finds!

Privateer said...

Ah, film photography =]

Vera said...
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Vera said...

Love those vintage finds. May I ask which camera you are usually using? Your photos are always amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love vintage cameras! One of my favorites is an Olympus Pen EES-2 that I got for 350 pesos (around $6-7).

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much for all of your comments! I can't wait to try out all of these new finds. I'm sure you'll see photos when I do. ;)

Vera: For most shots I use a Canon SD1000. These photos frames are from Polaroid 669 film. Thanks!

TheSundayBest said...

Those cameras OWN.

Time for more polaroids.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I heard that you can substitute hard to find 126 film with easy to source 120 film. Just unroll fresh 120 film unto the spool that came with your camera, in complete darkness of course!
Hope this helps!