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.