Thrift finds

November 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Thought I'd share my two little treasures I came across while thrifitng this week:)

Thrift

Like a lot of other people out there, I just can't help myself when it comes to old cameras and while I try to hold myself back these day (I have TONS as it is… I've been collecting since I was 14 or 15!) I just couldn't help myself with this one. Not only is it the very "iconic" type of polaroid, but I'm almost certain it might not have even been used! It even came with a gorgeous little leather case and the original instruction manual – score!

And vintage cookbooks have become sort of my new little obsession! This one is from 1955 and completely stuffed with recipes and tips… I can't wait to read through it!

Collecting

August 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

When I first got into thrifting (back when I was just a wee girl of 14 or 15) I came across the Minnesota travel scarf in a thrift store and fell in love. I was smitten and became obsessed with finding more travel scarves. They're fairly common for thrift stores and it's pretty easy to come by them, but I just adore how unique they all are. I just love the idea of women collecting these scarves as they traveled back in the 50s and 60s.

P.S. did you see this photoshoot on Elsies blog for Red Velvet? so cute! Maybe someday I'll make it out to visit the shop:)

My Cameras

December 29, 2010 § 2 Comments

Goodmorning! I can't thank everyone enough for all the lovely comments on my post about my new sewing machine! I appreciate every single one of them – I really do! I've been getting a lot of questions on what kind of camera I use, and I thought I'd take a minute before I run off to work this morning to talk about it….

I have about a thousand cameras (okay, so that an exaggeration, maybe more like 12). Some of them take gorgeous photos and others don't work at all. It's hard for me to contain myself when I come across a gorgeous old camera so I've become the crazy camera lady with them all littering my room, but I love it.

Most of the photos I take for the blog I take with my Nikon D70s. I emptied my bank account when I was about 14 or 15 and used all the money I was supposed to buy a car with on it (so yes, I have always been crazy!). I mostly just use it's basic 18-70mm lens but on occasional I use a few others.

My other main shooter is just my point and shoot Canon PowerShot SD790 IS, which is a great one to just throw in my purse and have on me at all times.

I have two polaroids that both still work perfectly, and I still have film squirreled away for, but I only use them for super special occasions:)

The film camera I mainly use is a Nikon N65 which takes lovely photos and I keep telling myself I really should use more.

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