Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Heart Skips a Beat

I read a lot of vintage clothing lovers' blogs, and I see them say that certain places and pieces make their heart speed up. A room full of 1930s dresses will make their palms begin to sweat and their stomach do flip-flops. Well, I get that way when I find vintage cameras. I wasn't interested in collecting them until I inherited about 10 of my grandfather's cameras. I've started searching for them in the stores around my town and I've got quite a collection going! My built-in bookshelves are becoming my camera display area.

I found this little treasure this afternoon and I'm SO excited. Not only is it the sexiest camera I've found, I can actually get film for it! I ordered some as soon as I got home, and I can't wait to try it out. 

When I saw this on the table,  I had no idea what it was. I didn't see the box under it, and I thought it was a cigar case or something like that. Anyway, I just decided to pick it up and look at it and I noticed the Polaroid manual underneath it. That's when my heart started skipping, and I realized what I had in my hands. I have a weird obsession with things that are this practical. I LOVE that I can fold it up and stick it in my purse.

This is how I'm displaying it. I just love the brown color! 

I'll hopefully have some images to show you soon. 

Does anyone else have this camera? How do you like it?


Ashley Sisk said...

That is so awesome! I'm excited for you.

its simple love said...

AH!!! Are you kidding me!? I have never seen anything like it! I am in love with it! That is such a cool camera. I have a bit of a vintage camera obsession myself :) That is amazing my dear.


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Oh, My Darling said...

Oh wow, how incredibly awesome! Your grandfather must have had exquisite taste in cameras.

Mila said...

Wow,looks really amazing.Following you.

a blog about the little things said...

This is only the best type of vintage find you can get. Better than a dress, any day! :)
I do have this camera, the one I have was my dad's and I cherish it like it was my child.
You will love this camera forever and ever. Amen. Cannot wait to see the photos you take with it!

Jody McDowell said...

this is funny, because when i spotted mine for the first time, i thought it was a flask or something, and then out popped this amazing polaroid surprise!

then i learned that the sx-70 is like the holy grail of camera to polaroid lovers. i've never quite got the hang of mine, honestly. i need to break it out and try it again!

Holly said...

What a neat collection! I wish we lived close to each other, because I find vintage cameras ALL the time at my job working estate sales and I'd totally let you know when I set up a sale that had them. Do you ever go to estate sales in your area? That would probably be a good way to add to your collection!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What a great camera-

I love it-

Love vintage finds.