Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vintage Black Friday No. 2

welcome back, Vintage Black Friday junkies! thank you again to Jill at Gypsy Brocante for hosting this fabulous party!

so i took these photos with the ones i took for last Friday's party, but i decided to save them for this week, rather than overwhelm you all!

i acquired this lovely old compact from my great great aunt many years ago. i actually carry it in my purse...why keep it shut up in a storage box? i took the original rouge tray out of it when i first got it, and it actually has enough room to store a few of my favorite jewelry pieces when i travel.

i love this old camera! i originally got it to use as a display piece, but when i discovered that it was still in working order (minus the flash), i got a whim to actually try to take photos with it! i found some old unopened film spools on ebay, and used them all. unfortunately i can't find any places that i trust to develop it...but the dream of having some neat "old" photos waiting for me is just wonderful!

vintage embroidery thread spool labels...aren't they lovely?

so this one might be a bit of a stretch since there's only a little bit of black...but i love it nonetheless! i found this old chipped black frame with the bird print already in it at the thrift store for 70 cents! old black frame + birds + 70 cents equals...well, wouldn't you have gotten it, too??

so that's it from me for this week, but be sure to check out the other AWESOME Vintage Black Friday party-ers at Gypsy Brocante!

thanks for stopping by!

P.S. several of you wondered about the new boots i mentioned on my Pretty Things post from earlier today. well, i posted a comment on that post and spilled my secret!


Vintage Junky said...

So is it crazy that my favorite lovely is the labels on the embroidery thread spools?


Suzy said...

Gorgeous! I just love your compact and think that is precious that you actually use it... Happy VBF! Suzy

Anne~fiona and twig said...

You have the most stylish blog out there, and I adore your etsy shop. I'm way overdue to buy something from you!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a beautiful compact! And I LOVE that old camera!!

Have a fab VGF and Happy Halloween!


littlebyrd said...

First of lucky are you that you have thrift stores that still charge 70 cents for something! I swear, you can't get anything here for less than 1.99 and certainly not a framed vintage print! Photos are great! You must get that film developed! I would love to see the pictures. Maybe you could send it away for processing?

briannelee said...

I love the compact! I also have a vintage compact that I keep in my purse.

maryboys said...

eeeeeekkk! the compact is gorgeous! the camera? *sigh* what wonderful items...every single thing:)


Jane said...

Love the vintage black items (again)....I am partial to the camera. I have a similar one (minus the flash) doesn't work but it looks great on my shelf in the office.

NicNacManiac said...

Lucky girl....gorgeous compact!!
That camera sure is a gem...and in working order as well...awesome!
Your blog is lovely!!
Happy VBF ! xOxO Nerina :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I just joined as a follower, your photograpy is amazing, and all your vintage black pieces are stunning. Love the compact. Have a great weekend!

julie said...

Love your post. Love the compact. Happy VBF

Claudia said...

Love that bird print - I'm so partial to them! The labels are beautiful and your compact is gorgeous!

Happy VBF!

Tracey said...

I love the vintage thread! And I think the idea of actually using the camera to take old photos is brilliant! I would so love to do the same...let us know if it works out, I'd really be interested to see the photos!

:) T

a little bit vintage said...

Lovely as always! Have a happy weekend! ;)


Heidi said...

I have a vintage compact I use as well! Love It!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Great compact ... sweet AND sentimental, always the best!! Your finds are great and your photography is excellent ... keep up the good work!!


april in iowa said...

I collect vintage cameras and would give my left kidney for that one you found! How fabulous that it actually still works! :)

Denise Fasanello said...

amazing score!

Jeanneoli said...

Oh..I love when you do this. Your last one was beautiful. These are so fun too. Love the camera.

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