10.09.2009

{vintage} black friday no. 3

this black hatbox is vintage black perfection, in my eyes...it is worn but very sturdy and has a lovely old ivory interior.


the worn spots and scratches only make it more appealing

i'm truly bursting with joy over these gorgeous old cameras! i found all three waiting for me in a glass display case at a local thrift store...for only 5.99 each! i don't know if that price was a steal or a rip-off, in fact. but to me, it was worth every penny - i've wanted a couple of these for some time - but just never ran across any. and really, isn't that the question: what is this worth to me?










and here's a "photography" quote i really like:
All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice. - Elliott Erwitt
i just love simple truths:)

24 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Fabulous VBF post! I just love that hatbox!! What a treasure! And the cameras, WOW, awesome!! Funny, we both had cameras on our mind for VBF although you have the real deal, I just have photos :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Marsha

Vintage Junky said...

Love your hatbox! It is fabulous!

Smiles!
Michelle

junkdreams said...

Gorgeous black finds.
Happy day.
xojanis

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pics...great quote too, so true!!!

:) T

Jessica said...

lovely! do you store anything in the hat box? i'm thinking cream trims would be so pretty in there. :)

The Sobbing Settee ... said...

Great post! Just love those old cameras.

Have a great weekend,
Miranda

Gypsy Brocante said...

Old hat boxes are best, love the simplicity of your vintage black one ... the cameras are wonderful!! I found my cameras at a flea market and paid $15 for three ... so if you got ripped off, so did I! ; )

Happy VBF!!

xo
Jill

Claudia said...

Love the cameras - aren't they fantastic? The black and silver graphics are wonderful. And the hatbox is perfect!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Lovely cameras, I only have one of the box brownies and would love to find a similar to use them as bookends :-) Love the hat box too.

Wizard of Was said...

Wow, $5.99 each for the cameras..you scored, girl! They are just great! Have a great VBF
My Best
Gale

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am loving it all. You're right. The hat box rocks! ~Mindy

Gypsy Fish said...

I so love old vintage camera's I just wish they could tell the stoies of all the souls they photographed...how cool would that be?
Happy VBF!
Beth

Jeanneoli said...

Love your finds....and that quote...perfect and so true!!!

Barb said...

nice cameras.
I didn't even think about showing that for Black Friday.

blessings

barbara jean

Jen R. said...

these are a great find!

julie said...

Love everything, but I really love the hatbox. It looks like leather...julie

Laurie said...

You make everything look so lovely on your blog!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love the black hat box! What a great find!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love the old camera's. Hope you have a great Sunday, T

Suzy said...

So true and I do love your cameras! Amazing blog and I will follow you my fearless leader!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it! You have great style, I see a lot of commonalities between us. I'm a follower now!
All the best,
Anne

Barb said...

Love your black.
Cameras a great idea for a post. I've just set up a 'travel' section at the store, and cameras fit so nice there.

Re Crow's nest shipping.

Flat fee of $5.00.
Let me know if you are still interested. Send me your email address and i will send pay pal invoice if you are set up for it.

Blessings
Barbara jean

Christine Edwards said...

Love the cameras. I have a couple myself. They look so nice displayed.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Hauntingly beautiful! Your decor is so fabulous!!

I can't wait to see 2009's ;)

Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

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