Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vintage Cameras

Welcome to Holly Lafevre of 504 Main and Aimee

My personal collection is full of thrifted items. Today I mixed thrifted with some gifts from DGS (see pictures at end of post). He brought the surprises over Sunday night.

It is fun to pull out collections and group and regroup until a happy balance is found.
I continued with the F A M I L Y letters, seen in several previous mantel posts. I brought out my vintage camera collection on the second shelf and added a few more collectibles on the first shelf (earlier post here on vintage cameras).
 The movie camera is heavy, solid, beautiful and still has a bit of sound 
when the button to record is pushed. 
I know nothing about this camera, just that it is a collectible treasure.
 The Argus has the manual and the holder for a flash. 
The Asahiflex was is in good working order perhaps 10 years ago 
but since I no longer use film I haven't recently tested it.
 A very small fold out camera with a very disintegrated cloth accordion, needs very careful handling just to keep it as it is. A sweet little treasure.
 The two Agfa beauties are fairly good condition. My favourite is the larger with the little folding foot that holds the front in place.
 The three sizes together. I can only wonder who owned them and how they were used.
Lovely treasures.
and this evening DGS (aged 8) brought some pretty wax and ice decorations he made and a 'Family' mushroom when he arrived. He made the wax and ice decorations and picked out the mushroom one because I love green and family. So the shelf/mantel got a re-new and...

You just have to smile and share a little love.

Linking to:
Fireflies and Jellybeans No. 114
Apron Thrift Girl: Thrift Share Monday
Twigg Studios: Sunday Show Off No. 1
DIY Home Sweet Home
Homemaker on a Dime
The Girl Creative
Freckled Laundry: Air Your Laundry Friday No. 53
Wayward Girls: Wayward Week No. 4
Her Library Adventures: Flea Market Finds
Boogieboard Cottage: Masterpiece Monday No. 59


  1. You changed your banner! I just did a post and linked back to you telling them they would see your child blocks in the banner! lol The new one is nice, too. ~ Maureen

  2. Added the blocks to the top of my blog. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Now this is one of my weaknesses, cameras that is. I just love the Agfa ones.
    Cameras are getting really harder to find, don't you think. But they make a great decorating piece.
    Have a great week,

  4. oh my can you imagine the years they where time has changed this hobby/industry!

  5. I had a camera collection for years. I had a young niece that became interested in photography when I let her print some black and white photographs in my darkroom.
    Her interest grew into a passion. I gave her my old cameras several years ago. She moved away when she married and I'd wondered if she kept the cameras.
    At Christmas when she came home she showed me pictures of her collection which has grown.
    I love your blog.

  6. Beautiful and interesting compositions,
    Your place must look like a museum.

  7. Vintage cameras make me swoon. I love their shape and patina and would just love to have a glimpse at the life they have photographed.

  8. I have a very small collection of vintage cameras, so I was so excited to see your link on Apron Thrift Girl. I like the Afgas. Never seen one, but I'll be on the lookout for one now.

  9. My hubby has a collection of vintage cameras! Love yours too! Visiting from BoogieBoard Cottage! Drop by to see me sometime!

  10. I adore vintage cameras too and we have several. Love your vignettes.

  11. I, too, have a collection of vintage cameras. I collect almost exclusively Kodak cameras but I love the look of all makes and models. I love the orange plate on the Afga!

  12. You have quite the collection. I only have one, but I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I really love these old cameras! I only have Polaroids, so it would be great if I could find older ones for myself. I do have a Kodak projector though. I'm just trying to find a way to test it out!


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