Fun Finds...and a BIG Thank You...

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

Today I'm going to share some fun finds, but first I want to say a BIG thank you to Susan over at Must Love Junk for inviting me over for Saturday Spotlight.  If you missed it, I shared a little of my personal side.  I had such a wonderful time, and I was overwhelmed by the sweet comments so many of you left there!  You sure know how to make a girl feel the love!  I cannot thank you enough!  Blogging friends are wonderful!

Now for the fun finds...recently I got a text message from my son, who was shopping in a thrift store.  He sent me a photo of three vintage cameras wondering if I wanted them!  Hmmm...let me think about that (for a nanosecond)...what would you say?  Uhhhh...YES.  It's fun when you can thrift store shop from home...


vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

I don't often find vintage cameras in the thrift stores anymore, so these are a fun treat!  There were 2 Argus...one with a flash attachment, the other with a leather case, 
and a Six 20 Brownie Junior.

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

 I decided to take a few old winter photos from my stash and make a little vignette.  I made some simple display holders with some large corks.  I just wrapped some heavyweight, but flexible wire pieces twice around my index finger, cut the wire to the desired length and inserted the wire into the corks.  You can just slide the photos in between the wire loops and adjust to balance.

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

 Feel feel to grab the images below...
you can print them on cardstock to use for your projects...

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

vintage cameras and photos Itsy Bits And Pieces

Thanks to my son for thinking of his mom when he's out treasure hunting!

I am joining~

Until next time...

43 comments

  1. What a sweet son to think of you, Linda! Pretty amazing that he found three cameras for you. I love how you've displayed them with the old black and white pictures.

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  2. Great find at a thrift store!! I love the look of vintage cameras too - love the display you put together with the old winter pics! That 2nd one with all that snow!!! Looks like a Minnesota winter to me!
    Jane


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  3. Sweet score on the vintage cameras and styled beautifully in the vignette with the old photos.

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  4. Those are neat Linda...I've looked at them on Ebay some can be expensive. Wonderful son you have there to think of you!

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  5. What a wonderful, thoughtful son, Linda. I love them and you have done a perfect display for them. Those are GREAT old vintage photos, too!!! xoDiana

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  6. I remember my dad's old Brownie. I wonder where it's at? Probably still in his closet. Your cameras are charming and what a good son to make the effort to buy them for you. The vignette looks great ... love the old photos, too.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  7. how wonderful - love them all - and you have trained that son well!

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  8. I would have been arm wrestling your son if I had seen them at the same time, LOL. They sure make beautiful props!

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  9. What a great collection of cameras and the black and white photos are marvelous :)
    I love how you displayed them together :)

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  10. He knows you so well! Love your display Linda and the sweet photo holders.

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  11. Your son can shop for me any time, Linda! Those cameras are fantastic and I love how you displayed them.
    And it was a pleasure having you as my a Spotlight feature! :)
    Susan

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  12. Hello Linda! You have a darling blog. Love those old photographs. Wow!

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  13. No way! Who would put those at the thrift store. Obviously your son has inherited your good eye!

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  14. Wow - what a great thrift store find, especially to get 3 of them!

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  15. He is one very thoughtful son! I love the way you've displayed your old photos among your new cameras, Linda. That photo of the children is so sweet!

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  16. Lucky you to have a son that also likes to visit thrift store. More importantly he knows you well!!! Lovely old cameras. Thanks for the black & whites.

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  17. I love old cameras and your are just delightful!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  18. Love the vintage cameras! I only have one, but am always on the lookout for a couple more. How sweet of your son to be thinking of you when he saw these. I love how you used vintage black and white photos to complete the vignette. Perfect!

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  19. Great way to put the photos and cameras together! Love that your son spotted these and sent you a photo. Doesn't take long to say yes, does it?!!!
    xo

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  20. What a thoughtful son, and what an awesome find! Now I am going over to see what I missed in your guest post!
    xo Kris

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  21. I'm baaack. Loved your guest post! I don't think I learned too much new about you, except that you did floral design? Nice.
    Would love to be able to one day "meet" you in the flesh as well. Who knows.....it could happen..
    xo Kris

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  22. How well he knows you!!!!!! Which of course he would!

    How wonderful your display looks. Wouldn't those corks make good table place markers? Maybe even with photographs of guests/family rather than just a name?

    Karen x

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  23. Good job son, does he take on other clients?

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  24. Thank you dear Linda for sharing your wonderful old photoes,-
    Your lovely idea with the cork holder, is "saved" in my brain ,lol- thank`s- and it was great to read guest post to know a little more about you !! So wonderful your son thinks about you, when shopping, they are fantastic!!
    Hugs from me.
    Dorthe

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  25. Awww..your son is a sweetie :) Great old photos go along so well with your new/old cameras! Fun vignettes!
    Keep warm!
    deb

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  26. Oh Linda...What a find!! I have been looking for the perfect cameras and those fit the bill!! How great that your family knows you soooo well! Speaking of finds... You were right, my chest of drawers WAS an Italian Florentine...See todays post...Thank You!!!

    Carol

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  27. He did good. Mine is trained to call too. I love the little Brownie.

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  28. What a thoughtful son, he knows his mother well! I'm off to read the other post.

    xo Kat

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  29. Your son should get an award of some kind for best son ever! What a score! Also, it seems to taught him well. I'm so impressed he was out thrifiting! my poor hubby went to a single flea market with me one time and didn't last five minutes!

    Your new treasures look so cheerful along with your pretty vintage photos. What a wonderful display.

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  30. Wow! I love your cameras and the Brownie Junior looks older than the one that I have, I would love to find one of those. I like your idea of the photo holder, I have pinned it in case I come across any large corks, I always have lots of black and white photos around my living room, they remind me of my roots.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  31. Love those cameras and how you displayed them Linda! How great that you have your own "shopper" scouting things out for you! Hope you are surviving the rough weather this week! Ann

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  32. Fantastic finds Linda. I'd be so tempted to use the cameras. But then in my line of work I try to use all the cameras I have no matter how old they are. I also love your collection of vintage photos. The whole little vignette looks lovely. :)

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  33. right about now
    i really want that fur coat
    the woman is wearing in the last photo

    what a fun find
    and what a good boy
    for him to see them and think of you!

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  34. What a great son, and what a great find! I love the old vintage photos, and I like the photo holder you made. Clever idea!

    Donna

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  35. Oh I LOVE the vignette you created with your vintage cameras and the pictures!! You're so creative!
    Mary Alice

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  36. Your son knows you well!
    I like your camera collection and photo display.
    I need to dig through my old photos now.

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  37. Oh you raised that boy
    up right! He obviously
    loves his momma and I
    love the beautiful shots
    that you got of your "new"
    cameras.

    Stay warm--more arctic air
    heading our way!

    xo Suzanne

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  38. Now these were some neat thrift store treasures...rare find indeed. Thanks for sharing them at my party...will feature them at my party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  39. Hi Linda, I hopped over from Coastal Charm. Love, love this display! I have a collection of old cameras and this is so sweet! Happy to be a new follower. Will hop over to Susans and read your hi-lite. She spotlighted me a while ago and I too appreciated it so much! I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared some time!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. hi linda love your camera display good find. Following from nifty thrifty thursday I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

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  41. Linda, I'm on way to check out the Saturday Spotlight but honestly, I'm still in awe to read that your son took photos of those old cameras and asked if you wanted them. wow. I'm sorry but I can't imagine my 21 year old or 19 year old even being someplace where those wonderful cameras WOULD BE hahaha. oh my goodness. please tell me that I have this to look forward to in my future :)

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