August 31, 2011

Polaroid? Thrifted

The other day while thrifting (yeah, I do that now), I found some Polaroid beauties.

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I found a beautiful Polaroid leather bag (complete with vintage grandma smell),

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which included the user manual (don't you love that 60's black and white model?) and flash cubes with the following camera:

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Pretty, isn't she? I've heard that they don't even make film for this anymore. But it will make a pretty display by my VHS's. :)

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I found this one during my first thrifting trip, over at Goodwill. I'm pretty sure this one doesn't work either, but I was way excited to find a polaroid camera for so cheap on my first thrifting excursion, that I couldn't say no.

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And these two cameras are my pride and joy. Mostly because they actually work. I haven't had the chance (or budget) to buy film for them yet, but there will me much rejoicing when I finally can.

It's funny that the only cameras I've ever purchased while thrifting are polaroids. They're basically all I'm familiar with when it comes to vintage, I suppose.

I've also gotten a few dresses and skirts, too! More posts on that later... if I get around to it. You guys aren't the center of the universe, you know. I have a life. ;)

Do you thrift? Have you found any beauties? Do you have any tips or questions?

11 comments:

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Sandy a la Mode said...

i have a few vintage polaroid cameras that i thrifted!! i'll need to put them up as display pieces in our house eventually, i kinda wish they worked though haha!!

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Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

Oh, what a find! Yes, I do thrift and I love it. Right now I have four "vintage" cameras that were found at flea markets or second hand shops. :)

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

I love to thrift. I've definitely had to cut back because I spend way too much time/money shopping vintage.

But I'm learning to turn over - so re-thrifting things I've outgrown so that I can make room for my tastes to grow up a little. Or maybe that's just my fancy schmancy excuse to keep spending time in thrift stores!

Emma Frances said...

That is awesome! I can't believe how much stuff was still with it. I also can't believe that they don't make the film anymore...RIDICULOUS! Yay for thrifting though. :) I need to get better at it. And I can't wait to see the cool clothes you found!

Daryl said...

Fun! I have a couple of old polaroids which I love to play with whenever I happen upon film at a good price. My newest toy is a holga - not the same instant gratification as a polaroid, but still fun!

<3 Daryl
http://thoserootsandwings.blogspot.com

Autumn said...

Reading these posts always makes me feel a little guilty because my grandpa had one of these cameras and every time I went to his house when I was five I would just snap photos of anything not realizing "oh, film is expensive."

Good thing grandparents are laid back ;)

dana @ wonder forest said...

awesome! and i love the little bag!!!
xox dana
thewonderforest.com

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

I LOVE THAT!!!! I want one!! ahhaha

Emma said...

i love polaroids. so cool you found them thrifting!!!