Sunday, September 11, 2011

A weekend full of great finds!

I can't believe another weekend has passed so quickly. I had found some great treasures this weekend that I can't wait to share with all of you <3 I had seen a similar camera to this on The Dainty Squid's blog. It was an old vintage instant Polaroid camera (that you could actually get film for at a cheap price, GASP)! So I went on a manhunt to find that camera, or a similar model. (You can see her post here about her camera).

The model I found was a Polaroid Automatic 240. There is a funny story behind this actually. I had told me mum about this camera that I wanted. I told her that if she had seen it anywhere, to pick it up for me. I was going to a giant festival that happens one weekend a month during the summer. I was hoping I'd be able to get my hands on this camera there, I hadn't. So when I got home, I checked eBay. I'm pretty new to eBay (when it comes to bidding anyhow) so I was trying to understand the ropes when I was bidding for this camera. I had placed my bid and was hoping to win. I showed my mom and she goes, "Oh, I seen that camera today at the thrift store for $1.91, plus it's half off today." Um, whaaaaaaat?  I went into panic mode because I probably would have cried if I went there and it was gone. 

So I drove myself to the thrift store and couldn't find it anywhere. I found some other camera's before I found this one hiding. I again, hugged it until I left. I was soooo happy.

It's a larger model, which I love. I've been debating on getting an Instax mini or an Instax 210. But I'd rather have this. Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to take old pictures with the white border (not the 600 type film, older than that). I loved looking at my parent's childhood photos, and I always wanted to recreate my own. I never thought I was able to, until now!

I lucked out at the wonderful condition this baby is in. Barely any dust or dirt. Everything functions properly, and there was even an empty film cartridge in there, too! 

This baby came with everything, but the case. Which is fine by me because it's really unneeded, especially because it breaks down into it's own case anyways. 

I was very fortunate that it came with the manual as well. I loooove the old photographs on the inside showing you step by step  how to operate this beauty. 

This page is my favorite. Isn't she gorgeous?

This is the back of the manual.

It even came with the cold clip, too!

I thought this camera would be so complicated to open and operate, but it is soooo easy! I love how everything is numbered for you. My favorite feature is the focus. You have your normal view finder, and then there is a spot for you to check the focus. The image will appear in multiples if it's out of focus. Once you manually change that, it should appear as one image, and you're ready to shoot your subject! :)

I also got ahold of some other instant camera's by Polaroid. Do you remember these???

I totally forgot these existed, until I was looking on eBay. I still have mine somewhere. I was IN LOVE with this camera as a kid. I'll have to find some shots I took of my cats with this baby and put them on here for you guys to see :) Did any of you have one of these??

I also got another one of these. I have a few already, but this one is a macro camera, I couldn't pass that up (Macro has to be my favorite photography that I take). 

Not camera related, but I did get it on the same thrift sale. This neat little tin platter. I love the vintage feel of this and had to take it home with me.

I also got this cute little guy. I'm unsure what I'm going to put in there as of yet, though. (You can see this in some of the camera photos, too). 

Then I got this cute glass duck. I looove these! Did I mention I got all these goodies for around 7 dollars??? What a steal!!

My mom and I had gone to a little craft fair today that was held on a very old farm. These are the goodies I found...

Aren't these adorable?

Love love love!

Ahh I love fall!

I've been looking for a ring like this for the longest time. I've been hesitant to buy online because of the size issue. Sometimes they fit, sometimes they don't. I didn't want to take a chance.

And this guy. I love birds, and this was the perfect necklace for me! 

Now, I didn't get this copper bracelet this weekend. I actually got it while I was thrifting in Minnesota. I completely forgot to post about this, so I am now. I just love this, and am a big fan of unique copper bracelets. So there you have it! All my great finds from the weekend!! 


  1. Oh my, I love the little squirrel dish!! I love finding little thrift items I've been searching for. I refuse to pay full price for much anything so I'll hunt for months If I must. Nice finds.

    Don't forget the GIVEAWAY... put your name in!

  2. Thank you!! I've seen these dishes before, just never bought one. I'm glad I picked one up this time!

    I just entered my name in, thanks again :D

  3. I really want a Polaroid camera! It's such a shame that the film is so expensive though.
    That little squirrel is super cute too :)

  4. It is a shame that it's so expensive. You can usually find a camera for really cheap, but the film ends up costing more than the camera is worth. Expensive hobby, that's for sure. But somehow it ends up being worth it :)


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