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Gone Thrifting: An Exciting Find!

Mike and I went to Hohenwald the other day (as I had blogged here), and while waiting on my mom to get home from work, we decided to grab some lunch and hit up a local junk store. I say junk store because that's what it is. It's not a "thrift store"... it's a legitimate JUNK store. Well, anyway, while we were in there, Mike caught glimpse of a pretty vintage camera in a case so he asked to see it. Luckily he was smart enough to inquire if the shop keeper had any more and she said "I have a whole tub if you want to look through it. They're mostly older cameras though." Something clicked. Mike got excited. The next thing I know, he's sprawled out on the floor looking through mounds and mounds of vintage cameras and Polaroids. Rather than asking how much for each one (they weren't marked), I pushed him to ask about the entire huge Rubbermaid tub. The shop keeper gave a ridiculously decent price so we bought them there on the spot. We didn't even know what was IN the tub! We just saw Polaroids and said yes! 

After lunch we headed back to my parents' house and unloaded all of the goods. In the box were 13 Polaroid cameras, various other vintage film cameras, a projector, and a few pieces of junk. But 13 Polaroids! In total I think there were 11 instant-Polaroid cameras! Win! (Probably a total of 30 cameras or more!) Most all of them still work and some even had exposures left in them! It was our lucky lucky day!

Mike brought them home and washed them all up a bit. They could still use another scrub but I just wanted to shoot photos of a couple before I put them on our shelves. :)

Cameras we thrifted this week!
Polaroids we thrifted this week!
Polaroids we thrifted this week!
Cameras thrifted this weekCameras thrifted this week

What is the best thing you've ever thrifted? I still love my 2 pairs of vintage fringe cowboy boots and my Guatemalan muu-muu! It's always a hit or miss but this time I think we hit the jackpot!

xoxo

18 comments:

  1. uh, AWESOME. I always look for cameras but never really find anything good, so you definitely hit the jackpot!

    I think the best thing I ever thrifted was a couple of midcentury modern chairs. So pretty!

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  2. The best things I thrifted were my vests & my "Diana Ross" cardigan. They're my most prized possessions. Haha.

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  3. Wow, that's amazing!
    I've never found anything neat while thrifting lol. I have bad luck!

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  4. I love thrifting so much! I've managed to find so many little treasures (treasures to me, junk to anyone else, probably).
    My favorite recent find was this week, a handtooled Mexican leather purse. Goodwill priced it at $3! I blogged about it: http://bthrifty.blogspot.com/

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  5. The best thing I ever thrifted was a 1910 toy vintage piano for a buck. I love thrifting! Congrats on your awesome cameras!

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  6. oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! are you serious!!!! that has got to be the coolest thing EVER!!! im so jealous ;)

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  7. I. Am. So. Jealous. In AP Photography last year, we'd all jump on someone when they brought a Polaroid camera to school. And if they actually had Polaroid film, they were God. I'm still searching for a nice Polaroid camera to add to my collection of cameras. You definitely hit the jackpot!

    -Vern

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  8. I. Am. So. Jealous. In AP Photography last year, we'd all jump on someone when they brought a Polaroid camera to school. And if they actually had Polaroid film, they were God. I'm still searching for a nice Polaroid camera to add to my collection of cameras. You definitely hit the jackpot!

    -Vern

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  9. i'm so jealous you found something that good! i expect to see tons of polaroid shots soon. :]

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  10. I think the best part would be if there were in film left in the cameras from the previous owners! It would be neat to see who it was and what they photographed!

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  11. woah! that's a whole load of cameras.
    well done on your finds (:

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  12. That is such an awesome find. I have some really old cameras but I only have like 5. My favorite is the one from the 20s. But congrats on all your Polaroids! Those really are neat cameras.

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  13. Yesterday, I got a yellow scarf that looks like the ones from D&G last year. £1.60, which is $2.50

    BARGAIN. x

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  14. cool beans! they're beautiful!!
    my favorite thing ive thrifted is a vintage coach bag, it rocks!!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  15. not sure if theyd go with any of your older polaroids, but i thought id let you know i have a few boxes of polaroid id-uv film that i unfortunately cannot put to use. /:

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  16. Anon: I'd love if you'd email about them! :D Kaelahbee@gmail.com!

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  17. what an AWESOME find! There are NEVER vintage cameras at the thrift stores near me.

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