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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Memories of Love

Do you have certain somethings in your abode that whisper in your ear, tug at your heartstrings, echo in your mind?  I have a collection of vintage cameras that, for various reasons, do just that.


The first one, starting on the left, is a Zeiss.  It was given to me by someone wondrously dear to me.  When I look at it, I remember that one moment of soul shock when I was presented with it, that sense of heart gladness that someone knew me so well, knew what I desired even before I knew it myself.


The Zeiss has that aura of  Old Hollywood glamour, with connotations of paparazzi and the flash of their cameras aimed at some Hollywood starlet standing outside Mann's Chinese Theatre.
Then I have a Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera that I found out thrifting for mere dollars.  The marvellous thing is that it came with the original box, manual and all the accessories.  So when I look at it, I feel again that thrill of the treasure hunt.


And lastly I have a Canon that was once my father's.  I have a whole store of memories of him clicking away with it, wearing a white shirt and tailored trousers, looking totally "Mad Men".



Each camera holds a place in my heart, each valid in it's own right, but it's the memories behind them that are more precious than mere words can describe.
Please let me know about your precious somethings and let us inspire each other!

10 comments:

Jann Olson said...

Love those cameras. It makes them even more special when you have sentimental attachment. I have a collection of tin toys that make my heart skip a beat every time I look at them. Some of them were given to me by my older sister. I have them displayed in my bonus room where I let the grandies play. They know which ones are o.k. to play with and which ones are just a bit too fragile. Still, they always love to ask, "Grams, can I play with this one?" Thanks for visiting my blog. Now following you.

Jann Olson said...

Love those cameras. It makes them even more special when you have sentimental attachment. I have a collection of tin toys that make my heart skip a beat every time I look at them. Some of them were given to me by my older sister. I have them displayed in my bonus room where I let the grandies play. They know which ones are o.k. to play with and which ones are just a bit too fragile. Still, they always love to ask, "Grams, can I play with this one?" Thanks for visiting my blog. Now following you.

Jann Olson said...

Sorry, accidently double clicked and oops!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I really love old cameras and so does my husband. Hopefully I'll find some this weekend at my local thrift store.

Bonnie said...

You are sentimental too. I wish I had saved my family brownie camera I remember so well. What a special collection.

Stylish Settings said...

I love your old cameras. I think it's great that each one has a story and a memory attached o it. That's what makes a house your home.
Cheers
Kylie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such neat little treasures! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love vintage cameras and have several and my guy has lots and lots of them! They are works of art in my opinion!

Diann said...

What wonderful cameras you have. Great treasures. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I love my vintage cameras too! they make my heart so happy!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

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