Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Seeker



My most exciting find this week is a Polaroid Instant 10 camera, made in 1978 and complete with some tiny white paint splats from being uncovered while someone got a little unwieldy with decorating I'm imagining. That aside it looks to be in near perfect condition so I've ordered some film and can't wait to play around with it! Funny how an instamatic can still make my heart pitter patter when I can whip out my iPhone or digital camera far more easily. 


Possibly not everyone's bag of chips but I loved this little round coffee table, so much more my style than the five year old Ikea number it replaced, for £10 it was a bargain and since it was an anniversary treat from T it'll definitely be a keeper too!


Old postcards are hard to walk away from but I kept it to three new additions and a silver plated tray.


Totally unsurprising but necessary buy; teacups! 

Porcelain picture in frame - it'll be interesting figuring out how to hang this without cracking/breaking!

Linking to Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Magpie MondayThrift Share Monday

26 comments:

  1. So jealous of your finds - especially that coffee table and the camera!

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  2. Oh I have a thing for the old Polaroids... I have an ancient one (colourpack 80) which needs a bit of battery acid cleaned off it's terminals and then I'm off! That table is beautiful! I love your photos too :-)

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  3. Lovely! I cheat, I have a Polaroid app

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  4. It's lovely!! I have a more recent one but hate shelling out for film! xx

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  5. Great find, i dream of finding an old polaroid camera x

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  6. I am dreaming too of finding an old polaroid camera!! Hope to see the pictures you made with it

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  7. Lovely finds! Especially those old postcards! They're gorgeous! :)

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  8. Gorgeous finds, love your table, tray and postcards :) hope you are having a great weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  9. I LOVE the table and the teacups and the polaroid! love it all x

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  10. Oh wow what a great find with that polaroid! Can't wait to see how your shots look with that! Film is a bit expensive these days but its definitely worth it. the coffee table is just gorgeous for a tenner and of course I love the teacups too. bliss!

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  11. The table beats Ikea any day. Having filled my house with old G Plan, scratches and all, I can say that the feel and patina of the old wood make up for any imperfections.

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  12. Lovely finds. That porcelain picture is absolutely stunning; I want it! xxx

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  13. Love your pictures Jem - especially the light circles (don't know what they're actually called) that you always capture:) And yes, that table rocks the legs off an Ikea one (not that there's anything wrong with Ikea!)

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  14. Great finds. Do share some of the photo's you take with the polaroid, I would love to see how they turn out..how fun!
    I like the coffee table and such pretty teacups :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures of some great finds.
    I love everything....well not sure about the camera as I never had a Polaroid camera. Thank you for sharing as I love looking at your pretty things.
    Love,
    xoxo

    thnq15@gmail.com

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  16. Fab finds! Love the little table - perfect!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  17. Awesome finds!!

    I'm very envious of your polaroid, bet you'll have great fun playing with that.

    Your coffee table is stunning too.

    Thanks for linking up x

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  18. That coffee table may not be everyone's style, but it is mine! Lovely. And the vintage cameras? I lust for a collection of my own, but I have yet to find one! Perhaps if I quit looking...

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  19. I love your blog and your photographs. I'm all in envy about the table and the picture frame xx

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  20. Loving the postcards and teacups!

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  21. Ohhhh! The table! It is completely lovely!
    And you will have SO much fun with the polaroid, nothing beats having the photos right there and then. (But mostly we love it because of it's retro look hey?! Who cares if it doesn't spend too much of it's life with you actually taking photos, it will LOOK GREAT)
    Good work :)

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  22. love the table - it's absolutely beautiful! great finds!

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  23. Fab camera, and love the porcelain frame!

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  24. that camera is cool, as are the photos of it! i love that postcard on the left. frameable, for sure!

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  25. That coffee table is such a beauty, and what a wonderful present to treasure from T! Such a cute tea party set up, I will always enjoy seeing pretty things on display, I assure you this does not make you shallow in anyway Jem xxx

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  26. what a bargain for that gorgeous coffee table! i love the picture in a frame and the teacup, ahhh yes i have told u many times that i envy your polaroid camera didnt i? hhehehe the vintage postcards are just lovely!

    xx susan

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