Do you remember the good old days when capturing a special moment to keep forever was one heck of an ordeal compared to today's standards? When a special day was approaching, you better remember to have the film, the flash, and the batteries ready. God forbid if you forgot, because everything would have to come to a halt even if Little Bobby was ready to blow out his birthday candles! A quick run to the store was in order!
Then, of course, there was loading the film and winding it to the number 'one' position for that first picture. After all the pictures were taken, you would forward the film inside the camera before removing it. The next trip to the store, if you remembered to take the film with you, involved going to the counter to fill out the envelope or have the clerk do it for you with all your pertinent information and preferences. Then you go home and wait.
Once your pictures have been developed, off to the store you go once more to pick them up. You pay for them and take them home to see the wonderful results of those special moments. Upon opening the envelope, you discover some of the pictures are bad or blank. Another trip to the store because you can get a little bit of money back on those bad pictures. And the good pictures? They're thrown into a drawer to put in an album someday that never actually comes! Yes...the good old days!
Today is the day to share thrifty and vintage finds with all my friends hosted by Suzanne at Colorado Lady and Leigh at Bloggeritaville. Thanks ladies for hosting these two events and giving us the opportunity to share!
I did not know I was going to share my cameras today until I pulled them out to clean them up. I will be putting them on a display wall with all our family photos which I thought would be fun. Don't ask me why I'm drawn to vintage cameras, I just am. It's a little weird, but I do remember my first Brownie camera as a kid. And I enjoy nature photography.
Oh and the best part, all my vintage cameras cost $3.00. Pretty good deal!
Now smile for the camera,