Thursday, February 9, 2012


Over the weekend, my sister and I went and checked out a couple of new (new to us, not new to existence) antique shops.

Our first stop was Loft Antiques. We spent a lot of time wandering around and making sure we saw every area. My sister ended up making a somewhat large purchase. They had it labeled as a "primitive" cupboard. It was a side table height cabinet. Nothing fancy, probably from the late 1800s - early 1900s. She plans on using it as a side table in her living room. I purchased a Tower camera from Sears Roebuck and Co. I know nothing about it and I've spend zero time tinkering with it, but I've been sort of looking into maybe starting up a small vintage camera collection...

1950s Tower One Twenty Camera

I'll probably throw the camera into the lightbox at some point and take some good shots of it.

After, we went across the street to Hunt & Gather. This might be my most favorite store ever. EVER. They have tons of fantastic things - old milk crates, succulent plants, tons of old signage letters, metal boxes, old chairs, and a fantastic bunch of old cameras... I somehow managed not to spend a single penny there. Mostly because I wanted to wait and grab Bill, go back at some point VERY soon, and make sure all of my purchases are ok. I tend to feel guilty when I think I spend too much money... My sister on the other hand grabbed a Brownie camera (that I was about to grab, brat), a random doll head (she's weird... it runs in the family), and a funky metal box.

I do have a small list of things I really want from there. There was a great letter "S" that I want, but at $48 and not knowing where I would put it, I decided to wait. They also happen to have this chair with great legs... I'm seriously about to run over there and buy it and have it reupholstered for my living room. I'm sort of holding back because they have a sale coming up and I'm not sure how much reupholstering will cost - I need to do some emailing around.

She has great legs and a nice over all shape... the fabric is too loud for me and has definitely seen it's better days. I'm thinking a medium grey...

I also have my eye on a couple cameras and plants... and some smaller, less expensive letters.

As we were leaving, I took a couple quick shots to show Bill and convince him that he needed to come back there with me this weekend... Can't wait to show him.

Sorry for the poor quality images... camera phone.

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