Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fonda's Fabulous Funday Finds #4

On the way to Southport, there was a place called Swayne's. It was part antique store and part crafty needs. The husband ran the former, and the wife, the latter. We had never been in the store before. Once we entered, the elderly man said everything was half off. As we were perusing, someone came in who the man knew. It was during their conversation that we learned that the wife had recently died and he was closing the store. Here are the goodies we found on the crafty side:

Velcro, animal and cat eyes, and crimps
We look out for crafty items we can use. The Velcro will sit for a little while until we find a project for it. Katie makes bears and other animals, some out of mohair and others out of fabric, so the eyes will be useful. We both like to make jewelry-like items, and the crimps will come in handy. 

And, here are the vintage/antiques: 
Medium white and green enamel pan
The camera is gorgeous. There appears to be no tears in the accordion thing-y. I have no idea what that part is called, but it seems to be intact. When I go to the big city, I'll have to go to an actual camera store to understand how it works. If it does seem to work, maybe I'll get some actual film to try. 

I've seen so many blogs where cameras are displayed that I thought I'd add to what I already have - a Kodak Brownie with flash holder. (I'll have to find that and have another look at it.) I've since decided that I don't want to dust it, so it's in the case. I'll decide again later if I find that it doesn't work. 

The camera cost me $17.50. I was still hesitant to purchase it since I don't know much about cameras. I know it looks pretty, but does it work. And, do I want to pay that much for a camera that sits around and looks pretty? I guess at this point I do, but I still hope it works, and I can try it out with film.

The white and green enamel pan is different from others I've seen. I think white and blue might be the most common with white and red following. I think this is the first one I've seen that is white and green. It's in nice shape, too.

Then, there's always a stack of books:


Books




These books belong to Katie.

Showing off at: Vintage Charm Party #119Share Your Cup #283, Create, Bake, Grow & Gather Party #301Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party No. 218

From cameras to craft items ... and everything in between...

16 comments:

  1. The camera is gorgeous and that really is a great price for it!

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    1. I replied below. I have to get the hang of where the reply button is in relationship to the one who comments!!!

      Here was my response: I wasn't sure if I was paying a good price or not. Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by!

      I'll figure it out one of these days.

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  2. I wasn't sure if I was paying a good price or not. Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by!

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  3. I love your new camera, and it's very decorative, whether it works or not! I always like to hunt for crafting materials, too!

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    1. We have so much crafting material it hurts! We need to start using it!!! Katie makes stuffed bears, so maybe she will be able to use the eyes on some type of animal! Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. It's a beauty! Thank you for visiting!

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  5. Love the Rita Mae Brown series; buy them every chance I get (usually paperbacks!) Love Pewter, Mrs. Murphy, and Tucker! I, too, always look for craft supplies--sewing, card making, silk flower arranging, Christmas arr and decorations, things to make dollhouse accessories, even some yarns! Now, things to use for 18" dolls for the grands!

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    1. Thank goodness we're not in competition for all those goodies! Katie is more into Rita Mae Brown than I am, but I'm the one who got a book autographed by her in person! Go figure! I'm glad you visited!

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    2. I am waiting on the last part I remember reading that somehow Mrs. Murphy escaped getting spayed and also, somehow, avoided having kittens over the years! LOL.

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  6. I love books...I wish I could read them as fast as buying! <3

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    1. Me, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Hi Fonda! How come I didn't know you had a blog? I love it. I love your finds. I have a friend who collects vintage and antique cameras but I know nothing about them. I love the enamel pan.

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    1. I'm glad you know now!!! I couldn't remember who I told and who I didn't, so I mentioned it. And, now you're here!!!

      I don't know anything about cameras either, but I thought that particular one could be a nice display piece. Wait til you see my library. The camera isn't displayed yet, because I have so much other stuff. You'll see.

      Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you become a regular!

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  8. Your camera is fantastic and in pristine condition. I collect vintage cameras but really know very little about them. My collection is just for display. The Sneaky Pie Brown series by Rita Mae Blown is a fun read especially if you are an animal lover. Thanks for sharing your finds at Snickerdoodle.

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  9. I have seen cameras displayed, just like clocks, and through it would be nice to own at least one. Turns out I don't have room to display it yet. I'll have to move a few things out so I can display it. I'm going to eventually take it to a camera store and see what they can tell me about it. It is a very nice specimen.

    Katie enjoys Rita Mae Brown. Me? Not so much. Katie enjoys quick and easy reads frequently. I like psychological thrillers that are a bit edgy if not making my skin crawl!

    I love Snickerdoodle and will share more when I have a post that's appropriate. Thank you for visiting.

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