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Antique Fatigue


Thomas's visit and interest in antiquing motivated me to research vintage shops and antique malls close to my current home and subsequently we spent a lovely day hitting half a dozen shops until our feet were tired of wandering up and down crowded aisles and our eyes were weary of scouring busy shelves. I think my favorite sighting of the day was a mirrored ball from the 1920s--a beautiful precursor to the more modern disco ball. There are so many interesting pieces of history to admire in antique malls and I was lucky enough to walk away with a new vintage camera courtesy of Thomas. I think I find old technology the most intriguing; vintage cameras, yes, but also slot machines, old phones and other communication boards--they're all fascinating in their antiquity that jars so with the modern counterparts. Anyway, we both went a bit snap-happy, trading my camera back and forth to photograph whatever oddity caught our eye. I always feel as if I'm going to miss something interesting in the overwhelming busy-ness of a vintage shop.
P.S. You can click here to see my past adventures in antique stores and vintage shops.

Outfit details:
Sea of Bees hair pin
Zara purse
*pictures by Thomas + me

9 comments:

Michael said...

Oh, my, what a pretty dress.

Nikki Williams said...

love the purple dress with the yellow shoes! great combo.

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Lovely dress!

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

Gorgeous photos!

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Petit Promise said...

Lovely little shop! x

petitpromise.blogspot.co.uk ♥

abbycake said...

Oh, I love antique shopping. The 1920's mirrored ball sounds like quite a find, even if you didn't buy it.
xx Abby | a geek tragedy

MarieBayArea said...

Lovely snaps Rebecca and Thomas

OrigamiGirl said...

I utterly love antique stores like that. The ones that have more than just brass shapes and old crockery, but little tins and books and old cricket bats. I went to one like yours recently when I went to Portobello Road that was utterly amazing. Sadly they had signs everywhere saying 'no photography' so I could only capture the outside. Sneakily. I hope you got some great stuff.

Hailey said...

Sounds like a fun trip :)
I like vintage cameras too, but find myself too afraid of snapping too many pictures - after all, you can't just erase them if they don't turn out they way you want them to. Guess I'm too used to digital cameras by now..

Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com