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vintage photo friday – at the bar

hello blogworld! today i have a great vintage photo for you, it’s R’s grandpa’s friends!

i particularly love the Hamm’s sign in the background of this one. and the glittery looking bar. lol.

R and i are heading to some garage sales and real estate open houses tomorrow, a movie tomorrow night with some friends and then to a big flea market on sunday. pretty excited!

have a lovely weekend!


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Vintage Photo Friday – Boat trips

as you might remember, this is quite similar to this one, and that’s because it was taken on the same day. :) that’s R’s mom standing at the end of the dock.  i love the sun beams in these photos. they make everything so…pretty.

have a good weekend, folks! i’m helping a friend move tomorrow, and after that we might be going to this sweet movie as a double date. hooray!

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Vintage Photo Friday – Puppy!

This photo is another one from R’s mom. Don’t know why, but I have a little collection of old photos of people with their pets (as i’ve mentioned before, and i realize this is just the pet…but he’s still cute!), so this one fits right in.

(Sorry this one’s short, but I’m visiting my parents for the long weekend, so I don’t have much time for internets…)

Have a great weekend!

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vintage photo friday – steeplechaser

hello, blogworld!

i didn’t have time to upload any of my own old photos from the collection, but i found this one on flickr that’s insanely cool, so i thought i’d share it with you instead.

it’s of an old steeplechaser (as they called them, they built the high rise buildings back then) and that is the skyline of new york you see behind him.

VERY cool.

(via sugarpacketchad, on flickr.)

so what are you cats up to this weekend?

R has a show on Saturday night, and I have some serious supply/stock-up shopping to do, because i just got a call from the second little shop in fargo that’s selling my jewelry saying that they need more because they sold out of everything i brought them last week already! :D

so i’ll be busy this weekend working on that.

on a side note: i also got quite a few new things up in the shop this week, (with even more to photograph if you can believe it…)

check them out here.

have a great weekend!


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Vintage Photo Friday – Boat Trip

happy may day!

today’s vintage photo is actually of R’s mom’s family from the ….60s? might be 50s, shoot i can’t remember! i love the scalloped edges of photos from this era, though.

and the little girl on the right is actually my future mother-in-law. :)

i’ve been listening to some audio books at my day job quite a bit this week. right now “the kiss” by anton chekhov and yesterday was “the murders at the rue morgue” by edgar a. poe (and btw, i was VERY disappointed at the ending of this story. stupid. :(  )

what are you guys up to for the weekend?

i’ve got to work my last day at the bead store, and then sunday will be full of business stuff, so i can figure out how many sales in a month i need to make on a regular basis before i can quit my job! :D

have a great weekend, and check back tomorrow for stop motion saturday! :D


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Vintage Photo Friday – On The Road Again

this is another old one we found at the antique shop downtown, and it’s one of my favorites. it’s so photographic, and it’s one of those that you can’t tell whether they meant to make it so or not. possibly, but also just as easily not. i think it would make a great postcard or something, from a cross-country road trip maybe?

what do you think?

i’m also collecting digital scans of old photos, so if you have any you’d like to share or see posted here, please send them my way! afbaka[at]gmail[dot]com

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vintage photo friday – “little boy, under the old oak tree”

happy friday, everyone!

R and i went antique-ing last weekend and found some sweet sweet deals on vintage photographs, so we picked up a bunch of them! i bet we have over 30…a great start!

he likes to use them in his gig posters, and i collect photos of people with their pets/animals. (more coming soon! i have a legitamately solid collection started now!)

this one is so incredibly perfect though, it has to be one of my favorites that we found. i dream that this little boy’s name is “agnus” or “merle” or something equally as rugged and cute as hell.

it reminds me of old movies, most notably to kill a mockingbird. probably because his hair is just so to the point that you know someone walked up to him right before this photo and licked her fingers to stick those frizzles back down on his head. (she probably had thick red nails, and a bob cut. i imagine her a bit like Jackie O.)
it’s so fun to think about what happened behind the camera or just before the shot, or just after the shot. did they think they got a good capture? were they anxious to develop the film? or did they take too long to take enough pictures and forget what photos they had taken until they were developed, months, maybe years later? i could go on forever…

what do you think about this one? any ideas?

(p.s. have a great weekend!)

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