June 14, 2010

yeah, sure, i'll rummage through your garbage

it's yard sale season! we tend to sleep in on weekends but managed to catch a couple yard sales recently. i found an old polaroid spectra camera for a buck and promptly snapped it up (i will buy ANY camera under five dollars... even if the film format no longer exists). when we sat down to brunch later (at starving artist where everything is made with waffles and they alternate frogs, broken social scene and tom waits records) and i pretended to take a picture - one popped out! this motherfucker had seven shots left! the film was mad expired (and almost completely unavailable now) so everything looks awesome. i haven't unpacked phil's scanner yet but i'll post the pics soon.

another cool thing we added to the living room was a little, vintage fan that phil grabbed for 5 bucks at the trinity bellwoods sale. we'd been looking for one for a while but they are always so outrageously expensive at the furniture shops around our place. phil cleaned it up, plugged it in and it works like a charm. we researched the name and found it was made in toronto in the 50s... that made us take quick stock of the stuff in our apartment. most of it was either locally made, repurposed garbage, or decade old hand-me-downs: quite the eclectic mish-mash of stuff, but it works. if only we could find that dream dining room table...


4 comments:

Jacquie said...

both are brag worthy, wow. love the fan.

stacy said...

yes - love the fan.

same thing happened to me when i was gifted with 3 brownies when I purchased a craigslist teak hutch a couple years ago. which reminds me - i've yet to develop it.

fun.

STACEY MCCOOL said...

i especially love that the fan still works!

stacy! develop that film... and you just reminded me of that super 8 camera i found last year with a half-used reel in it. 70's porno, perhaps?

marianne said...

Whoa! Seriously sweet find - also I'm pretty sure that is the best shade of blue on this side of the colour spectrum!