Sometimes I wish I had the patience to do film photography again. I think it would be so fun to use one of these old cameras, but waiting for the film to be developed would kill me! The instant gratification of digital cameras has ruined me!
A new antiques mall just opened in Atascadero, and mom and I went to check it out last week. It's filled with a lot of really cool old stuff people are trying to sell, like these bowling pins. I always liked bowling, and sometimes I really miss having an alley here in Atascadero. I wasn't terribly good at it, but it was fun!
I swear I used to have a travel clock just like this one many, many years ago. In fact, who knows? It might still be somewhere amongst all our stuff in this very house! Also, I totally fell in love with these little birds that were scattered all over the store. I think I might have to go back and buy one.
Nestled among some rather nice dishes and floral teacups was this rather out-of-place and slightly rusty tin of mustard. I love antique shops! You never know what you're going to find - or where you'll find it!
I think it's kinda sad when I see someone's old family photos for sale in an antique store/mall. I wonder who these people were, and why their family chose to give the pictures to a store to sell to strangers? Maybe there's no family left; the person was the last of their line, so the estate was distributed by an attorney or maybe a friend who had no emotional ties to the family or memories of the people in the photos. Whatever the case, it's sad.