12.31.2009

Pretty pictures






Here's the window I dressed this week at work, the theme is obviously pictures! People have been giving me old photos for a while and I needed some way to show them off. So I collected old cameras (and found an Holga camera for next to nothing, it just needs film) and put them on display in the window along with some old photo frames and a typewriter.

29 comments:

kim* said...

Love it love love

lizzle said...

Are you keeping the holga for yourself, or is it to be sold at your work?

If you're going to keep it and use it, I can give you some links to places to buy film?

Love the window by the way. My favourites are the photo of the girl in the doorway, and the one of the girl in front of the stairs. Very pretty =)

Louise said...

Love it. What an inspired idea.

Solanah said...

Lizzle, I'm keeping, and would LOVE some film links, I have no idea where to start, lomography has so many different films :) Thanks! And those are my favorites too, I think because they remind me of pictures bloggers take.

katrina said...

this is totally gorgeous, Solanah!

Amanda Atkins said...

so beautiful!
I envy your window display job!
I hope you had a great new year's eve. :)

jarsika said...

I know this might be an absurd question, but where do you work? And this looks just absolutely adoringly fabulous if you don't mind me saying so!

xo

Blue

whichgoose said...

genius!!

Nicole Carpenter said...

LOVE it!! I just recently did something very similar in my house. It's so nice to be able to decor places with cool looking photos rather than keeping them stored away!! Beautiful job!!

-Nicole
TheFickleNickle.com

Panda said...

Hiya!
Just randomly stumbled on your blog, and i love it!
You have such gorgeous style, and i love these pictures :-)
Well done, i must follow you!
Panda xx

Solanah said...

Jarsika, I work at a vintage shop.

ashlina said...

LOVING these photos.....

arent old photos the BEST????

Andi B. Goode said...

Looks great! You did an amazing job. I have a few vintage cameras that are decorating my room.
-Andi x

spinnakersu said...

You did a wonderful job. It's very evocative, and would definitely lure me into the shop!

Toosdai said...

fantastic window! we're limited to mannequins and clothing in out windows, although for halloween we had a whole elaborate set up with a villian and a damsel in distress and a hero all in costume!

Pink Champagne said...

There's an award for you at my blog!!
xoxo

Miss1941 said...

Fabulous! I love it!

The Wandering Writer said...

Such a good idea! It would definitely make me stop and go in. I can't wait for more posts! You are an inspiration to us all! :)

Have a wonderful first week of the new year!

Natalie xx
(aka The Wandering Writer)

Lemondrop Marie said...

Gorgeous display, I love and covet old typewriters though I have (sadly) no use or space for them. Happy New Year!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Cerisa said...

love these

sarah louise walker said...

Gorgeous and amazing!

Sarah Louise

emmasgemsvintage said...

Beautiful!

em bsb said...

oh, what a lovely window!!!!!!! full of history...

Casey said...

Oh wow--I love this window display! You certainly have some amazing old photos; I especially love the one of the young lady peeking around the corner--so cute! I always love old photos when they show someone's personality (as well as good fashion... hehe!).

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Mark said...

Holgas take 120 roll film. Try Adorama (adorama.com) for a good place to get the film mail order. Blue Moon Photography on Lombard Street in Portland can sell you the film locally. Processing is a bit more difficult. I'm pretty sure Adorama will do it, and I'm sure Blue Moon will do it too. If you are really interested you can process black and white film yourself; it's fairly easy and pretty cheap but you will have to figure out what to do with the negatives...go all the way and make your own prints or scan the negatives and just print on an ink jet printer. Either way involves more expenses than just developing the film.

Solanah said...

Thanks Mark! I think I'll try the local place first (eventually), thanks for letting me know!

lizzle said...

I couldn't find an email address to send you some links for Holga photography, but here are a few anyway:

http://www.goholga.com/search/label/Newbies

http://lomography.com/ (official website and stuff, but you'll notice the prices are expensive. the galleries are good though)

http://www.fourcornerstore.com/

if you'd like more info or anything, my email is lizakith at gmail dot com

http://lizakith.deviantart.com/ < my devart (i'm still a newbie though)

Solanah said...

lizzle, thanks so much!

Mark said...

If you go to Blue Moon to buy film, take the Holga with you so they can show you how to load it and then unload when you are done. It's not quite as straightforward as loading 35mm into a modern camera that generally does it all for you. It's not hard, but it does help if someone shows you how.