As I stated earlier one of the things I'm always after is expired 35mm film. I didn't manage to find any film but I managed to find these sweet expired single-use cameras; two of which were promotional items for Teachers Scotch Whiskey. I don't know how much luck I'll have getting any film developed from them but I thought that for 50p each they were worth a shunt!
Next I found a great Soda Fountain - I think it cost me about £1. Not sure if it's any age or not but I really liked it - it's solid and works. I don't think I've ever used one before but it looks pretty :)
I photographed it on our gorgeous green wing-backed chair that we got for free after a show at Ben's theatre. And yes - that's a Union Jack flag cushion on the chair - we love Union Jacks and the cushion looks great on the chair. Unfortunately it's not a cool vintage one - just one from Primark :( But still we like it!
These books I bought on Wednesday:
There's a stall that sells small paper-backs for 50p and I couldn't pass these up. The Edna O'Brien book just looks pretty - I love the design of the front cover. As for the Scientology one - well - I have no desire to become a Scientologist but thought I'd have a read of it. So far I've managed about 3 or 4 chapters, which is already more than the angry annotator seemed to manage (see the pic above). There are a LOT of things written in capitals by Mr Hubbard as well as some passages which could definitely be construed as racist. Not a particularly pleasant read but it's a good addition to my collection of weird paperbacks.
Now onto why I go there so often - more goodies to my paper ephemera collection. This 1950s Salon of Photography catalogue is a lovely addition to my photography related ephemera - some great adverts for Kodak in here which I mean to frame and hang up in the study.
|I particularly love the knitted slippers!|
|Men with pipes - a real love of mine!|
The only photographs I found that I wanted on the market today. I have an old scrapbook from the 1960s that I found on the market a few months ago. Each of my portrait photographs has a page in there and we are slowly writing stories about each of the people. These two really captured my attention though as they were both so beautiful.
Now that I'm blogging all of this it looks like I bought up the whole market - believe me when I say I really didn't!
Some other little bits - a great metal Benson and Hedges tin - I love little tins and this one was a gem at 50p.
|Inside the box|
I'm slowly building back my Manics CD single collection. I used to have them all but had to sell them as I owed my partner at the time some £. Very sad day. But I'm getting there. This one was all of 50p again! Hoorah!
Now for my most fun purchase of the day. Whenever I have been to my friends' flat I have secretly coveted their crazy Ms Wonderful doll. And guess what? I managed to find a working one in its box :) It cost me all of £1! Admittedly the box is pretty ratted but how much fun is this?
Though to fully appreciate her and her inherent wonderfulness you NEED to watch this short video I did of some of her phrases. The voice is pretty ratted but it's fun!