Sunday, 28 August 2011

Bedroom Junk Pt1

 This globe is one of my treasured possessions as it came from my Gran's house before it got demolished to build apartments. It can be dated to approximately 1950s. I have had it for quite a few years and spent quite a few hours looking at it and dreaming of all the places I wanted to see.
 1950s bride doll. In ok condition. This was my mother's only doll as a child, she apparently was more into books than toys.
 Another couple of treasures. The cuckoo clock was a gift from my Gran in the early 1980s after she got back from playing tournament tennis in Switzerland. It has been on my bedroom wall (or shelf, as it i currently situated) nearly all my life. It is broken at the moment. The girl on the swing used to bob up and down and a little bluebird chirped the hour.

The camera is a 1960s Olympus Trip 35, valued at over $100, but I wouldn't sell it because it still takes excellent pictures and its another family pass me down.

I love collecting photos. I have bags and bags of them and keep my favourites on display. This is one of my absolute favourites, a picture of my Dad in his hometown of Greenwich Connecticut in the early 60s. The plaid pants/striped shirt combo is garish even in black and white, teamed with horn-rimmed glasses! Classic.

This is the ultimate in kitsch. An African baby sitting on a banana that is a money box and thermometer. This is the type of stuff I would have hoards and hoards of if I had enough dollars to be a serious collector. This was actually a 'found' item, left behind at my house by a housemate who I hated so I kept it. Its probably 1950s/60s by estimation and would be easy to resell, but I'm a bit too keen on it.

Stay tuned for more Bedroom Junk! There are loads and loads more little treasures to talk about. Sorry about the quality of the pics, the lighting is terrible because I've got two blown bulbs which I haven't got around to replacing :/

14 comments:

  1. I always wanted a globe like that, especially if it's old!

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  2. Would you give me that globe? :3

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  3. I love blogs like this. Like a little window into another person's life, like a simplistic---oh, crap, were can I get a globe like that???

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  4. Nice stuff! How much room do you have for stuff?

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  5. I loved the photo. And the last one made me nostalgic, in my great grandmother's house there used to be two african dolls, one just like it, and a puppet of a black boy dressed as a carnival barker hahaha

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  6. the baseball picture was pretty sweet, wish i had it, seeing as how i collect baseball stuff.

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  7. The doll is a tad creepy, but nice finds!

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  8. i have an old minolta camera from the 50s or 60s any idea what it might be worth?

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  9. I love this stuff! Great blog, followed :)

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  10. Max, to value something a good method might be to enter the model type into an ebay search and watch to see how much they are selling for! Old cameras from 50s and 60s tend not to lose much value, there is a big market for camera collectors.

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  11. Alright so where is the junk? ;) Loving your blog followed. You remind me of Thora Birch in Ghost World.

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  12. I love that movie, what a great compliment :D

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