Friday, March 31, 2006

Photobooth Friday


I'm joining in on an idea that I found over on hula seventy. She's got some great photobooth photos, including the current, very sassy one, of herself. Go check out her smart and creative self.

This handsome fella is one that I bought in a lot on eBay. It's rather creased. Was it for a passport? Was it carried lovingly around in a sweetheart's pocketbook for years after he broke her heart? Part of why I am addicted to buying vintage pictures are the possible stories behind each one. Sometimes you hit paydirt and have names and dates and then, sometimes, you just gotta make it up. I suppose part of the appeal is that I feel that I'm "rescuing" the pictures and the people in them. It's strange, I know. But how sad that someone's history is up for sale. Using them in my cards and art is my chance to give them a new part in a new family history.

Darn. Nothing funny in this post. Just a little glimpse into my nerdiness. Lucky you!

11 comments:

Virenda said...

Wow Teri that is soo cool and sweet. I can understand how you feel because I feel that way with vintage things. I buy vintage estate brooches and I always saddened that they had no one to give them too, or someone didn't want them. I wonder when they wore it and why. If it was a gift...

I love that you do that, it's so lovely.

Teri M. said...

Vi: Aww, thanks. It's nice to know there is another saver out there! :-) (I love brooches,too, only I have no vintage ones. I think I'm going to have to add that to my list of things to look for!) p.s. If you com down to San Diego, there are some great antique stores in La Mesa. :-D

R. Robyn said...

I love the photos. Some of the best times I have with my grandmother and look at old photographs. I try to imagine the mood, scenery, and weather of the events surrounding that moment in history.

Teri M. said...

r.: thanks! I've got a zillion that I've rather obsessively collect over the last year or so. I'll be posting more in the future.

quiltin'jen said...

What do you mean "rather" obsessively? I'd say better adjectives would have been: completely, totally, wholeheartedly, even fully; but "rather"??? ;-)

andrea said...

oh teri, I am an obsessive collector of found vinatge photos... especially of the photobooth variety... yes, you're right-- something about the mystery behind each one, the feeling that you are 'rescuing' said photos... always great to meet a fellow collector!

now about this one: love it. something about the old ones... they are all so gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing... :)

Teri M. said...

thanks for stopping by, Andrea. I'm glad you like these!

Nessie Noodle said...

yes! the stories about this are endless. what a handsome man he is.

Mama P said...

Jinx!!!!! Your reason for collecting photos is just what I talked about in the previous post without knowing that's why you did it. We are very similar people. I'm delighted. And very, verrrrrrrry afraid.

Mama P said...

and again the coincidence... I just took photo booth photos with Rex a few nights ago... we NeVER DO THAT.... WET BABE ON ME ON HAMMOCK MUS

Teri M. said...

Nessie: isn't it great?

Mama P: Poke Poke ya owe me a Coke. At least that's what we used to say after "Jinx!". But I don't drink soda usually, so I guess I'll hafta think up another rhyme. Hee - well, I'm adopted, so ya just never know, we could be related. ;-)

Aaaaaah wiggly wet kiiiiiid! lol