Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flash Bulbs

When I was a kid, I used my dad's childhood camera. I took a lot of pictures, and I must have inherited my dad's eye, because I would take artsy pictures of fallen leaves (rearranged for better effect, of course) and brick walls. The camera was a lot like the one above from noodleandlouvintage. It had these great flash bulbs that would rotate when you used each side. I still have the camera and some flash bulbs. Somewhere.
And that's the problem. After I arranged a glass hurricane with a bunch of old lightbulbs, I thought it would be great to add some of the old flash bulbs to the mix. And I can't find the camera. I know I still have it somewhere, because I never throw anything away, and I definitely wouldn't throw away a family heirloom like this camera. So while I'm turning the house upsidedown to find the camera and bulbs, I thought I'd share some I found on Etsy, and maybe I'll earn enough karma to find mine.
Blue flash bulbs from ethanollie. Sky blue bulbs from LilThriftyGirl. I get such a kick out of the colors of these flash bulbs I found at oldthings.
Nice styling of flashbulbs at possumgully (so nice they've already sold).
This lot of flash bulbs is already reserved, but I had to include them because twoartdirectors does such a good job of photographing their items.
Let's hope this sheds some light on the matter of where mine have gone...

5 comments:

threeoldkeys said...

The round flashbulbs are so cool.

But them flashcubes bring back some bad memories. Not to mention bad pictures.

"Did it flash?"
"Didn't rotate."
"This one's a dud."
"All 4 sides, or just one?"
"Wasted another picture."

Etc.

noodle and lou said...

thanks for featuring my little olympics set tracy! what a fun post...i am in love with all the bulbs you featured!! what a great idea to display them...they make beautiful little vignettes!! good luck finding yours:) xox...jenn

Vintage Goods Too said...

Thank you for featuring my flash bulbs in your blog. What a fabulous collection of shots!
(pun intended : )

Sharon Letts
Vintage Goods Too
on Etsy.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Vintagegoods2#

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

I had that exact same camera! I forgot about the rotating flash bulbs.

Trishia said...

Wow! Talk about a flash from the past:) A bowl full of those would be fun frou frou for decorating.....The good old days. The flash went off, you were blinded for 5 mintues afterwards (and then when the pictures got developed, you learned you had closed your eyes and ruined the pic anyway!ha!)