Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Travel Theme Room, The Beginning

The Guest Room/Study is taking shape . . . in my mind at least! I decided on a "Vintage Travel" theme and am having so much fun collecting things for the room like these vintage cameras.
This one came with this great case and is described as shown in the next photo as a "Folding Pocket" by Kodak from 1902.  It does collapse and fit in that case but would not be considered a pocket camera by today's standards!
I love the details on this including the inside of the back cover showing the dates it was patented ranging from the late 1800's to early 1900's.
The second camera I bought is by Argus and was called the "Brick" for the obvious reason, the shape and but I'm thinking for the weight -- this thing is HEAVY!
It too came with a great leather case that I'll display with the camera.
This is one of my first 'projects' for the room.  I almost threw this old shaker peg piece out.  Glad I kept it.  I started with a  coat of Paris Grey Chalk Paint, distressing and clear wax. I removed the center peg and added this old piece of hardware.
I googled "vintage travel tickets" and found some neat images which I applied using my graphics transfer method.
I've purchased an old pew hymnal rack, some vintage travel brochures and photos.  I'm putting off the first step though.  Painting. Stay tuned for more progress (it will probably be slow and sporadic!). 


  1. Found you through 2805 Potpourri Friday! Love your travel theme room. As a buyer/seller of vintage, I love the camera! Added you to my circle on Etsy, looks like you are off to a good start there as well!

  2. wow, this is awesome! i love all things vintage.

  3. I love the cool camera's. I bet the room is going to look fantastic in no time.


  4. Love what you have collected/made so far. What color did you pick for the walls?

    I can't wait to see it finished.


  5. I love this theme and what you've found so far! It will be great fun putting this room together! I love to dream of traveling! ♥

  6. Great camera's, such clear pictures of the text - not easy to get such a good shot.

  7. Having owned a professional photography business for years, I love old cameras. I have a few vintage ones, but love that one!!

  8. I love the travel theme! Looks wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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