Collecting Bug – Decorating with Vintage Cameras

Decorating with Vintage Cameras

Say Cheese! Today’s Cool Collection is all about old cameras.

Amy of My Life From Home has been an avid photographer since she was a kid so starting a camera collection was a natural fit.

“Cameras are perfect for displaying alone in a vignette or in groupings. They pair well with any design style and are fun conversation pieces,” says Amy.

As long as she can find a wide variety of cameras for her collection, Amy doesn’t care whether the camera works or not.

Antique camera - great ideas for collecting with vintage cameras

Favorite places to hunt for old cameras are eBay, antique and thrift stores. Amy’s tip is to limit yourself to a maximum dollar amount you’re willing to spend (she spends anywhere from $5 to $50) so you don’t overpay.

Vintage Cinex camera - great ideas for decorating with old cameras

After all, the thrill is in the hunt!

Vintage Brownie camera - great ideas for decorating with old cameras

Amy loves decorating with vintage cameras and displays her 10 cameras as a group along with framed maps of her favorite places to travel.

Vintage camera collection - love the way she displays them with old maps

Vintage camera collection

I just love Amy’s collection! Makes me want to find my lone vintage camera some playmates!

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What do you collect? I’d love to know!

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  1. Vintage clocks! Well, only two right now. My favorite is a boxy black bakelite clock that was working when purchased but eventually died. My husband bought a kit online and converted it to batteries rather than a cord. It’s my favorite piece! My other is an arched black bakelite from the early 40’s that still works and I keep it bedside. They bring back memories of my grandparents’ homes. Who would have thought you’d get warm and fuzzy feelings from clocks!

  2. Great post, I have alitlle collection of vintage cameras, they are so nostalgic, makes you wonder what pics came out of each and everyone of them.


  3. I have a little collection of vintage cameras. I love displaying them and using them for props in some of my photography sessions. I really love the ones with the fold out bellows. So cool looking! She has a great little collection!

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