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this was probably my favorite chirstmas holiday, as far as gifts go. every single one is a treasure.



teapot
this teapot is for my hope chest, for my first flat. vintage. made in the 1960s.

german
the darjeeling limited! so incredibly funny; i adore wes anderson and his films. also: i finally have an english-german dictionary of my own so i can fully learn. my grandmother also bought me a german for dummies dvd for my computer to go along with it. oh, how i love languages.

polanoid
so, i saw this at urban outfitters and my dad actually tried to buy it and they told him it was out of stock. i don't know how he finagled it anyway, but i'm damn glad. this was the last printing. polaroids are my absolute utter favorite.

annie
this book was just printed. this is actually a hot off the press first edition. i adore annie leibovitz and all that she represents in the photography world and just-- guh.

tea
another for my hope chest. if you knew how much tea i drink, seriously, you'd understand. early 20th century.

smorg
speaking of tea: oolong. it's my favorite except for how they sell it at maybe one market around here. more knit gloves for wintertime to go with the ones i bought at u.o. caramel crumbles that i've never heard of but look tasty. the sea-foam green box is actually very old, along with the pink translucent pin. the lady who we rent our studio space from is an antiques dealer and she pays us for work in anything we want from her collections.

vintage calendar
calendar is filled with posters from the 30s and 40s. the santa is hand carved and etched from a gourd. the cup is another for my hope chest. it a-- uhm-- camping cup.

feather
my sister, although young, is sometimes undeniably good at presents. she bought me the blood drop etched earrings and the feathers which i will probably wear four days a week. i love feathers. the front ones were made from the same gourds as the santa was, along with bone and turquoise.

soyjoy
soyjoy! vegan granola! macrame! let's party like it's 1975.

french prose
a close up of the two things from the previous shot. a book called 'introductory french prose' which i still haven't figured out but which looks good on my shelf. and a small teacup hold hand crocheted with a button eyed owl.

buddha
buddha! i've wanted him for so long. he actually lights up as well.

toast
there is actually a story behind why i got this toaster, other than the fact that i love nut toast and i love old things. our landlady at the studio had one similar to this and i saw it one day and asked my mom how it was fair that it only toasted one side at a time because i like my butter melted okay. she just kind of laughed and then about a week later i realized that you only put butter on one side of your toast. uhm-- yeah.

now, onto the cameras:

ansco
this is an old ansco box camera, the back flips down and opens. it's dated about 1910, i think.

kodak open
kodak
the is an old kodak accordian camera. i still haven't gotten the accordian out, as you can see, but we're working on it. this baby is small, but i'm very anxious to use her.

lomo
fisheye
diana
i have wanted a diana for a while now. this is the diana f+, a remake of the camera from the 1960s. it takes these sqaure, soft images and i just adore it so, so much. my dad actually bought me the fisheye lens and the pinhole to go with it, so i have those. and it came with a pack of color filters and the little hardcover book that talks about the camera and shows some pictures and is generally awesome.

pola
and this, this is not a present, but this is the first polaroid i've taken in a quite a while. my dad scoured the realms of online to buy me film for both my 600 onestep and my '69 pack film accordion. it felt so good, like ome almost, to see that picture develop in my hand. and even if it's dark and imperfect, i love it with all my heart. i see this out my window every uncloudy evening; now i'll see it every morning, pasted on the lip of my bedroom mirror. a moment in time. infinity.

&hearts


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Date: 2008-12-26 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] patreesed.livejournal.com
I love Wes Anderson so much. Especially when he shoves Jason Schwartzman in his movies. :')

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Date: 2008-12-26 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] choclitbunny.livejournal.com
Oh wow, everything looks beautiful. Amazing photography of it all, too. How is it that everything I see from you on here is classy and artistic and vintage in the coolest way possible? Even your Christmas presents? <3

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Date: 2008-12-26 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hitchedtoastar.livejournal.com
those are all gorgeous and perfect, wow.

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Date: 2008-12-26 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fauxfashionista.livejournal.com
i really like those earrings you got, especially the red ones. the teapot is also really cute ]:

and i think that polaroid you took is gorgeous, mostly because of the colors. the sky is one of my favorite things. it's just strange how the sky is this...giant, incomprehensible swirl of atoms above our heads, but it creates shades like those. absolutely gorgeous.

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Date: 2008-12-26 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selphiebooyaka.livejournal.com
All of your presents are so beautiful. Like what they are and the way you presented them.


I want to hang out with you someday.

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Date: 2008-12-26 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meadowsaffron.livejournal.com
Aww, I love that teapot. Old teapots have stolen my heart.

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Date: 2008-12-26 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tshirt.livejournal.com
your presents are gorgeous. i'm glad you had a good christmas!