Hello and happy NEW WEEK, vintage lovers!
I had the BEST weekend for so many reasons … and I hope you did too!
Because I know so many of you personally [at least digitally speaking, anyway!] thanks to the Facebook fanpage, I’ve not a notion you DID have a great weekend, especially because ’tis the season for lots of [albeit sweaty!] exploring the thrifty nooks and crannies of your local town or those in close proximity.
OR, if any of you are as adventurous as me, you’re aching for a vintage store ROAD TRIP …
I was definitely adventurous this weekend thanks to being hired by my friend/first Sammy Davis Vintage personal shopping client Sabrina Newman to create her bedroom on a BUDGET!
While thrift shopping furniture and apartment essentials for Sabrina, we encountered a Williamsburg, Brooklyn thrift store called JUNK.
That picture of pictures above? Not the “junk” I expected to find at a place by the same name. I was absolutely mesmerized by this bin-of-vintage-photography, and knew that you vintage lovers would love seeing what photographic gems I dug from among this “junk of JUNK.”
I’ll be blogging more about JUNK the store tomorrow when I share more on how I strategically & stylishly thrifted Sabrina’s bedroom furniture and decorations. The project reminds me of when I was on the Nate Berkus show for its “Bargain Buy Challenge” episode. Definitely watch the clip of me shopping in a Goodwill — it’s hilarious!
Keep reading after the jump to see more of the vintage photography I found at JUNK, and to learn which era I estimated each photo dates from!
JUNK THRIFT STORE
Vintage lovers, welcome to the doorway of JUNK, the warehouse-sized clothing / furniture / knick-knack thrift mecca of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
I’ve walked by this giant-mass-of-an-exterior numerous times to hit up the neighborhood’s local Buffalo Exchange buy-sell-resale store. But for one odd reason or another, I never bothered to venture inside.
Why not? Maybe I was frightened of the store’s sheer size, or perhaps I didn’t think it was open to the public. I’m not sure why it took me nearly THREE years to find the right moment to enter while shopping with Sabrina, but enter I did, and glad I am!
I discovered an abundance of vintage photography in the bin pictured above that was both captivating and creepy. You’re probably thinking the same thing right now that I was in the moment of vintage photo discovery:
Who were these people? Are they dead? Are they alive? Do they know that their photos are here? How DID their photos get here?
These were all questions ringing in my mind as I fingered through the bin of photos, some dating back as early as the 1920s.
Thanks to our general understanding of vintage fashion knowledge, you’ll be able to identify the eras most photos were taken based on the clothing alone. The quality, pose and cut of the photo is also evidence to guesstimate a picture’s birth. I gave each photo my best expert guess based on the options for analysis identified above.
If you have a different guesstimate and can explain why, definitely shoot me an email to set the record straight!
I took a few of these photos home with me to the tune of $.69 each. I plan on buying card stock to use and make vintage photography postcards. I’d love to send some to fellow vintage lovers like you!
The best gift we can give ourselves is sharing the joys of what we’ve discovered with others, like a good book, meal or hidden gem of a thrift store — like JUNK!
Enjoy the “photos of photos” below — and feel free to copy & save to your computers to share with others! It’s all about spreading vintage love ;-)