Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vintage Find Sunday: The Graduate

On Saturday I went to the Raleigh, N.C. fleamarket, and found quite a gem - this vintage movie projector. A projector was on my list of summer finds...so you can imagine my excitement when I found it. Or should I say when it found me? Sounds weird, but I feel like certain items connect with me and somehow we find each other in this crazy world. Maybe I can become the vintage find whisperer...watch out dog whisperer! Oh to dream.

I call this projector set-up "The Graduate." Images starting popping into my head of my university graduation hat...the projector...DVDs...and then I found my old high school patches. Ah-ha! I realized together these objects illustrated the progression, or graduation, of the technology we have used to watch movies. I wish I had more DVD and VHS movies for the photo, but luckily had a video iPod to top it off. Isn't it amazing how far we've come?


15 comments:

Fiesta Lady said...

You out-did yourself this time.

Fiesta Lady said...

You out-did yourself this time.

design for mankind. said...

EEK! I LOVE!

mary said...

How cool is this?!

diana @ please sir said...

Thank you!!

fine little day said...

That movie projector, wow what a great find!

Jessie Cacciola said...

oh, I've been thinking about looking for one, too! But I wish there was some way to project our dvds. I just have this image of a bare room with just a rug, and everyone sitting around with the huge projection on the wall.
- Jessie -

A Print A Day said...

i love it!

are you going to try it out?

Krissy said...

That's such a great find!

Mrs.French said...

This projector is perfect (in a totally cool imperfect way)!

Allison said...

a nice blend of the contemporary and the antique. most intriguing.

diana @ please sir said...

Thanks - oh how wonderful to hook it up to your DVDs! I wasn't planning to use the projector because some parts are missing (like the plug!). I think it might cost $$ to get fixed...purely a decorative purchase!

.girl ferment. said...

great find, i love it. can you spin it up so it makes that fantastic sound?
xx

diana @ please sir said...

Hmm...no I haven't...must try!

The Apron Queen said...

I love all your vintage find sunday posts. I'm a vintage addict myself! Thanks for sharing. Stop by sometime.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

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