I am very glad to have my friend, Suvarna here to join us. She is a photographer, a Pola-holic, a thrifting genius, and a generous, kind soul. She blogs here at Aunt Betty's and runs a stall full of whimsical wonderfuls at the Vancouver Flea Market in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a keen eye for beauty and a passion for getting people to stop and see the wonder in patina, the beauty in old. If you haven't met Suvarna yet, you are in for a treat.
It could be said that I am meticulous and over focused, but I think it's more that I am just a very detail oriented person. I have an eye for the little things that many people just brush over. Some people find me distracted but that's just because I can't walk 3 paces without noticing every sight, sound or smell within a hundred yards of me. I must touch an object to really SEE it, I have even been known to smell, taste and or lick an item in order to truly, completely, discover it! Small wonder then that antiquing, (yes it's a verb!) photography and gardening are some of my deepest passions.
Gardening led to me photography, photography led me to Polaroid, Polaroid led me to collecting, and now I find myself mixing all three. It took me 50+ years to get here but I am doing what I love buying and selling vintage items. My mission? To help all of us remember that value lies in quality not quantity and that there is beauty in imperfection. I think Instant film photography, and most antiques really, are a perfect example of that. When I find an object that really resonates with me I can't wait to shoot it, to discover every bump, scratch or nick that tell me about where and when it came from and who might have used it. I love to pick around gardens and old abandoned buildings looking for old. Heck, I just love old. so here are a few images of some of my favourites.
All words and images belong to Suvarna and are used with permission.