• A Moment of Serendipity

    Hello Autumn! I am so happy you’re here. Scarf weather has arrived! Hurrah!

    I have a story today. So I hope you’ll sit back, relax, and take a listen.

    I decided this evening that I need to get my hands on an “old school” Polaroid camera. You know the immediate gratification point, shoot, and develop deals.  It all started yesterday evening when a coworker of mine posted this to her Facebook status:

    FINALLY found a polaroid camera at the thrift store!! 🙂 now, all I need is film. anyone know where I can find it? 600 film for the one step camera?!

    Up until that moment I had completely forgotten about my love for this primative device. My parents bought me my Polarioid instant camera when I was in my teens. I loved the immediate gratification, the blurry finish, the washed out colors. I have no clue why I ever got rid of it. I should’ve knownI would’ve wanted it back one day!

    Today this coworker came to me personally to ask about the film. I really haven’t given Polaroid a second thought in the past few years but recalled reading somewhere that they had shut their plants and were no longer manufacturing the film. We sat down, did some internet searching, and WOWIE was I right. The film is hard to come by and man that stuff is expensive now.

    Then, by a bit of internet happenstance I discovered that some of our local Walgreens stores still do indeed stock the film.

    And this evening I happened to be in a Walgreens.

    And they had the film.

    Orginally $33

    On clearance for $5

    Oh happy day!! (for my coworker)

    I bought out the entire stock of film.

    All 5 packs.

    Then in a serendipitious twist of the heavens I came home to this blog from the lovely Susanah Conway.

    ~ Polaroid news! ~

    That’s what the title read. As I read further I discovered that Polaroid will be re-launching some of its most famous instant cameras along with limited edition film.

    My love affair with Polaroid has been rekindled. I can’t wait to get my hands on one and see what I can do with it.  My coworker will be lucky if I actually hand over the film tomorrow. I just might have to keep it for myself.

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    MomOctober 13, 2009 - 7:22 pm

    The scarf really looks yummy in your photo! Its funny that you bring up the polaroid, because I remember having a box of film sitting around the house for many years. I don't know if it made it through the move, but I may just have a pack of it in my office. I'll let you know.

    bella rose photographyOctober 14, 2009 - 4:29 am

    That would be awesome if you still have the film! You don't still have the camera too by chance?

    melbelle1381October 14, 2009 - 6:55 am

    I love my vintage Polaroid camera, but I've been hoarding my last pack of 600 film for months now. I'm kicking myself for not buying more when I had the chance. I'm so jealous that you found some so cheap! I too was super happy when I saw the news on Susannah's blog, but I'm getting impatient for the new film. Come on Impossible Project, crank it up!

    danube66October 14, 2009 - 7:26 am

    What a neat story! I never had a Polaroid, but I'm sure it's fun.

    bella rose photographyOctober 14, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    Thank you so much Tricia. It really means alot. Please by all means subscribe, add me to your blogroll, and I can't wait to hear from you again. I'm headed over to your site now to take a peek. ~B

    bella rose photographyOctober 14, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    Thank you! I hope to get my hands on one so I can share the fun with you. ~B

    bella rose photographyOctober 14, 2009 - 3:44 pm

    We need a countdown to 2010, eh?! Can't wait to see what they do with the “new” film. ~B

    curiousillusionOctober 14, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    Hello pretty scarf… I want it! Wish it were scarf weather over here. *pouts*I never had a polaroid, but I always wanted one. Still do. If you happen to find an extra camera, hook me up? *bats eyelashes*

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