Monday, August 23, 2010

Vintage Bike and Camera Love

Hey all. How was your weekend?

I had a pretty good weekend. Cards and a few drinks Friday night, garage saleing with the boy and mum Saturday morning, some tidying up around the house including a trip to the dump and a few beers and barefoot bowls on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Yesterday we went to a local car show and the weather was almost perfect.

My best buys this weekend

I saw this bike and although I recently purchased a new 'vintage look' bike I couldn't leave this behind. I asked the husband and wife team how much it was and the lady say 'make me an offer'. I actually find that really frustrating because I really had no idea how much they wanted and didn't want to offend them by offering too low a price. Eventually they said they would start it at $50. I ummmed and ahhhed but didn't really have $50 in the budget for it and told the lady the most I could give her was probably $30 and surprisingly she let me have it. Even more surprising was the boy was quite supportive in my purchase! I think the lady was having a bit of a hard time letting it go since it was her original bike from the 60s but I assured her I'd take good care of it.

I LOVE IT!

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I also picked up an old school CANON video camera - another thing that the boy thought was pretty cool. This was $2. I have an idea of how I want to display this so one day I might be able to show you a photo of it in all its vintage display-worthy glory.

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Photos from the car show

I'll finish with some photos from the Car Show (my mum and dad are in our local FX-FJ Holden Car Club).

It was a beautiful day at Leyburn, Queensland for the Historic Leyburn sprints.

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Mum and Dad's FJ

Hope your week is wonderful!

Over and Out XOXO

4 comments:

ness said...

The photos look good, is there a special setting on your camera for that?

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh MY!!! That bike is the best find ever! You sure had one great weekend, love the beer & bowls idea, sounds fun...

Mad Men Girl said...

Sweet bike - and is that long green car a hearse? FAB!!

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Bea said...

Hi PJ!

Just found your blog via Kani. I like this post because I just found a vintage bike myself this weekend. I was going to write a little guide how to find the vintage bike shop but I realized I wanted to be selfish and not tell people about it 'til I nabbed my dream coral bike. Saving for it right now :)

Your post made me extra excited for it. The color of yours is phenomenal!

Bea from A plus B