Vintage treat: 18 vintage cameras and decor ideas

A selection of vintage camera for sale

While most vintage cameras are out of action that doesn’t stop us from using the memory snappers as bookends, photography props and more. Here’s a look at a brilliant selection and examples of how you can decorate with them if they’re irreparable.

It’s no secret that we’re in love with old-school tech, so when we find analogue cameras at car boot sales we do not resist. In fact, we think every household with a craft abiding resident should contain a Poloroid camera or two. Whether it works or not doesn’t matter to us – their shapes and lovely details mean they’re out on display regardless. These particular beauties are available from Etsy sellers, apart from two which belong to team Mollie Makes. eBay’s pretty good for finding a bargain too, or try your trusty car boot to find your own vintage gem.

Lomography Diana F 80s vintage camera

Lomography Diana F 80s from Hiver sera rude

Voskhod vintage camera

Lomography Voskhod (Восход) 35mm from Euro Vintage

Quartz Cine camera vintage camera

Quartz Cine camera

The Quartz Cine camera even came with its original leather bag. We found it in a crumpled cardboard box and fell in love with it.

 

Polaroid Colorpack 80 vintage camera

Polaroid Colorpack 80

Colorpack 80 and comes with a Cold-Clip that’s used for developing pictures. Since scooped up at a jumble sale, this memory capture is taking time out on the bookshelf.

Cmena vintage camera

Smena 8mm from The Things That Were

 

 

nsco Cadet II Vintage Camera 127 Film Camera

Ansco Cadet II 127 from Vint

Polaroid speedliner vintage camera

Polaroid Land Camera Speedliner model 95b from Recycle Buy Vintage

Rainbow polaroid vintage camera

One Step Polaroid Land Camera from Lobster Bisque Vintage

Zenith vintage camera

Soviet Russian Zenith 35mm from Retransmission

While most vintage cameras are out of action that doesn’t stop us from using the memory snappers as bookends, photography props and more. Here’s 9 ways with vintage cameras:

Vintage camera ideas upcycling

[Clockwise from top left] 1. String up your snappers with camera straps or twine to create a different kind of wall hanging. 2. Vintage camera bookends – c-uuuuute! 3. Get more use out of your vintage camera by using it as a photo prop for wedding or product shoots.

4. This mail box and stationery cabinet stores vintage cameras and keepsakes – like individual memory slots! via Pinterest  5. Learn how to turn a vintage camera into a lamp. 6. Keep record of your vintage collection by print a vintage camera photo collage.

7. Simply display your exquisite cameras on floating shelves for all the world to see. 8. Such a great upcycling idea for photography lovers! Turn your camera into a photo display holder9. Neatly organised cameras in a monochrome frame via Pinterest.