shhhh, don't tell anyone but i have the biggest crush on the stylists that work with real simple magazine. the photography in this magazine is clean and beautiful and often makes me squeal with envy over the gorgeous lighting (of course they have gorgeous lighting in studios, right?) as i pondered over the new copy today, i've noticed they have started giving the names of the stylist for each article - hurrah! finally this job is being recognized in addition to the editors. even last week, the food network had a challenge for food stylist. this is an up and coming position - a dream position really. *le sigh*
also, the magazine had an article entitled "home pages" with four or five pages jam-packed with website addresses for places to decorate your home, including etsy. what i didn't know is there is another site, similar to etsy, that is a cache of vintage items - rubylane.com. it's packed with treasures - however, be prepared in some cases to spend some cash - these dealers know what they have and are demanding high market prices. (for example, when i searched for homer laughlin bowls - i drooled over a set of three for $120)
for the more budget minded shopper (*ahem* me) there is shopgoodwill.com. *gasp* i KNOW. it appears to operate much like ebay where you register to bid on certin items. a quick search for vintage cameras revealed seven pages of a variety of cameras, including polaroid, argo, and kodak duaflex. the downside of course is like ebay, you can't hold them in your hands before buying. but with bidding starting at $5 and few bidders - it seems you could find some good deals if you searched around.
i guess in the meantime, i will continue to play with my food (photograph it) and then eat it.