Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

I always love Thursdays & don't like to miss out on one of the most interesting days of the week in Blogland, VTT. You will find lots more fascinating objects through our host coloradolady, I learn something new about "the old days" every week.

One of my favorite pieces of furniture is this antique victrola cabinet. I was at an auction in San Angelo TX in the early '80's & this piece was going for $25 so I jumped up & yelled "$27.50" & the auctioneer said "sold"! I bought several antique items over time in this same manner for this same price,LOL! It worked well for me. I have a particular affinity for old Gramaphones because I remember vacations in a cabin at Newport Beach in Australia when we danced to "Five foot two, eyes of blue" played on an old wind up Gramaphone! We used to giggle when it went fast at the start & groan when it slowed down & needed rewinding!

My collection of vintage records from the early 60's on, occupies the bottom of the cabinet. Perhaps I will show some more of them another day, some are really rare because the groups no longer exist.

Much to my sorrow the original Gramaphone has been removed but I did find a vintage solution!
A Sansui Automatic stereo turntable from eBay for, wait for it.......... $27.50! No shipping because the seller was just a few miles from our home.

You can see the Parker Gramaphone logo but I would love to find any brand from the period to put in my cabinet. Of course I would then need to purchase some old style records, hmmmmm..........
Meantime DH hooked up the stereo & I can play my records any time I want & oh the sound is marvellous, brings back so many memories.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great find! very sturdy cabinet and vintagey too! I love it! Happy VTT

Angela said...

That sure is a beautiful cabinet and for the price, wow! How great that you found a record player to fit inside of it!

Thanks for commenting on my blog about the zucchini bread. I wanted to let you know that this recipe does freeze really well. I try to use it before 6 months but it tastes the same to me as it did the first day I made it when I take it out of the freezer and let it thaw out.
Hope you give it a try!

Happy VTT!!!

CC said...

Such great finds..and too funny about the $27.50. That seems to be your lucky number. :)
Happy VTT and have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

Lovely cabinet; there is something sweet listening to records.

Coloradolady said...

What amazing amazing prices. Sorry I am so late in stopping by....been in the sewing room....ALL DAY!!!

I love the little cabinet in the first pic, that is so sweet.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Reddirt Woman said...

Oh what memories this post brings back. I so remember being so picky about who I allowed to handle my records. I didn't want to get them scratched up...

Great post Ros. Oh, yes, if you go over to Hallie's WWOW she has a link to things donated for her raffle. She has the necklace I put together pictured on the site. I thought about copying it but didn't know if that was kosher... I'll have to ask her.