She needs a little work. A bit of sanding here, a little bit of polishing there, and something done with the turn table. But she played beautifully over the holidays sending out a deep muffled Christmas music on the radio. I told Dave a month ago that all I really wanted for Christmas was a vintage stereo console. That's not too much to ask for is it? In the end though I found it at St. Vinnie's on the same trip that I found the craft cabinet in my earlier post. I paid $20 for it. Dave breathed a sigh of relief that he didn't have to find one for me.
I'm looking forward to figuring out how to get the record player to work properly and then going into the garage to find my old record collection. And maybe purchase a new record by Pink Martini. One of my favorite records from my childhood is actually a story of Strawberry Shortcake and I think it was about a pie bake off. I know that the mischievous Purple Pieman was in it and cackling away as he so often did. Does anyone remember the name of this record? I'd love to find it again.
So far the reaction to my console has been amazingly positive. Men seem to approve of it much more than women though. They usually end up telling me about their record collection or their first record player with this lovely far away look in their eyes. I adore having a thrifted piece of furniture that sparks conversation. Do you have something that people ask about or comment on when they walk into your house?