Thursday, July 21, 2011

THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While my sister was here last week from Chicago I decided to take my mom, sister, and sister in law to my fave junk shop. (The one that looks like you might not make it out alive). See here. And I am soooo glad we went because look what I scored! FOR THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS!!!! Did you HEAR me??? This is a 1960ish Magnavox record/ radio console in insane good condition. The radio still works but the record player... not so much. (the stuff on top is some of our loot from the day)

 
Sweet Mary (owner) said she had to get $35 out of it and she was sorry because the record player didn't work. But as a bonus she let me keep the record that was in it... Abba. I don't know if it's sad or funny that I already have that record!

As you can imagine I was soooo excited -I just got rid of our entertainment center and our t.v. was sitting on an old pine harvest table. This is much better... trust me!

Here it is in our living room... wanted to give you the big picture look...

I know, I know... pictures on wall all outta scale and not looking so good...

BUT... I want it to look like this. I want a wall with all different pieces of art (which I have a ton of...shocker, I know). Right now I'm searching for some kind of small mirror...

 I also noticed my poor chair looks terrible... (you do not even want to know why the hide is thrown over the back!)


Of course I am no longer liking this chair, shape, really anything about it. When you get something new everything around it needs to go too. I guess this is when the $35 bargain starts costing you! If you have a fabulous chair you'd like to send my way... please do. I'm thinking cleaner lines ... thoughts?


 Anyway we had a blast and I manged to learn 2 things on my excursion...

#1. The more livestock, the better the loot...
#2. Horizontal stripes don't do a thing for me...

Bye, bye birdie,
~A

8 comments:

Hellohello baby said...

Congrats! I know the feeling. Your cabinet looks amazing. And yes... the chair needs to go ;)

You shold try to find a 60-chair to go with the cabinet...

My Interior Life said...

Oh, Ann, I love this console and what a steal! I think I recognize that place as the one you and Sissy hit up. If I ever come visit, you can blindfold me and take me there too! And that Abba album is hysterical. I have a small mirror very similar that I got at Target on clearance a while back. It's probably gone now but worth a shot. Oh, and I like your striped dress. :)

bluehydrangea said...

Did Mary ask about me? Send me any treats? Of course you got the deal of the decade!! And I can vouch for Kathy (My Interior Life), we should let her go with us to the Mary's farm yard!!

Carter Benton said...

Ann you would look cute in a paper bag and the stripes look fab!

Anonymous said...

You look smoking hot in that dress!!!

tarheel said...

I was just thinking how cute you look in your dress, so you're wrong about stripes! AND we had that same console with the radio and record player in my house when I was a little girl. BUT ours also had a TV right in the middle.

Shawna White said...

What a fun trip! I adore my scores... My china cab got a much needed overhaul and polish. Crane scalloped shaped dishes, old, beautiful, gold, blue, red random pieces and etched martini glass all flow with my heiroom china and, aheeem, cake plate :) I love my in-laws, and Ann, you look great in the dress! Many laughs that day!

theyardsalemama.blogspot.com said...

Ann, a friend told me to check out this blog and I LOVE it! What a surprise when I saw you!!!! I can't wait to read more!!!

-Christine

 
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