We went to the bank today and noticed that the vintage items store in the same parking lot was having a sidewalk sale. Sidewalk sales being irresistible, we moseyed on over there.
That’s when we happened upon this beauty:
Or turquoise Krylon. I’m more excited about turquoise:
No gold handles, though. With turquoise one should stick to nickel.
But Lynn, you’re asking, why on earth did you buy this mid-century monstrosity when it is not at all in your style?
This is why:
It’s a stereo, a completely mint, working stereo. Not only does it have a turntable (up to 10 discs automatically!), but it has a radio receiver. And the speakers put out a rich, deep sound, sound that is better than the stereos we had been casually shopping in stores and certainly better than the little stereo we already had.
But wait. It gets better. Check this out:
Wait, back up. Tape?
We checked out the back of the console, and sure enough, there are inputs for a tape player. Not only that, but there are outputs to a tape player so as to record the playing record.
Who cares about tapes? you ask. I don’t. What I care about are tape inputs. Because guess what else I can plug into those inputs?
Not only can I input any iPod, I can output records to my laptop from the tape outputs. This means I can rip records to .mp3 in style.
We’ve placed the “new” stereo where we had the table/shoe rack that served as a constant attraction to this family member:
Hope y’all are having a happy Saturday!