Monday, May 6

An Impressive New Freebie

I'm terrible when it comes to a freebie.

Yes it's true.

No way in hell would I go and knock on doors, nor ask for anything...but if you put it out on the kerb for any to take, then by gosh I's'm gonna take it!!

This 1950s freestanding record player and radio was no exception. Although only a side-on view was visible from my ever-trawling van, that was enough for my well-trained eagle eyes; I swerved over to the wrong side of the road pronto-like, and was duly rewarded for my aberrant behaviour.

A fabulous, compact-sized prize awaited me, one I could easily lift alone. Yes the record player and radio both work! One speaker doesn't, so maybe one day I'll get around to that wee repair.

But for now, I'm happy to have music in the house!


Anonymous said...

I love it and you know I think you're a tease. X

Kim said...

I like it!!! :)

Janice Lunes said...

OMG that's so cool !!!

Do you still have tracks ?
Gosh If my dad would see this we would be dancing on old MJ songs the entire day ;)


thorne garnet said...

Went Ray was in collage we furnished half the house with side of the road finds. Which, 20 years on, we still have.

polkadotpeticoat said...

That is fabulous....I'm with you on asking for a free item but this was a rescue mission on this treasure!
wow, how Mad Men is this piece!
I have to share I found 3 sweet vintage dresses and they fit...I'm so happy now I just have to take a picture and post! Heidi
p.s. you are going to love them...very 60's

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh you lucky is gorgeous! I love the size & the little legs. Such a pity we don't have curbside collections in my suburb. I'd probably be in trouble if we did! Xx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

the only things you'll find on the curb here are nasty old couches! What a treasure!

Justjen said...

What a find - seeing it hadn't been rained on and it still worked you were meant to have it - jealoussss by the way :-)

Vintage Coconut said...

My heavens I would pass out from excitement had I come across something like that for free.
It's a real beauty!

Vix said...

As you know I've furnished my entire house with other people's cast-offs! Fab little stereo system - I hope you replaced the stylus before blasting out your vinyl though! xxx

Delia Ryder said...

aahhh love your radiogram I managed to pick up a bush one the other week to from a house clearance in a G plan style and I love it :-) Enjoy, dee xx

Indigo Violet said...

When I was young I had a huge 1950s radiogram in my bedroom, and I could listen to radio from all over the world and record it on the reel-to-reel! The sound was fantastic.
I also love your crystal lamp, by the way.