Last weekend, when we were in Bend, Oregon
to help my mother-in-law celebrate her
80th Birthday, she gave us boxes of record albums that
has been in the family for years!
Mostly jazz and classical which was right up my alley!
So, Russell and I decided to get out his old turntable and speakers
from the basement
and set it up in our small front room where the piano is.
We already had albums of our own
packed away in boxes that neither of us wanted to part with,
such as his Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Eagles, and my Sonny & Cher,
The Carpenters, Billy Joel, Captain & Tennille, Olivia Newton John...
Sorry, I digress.
Happily, my taste in music has expanded! Lol
I think learning to play classical piano helped me expand my
musical tastes, and somewhere along the way, I fell in love
with Jazz..."old jazz."
So when I saw names like Sinatra, Ella, Billie Holiday & Louie Armstrong,
I had to figure out a way to set up a place where we could enjoy
these vintage recordings!
This old craftsman house we're living in now has a lot of character.
Not to mention the "pop-corn" ceiling, so
I've been trying to give it a bit of love.
My piano takes up most of the space in here,
so it has always been dubbed as "the piano room."
An old, comfortable chair sits in a corner...a great place for crochet or
listening to music.
I've been so used to listening to Pandora Radio from this chair that when
I now play a record, I have to "get up" to flip the it over!
Can you imagine!!??
The best part about listening to these records was the memories
that came to Russ of his parents & childhood. Priceless!
It's funny how something comes together so unexpectedly.
Our fondness for music and my attachment to
"Vintage Vegas" has made this small, yet comfortable
room come together, (pop-corn ceiling and all) as the
Now, one of my favorite places in the house!
So, I am now on a hunt for those old wooden crates that
holds record albums. Remember?
It's funny to think about something we had in our 20's, that can
probably now be found in an "antique" store.
So, thanks for sharing this with me.
I had fun last night trying to capture the mood with my camera.
Do you still have your vinyl records?
Must be a real pleasure sitting in there.
No we don't - my husband is a music "purist", always in quest of the perfect sound. He always says how he hated how easily records warped and scratched - he cringes something fierce when I reiterate there was nothing quite like putting a stack of records on, and watching them play... the arm come up, swing back, the next one fall and the needle come back to settle in the groove. I love the scratchy warbly sound of old records - love it!
Happy day to you!