Monday, May 20, 2013

Vinyl Love


Just when you think you have one of your clutter problems under control...

My husband built a whole bookshelf dedicated to movies and vinyl records. He painstakingly alphabetized the movies and then the records. Everything fit, with just enough wiggle room to get your fingers in between the albums. Life was good.

And then we visited my parents again and this happened...


We found lots of vintage vinyl albums that look just right for warm weather partying.









Slightly creepy.


Looks like my parents knew how to have a good time.

Now I just want a portable record player to take these babies out on the deck. And maybe another shelf.

What's your favourite album of all time?

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24 comments:

  1. Music to watch girls by... funny for a second ten yes, slightly creepy!

    I will always have a soft spot for my first album: 1981 Hot Hits. It was one of those compilations. We have no room for a record player and my parents have long since disconnected theirs. I keep thinking that maybe, just maybe I can fit it in my house somewhere then realise we'd have to get rid of the couch or something...

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    1. That sounds like an awesome album. Love the 80s!

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  2. There is never an end to records, there's always more you need!!

    The first album I ever bought was David Cassidy, I played it over and over and over, it still works!!

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    1. It's an addiction, for sure Jill!

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  3. WOW what an awesome collection!!! I still have some old records passed down from my parents.

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    1. Thanks Keith! I hope you are enjoying your parents' records. :)

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  4. Lovely to see your finds.

    I am a vinyl junkie too! It just sounds warmer and more characterful. I'm thinking of getting an Expedit shelving unit from Ikea to store my vinyl records.

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    1. I love the sound too. Good idea with the Expedit.

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  5. Looks to me like some amazing listening times are ahead! Like Jill (above) my first album was also David Cassidy! Such catchy tunes ;) It would be hard to choose an all-time favourite, although I did & still do love Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon', which I first listened to in a cabin at my girlfriend's cottage ... we gave ourselves night terrors listening to it in the deep dark woods!

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    1. I love that - listening to Pink Floyd in the woods with your friend. Sounds fun!

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  6. Awesome collection! My Dad's collection is insane! He has some that are in mint condition and never been opened! (those are Beatles in vinyl). He also has alot of Frank Sinatra, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, Temptations, Patsy Cline etc. I mean the list goes on and on. Ill have to do a post of my own on his extensive collection & let him see yours. Great Post!

    www.whisperedaspirations.com

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    1. Wow! Sounds like a great collection! :)

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  7. Ah, great collection! I want to come to your summer parties, please :)

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  8. Awesome record collection! :)

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  9. Hahaha! I don't know which is better, the Yakin' Sax man or the Music to Watch Girls By! I just adore old album covers!

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  10. Vinyl rules. My mom saved all her 60 and 70's vinyl. Im hoping to get my hands on it someday. I just live thrifting for records- u never know what you'll find.

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    1. I'm sure she'll be happy to have someone who values her vinyl collection when she's ready to part with it. :)

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  11. We like vinyl in my family also. Those are some great records you got from you family! Thanks for linking with TTF this week.

    Linda and Diann

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