So several, several months ago Beau and I were in the city square near our house having a lovely little Saturday when we happened into an antique shop. What drew me in was the fact that they ad an adorable set of mushroom salt and pepper shakers (which I didn't get because I don't need any more kitchen stuff, even really cut kitchen stuff) and a "Men At Work" record album sitting in the bargain bin out front.
Beau and I decided to go in and check the place out. Not only did this place have absolutely amazing antiques (lots of cool antique cameras, books, etc.) but also they have an entire record shop tucked into the back of the shop. This place was absolutely incredible. It basically cemented the idea that Beau and I had been contemplating for months..."to get a record player or not to get one". We ended up walking out of the store a trip or two later with a great set-up and several awesome records. My favorite being "The Smiths"!!!
This record player has turned out to be one of the coolest investments of our married life (don't worry people, I know a record player is not actually an investment). I love coming home every day and putting on something great like "She and Him", "Fleetwood Mac" or one of our new favorites the new "DMB" and just relaxing. It's made my life a lot more musical and has already introduced me to some more unique sounds that I might not have ever listened to via CD or Ipod.
It's also turned into such a fun hobby for Beau and I to share. My new favorite thing to do with Beau is to go to antique or thrift stores and sift through hundreds of forgotten records in the hopes of finding that treasure.
While we won't be purchasing one for awhile I really want to eventually get a portable record player so we can take it with us on picnics and to the park and stuff. I think it would be so much fun to lay around like these fine folks and just listen to music all day...don't you?
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