Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Hunting for Vinyl Treasures...

We may have mentioned that we're fans of a rummage, be it thrift store, car boot or at one of our favourite local spots - 'The Junk Yard' - our local recycle centre (as it officially describes itself) is a real cavern of wonders, it was where we snapped up our original 60s cabinet for a mere £10 (the lady really should have seen us coming, we would have paid so much more), there are bunkers full of books where we could quite literaly hide out for days on end, stacks of furniture to the ceiling, from naff 80s office chairs to: if you squint it could look like 60s danish design, and lots of ooh wouldn't that look lovely if we painted it...



Not so long ago we took ourselves down for a rifle through another of our favourite bunkers, besides those full of books and the others stashed with the most fantastically tacky trinkets (see below) - 'The Vinyl Shed' - rows and rows of records discarded by their owners, now sometimes the fact that these collections have landed themselves in this bunker and not on ebay should be indicitive of the quality of choice... However we have found some genuine delights in here before, so we were hoping for more of the same...


So things we have learned about the music taste ours townsfolk in by-gone-eras, one thing is for certain, they like Perry Como, A LOT (Ah, the magic moments when every second vinyl is "Oh not another Perry Como!"). They were also apparently of the opinion that The Sound of Music was the greatest soundtrack of all time, ever. Honestly, we counted  at least 30 copies in among the record stacks and we're not going to lie, we already had our own copy among our collection back at Twee Towers... Oh, and definitely not forgetting Father Abraham in Smurfland... Who would ever buy this and why? Frightening!







...Perhaps not? We even considered going along the lines of a musical themed ornament to tie in with the giveaways...







If you're thinking "Oh my god, I've been desperately searching for a Rotating Musical Historical Model of Mary Queen of Scots" and/or "You know what that shelf is missing, an exceptionally creepy figurine of a strange looking old man with patched up trousers playing an accordian" - then we're sorry, we didn't purchase these, they're almost definitely still available from the Junk Yard though if you can't live without them ;)

The search wasn't entirely fruitless, we've still got some exciting things to giveaway this month, so keep checking back for more treats from us and don't forget to enter our Northern Soul Giveaway for this week :)


Much love,
R&L xx

1 comment:

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

What I wouldn't give to join you ladies on an escapade! :)

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