With a song in my heart.....

So it's nearly time for Magpie Monday over at the blog of Me and My Shadow again, and it seems I'm always either early or not there at all! So this week I'm here at the party and early too.

And what a party it is! This week's Magpie Monday find was gained completely free via the amazing Freecycle Network. I'm not often lucky enough to get the things that are offered that I really want but this week, well just look

The young among you will think it's a suitcase, in fact the older amongst you may also think that unless you had one of these retro delights.

Once opened all is revealed!
Yes! It is a record player! A tiny and gorgeous portable player of musical discs! And it works perfectly!

Cue hours of sifting through a terrible and embarassing collection of 45s ranging from old Chuck Berry's, original Elvis tunes (are you lonesome?) and onto the 1970s and 1980s with Roxy Music, City Boy,Scritti Politti and even some George Michael!

I have had a very enjoyable musical afternoon, listening to 'proper' music, complete with hum, clicks, scratches and glowing diodes.

I am old, nostalgic and very happy. What a super magpie find. 

Do you still have any records? Want to come round and dance in my bedroom?
Written for Magpie Monday  Me and My Shadow


  1. Oh wow how fab, takes me back, I'd love to come round and dance in your bedroom hehe! Sadly I got rid of all my old records, I must have been mad!

    I too have just joined my local freecycle group and am hoping to pick up some pre-loved goodies x

  2. That's amazing, can't believe someone would give that away on Freecycle. Haha they obviously didn't realise it was valuable!

    We have tonnes and tonnes of vinyl - the only was I can persuade OH to go into charity shops is to let him squat by the record box and sift through it!

    I love the fact that my toddler asks for a record to be put on - how many 3 year olds even know what a record is!!

    Thanks for joining in, and early too - I'm impressed :0)

  3. Fantastic. Takes me back to my dancing in the bedroom days too. Will certainly be round to bop about with hairbrush in hand whilst glancing at myself sideways in the mirror and pouting xx

  4. wow fantastic freebie!!!
    Liz i asked my daughter the other day if she knew what a record was as there were a box of them in the charity shop she just looked at me with a blank expression on her face lol

  5. OMG...My first ever record player was just like that, except it was bright blue. It was originally my Mums...wish I knew what happened to it x

  6. Oh what a great find! A treasure in a suitcase, I love that you can still play records on it. I would love to while away a few hours on a Sunday, listening to all my old records too. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Bx

  7. I used to have one a bit like that.
    I have kept my entire vinyl collection including really bad stuff like Roland Rat's Rat Rapping. Every now and then it comes out for a nostalgic spin on the record deck.

  8. So far you win for me on the best find of all this week although I do have more to read too.
    Wonderful and so good looking too.
    My finds are multiple and themed over at http://gigglingatitall.blogspot.com

  9. Anonymous14/3/11

    Wow- that is worth missing out on a few freecycle items to get this. I wanted one (back in the day) but other than camping I never did any traveling, so really had no need. It was (still is) just too cool.
    I hope you link this up to Vintage Thingie Thursday.

  10. Definitely one of the finds of the week! That is amazing and I can't believe it was freecycled. Yes please to coming over for a dance!

  11. That is one amazing find! Everytime i reply to a freecycle i never hear from them - hmmm! Scarlett x

  12. Anonymous13/4/11

    I guess you may want to place a facebook button to your website. I just bookmarked the url, but I had to make it by hand. Simply my suggestion.

  13. @Anonymous

    erm...there is a 'share to facebook' button under every post. As a non facebook user I don't really care though! LOL


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