A Bar Cart?
A Beautiful Living Room End Table?
It's a GORGEOUS 1960's Magnavox Stereo Console!
I saw it and noted what a beautiful piece of furniture it was. The cover, which is like a roll top desk was closed so I didn't really know what it was, so I pulled the roll top back and OMIGOSH, I threw my body over it so no one else could get it while I whistled & flailed my arms for a person to plug it in and tell me (PLEASE GOD!) that it worked. I have a passion for these great old console stereo's. Such a romantic time it was loading them up with LP's or 45's and listening to your favorite love songs or the great old rock & roll. Oh, I know, you can still do that with CD's, but this is just different for those of us who marveled that more than one record could be set to play without having to change each one. And Magnavox was simply special. The sound on this baby is INNNNcredible! The bass could blast you out of the house. It is immaculate clean, absolutely no scratches and everything works! Usually the turntables on these old consoles go ka-put first & you're left with just the radio. This one works & only needs a needle which is a very easy fix. It even still has the pole to load 45's.
What really blows me away about this one (besides everything!) is the size. I've NEVER seen one like this - it is small and there is no "back side" - it is the same all the way around & the cord comes from underneath and is able to connect additional speakers if desired. It is only 23" tall, 30" long, and 19" deep. It could be put between two easy chairs with a small lamp on it, or a couple of "refreshing beverages". Or used as an end table. In my opinion it is simply exquisite. I am so excited about this find - can you tell? ;- )
Also today, after taking the stereo OF MY DREAMS to the store, we went to Home Depot to choose a color for the "new" dining room. I made the decision to go with coral instead of the red. We decided on this
My camera doesn't really pick up the true tone & in the darker light of the dining room it looks REALLY orange so we're going to go back & maybe try for a shade lighter. I am HORRIBLE at choosing colors & have NO faith in myself in this regard so PLEASE wish me luck! But coral it's going to be with new turquoise upholstered seats for the chairs. Curtains will be a turquoise also with maybe an atomic or tropical motif & accessories as I find them. I'm admittedly nervous about this cause once I start one room, it's going to be on to the next. I could end up with a real CIRCUS here! HEPCAT...I think I need you!!!!
So that was my exciting Saturday & I couldn't wait to share it with you. I'll be working at the store all day tomorrow, listening to sweet oldie music on that gorgeous Magnavox radio - till I get the new needle and can lug all my old LP's out & listen to them!
Hope your weekend is as happy & as sweet pickin as mine!