S sends me the listings every Friday b/c he really wants to go, even just to watch. That's what we were supposed to be doing....rotating our chairs as they move around this giant room and watching, when he randomly bid on and won this circa 1917 Victrola. (Rachel was spot on with that guess!)
No, there was no talk about it with me, his hand just shot right up, and bam. Victrola. Did we look at it closely before bidding? Negativo. Did we know there were gauges or scratches on it? That would be another no. But...it's still pretty cute. And not bad for 30 bones.
Bloggers are giving casters major love right now, and i loooove the shape of the piece. How great would this be repurposed as a jewelry armoire or other bedroom storage. Apparently this was S's idea if it didn't work...love that.
So, it slightly works. The needle is dragging on the record, which is weighing it down so it doesn't spin. Secretly i'm happy about this fact, because i want this to live in the bedroom. Right now it's living in the dining room, as yet another thing the boyfriend needs/wants to work on. You know, since it's not like we're finishing the basement or anything....
There is quite the musty smell coming out of them there drawers, but it doesn't seem to be fazing the ol' inspector.
She's rather smitten. She's a smitten kitten...(yeah, working in a spur of the moment Friends reference!)
There were a few things i wanted to bid on, but they went for much higher prices than i'm willing to pay. Why couldn't everything be as reasonable as Vic here? I was scared to rub an eye, fix my hair, even yawn lest they think i'm bidding!
Ever been to an auction? Do any impromptu bidding? Just go to watch?
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