Now, I love my husband.
Don't get me wrong, he is a sweet dear man.
But good lawd he is horrible to take shopping! Terrible!
He can usually drain all of the fun out of a shopping trip in about three seconds flat.
He is usually grumbling and moaning, pointedly looking at the time and trying to hurry me along as soon as we step through a stores doorway.
But that is okay. I have come to terms with my husbands deep aversion to shopping and usually avoid situations where we must shop together.
Yet strangely, on Saturday, I found myself traipsing around the stores with my beloved, with a few hours up our sleeves unfettered by children. (They were getting their Smurf on with friends
at the cinema's).
And even more miraculous was the fact that he let me drag him into a vintage store and op shop.
Will wonders never cease! (I think I may have even checked the sky to see if there was a plague of locusts on the horizon, or if it was raining blood, or some other sign that the end was nigh.)
So to my surprise on Saturday, I scored a fab vintage skirt which I am sure will feature soon in an outfit post and this amazing beauty.
Let me introduce you to Chordette , this adorable little Excelsior organ from the late 50's - early 60's.
Yeah, you heard me. It is an organ!
Ain't she purty!
My husband, who inherited his love of music from his Pop, was equally smitten with Chordette, so we just had to bring her home.
And did I mention that the op shop was having a "half price furniture", sale so it was truly
meant to be.
Our new lovely does have some unsightly heat marks (when will people learn to not put hot cups of drinks on wooden furniture?) that I will tackle with the help of youtube and a hot iron, and she does have some wiring issues, but her beauty is undiminished in my eyes.
I think she is pretty good condition for her age even if she doesn't actually work!
And she has become the perfect place to display my AMAZING Barsony lamp that was gifted to me.
Two vintage beauties to brighten up a dull corner!