Recently I've been slowly adding to my "vintage" collection with little pieces here and there. I've found antique bowls, hair acccessories, linens, and furniture. Along the furniture category, I have found these two wonderful pieces. The first one is the nightstand that I stumbled on by accident.
She was a lovely piece that just needed a bit of tlc. I'm not sure what exactly I want to do with her just yet, but right now, I think I will leave her as she is.
All cleaned up and on display in the living room is where she sits.
My next piece was a really worn 1940s-style radio. I did a bit of research online and found this information on it. It's an Admiral Console sold around 1947. The radio part is supposed to have a door on it that pulls down, similar to the turntable side, but the last owner apparently removed it and fixed the radio so it won't move. It was a lighter brown, but I added Old English Furniture Polish, in a darker tone, to cover up a lot of wear and tear.
The turntable was replaced sometime in 1980, the seller said, and works fine now. The old turntable was with it though, if I wanted to get it repaired and have it re-installed.
I snagged this radio for $10 at an estate sale and I am pretty pleased with it overall.
It is a great conversation piece in my living room and my Persian, Meia, seems to approve of it too!
Along with the turntable I picked up a few vinyls to add to my EVER GROWING collection. I am currently on the hunt for some vintage milk crates, or wine crates to house them in.