Many Saturday and Sunday mornings around these parts are treasure hunting mornings with my three crazy kids in tow, we hit garage sales, markets, auctions depending on what's happening. They're getting eagle eyes my kids......secretly I'm rather chuffed.
Even though most weekends I have all the kids with me it rarely impedes my chances of getting out there to find treasures. The kids like a little fossick around and yesterday morning both Cohen and Sarah announced they were looking for something special for each other. I had told them I was going to give them $2 each but they ended pulling coins from their own money boxes, so I wasn't going to argue.
There's a little suburb near where I live that I like to take a drive through on weekends as it often has a lot of garage sales on, that turn up some worthwhile goodies. Sadly though yesterday they were thin on the ground and barely a decent garage sale of note. But I did get excited stopped at one sale and saw a box of records.
I then grew more excited when I saw the titles they had and I rapidly started creating a pile for consideration, knowing I had a huge handful of coins in my bag which I thought would cover any purchases. Turns out I only had enough pennies for around half of the records I had set aside.
These are what I came away with.
1. Australian Crawl - The Boys Light Up 1. Michael Jackson - Thriller 3. INXS - Swing 4. ZZTop - Afterburner
1. Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare 2. Stevie Nicks - Rock a Little
3, Melissa Etheridge
Ben is thrilled with THRILLER, but is disappointed to hear I left Cold Chisel and The Village People behind among a few other awesome titles. Ben and I both have wide and diverse tastes in music, but at the core of my soul I'm a rock chic. In my eyes there was no way Stevie Nicks and Melissa Etheridge being left behind with killer female rock voices. I'm stoked to add all of these titles to my now growing vinyl collection since receiving my Grosley record player for Christmas.
But you know what has me perplexed at the moment? Why is it such a surprise to people that I'm a rock loving chick?
Labels: Everything Vintage, Vintage Finds