Today I'm going to give you guys a little sneak peek into my record station! This sits off of my living room and is in the perfect location to hear the music all through the downstairs. Craig and I probably listen to records at least once a day, and right now we're working on growing our collection! When shopping for records we always focus on quality over quantity. We always choose records that we truly love and are looking forward to listening to.
I made this cute little banner to add a texture to our collage above the records. I really love the subtle pink stitching. I basically made it the same way as my holiday banner, if you'd like to see a tutorial ;)
It's such a great time right now to be buying records - you can find mostly all new releases on vinyl. Even just this morning I got an email from Amazon alerting me that The Xx vinyl is on sale for $12.99. It's one that I've been meaning to pick up, but just havent made the purchase...until now! Hopefully it comes quickly in the mail! We started a tradition on Valentines day where each pick out a vinyl for each other and spend the night cooking together and playing our new music all night. It really is the absolute best! You can see a peek into which ones we chose this year here :)
Some of our favorites are: The Postal Service (which has our song on it in 2 different versions so we listen to it alot!), Jimmy Eat World, Mumford & Sons, The Shins, Foster the People, Amy Winehouse and Bright Eyes. We also have our fair share of older vinyls too! We are really into 70s rock like Earth Wind & Fire (I could listen to September over and over and over and over), The Who, Foreigner, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, The Doors, Jethro Tull, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd...I could really list these forever! But I would have to say that there is really nothing better than putting Bachman Turner Overdrive on the player on a Saturday morning, making waffles with Craigy and making plans & cracking jokes in our PJs. That really is a slice of heaven.
I also like my crooners....Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and we cant forget the beautiful Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Craig likes it too, but its mostly for me :)