Hello friends! Today, I want to share my number one favorite collection with you—my vinyl collection. When we moved into our home, I saved up for a record player setup that was a pretty big upgrade from the built-in-speaker one we had in our previous home. I was a bit worried that we wouldn’t use it enough to justify the cost, but three years later I am happy to report that we still use it regularly AND it adds so much personality and charm to our home.
We have a Bluetooth speaker setup as well (which we also use a lot), but there is something so nostalgic about vinyl that I don’t think I could ever give it up, even though we can TECHNICALLY listen to all the same songs with our Google Home setup.
We often like to stop at a record store on the weekends and pick up old records (we have a huge collection of Elvis, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra and vintage Christmas records). And each birthday and holiday it’s fun to add a few of our new favorites to our collection. I always say it’s the gift that keeps giving because once you buy a record player it’s SO easy to continue coming up with new records to gift at each occasion.
Jonathan Adler always says you should collect things in your home that your children/nieces/nephews will fight over when you die. Haha! I love it and I think vinyl 100% falls into that category since Emma already claimed our dad’s vinyl long before I even had a record player.
This collection sparks so much joy for me! There are memories attached to each record as they usually remind me of the year or season when we were listening to it nonstop. And, old records are so special because I love imagining who played them in their homes 40 or 60 years ago.
Sources: Shania Twain, Smashing Pumpkins, Alvvays, Margot Price, Purity Ring, Roberta Flack, Katy Perry, Alabama Shakes, Vampire Weekend, Kacey Musgraves, Neko Case, Fun, Arcade Fire, Sturgill Simpson.
Do you have a favorite collection? xx. Elsie
Note: This post is pre-scheduled. I am currently on my maternity leave with baby Marigold (!!!!!!!), so if I don’t respond to your comment, don’t worry, someone else on our team will. I am so grateful for the opportunity to take a little time to bond with our new baby. But I left a bunch of posts in the drafts for you to enjoy while I’m away. See you on the other side! xx