Monday, September 6, 2010

Radio Star

I casually commented recently to my husband that it would be nice to have a radio in the kitchen, a bit of background music and chat and something to muffle the noise of the kids a bit while I'm cooking too ;-)

I had in mind a simple little transistor radio and was thinking I might come across something a bit like this at a market or op shop...


But of course my gadget-freak husband had other ideas and now I'm the proud owner of one of these...


It has FM radio, digital radio, internet radio and an iPod dock and I LOVE it!!! I had great fun over the weekend tuning into radio stations all over the world, especially Ireland. I listened to all my old favourite Dublin stations and was cracking up at the accents and colloquialisms. It will be so nice to be able to keep in touch with the media over there and what's going on as reading about it on the internet doesn't really have the same effect.

Thanks to my lovely husband (although being the Francophile that he is, he has already filled most of the presets with French radio stations!!!)


The only thing this radio DOESN'T do is toast bread which doesn't matter as I went ahead and got the gorgeous DeLonghi Icona 4 slice toaster in WHITE last week and it's now sitting looking fab on my kitchen benchtop and it has a BAGEL function (which I have used every day since getting it)! Yaay!

10 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

this exact same thing happened to me! I mentioned I was on the look out for a sweet old transisiter to sit on the bench or out on the deck & 'whamo'! what do we have...an ipod station. Not quite what I had in mind...I'm still on the look out...

Emma said...

I have had my eye on a de longhi toaster forever!!! And a bagel function? In white!!! Lucky you!!!

E. Fernandez @ Modish Vintage said...

ohh lucky girl! I need one of those...

Madge said...

I know we love our vintage things, but my goodness...what would we do without our gadget-freaks?! Nice iPod dock!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Well those vintage radios do look nice but I have to say I love my digital radio - such a breeze to use and no more twiddling knobs!

Flotsam Friends said...

I agree, vintage looks so good but for a radio, well it's practicality all the way. Still looks great. Pruxxx

Year at the Op Shop said...

Oh when I saw your post I thought you had the first radio!

littlebyrd said...

Nice! I like what you got - very cool :)

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Ooo love the old radio! I know, we still have to have modern stuff too, but I hide all my modern inside and behind old stuff ;)

TheAntagonists said...

Hey, I was wondering if you have the cover that goes over the tape and such on that royal 201? And the colour?