What's It Wednesday #71
I want to thank Ashley so much for stepping in last week and posting while her mother, Patti, was out of town and I recuperating from pneumonia. Ashley has been the Ivy & Elephants silent third partner since it's inception.
The other day my husband expressed that his favorite piece of furniture in the house was his television, of course. Then I remembered my favorite piece of furniture.
This beautiful piece of furniture has been passed down for generations. It originally belonged to my great-grandmother. Even as a little girl I loved the wood.
So as it turns out, my favorite piece of furniture is also a television.
As the story goes, my great-grandparents were the first folks in their neighborhood to own a television. The neighbors would gather on the front porch and watch the evening shows with the family.
The Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, also known as Philco, was known for their beautiful radios, televisions and phonographs.
This television console is full of wonderful surprises. The knob at the top is to select the phonograph (PH), radio (BC-broadcast), or the television.
When you pull out the speaker on the left you access the phonograph and as you open the speaker on the right it is an open cabinet. My mother said that that is where her grand-mother kept the records for the phonograph. When I opened it I found an old antenna and a super old radio that I had no idea was there. Oh how I love surprises.
How cool is this old ad? Apparently this model was state of the art for the times.
What is your favorite piece of furniture in your house?