Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE going to garage/estate sales? (don't you just love the ones that are advertised as an estate sale, but are really garage sales?) Thrift stores are right up there too, and, glory be!, there's a new one that's recently opened near me. Yahoo!!
Anyway, on a rummage trip, I found this fabulous Sunbeam mixer! With a tiny bit of difference, it's just like one I bought back in the very early 70s! I think it was my very first kitchen appliance purchase. It was when everything was Avocado Green and Harvest Gold!! My apartment was done in those fab colors (although I doubt that I could stand them now!) -- I wish I still had the flower power avocado/gold sheets I had back then!
So, back to the mixer.... I found it for $3.00 at an estate sale (yes, it was a true estate sale...) AND IT WORKS!!! I've needed a hand mixer for some time -- I have one of those huge all-in-one stand mixer, food processor, dough kneader things (vintage in itself) and just can't stand dragging it out just to mix up a little batch of something or other.
It has a long cord -- made back in the time that we could actually figure out by ourselves that the cord should be kept out of the way of small kids and animals, glassware and water. Oh, perish the thought! We apparently now are prone to run willy nilly with sharp objects unless there is a warning sign in HUGE letters on everything we buy. Whoops! Down off my soapbox.... :p
I thought it would be cute perched on my little toy stove.
But I think I'll just keep it in the cabinet near its gigantic stand mixer big sister. I hope it doesn't feel small in comparison because it definitely will do some big mixing! And it's that cool Harvest Gold color....
Today I'm linking my "new" and fabulous and Harvest Gold mixer to Knick of Time Tuesday. Rush over there now and find some more vintage goodness!