When I saw Stacie Stukin's stove in the Saveur Magazine last summer, I think I stared at the photo for ten minutes without blinking. Where did she find this stove? What is it? Then I saw the perfectly placed bookshelf and the fact that she not only has a Vitamix but also the container that fits under the counter. To top it all off - she's a journalist. In another life, I want to be her!
Now, I want to slowly transform my kitchen...and have been thinking about it for a few months now. I'm moving slowly in this direction as it's a huge time commitment as well as financial strain. In the meantime, I'm more focused on acquiring the right appliances for this "dream vintage kitchen" in Golden Valley, MN.
I have been debating whether to buy a vintage mixer or a brand new KitchenAid model that's made to look vintage. I don't want to buy an old one and run into repair issues, but then I hate the idea of spending so much money on something that's made to look "old" so this is a tough decision! And I'll definitely let you know when I've made up my mind.
Here's what I'm talking about:
Vintage Sunbeam Mixer
Then there are these hand mixers that I think are so adorable. Recently, someone in Minneapolis offered to sell me hers! I'm thinking I'd rather go with the vintage version than the brand new KitchenAid hand mixer too. I just inherited a cool avocado colored one from my Dad who just retired and moved to California and didn't want to take all the 1970's kitchenware he accumulated with my mother during their time together. I have such good memories of him making sponge cake with this mixer that I cannot give it away. So this turquoise one will have to wait.
Vintage GE Mixer
Vintage Westinghouse Toaster
Decisions. Things. Too many choices.