Happy Thrifty Thursday friends!
You all know that I have a thing for vintage kitchen items, whether its bakeware, cookware, gadgets, small appliances, etc. I seem to have an emotional and sentimental attachment to them that I’m sure goes back to my childhood.
While I did inherit the thrifting/reusing/repurposing gene from my mother, I most definitely don’t have her baking and cooking talents. Oh I can manage simple meals and baked goods, but mom is always making awesome stuff and making it look so easy at the same time.
No measuring ever required. It’s quite amazing actually.
So, this week I’m sharing some kitchen treasures that I just had to bring home.
I won the vintage wooden rolling pin in a Salvation Army silent auction for $7, which is a little pricey for me but the red handles got me and I couldn’t resist. It’s a keeper.
The red and white of the vintage Ki-Mee french fry cutter also got me. It’s probably from the 70s, and since I don’t make home made fries it’ll end up in my etsy shop eventually.
The vintage Corkette cork remover is from the 1960s, and still has the original instructions.
I’m not really sure what kind of coffee pot the one on the right is but I love the shape of it and for $2 it was a great deal, and apparently I can’t resist a good aluminum tea or coffee pot because I always have to rescue them.
Thankfully I don’t see them often. 🙂
This vintage $1 Wear-Ever coffee pot is rather small and as adorable as any coffee pot could possibly be.
I picked up these vintage cookie cutters for 10 cents a piece because I don’t have enough already. ha! That’s my story anyway. That begs the question… is it possible to have too many vintage cookie cutters? Not in my world. 🙂
And see that sweeeeeet turquoise 1958 I’m-too-fabulous-to-leave-behind hot wheels corvette. Well it was and I couldn’t… for 25 cents.
And the piece de resistance… this amazing Dormey turquoise electric mixer.
When I saw this across the crowded thrift store it was love at first sight… and I couldn’t get to it fast enough.
And a light bulb came on, and bells starting ringing…. ding… ding.. ding… ding. My hubby just loves it when that happens. lol.
Love, love, love the turquoise, red, and silver combo… and it actually works. How fabulous is that? My mom had a white one with blue accents that she gave to me years ago. It also has a stand and it’s very vintage now. I have very vivid memories of my mom using it to mix cake batter. It’s the only one I’ve ever had, and I still use it to this very day. I can’t believe I forgot to take a picture of it. I’ll have to share it another day.
This one was $5 which, like the red rolling pin, was a little pricey for me. But when I love something I love it, and this is a keeper. I’ve never seen one quite like it. Have you?
I’ll let you in on a little secret… this mixer is going to be the inspiration for my kitchen makeover that I hope to tackle this coming winter. I’ve been itching to get out the paint brushes and get to it. I’ve painted my kitchen 4 times in the 18 years we’ve lived here, including the cupboards.
What can I say… I need change, and I can’t wait to start painting once the snow starts flying. I actually love painting rooms… especially with some classic rock accompaniment. I doubt if I’ll get to it before Christmas, but you never know. I’ve been known to paint entire rooms in a spur of the moment painting frenzy.
I can see my new kitchen so clearly in my head… now all I have to do is do it. lol. So I think $5 for an inspiration piece is totally worth it.
Do you remember any of these things from your childhood?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!