Monday, October 6, 2008
Antique Standing Mixer
While in Houston, I visited the little town of Brenham, home of Blue Bell Ice Cream. You'd think I'd be posting about my visit to the production factory but not now, my thoughts are on this little mixer pictured above.
Brenham is quite the quaint little town and absolutely filled with antique shops. I spent hours in them, particularly the Country Co-op Antique Store. I was on the hunt for a unique cake stand (that I never did find) and while on the search, I found this: an old Hamilton Beach standing mixer.
I didn't buy it. But sort of wished I would of, cause I can't get it off my mind. I'm not sure what I would do with it. Probably display it in a future large and beautiful cabinet in a dining room (cross my fingers) or possibly a unique area in a future kitchen. But as of now, I have no use. I'm just glad I took pictures. With each look, I can't help but picture some housewife, hair perfectly done, makeup on, mixing up something splendid treat for her four well-behaved children and hardworking husband. Maybe this was true, maybe not. But I'll pretend and maybe next time when I find a piece like this I'll take it home.