Welcome, Adorable Egg Beater with Bakelite Handle!
There’s something about vintage red kitchen accessories that makes my heart go pitter-pat. I try to keep it reigned in, as too much would pass over from cute to gag-cutsie. But a recent trip to Goodwill brought a new something-something into my house, an item so freaking cute that there was no way I could resist its siren song. Here, I’ll let you judge for yourself:
A vintage egg beater with painted red handle and an additional tiny Bakelite handle! I consider it to be like jewelry for the kitchen. I know the paint is chipping off the top handle, but that just speaks to the history of this item. $5? You betcha'!
- Here’s a detail shot of Bakelite handle. I love this egg beater so much, I may just take it to the Sears Portrait Studio this afternoon to get photos taken of the two of us together.
Of course, no blog post about my red kitchen accessories would be complete without a sneak peek at what other items have made their way into my home, such as:
- This adorable fruit decal-ed kitchen canister in which I keep my tea. (Garage sale — 25¢)
- My vintage kitchen clock. I swapped an ugly 1970′s avocado green kitchen clock for this one, which was being used in an industrial supplies store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- This “fringed” piece of vintage fabric which was in my mother’s basement. Note that there is no trim around my kitchen window. (%$*@® never ending fixer upper!)
- I grew up with this strainer, and later found it in my mother’s basement. It’s perfect for keeping fruit, as the air circulates and helps keep everything fresh.
I am seriously thinking about keep an eye out for a small shelf to keep the egg beater in plain sight at all times. And of course, it will hang next to the framed Sears portrait of the two of us.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”