Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thought I'd Mix it up a Little! Ain't They like a "Beam" of "Sun" Shine? Get it...Mix...Sun...Beam? Status: Am I a Riot?
The Three Amigos. Yes, I do have a Chrome one and a White one...somewhere, but they are kinda beside the point. These babies are all about the color!
Sweet right? I remember many years ago seeing these three colors on three
mixers at a Retro shop and just knowing I had to have them. But...at $95 each,
well...it's a documented fact that Mr. Modtomic is a real cheapo. ::shrugg:: I ain't
apologizing for it. It makes my live very stress free. I don't have to have a crazy
stressful job to make crazy stressful dough and I don't have to constantly be
stressing out trying to climb some imaginary ladder at said crazy stressful job. I
guess lots of people Love that challenge. I love the challenge of the hunt. Find
something I love...then hunt for it at a price I feel good about. I get a charge out of
not only the hunt but the prize. It may even be the same charge that the
"go-getters" get from a promotion. Dunno. I don't want one. I want cool stuff
This blue one was the first to come home with me. It made the trip back from
Chicago where it was waiting for me at a thrift store. Unfortunately the store had
written the price on the paint in Black Sharpie. Can you imagine? I've managed to
remove all but a ghost image of it. Since it was like $13...well, I guess I can forgive
them. Oh, and it only had the Big Bowl. That lead to a long hunt for the Small Bowl
which I think I paid another $13-$15 for at an Antique Mall in New Orleans. I love
having to "complete" something, be it a "set" or find the missing piece of an item.
I found the Pink Sunbeam at an Antique Mall called Emporium At Warson Woods
Llc out in the "inner" west county. I had been all over the place that day. We
stopped at my bank so I could cash a check. Then we had to go drop off some
paperwork for the Girlfriend next door to the "Emporium". So I went shoppin' while
the Girlfriend did the adult stuff. I found this Sunbeam for $35 and snatched it right
up and took it to the counter to pay...when I realized...I didn't have my wallet.
YIKES!!! I always have my wallet on me. Always. I was sure I had left it on the
counter at the Bank. I called. They said "yes, we have it." Whew. The Girlfriend
paid for my goodies and we drove back to the bank. They didn't have it. They had
a black pair of sunglasses...not a black wallet. "Uhg". Well, I thought...maybe I had
stopped by home before heading out to drop the paperwork off. So I drove home
to check...and there it lay. Whew...again, this time for realz.
The Yellow Sunbeam started off as just a set of bowls. I had been searching for
the small blue bowl for sooooo long. Well, we were out in Jefferson City Mo on a
road trip, checking out the Antique Malls in that area and I spotted the set of bowls
for I think $40. That's kinda pricey for me. I hemmed and hawwed over them for
about 15-20 minutes. I finally came to the conclusion that if I later found a cheap
yellow mixer sans the bowls, I'd kick myself pretty hard. So I reluctantly bought
them. Then, guess what. I was at an estate sale not two months later and there
was this very mixer sans bowls for $4. No....Way....