Monday, January 11, 2010


I have several collections of old things that I love. Cookbooks, old and new, pottery pitchers, mostly old, antique books, definitely old, and rotary egg beaters. I just love them.

All of them have different handles and mechanics. They are surprisingly sturdy and efficient, especially considering that some are from the 1920's. I don't use these, they are stored away for someday when I have a great place to display them. There is one I keep in my kitchen and use nearly every day, a good friend of mine almost past out one day when I whipped it out to use. She had never seen anyone actually use one.

The yellow handled one is my favorite, I have a thing for yellow. Mostly I love thinking about the woman who used to use each one. Did she have a variety to choose from when she bought it. You can almost imagine her excitement at having such a cutting edge kitchen tool to make her life so much easier. She probably set right out to make an angel food cake from her fresh eggs just to get to beat the egg whites with her modern gadget.

Things have come a long way from the rotary beater to the KitchenAid but keep an eye out and if you see one of these at a flea market or antique shop or in your Grandma's kitchen, give it a try. You might fall in love with it. Just ask Grandma first before you take it, okay?


gardenofsimple said...

I have two of these that I've picked up at thrift stores, I adore them too!

Kristin said...

I learned something about you today! I'll be on the look out.