When I was small, this bowl was what my Mom mixed cookies in. I really only remember her making shortbread at Christmas in it. At some point she must have gotten newer mixing bowls and the set of 2 bowls became mine.

I hate to admit it but I took my bowls for granted, and I’ve used them regularly for the last 25 or more years. My 4 daughters have all used it many times as well. The smaller white one has lost all the details and the bigger one (not the one in the picture) is fading fast.

Anyways, this bowl holds a lot of memories for me, when I was a little girl this bowl seemed enormous to me, it was a magic bowl that meant cookies would be coming. (not a regular occurrence so it was exciting at least to me)

For years now I’ve thought about getting a new mixer. ( I wore out a Sunbeam after 15 years, it really was a workhorse) I replaced my Sunbeam with another but it only lasted a couple of years with a lot less use. The one to have it seems is the Kitchenaid one, but I just never bring myself to get one.


I can’t help but think that I’ve managed this long without, and do I really have space for one to live.

Maybe I should just see if I can find some new Pyrex Aqua mixing bowls instead hmmm


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Professional Longarm Machine Quilter in Thunder Bay Ontario.
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4 Responses to Vintage

  1. Amy C says:

    The bowl is beautiful. So neat to have those memories.

    I bought a kitchenaid a few years back. It replaced a mixer I had for 20 years. I don’t bake a whole lot but I do like the new mixer. They are expensive but a good investment.


  2. Diana W says:

    I just got a Kitchen aid two years ago as a gift from Mark. I LOVE IT! I love being able to turn it on and add ingredients w/o holding onto it. I make banana bread and bread dough and cakes and lots of other things but a real surprise is mixing up meat….such a hard task made easy! Stop denying yourself. I figure you will get at least another 40 yrs out of it.


  3. oneL says:

    I love my Kitchen Aid too. I have had it nearly 3 years and do not regret it one little bit – and it was expensive here in Oz. I make bread dough, cakes, cookies, whipped cream, meringues…lot of stuff. It never misses a beat. That Aqua is such a pretty colour too.


  4. myra says:

    That lace making looks very interesting….
    Great photos! 😎


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