estate sale steals: KitchenAid mixer

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Have you ever shopped an estate sale? If not, let me tell you , they are pretty amazing and I am hooked! I don't remember how it all started, but I signed up for weekly email notifications from about a year ago. If you want to get serious about finding some major steals around your city, I highly recommend signing up there.

I've only gone to two sales within the last year, so I'm far from an expert. The first sale was right off 63rd & Ward Parkway (KC people, you know how gorgeous and old and beautiful those houses are!) where I had decent luck. I walked away with two large, white ceramic serving platters for a total of $15. And an old WWII pin for Blue Eyes since he's obsessed with history and war.

This purchase from the second estate sale is a little more exciting. Welcome to my kitchen, pretty white KitchenAid mixer!

via Instagram: @monicarosekc

$80 baby. Whoever was going to buy me one of these beauties as a gift someday... I took care of it. So that $300 can go to something else now, right?

Full disclosure time: when I picked it up from the little house just on the Kansas side of state line, it was not in perfect shape. It looked like the previous owner had set the motor to "whip" with yellow cake mix in the bowl, and forgot to wipe down the mixer afterwards. But, in my mind, nothing a little TLC, bleach, suds and elbow grease couldn't take care of. Especially for 1/4th the retail price.

Now I no longer have an excuse not to bake delicious cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Summer 2012 looks to be a sweet season. Pun intended, couldn't help it!


  1. Hi, I really like your blog :) This post is for me fantastic, because I love to bake and so on:) What about following each other? :) my blog is almost all about fashion and traveling :)
    Good luck

  2. Wow, great deal! I love garage sales, but haven't been bringing my garage sale A-game lately since I am having a major "stuff" purge moment in my life... after downsizing to a new town-home I am on a strict one-in-one-out policy!


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