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!
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$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!