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July 28, 2009

Reader Sara’s Pink Vintage Sunbeam Mixer

5C3Hi everyone!  Sorry this post is so late today, but i have been running around like crazy trying to get packed for Aruba! Luckily, I have great reader’s like Sara, who send me post topics already finished so that I don’t have to think at all.  Thanks, Sara. 🙂

Here is Sara’s fantastic vintage Sunbeam mixer, made all the more fantastic because it is pink.  I am jealous, Sara.  I haven’t even SEEN one of these in pink before.  I get all excited when I see a white one.  Now I am on overload because of this pink one.

By the way, love the tablecloth!  Very cute.


Here is a close-up of the settings knob.


And here is a close-up of the bottom of the bowl.  According to Sara, it says “GLASBAKE, MADE FOR Sunbeam”.


Off to pack!

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15 Responses to Reader Sara’s Pink Vintage Sunbeam Mixer

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    July 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    No problem Ruth, I’m happy I could help you out. Glad you liked the Pink Sunbeam Mixer! I really think it is super cute. You will have to get Tom to buy you a pink mixer now! By the way, that is not a tablecloth, it is my actual table. It is a turqouise diner table with those gold specks in it. You can barely see a chair behind it, we had to have those recovered when we got the table because they were in such bad shape. I can send you a pic later on, if you want to see it better. Now, get back to packing and have a great vacation!

    Sable – What do you think??? 🙂

  2. sablemable Reply

    July 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    (sable is unconscious and is being revived with oxygen)

  3. sablemable Reply

    July 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm


    I’m about to faint again over this pink, pink, pink Sunbeam!

    On a bright note, I was telling Bob about our Craigslist want-to-go-on-a-road trip and he thought it was a terrific idea and even offered to haul us all around, LOL!

    Florida, anyone?

  4. Sara in AZ Reply

    July 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Sable you are TOOO funny girl! I’m sure your yellow mixer is just as FAB as the pink one, right? What color bowls did you say it had?

    OMG, yes, let’s all go on a retro road trip! That is very kind of Bob to offer to haul us all around! Let’s get a BIG trailer for all of our retro/MCM goodies. Can we stop off at the ‘Longest Yard Sale’, on our way to Florida, for a bit to check that out too?

  5. Penny Reply

    July 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Found one of these pink Sunbeam Stand Mixer gems at a thrift store 1 and 1/2 blocks from my home! Chrome bowl–Sunbeam, but not pink glassbake. $30. Then about a week later at the same place, I found a PINK SUNBEAM electric hand mixer. $8. Both in excellent running condition with original beaters, etc. They look so darling on my new-old turquoise formica chrome rim table I bought at a yard sale for $10. (two extra leaves, too!) BTW–I’m old enough to remember all these retro things, and it bouys me to see young people like you appreciating mid-century–even though I’m selfish enough to think there are too many collectors out there making it tougher for me to find things. Nevertheless–yay for you and your blog!

  6. sablemable Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 10:51 am

    LOL, I’m still swooning a bit!

    My yellow Sunbeam has the clear glass bowls, which I’m completely happy with.

    One of the nicest thing about Bob is that he loves thrifting/yard sales, anywhere there’s a bargain! We have an enclosed trailer for hauling stuff around and it can handle a couple of MCM stoves, fridges, bathtubs et al. And since we’re both retired, we can go at a moments notice, LOL!

    In fact, I found a pull-down MCM light in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on Craigslist yesterday for 20 bucks and Bob rang up the seller and we’re heading down on Friday to pick it up. Ft. Wayne is about a 90 minute ride from our home, but what’s time when you’re going for MCM originals!

  7. Sara in AZ Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Sable you must take a pic of your pull down light! $20 – what a steal!!! That is awesome that Bob loves thrifting/yard sales. Mike will really go anywhere too, as he loves antiquing/thrifting/estate sales etc…. So I guess we are both pretty lucky to have husbands who support our MCM habit! And, 90 mins. for a $20 pull down light, I would so be ALL over that too!!! That is practically next door to you. he he!

  8. sablemable Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Sara, I need to first snap a pic of the pull-down installed in the kitchen eating area, LOL! I have another one that Bob’s had to do some electrical work and I believe the light we’re picking up on Friday needs a few things done to it as well. Still don’t know where we’re going to hang the two, LOL!

    My next search is for some H-W stuff and those old metal patio chairs that need refinishing!

    Yeah, 90 minutes isn’t bad except if it’s heading west to Chicago! Because we’re taking the scenic route to Ft. Wayne, we’re hoping to see some yard sales along the way, yippee-skippee!

  9. Sara in AZ Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Ohhhh, more pull-downs! You MUST take pics! I really want to see pics of your actual house too, it sounds really awesome – you have to send some pics into Ruth. Bob sounds like Mike, I am always dragging home a new project for him to do work on – he does not mind though, he is really great about it!

    Fingers crossed for yard sales and H-W stuff! 🙂

  10. sablemable Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    LOL @yard sales!

    As we were heading to the store this afternoon, I noticed a moving sale sign posted on a street corner.

    But by the time we pulled up at the house, all of the furniture was sold.

  11. sablemable Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Forgot to mention, Sara-Bob started swooning over your pink Sunbeam! Smelling salts anyone?

  12. sablemable Reply

    July 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Sara- I took some photos of the light and front of the house and will send them on to Ruth when she and Tom return from Aruba (Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya…..)

    BTW, our trailer is a 6’x12′ enclosed with ramp. We can stuff it full, haul our treasures home, unload, jump back into the van and take off again!

    PS-the MCM brick ranch behind us is for sale, about 130 thous.

  13. Stacie Reply

    November 7, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I found a pink sunbeam mixer today for $40. No bowl. In an old building where the man sells everything! I found an old pull-down light as well with a hurricane lamp and milk glass shade. No info on it though sadly. $10!!!! Score!! If anyone wants me to pick up the mixer and ship it them or send a picture I will go back! Lmk. I will post a picture of my lamp on my blog if anyone can help me with info on that!!! Thanks and happy hunting!!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      November 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm

      Sounds cute, Stacie! Thanks for visiting the blog, and thanks for the info! I can’t wait to see the picture of your lamp. Let me know when the post is up so I can link to it, or just send me a pick and I can put it up here on the blog!

  14. Stacie Reply

    November 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you Ruth!
    I finally got the picture up. It’s on my blog at http://sjphotostop.blogspot.com/

    Busy weekend here. Off to nurse the last sick child back to health and plan some aprons to sew! Take care

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