Thursday, June 17, 2010

Boxed Mixer

This is my first time packing up a home and moving since I've started playing seriously in the kitchen, and I've had to make some tough decisions in the past few days.

Case in point:
Mixer in Box

We're not moving for a few more weeks, but our house needs to be as uncluttered as possible to charm prospective buyers (anyone want to buy a super cute house?), so almost all of my precious kitchen stuff is now in storage. Personally, if I was in the market for a home and I saw a KitchenAid mixer in Blue Willow on the counter, I'd know it was meant to be. But I was told to clear the counters, and we all know I don't like to break the rules!

I just wanted pop in today to show you that I'll be here, but not completely here, for the next few weeks. Posting will be on the lighter side, but I have some drool-worthy recipe posts scheduled (red velvet truffles anyone?) until I can rip open those boxes and start over in my new kitchen.

See you in California!


Amy Kelly said...

How sad! I would be heartbroken to have to remove my pretty stand mixer from my counter. Honestly, I think a stand mixer is one of the few really pretty appliances and I think maybe marketing off the whole "you can really cook in this kitchen" look could be beneficial. I would be utterly smitten if I walked into a home, saw a bare counter save maybe a stand mixer, some farm fresh eggs in a pretty ceramic egg crate, and some pretty mixing bowls. If the home was filled with the scent of something delicious and freshly baked that would put it over the top!

I've actually been shopping for my first home with my husband this past month and I can definitely say that I am turned off by cluttered counters. There was one home we saw where every inch of counter space (and every inch of the top of the upper cabinets) was covered in various appliances and junk. Personally I think going for more of the Martha Stewart--perfectly styled and lovingly used--look is more homey and inviting than a sterile, empty kitchen.

At any rate, good luck selling your home and finding your next!

Julie @ Bunsen Burner Bakery said...

I feel your pain. 99% of my kitchen stuff, KitchenAid mixer included, are not only in boxes, but in storage where I can't use them for the next year-ish. Waaaaaaaaaaah!

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Sad sight! But exciting adventures lie ahead :)

I've accumulated SO many kitchen items since we moved into our new home. Our next move is going to be exponentially more difficult.

Goo luck to you!

Renee said...

Good luck selling, packing, and moving!

Juliet said...

Good luck w/the sale & welcome (back) to CA!

Delicious Dishings said...

So sad. I think an uncluttered counter with a beautiful blue mixer sitting on it would be a huge draw to anyone in the market for a house!

Anne said...

I would have thought that a stand mixer on the counter would be like putting cookies or cinnamon rolls in the oven to bake right before you show the house: essential to making it feel like a home. Maybe this forced abstention will help your new place (!!!) feel homey when you can finally bring the mixer out and put it in its proper place?

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