Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1950's Pink Kitchen Appliances - I Want These!



Oh my. For sale: A 1950's pink oven, stove, stove hood and sink. In excellent condition. For sale sort of near me. (4 hours drive).



But I've never used freight, never bought anything this big. Will they be removed from the kitchen by the owner first? How expensive is it to ship these things a few hundreds miles?



I contacted the seller because these would look soooo awesome in my kitchen, BUT I am so far away from getting the kitchen re-done it's not funny. My kitchen appliances are pink, but in such bad shape, they need to be trashed. Literally.

I'd have to store these... Where? In my garage/Studio?

But it's so tempting! Do these deals come along often? I wasn't looking for this. And they live close enough.

Seller has (0) feedback, but I sent a message because I'd have to talk to them.

What do you think?

Let it pass and assume I can find others in the future, get them despite the major issues or just get new reproduction appliances and forget the ideal of having original 1950's appliances?

I hate finding things like this sometimes. They really put me in a quandary.
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P.S. The seller of the little blue hand-thrown vase told me I got a heck of a deal. Well duh, that's why I won it. Geez lol... It was a little hand made vase, not a Picasso lol...
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29 comments:

  1. oh my I would get them now,run.
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  2. i want that kitchen so badly! you have no idea! who would redo a kitchen that sweet?

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  3. WOW!! Love them. Buy them NOW!! Its OK to store them!!! DO IT!

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  4. Definitely get them now, these look in great shape, and they don't come up often at all.

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  5. Nice stuff, get it while you can. Do a little digging to find the nearest freight shipping point close to you and try to pick their brains for what you need to have the seller do from their end. I've had a car transmission shipped to me and I had to go to the freight place and pick it up. Hopefully the seller will be willing to pack them carefully before shipping. It's a bit of a hassle, but they look great!

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  6. Gorgeous...yup...do it. Why not just get a friend with a truck and go get them yourself. One day out of your life for these beauties and then you know what you are getting. Tell the seller you will come look at them and if you like them in person will take them home. The seller probably has 0% feedback because they have never sold anything before. Just doing it this once to get rid of the "pink kitchen". GAWD it is fantabulous.

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  7. A whole kitchen set like that, Id jump on it! its gonna be pricy but hey at least you'd have the ENTIRE set and not have to spend years looking for matching appliances in just the right shade of pink.

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  8. wow~ I say go for it; Just ooking at the photos makes me smile, imagine what it would be like to LIVE in it!

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  9. If I were you, I'd go through with it. If nothing else, drive the miles and pick it up! This reminds me so much of the fixtures still at place in my lucky brother's kitchen (I've played around with the thought of bribing a trade with him!) Pink Kitchen Fixtures

    Just do it!

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  10. Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

    I just won them.

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    $195 for all.

    BUT there are a lot of details to work out.

    I'd love to go get them, but my only local friend is as old and crippled as I am LOL, so that's out of the question.

    Won't pay until I can talk to the seller who didn't answer my email before it ended. But I just couldn't let this one pass me by!

    Freight will be between $600-$1000, but that's still a deal all things considered.

    Well, I won't count on them as mine until they are sitting in my Studio lol.

    The saga continues...

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  11. Wow that kitchen looked gorgeous.. Magical almost! (haha)
    I am glad you went for it, I don't think I would be able to pass it up either.
    I hope everything works out smoothly with the shipping.

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  12. Omg...Is that the kitchen (bottom photo)? What a shame to see it taken apart.

    As for your quandary, having passed up things that I later painfully regretted (i.e. a marble topped wrought iron table for $99 at a garage sale), I'd say if you truly want the items and feel that it's a good deal (that sounds like a fabulous deal for all of that!!), buy them and store them (any place!). If you're only a few hours away I'd even consider driving there to pick the pieces up yourself (if it would save any significant amount of money or worry about breakage).

    When all is said and done you can always sell them later if you change your mind.

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  13. Rent a U-haul, grab your ATM card and go. You can store them wherever there is an empty spot and start working on the kitchen next. Everything else can go on hold! I can't imagine this deal ever coming along again!
    Anna

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  14. I'm not much of a pink fan but they are very very nice :-)

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  15. WOW, you totally scored! Those are hella cheap! I went to an Estate sale once that had turquoise ones, I wanted them sooooo badly! Great WIN!

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  16. You did really well. Restored vintage stoves are available but really expensive, repros even more so (and not nearly as cute). You can find stoves that people are getting rid of, but it's hit or miss in terms of exact models and designs, some you'll like more or less, and transport is always an issue. When you see something you really like, grab it!

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  17. Those are some pretty awesome wins you have there. Those are some very special finds.

    They will look amazing when you get them all set up! Fingers crossed it turns out well for you!

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  18. Wow, congratulations! $195 for all?! Holy crap! Good luck getting them home!

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  19. Oh my! That is so great, congrats! That is such a good find, and the price is very good. Can't wait to see the kitchen come together! Zootsuitmama

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  20. Wooohooo, what a deal! Now they will be going to a home where they'll be fully appreciated... Congrats!

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  21. OMG! Why are they even getting rid of them? What a pretty kitchen!!

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  22. jeez that is cheap! And what about the kitchen? are they selling that too? Oh my how I'd love that whole kitchen *sigh*

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  23. Thud. (That would be me, having fainted and fallen on the floor). As smart as you are, I know you will figure out a way to get that stuff to the ole Atomic Ranch. BTW, 2 old and crippled people = 1 sort of healthy person so the two of you should still be able to get the deed done. Why pay all that for freight? I remember those pushbutton stoves and you might wind up paying out some moolah if yours doesn't work properly. All in all, though, I am so happy for you--what a great find!!

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  24. Wish I was closer, I would be right over there to help you get those babies home! That kitchen is a dream...but apparently not to everyone's taste.

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  25. Wow thank you one and all for all your supportive comments!

    Keep your blogger mid-century fingers crossed for me on this deal...

    I wasn't sure I was going to bother, but thanks to you, I have a shot at it!

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  26. Hey there! just found your blog...love it of course - these appliances are out of this world fantastic! Wow! and in such good shape :) tempting,,,,tempting!

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  27. The light pink color of these appliances is exactly the shade my grandmother had in her kitchen (stove, fridge, washer and dryer). I’ve always called it carnation pink.

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  28. Amazing! I once lived in an apartment that had all turquoise appliances - my bright orange Le Creusete cookware looked fabulous with it!
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  29. Hiya, love your website!

    So. Cal native here too, I'm going to check out your blog/site. :)

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