Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Margarita, Anyone?


Summer is the time for blender drinks, right? Pina Coladas, Margaritas, Daquiris, and of course all kinds of smoothies, refreshing and sweet! I am a fan of raspberry margaritas, loving the sweet and tart mix. Or try a frozen lemonade with iced tea. Scrumptious! For Vintage Thingies Thursday this week, I have the perfect summer appliance, a blender.
This was given to my mom as a wedding shower gift in 1963, and it is the blender she still uses to this day. It weighs a ton, and only has 3 speeds, but the pitcher is super-thick glass and the blades are ultra-sharp metal. I checked out the Waring web site and they still make almost the exact model, marketing it to professional bars. It costs $130.00; I wonder what it cost in 1963. Whatever it was, my parents have sure gotten somebody's money worth out of it!

So, how old is your oldest appliance? And what is your favorite blender drink?
Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by Suzanne @ Colorado Lady. She has some adorable bears to show off this week!
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27 comments:

Postcardy said...

I think my blender is from about 1970 & I got it with S&H Greenstamps. I have never made drinks in it.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

wow i love your blender it's ssoo retro!!..i've got an old 50s mixmaster :)

Kathi Fly said...

That is SO cool! Looks like it should be in an old soda shop. Don't make 'um like they used to, that's for sure! Great item you've got there!

CC said...

My oldest would probably be the toaster..it's a 1970's version and still works like a dream. And..my favorite drink is a frozen margarita.
Yummmmmmmmmmm.. :)
Happy VTT..have a great day.

Kristine said...

My oven is a Tappan...I am not sure how old it is...but I think pretty darn old...waiting on it to kick the bucket and would love to have a new oven with digital features...still turning knobs here. Oh well, I am thankful to have an oven.

My favorite blender drink would be...a chocolate milkshake! mmmmm.

Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday!!!

Kristine

mannequin said...

Wow. I thought mine was old. That is one purdy mixer. I have an old waffle iron, you know the kind. The kind you never use because you can just buy frozen waffles. It's too much trouble. LOL.

Sarah said...

I imagine that this blender is so much better than the ones on the market now. I love any drink made with ice cream as the main ingredient!

JobandBrittany said...

i love this!!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Wow that is awesome. I have the new version that is just like that and it works great but I don't think it will last as long as your mom's has!

I got my book today and I'm going to start reading it tonight. I loved the note you included!

Thanks, Bridget

Newcelebrityblog said...

Awesome product! I would love to buy one of these and show off to my friends. I love it..

knutsel Rein said...

Wonderful, love this!

Ulla said...

That looks like a professional's equipment! My oldest kitchen appliance is my Kenwood mixer from 1980, bought with our wedding gift money.

Justine said...

Holy crap, that thing is OLD! How is it that the blades are still sharp after all these years?

I don't think I have ANY old appliances!

Justine :o )

Sherrie said...

Wow! I wonder how many more years mom will get out of this? Looks like it could survive most anything. Maybe she should send the picture to Waring with a detailed note of all the use she has gotten from it and they might put her in a commercial :0)

Sherrie

RainGardener said...

That is great. They really have gotten their money's worth out of it. I don't really have any old appliances - our mixer was 20 something and then died and I have a vintage small pressure cooker I got brand new at an estate sale still had the tags on it. We love it for making roasts with all the fixins.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Back then, they made things to last. Not so anymore. I have a lot of old stuff around here. I received a hand mixer for a wedding present 33+ years ago and I'm still using it. Like I said, they don't make 'em like that anymore!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a unique blender.. never see one like yours..

have a great day Elizabeth!
xo
fitty

Keetha Broyles said...

Stainless steel!!!

My blender is from 1975 and it is plastic.

Coloradolady said...

I always look for one of these blenders because of the thick glass, I will find one and when I do I hope it works!! Oh, and I like my margaritas with no salt!! Have a great VTT!

Candace said...

You're so lucky to have this blender still in working order! My oldest appliance is also a blender - and Osterizer in Avocado Green I was given for my 21st birthday in 1971! Other than replacing the blade about 20 years ago, I still use it regularly!
Cheers!

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

We have owned that bender too. It makes a wonderful wrrrying noise and is very powerful. I can see why they market them to professional. I bet it was expensive in 1953 because Waring was considered top of the line.

Our oldest appliance is a Braun coffee grinder that we bought in 1979 or so. Still works perfectly!

Ruby said...

Very neat post! You had me really thinking about appliances. I don't have anything older than the frig we bought in the 80's. I never considered it 'old'. There are a few parts around from Grandma's time. Mixer, vacuum but they don't work.

Jane said...

That is a very cool old blender. My oldest appliance has to be an electric wok we got as a wedding gift in 1988 (and I probably haven't used it since 1989!) My mom and dad still have a deep fat fryer that they got as a wedding gift in 1953...it still works great and still makes the best french fries.

Chris said...

I'll bet that blender will be around for many many more years to come. They don't make them like that anymore.

Hugs,
Chris

Lemondrop Marie said...

Pass one this way, please, those are my faves! I don't have any really cool old appliances... but I am really interested in having some!

LV said...

Very nice vintage blender. I have not seen one exactly like that. Great for your VTT. I am pleased you left me a comment. Try to visit again on Tuesday, 9-1.

Miri said...

My parents had the exact same blender...oh the ice cream shakes my Dad would make-mmmm!