Old things with character and history appeal to me.
I would rather use our old avocado green hand mixer than anything new from the store. It has mixed cakes and brownies going back many decades. To hold it in my hand is to hold all those happy memories, though it's only been mine for a fraction of that time.
The color reminds me of an era when Alice on the "Brady Bunch" always had something ready for dinner when everyone arrived home.
It represents a time when simple was enough and things were built to last.
©2007 Kay Pere ~ Effusive Muse Publishing