Forever yours

Christmas is coming and I started my shopping a while ago as I had my car being serviced in Doncaster so used the time I had to kill two birds while it was still relatively quiet in-store at Westfield Shoppingtown.  I still lean towards more sustainable gifts like vouchers and gift cards for experiences and keepsake items like photo frames and books.  I also bought my nephews and nieces some small things while we were in Greece earlier this year, which I could fit in to my hand luggage.

If you’re lucky enough to be living in your ‘forever’ home I’ve got my eye on some retro-inspired home appliances (yes I am definitely sounding like Suzy Homemaker) and these are on my wish list should I ever have my forever kitchen.


The special 100 year anniversary limited edition KitchenAid mixer in misty blue (above) is currently for sale and I love the colour as well as the white enamel bowl it comes with.  The company has only released 1000 of these in Australia and New Zealand should you have the budget and wish to make the investment.  Alas, I am not in my forever kitchen (at least not in its current state) nor do I have the bench space so I can only drool…


I also love the retro-style Smeg kettles and toasters (pictured above).  If you can’t afford the outrageously expensive Smeg fridges or ovens then these make a lovely introductory piece although if I ever had the money, I would buy one of the hand-built Dualit chrome toasters (below) which have been making perfectly even pieces of toast since war-time.


While I may not have the dosh, it doesn’t hurt to dream…