Retro-sleuth Wendy reminded me this week that, howdy do heck yeah: All The Best Stuff’s In St. Louis. Wendy’s clever reminder: She avidly scopes vintage steel kitchen cabinets for sale in St. Louis, and over the course of 22 days, she spotted 22 kitchens. It’s a veritable Show-Me state smorgasbord of 1950s steel cabinet manufacturers, including: Geneva, Kelvinator, Beauty Queen, Crane, GE (Republic?), Elgin, St. Charles, Youngstown, Sears Harmony House, and a mystery brand that may date to 1921.
Okay, we take literary license for effect. Wendy acknowledges that it was 22 kitchens over the course of 30 days, and I played right along. But “22 in 22” is just too fun to write.
Here is her list, originally posted on our Forum, where readers and sellers track the vintage steel kitchen cabinets that can be bought and sold across America.
St. Louis: 22 days, 22 kitchens:
Well, more like 30 days, but the title sounded better w/22
- http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/4044181393.html [looks like they sold]
- http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/4034532241.html [looks like they sold]
THANK YOU, Wendy, you ROCK!
Where I ogle more St. Louis vintage treasures
To get an inside view of the vintage treasures uncovered daily in St. Louis, I read Mr. Modtomic. I do not think he sleeps. I am quite impressed.
I may need to move to St. Louis yet.