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22 kitchens in 22 days: All the best stuff’s in St. Louis

steel-kitchen cabinetsRetro-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.

Wendy wrote:

St. Louis: 22 days, 22 kitchens:

Well, more like 30 days, but the title sounded better w/22

  1. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/4044255775.html
  2. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/4009449728.html
  3. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/4044181393.html [looks like they sold]
  4. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/clt/4025733807.html
  5. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/3984048760.html
  6. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/4004257315.html
  7. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/3987577985.html
  8. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/4013010382.html
  9. http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/hsh/4043268757.html
  10. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/4018705731.html
  11. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/4034532241.html [looks like they sold]
  12. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/fuo/4013596186.html
  13. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mat/3978897793.html
  14. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mat/4021722244.html
  15. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mat/4002668465.html
  16. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/4001456287.html
  17. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/3959515068.html
  18. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/3978199692.html
  19. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/app/3999539525.html
  20. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/3970612759.html
  21. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/3970644324.html
  22. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/hsh/4029285968.html

THANK YOU, Wendy, you ROCK!

Where I ogle more St. Louis vintage treasures

mr modtomicTo 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.

  1. Susan K. says:

    Whoever buys #15, this 1954 kitchen complete (anyone know the maker?), BETTER show the results here at retroreno. We live vicariously here, y’know!

  2. Debbie says:

    Just acquired an estate sale which has the most beautiful and in perfect condition red retro dining table and chairs, along with metal cabinets. Watch craigslist for postings. and if you know of somewhere else I may market these items to, please let me know

  3. Lisa Compo says:

    Can you please list the items on the “Forum” here…under #6 where it says Other Vintage Stuff? It would be nice to take a look at what you found. 🙂

  4. Hourglass Susie says:

    I’m originally from St. Louis ( currently living in Chicago) and I still have plans to move back to St. Louis once the soulmate is done with school for this very reason. Low cost of living + tons of cheap MCM. I still regularly blog about the time capsule houses I find stalking St. Louis Zillow on my blog thriftables.blogspot.com. Honestly, as much as I love Chicago, St. Louis is so much more rewarding from a vintage perspective. Plus, it’s home and I miss it immensely.

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