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Geneva Kitchens of Steel advertising banner — perfect for my kitchen!

Geneva-kitchen-art-1I scored this vintage Geneva Kitchens advertising banner on ebay a bit ago. It is PERFECT for this spot in my kitchen, don’t you think? It makes me pretty happy. And for those of you wondering, that’s a vintage “Bin-Et” below. We bought it 25 year ago and it’s always found a perfect spot in any house we were in. We use it to hold fruits and vegetables, and in the bottom compartment (not completely visible in this photo) we stash newspapers for recycling.

CategoriesSteel kitchens
  1. Reader Deb says:

    How about a copy of page 15 of Geneva’s “Recipes For Your New Kitchen” catalogue to hang on the wall or did I miss that story? I’m planning on using page 9 of “Kitchens With Charm Personalized For You” when I redo mine. Not planning to cook in heels though.

  2. Lisa says:

    Now, that is cool! Btw, I see a wonderful creamy wall peaking out from your dining room. Do you remember what that paint color is? Trying to find the perfect warm cream/mellow yellow for my “coolonial” dining room. THanks

  3. Carolyn says:

    Kathy, I think we tend to think locally with history when actually the world was going thru approximately the same trends such as Art Deco and Modernism. And everyone freely borrows or copies whatever catches their imagination.
    I saw alot of stuff starting from the 1920’s/1930’s and beyond with these symbols: church/synagogue, business logos, govt ephemera, military,civic, etc. It seems to gather and then dissipate until enough time goes by and it’s “new” again.

  4. Kathy in San Leandro says:

    Oh my goodness! I did not by any means intend to suggest that either Pam or Geneva were in any way Communist!

    I was actually hypothesizing more along the lines Carolyn suggests: Geneva designs a stylish, contemporary banner. Then McCarthyism rears its head and Geneva’s design may be misinterpreted, so Geneva moves on to another style.

    Steel cabinets are not my thing. I don’t know when Geneva began using red and gold. I don’t even know when Geneva was founded! Russian history *is* my thing, so I was simply struck by the resemblance and wondered whether Geneva may have encountered any resistance to that design.

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