About Us.

Our interest is in making select vintage kitchen cookware, bakeware, drink and tableware available to cooks and food lovers who will use and enjoy these items in their homes.

Our story begins on Cherokee Antique Row in Saint Louis Missouri. Just after 9/11, I left my corporate IT job and opened HearthBeats Vintage Kitchenwares. I’d been fully entrenched in IT work for years, working long hours day and night, and needed to spend my time outside of “work” doing something completely different. Given my love of food, cooking, and kitchen wares, and my unique location on antique row it seemed only logical! In the beginning, many neighbouring antique and collectible shop keepers offered advice and even helped stock our shelves with consignment items. It was a beautiful and much appreciated leg up into the business. In 2007, we closed the doors to our retail store and moved the business online. The following year I visited and fell in love with Arkansas’ Lake Ouachita, an amazingly beautiful lake with a long meandering undeveloped shoreline. It didn’t take long to realize that I’d rather live on vacation that go on vacation and moved to Arkansas in 2010. After selling my property in Saint Louis, Missouri, the entire HearthBeats inventory was relocated here to Story, Arkansas. I no longer maintain a retail store, however, onsite visits can be arranged if you’re in the area and want to come shop our inventory!

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Viva La Vintage January 8th, 2007 edition of The Daily Sauce: Food and Wine. We like new stuff as much as anyone, but after weeks of gift giving and receiving, we’ve had our fill. It’s time for items with a bit of history behind them – like the vintage cookware, cookbooks and cook’s tools you’ll find at Hearthbeats Vintage Kitchen Wares in south St. Louis. Located on the city’s famed Cherokee Antique Row, Hearthbeats is a simple little store filled with items “from the hearth stove of yesteryear to the kitchen of today.” Inside, you’ll find hard-to-find Pyrex, vintage glassware, silver, linens, aprons, cookbooks, aluminum Guardian Service Ware from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s and small appliances, like hand-crank and electric ice cream makers from the ’50s and ’60s.
 
Source:
 http://www.thedailysauce.com/issue/F/2570