Thursday, August 16, 2012

Step Right Up!

OK, I admit it. I’m vertically challenged. I need a step stool to reach the high places in my kitchen. I figure there are probably a few more “challenged” ladies out there and so I love to find vintage step stools to offer in my booth.

This yellow/chrome 1950s Cosco step stool is my latest find.


Usually the “step” part pulls out or flips out, but this one did neither.


I was stumped until my hubby just flipped up the seat!


Hum.....…I guess that would be easier for a man to figure out!
I'm just saying!



I’ve already taken it to my booth and I added a cute yellow apron with black zigzag stitching and a vintage cookbook that I found at the same sale!

Do you have a vintage step stool?

  
I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

22 comments:

  1. My Grandmother had one of these...Hers was red and everytime I see one I think of her...When we all gathered at her house "SHE" would always use this chair to sit on. She said it was "So she could see EVERYONE". HAHAHA, I never really thought about it THEN, but now looking back and picturing her perched on it "She Was RIGHT to sit there"! You see she was a tiny little thing, only 4ft something. AND well my sons are all 6plus,plus,plus...Everyone towered over her(even me @5ft4). Her chair was the kind that the steps pulled out. I actually LIKE YOURS BETTER! How much EASIER it would be to just flip up the seat when you needed to climb...
    I bet it will NOT be in your shop long! I love the way you displayed it with the cute apron and cookbook!
    Have a fun week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  2. I love it! What a fun find, a stool and a step stool in one. I have a yellow one in my stash right now, but it needs a lot of work and isn't nearly as fun as yours.

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  3. LOL on a man understanding flipping up the seat. I like that better as my Cosco chairs have steps that pull out and they are always making a big clunk or getting snagged. LOVE the sunny yellow.

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  4. My mom has that exact same step stool, same color, even! They were made so much sturdier than today's versions! They also come in handy as "booster chairs" for visiting children:)

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  5. Believe it or not, I do! I probably bought it long enough ago for it to be "vintage". Love the color -- mine is "beige."

    deb

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  6. You wee lucky finding that stool. You seldom see them anymore, especially in that condition.

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  7. Great looking stool,someone should snatch that right up.
    Ann

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  8. This is adorable. Would you ship it to Oregon? and for how much?

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  9. I bought my stepstool sometime in the early 1960's, I think. It's one household item I can't do without! I use it in my quilting studio almost daily. Today's stools just aren't as sturdy!

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  10. No, I don't have one, but would love one, that is in such perfect shape!! I love the color

    Carol

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  11. Step right up and leave a comment! My Mom had a Cosco step stool as did my Grama. I found a rusty one that I use on the deck to hold a planter basically because it was too far gone to put in the kitchen! LOVE YOURS!

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  12. Love your yellow kitchen stool. Great vintage find!

    Danielle

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  13. I would not have figured that out. Love the step stool. I would love a vintage one in red! Hugs, Linda

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  14. The one in my home growing up was exactly like that one! Yes, it was yellow and the seat flipped up and the steps were stationary. Now, ours must have been left over from the 50's. Actually, it was still in our Mom's home when we cleaned and moved her. But it was a bit on the unstable side so it was discarded.

    Thank you for sharing your new treasure at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  15. Lol about your hubby! I've always wanted one of those. Pretty neat how the seat flips up.

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  16. I appreciate your visit so much. And I do have a vintage step stool. It belonged to my MIL, and is at our lake home. I painted it white. It was completely rusty, and the paint was peeling. I love the color of yours, and it's so cute paired with the apron and cook book!

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  17. Oh I love that step stool! So vintage, so yellow and sooooooo cute!

    Smiles,

    Debbie

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  18. lol! Those husband's know everything, don't they :)
    Cute stool...our grandmother had one like it in red...this yellow one is just darling!

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  19. I don't have a vintage step stool but I have step stools all over my house. I'm only 5' tall. I do however have an old wooden ironing board that has been passed down from generation to generation and it's still functional too. It seems that things built back in the day were built to last and were better quality than what you can buy today!~Ames

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  20. No I don't have one but, I love this one! Wow, what great condition it is in! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. Have a fun day!

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  21. I do, I do have a vintage step stool. I got mine at a garage sale for I think $1. It was ugly and gray and orange and rusty. I brought it home and stripped it as best I could, primed it and spray painted it red. Mine is actually an old metal stool with a back and it was used for a man's tool shop stool. It is now the most used chair in the house. I use it for seating as well as for reaching things. I just love it and couldn't live without it. Thanks for sharing.

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