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The history of the Cosco kitchen stool

Saturday, March 31, 2018


My Aunt Ruby had one of these stools. I loved sitting on it, pulling out the steps and listening to her cook. I miss her. Earlier this year, I spotted a Cosco stool in someone's trash pile::gasp and WooHoo:: it was not the kind Aunt Ruby had, but, HEY! it was FREE. I learned a lot about how to recover the seat. Adley loves sitting on it at the dinner table emoticon
Here is my first find..I failed to take a pic BEFORE I recovered the seat:( I kept the original color and it's beautiful patina.

Today, on my morning walk at a trade show, I spotted this yellow beauty
I could hardly contain myself! I had to walk away initially because the vendor was MIA and I needed to get back to my booth. So I made a mental note of the stool's location. As soon as I hit my booth, I was asking for money emoticon I quickly traversed my path back to this yellow stool, found the vendor and purchased the type of stool I have been looking for my entire adult life. SCORE!!!!
Now, for the oil cloth purchase, which I did not use the first time, but should have...another lesson learned. These stools just naturally provide life lessons, much like the ladies who owned them in yesteryears. Both my granddaughters will have this special memory that only comes from a vintage Cosco kitchen stool.
My hubby told me the other day that Adley was not crazy about the color of my first stool, so I shall pink a print with some pink cuz that is what Oma's do emoticon
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  • MJK0430
    Score! You rock Oma!!!!
    860 days ago
  • NATURE_INSPIRED
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Two granddaughters? So Adley has a girl cousin angel to play with now? emoticon
    I've looked/wanted one of those vintage Cosco 2-step kitchen stools. I think every kitchen should have one. LOL!! emoticon SCORE!!
    Oh, *love* your upholstery project too!!
    863 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/2/2018 4:07:41 PM
  • 4EVERLEARNSHARE
    Great find and wonderful memories!
    863 days ago
  • JAYNE3013
    My mom had one just like this yellow one. Both my kids sat at her table tied in with either a big kitchen towel or clean cloth diaper to keep from underfoot as we cooked or at dinner. Thanks for the walk down memory lane:)
    864 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    My one grandmother had a red chair like this. I remember it being in her kitchen and her sitting on it looking out the window keeping track of her neighbors. Us grandchildren would try to sit on the chair when we would visit her, from the time we were little all the way through high school.
    864 days ago
  • IWANNABE_ALICE
    Great finds! I love mine. I have a thing for vintage!
    864 days ago
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