I love the vintage stepstools, stools, carts, and highchairs made by Cosco. I have the red stepstool - LOVE it (I'm short). I also have a similar yellow cart, and the smaller pink stool. There's a story behind that one. I saw it when I was shopping with my sister at an antiques street fair in Auburn. I really wanted it, but I just knew my husband would have a fit if I brought it home! I loved it, though- it's the same pink color as our tile and walls in our 1940 bathroom - that has chrome fixtures, as well. Problem was, there was no place for it to sit in the bathroom (hence the presumed fit!). Well, Sis liked it, too - so she said if I wasn't getting it, she would. Um, OK - so home it went with her. A number of years later, I was still pining away for it. When I brought it up, she said - "Take it- consider it an early birthday present!" My husband didn't get mad - and it has a home in the bathtub now. We don't use the tub - and I actually do use the stool sometimes. And I still love it. It belonged in there. (Ad below from 1951)
I found my red stepstool at another antiques street fair, this one in Placerville. I use it all the time. (The ad below is from 1955)
I really thought the TV Guide cover for the week starting Sept. 29th was cute! It featured the lovely cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives - and Eva Longoria Parker is sitting on one of the Cosco stools! I'm virtually positive it's a vintage one - just like my pink one. Cute!
And I like this taller stool that Teri Hatcher is sitting on, too. Not positive whether this is a Cosco - looks like a newer version, maybe a different company? I really enjoyed this special fold-out cover and the additional photos inside. I thought the whole layout by Andrew Eccles for TV Guide was very cleverly styled and shot.
Anytime somebody uses vintage props, it's going to catch my eye!
Cute shoes, too.