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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Vintage Stools





Pull up a stool and join me for another visit with Coloradolady on Vintage Thingies Thursday.








This is an antique vintage oak swivel piano stool with eagle claw glass feet. It is in good, solid condition. It could use some refinishing, but I chose to leave it as it is. I bought this from an antique mall in Georgetown, Texas in the 80's



I was going to use it as a vanity stool in my bathroom. That did not work out. It is now used as a plant stand.


This is an old three leg milking stool. I just use it as a door stop. It came from the estate of my late husband's aunt.


Perhaps at some time, they could have used such a stool for milking. One thing for sure, it was not used during our milking days.

These are vintage food prices during 1932-1934:

Bacon (per lb.) .22 cents
Milk (per.qt) .10 cents
Coffee (per lb.) .26 cents
Sugar (per lb.) .05 cents

TIME really does make a difference!

20 comments:

Amy said...

What a neat thing to have :-)

CC said...

I love the little stools..and that pineapple crocheted doily atop the one stool is just beautiful.
Happy VTT..have a wonderful and safe 4th...

~~Carol~~ said...

Love your piano stool, and I'm glad you decided to leave it as is. So much character, and it looks pretty with the plant sitting on it! The little milking stool is so sweet too. Those food prices seem cheap, but I bet they weren't cheap back then!
Happy 4th!

Postcardy said...

Your milking stool is so cute. I would love to have something like that.

Bea said...

Love those stools. I like the use of the piano stool as a plant stand.

Coloradolady said...

These are all really cute! The milking stool is my favorite.

Happy VTT and Have a great holiday weekend.

Roslyn said...

I remember when a milkshake or a loaf of bread were ten cents! Our milking stools were all primitive things nothing fancy like yours!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

cool stool! happy VTT

Beverly said...

It is nice to meet you. I'm looking forward to seeing you this Saturday.

My husband and I looked for a piano stool like this for years, but we finally gave up. I'll show him yours.

Keetha Broyles said...

My mom and dad had a vintage piano stool very similar to yours - - - it is going to one of my daughters now that dad is passing their "stuff" down.

The milking stool is tres cool!!!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh i love your vintage stools..especially the piano stool with those sweet little claw feet :)..and those prices are unbelievable!!

marybt said...

Great stools! Especially the milking stool. :)

Donna said...

cool stools!!!

CHER said...

I have never seen a piano stool before. I was thinking yesterday about things to set plants on, but now I love that you have given me the doily idea!!! Thanks!!! Have a blessed day, cher

Miri said...

Wonderful stools!

I remember as a kid riding my bike to the "Milk Machine"-the only place you could get milk on the week-end...like a soda dispenser but with milk-a quart cost 25 cents and that was a premium price, it must have been less at the supermarket!

Smilingsal said...

Your use of the piano stool as a plant stand is creative. It certainly looks cute with that sweet doily on it.

Sue said...

I'd love to have an old piano stool but the prices are astronomical! My brother bought one when he was a teenager, refinished it, and it is lovely. Who knew he had a knack for finding goodies at such a young age. I like that you are re-purposing it as a plant stand.

farmlady said...

Oh my gosh! Milk was 10 cents a quart. Can you imagine? Those really were the good old days.
Love the stools. I have one like the first one you showed. Very similar. I use it for plants too.

Caths Pennies Designs said...

I have an old piano stool just like that. I grew up with that stool! I remember when my sister and I were little and taking piano lessons, we would SPIN instead of practice!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Cathy

Jan Ely said...

Love the glass "marbles" in the feet of the first stool. (Hey, we have the same color carpeting!)