Just got the chair--you all know what it is. The lamp is just tooooo fab.
The "buying back our childhood" continues. I'm pretty sure my parents never had a lamp like this one, though--they were all into Colonial in the 60's and before that it was hand-me-downs from their parents and my grandparents were assuredly not pink splatter lamp kinds of people.
As for the chair, I'm pretty sure nearly every kitchen had one back then. You use it as a stepstool and then when you get tired you sit down on it to rest. And then your husband comes home from work, demands to know what's for dinner and says, "Oh and hon, fix me a bourbon and water while you're in there" and you seriously consider using the chair for another, darker purpose.
Maybe not ALL moms thought about it, but I know MINE sure did!