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1970s vintage lighting and more in this 1974 time capsule home

I went to my first estate sale of 2011 last weekend — and stumbled into a jewel of a 1970s time capsule home. The lighting fixture above the kitchen-dining room table was mod-meets-70s-kitschtacular, and I kind of went crazy photographing it. The house itself — the layout, size, scale, location and even price for our area were darn sweet, too!  Onward for 26 more photos!

Yes, the light was one of those that moved on a track along the ceiling.

A view to the kitchen. This table and light were in the area transition to the living room. The area was open concept — but in an “L” so you had some separation.

Dig the pinch pleat draperies in the background. What a lovely design — and color.

Straight on into the kitchen.

I am seriously in love with woven wood shades like this.

I was even digging this backsplash tile. I think it was tile, rather than some sort of vinyl. The laminate countertop looked like pressed leaves – a very faint design. It suited the kitchen perfectly.

The slider door by the refrigerator led to this sun porch. In retrospect, I wish that I had bought this vintage plant stand. It was marked $5. But, you know my problem with acquiring More.

Another plant stand, this is heading into the living room — look close and you can see where the kitchen floor ends and the living room floor begins.

A lovely living room.

I am really truly kicking myself that I did not buy this teeny Victorian fainting couch. I coulda woulda upholstered it in something mid mod and made it a daybed for Astro. I am going to call Teresa — who ran the sale — and see if it is still available. Drats and double drats! Sometime I just go to far in my mood swings. Buy everything! No — buy nothing!  I am always black or white, high or low, all or nothing, will I never learn moderation?

I didn’t buy this smallish modern coffee table — the glass was amoeba-shaped — either. The prices were good, too.

I tried to buy the kitchen light and this hall light, though. Fortunately — or unfortunately — they were not for sale.

This couch did not sell. My friend Ron from Berkshire County Used Furniture picked it up at the clean-out. Dig the draperies. I am using the word “dig” a lot, did you notice.

The basement was jam packed. $5 for this set of cannisters.

The vintage GE refrigerator and freezer also did not sell. They seemed to be in fantastic shape.

Remnant flooring. Luv.

What a lovely house.

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