A Step Back In Time

May 14th, 2012 · 19 Comments

This Wickenburg, Arizona home is frozen in time.  Some 1950s elements, mostly 1970s furniture.  Enjoy.

A time when visiting Grandma was fun.

blast from the past old vintage original retro furniture 1970s Wickenburg Arizona home house

Guests were always welcome.

blast from the past old vintage original retro furniture 1970s Wickenburg Arizona home house

People had parties and actually talked to each other and did not text.

blast from the past old vintage original retro furniture 1970s Wickenburg Arizona home house

Meals were prepared from scratch.

blast from the past old vintage original retro furniture 1970s Wickenburg Arizona home house

Things were built to last.

blast from the past old vintage original retro furniture 1970s Wickenburg Arizona home house

Groovy.

blast from the past old vintage original retro furniture 1970s Wickenburg Arizona home house

This home still has a working, vintage refrigerator.  Check it out!

vintage old 1950s refrigerator still working pink Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale

Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread · Not Ugly

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Murphy // May 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I’ll take the sectional couch, cover it with some niftly stretch slipcovers and use it for another 50 years.
    I wouldn’t use that fridge tho. I’d unplug it and use it for a pantry and stick an new small energy efficient one someplace else in the room.

  • 2 Julia // May 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Sincerely lovely staging, especially that cake on the dining table. : )

  • 3 TLynn // May 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Love that pink fridge!

  • 4 Jozef // May 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Whoa that is cool! It’s a piece of history.

  • 5 maria // May 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Yeah, I too remember when talking to an actual human being was the norm and dinner didn’t come out of a microwave. And I miss my grandma. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that looks like her beloved pink frigidaire. I think I might just cry.
    Oh, who said you can’t go home again. Thomas Wolfe?
    He’s so wrong. You go back again. And again. And you never actually ever get over it.

  • 6 Picky // May 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    What a neat blast from the past. You know the house has been cared for just because the furnishings have been so well cared for. I really want a bathroom sink like this.

  • 7 Vinnie // May 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    OMG I love that fridge! I want to put fake food in it and pretend I live in a life-size dollhouse.

  • 8 giggity // May 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    The sectional is awesome. So is the bathroom sink.

  • 9 Murphy // May 15, 2012 at 11:53 am

    This is uncanny. My 94 yr old mother has some of these EXACT furnishings in her home: the turfed vinyl twin size headboards, the brown floral chairs (she has 2), drop leaf table by the front door, the hen and rooster figurines and the Early American bedroom furniture!
    I’m going to go call her now - she will get a kick out of this. Yes, she is online!

  • 10 anonymous // May 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    “Lets do the time warp again!!!……” (Rocky Horror…)

  • 11 Melykin // May 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I had a bedspread like the ones in the first picture when I was a kid (a long time ago).

    Is that an ashtray stand beside the sectional in the second picture? I haven’t seen one of those in years. In fact I haven’t seen any ashtray in a long time.

  • 12 Nancy // May 16, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Rooms decorated like that do bring back many wonderful memories! With so many members of that generation “aging out” of their long time homes, I fear there will be more photos of this type showing up in real estate listings. Although I do wish there was a photo showing more of the kitchen. Any room with that small a built-in fridge and that wallpaper would be quite interesting! And is that an 8-track player on the table by the door?!! Simply amazing!

  • 13 Angie // May 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

    This home is soooo clean!! Who cares if the furnishings are a blast from the past. You can always update with new fabric on the chairs and sofa. They probably have really good bones so why throw them out? Everything else is probably in super shape so I’d keep it. You can always update with paint and/or hardware. But I’d keep it as is and charge admission to this house. MAD MEN anyone?

  • 14 Donnie // May 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    WOW…gave me some ideas for my 1972 ranch style house I have….

  • 15 steveachum // May 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love the bricks with the retro wallpaper and the pin fridge!

  • 16 daphne // Jun 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I want to see the hair fall closet

  • 17 MimiR // Aug 19, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I’ll take the sectional. :-)

  • 18 Pate // Aug 31, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    OMG! That’s my Mom’s brown striped recliner!!!!

  • 19 Trisha // Apr 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    This is actually a very fresh home :) I especially love the dining area! It looks so inviting and ready for a dinner party. The only thing I don’t like about houses with this old style is they didn’t seem to like to let much light in. Heavy, dark curtains over the windows limit light flow and I love natural light. But other than that, so well preserved and welcoming!

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