South Carolina Time Warp

July 22nd, 2012 · 9 Comments

Nostalgic for a time gone by, we present two homes from Orangeburg, South Carolina that are frozen in time.  Enjoy.

This Orangeburg home was built in 1954.  The living room features wallpaper, green carpet, and green drapes.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture green carpet drapes 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

The wallpaper design carries over in the dining room.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture dining room 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

The family room or den is quite cozy.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture green carpet drapes 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Matching bedspread and drapes in the master bedroom.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture blue carpet 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Our second featured Orangeburg home was built in 1973.  Green and blue were popular colors back in the day.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture blue carpet drapes 1973 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Everything looks brand new!  Kudos to both home owners who’ve loved their homes for decades.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture blue carpet drapes 1973 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Tags: Carpet · Window Coverings · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities · 1970s · Grandma's House · Bedspread · Not Ugly

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Missing in Action // Jul 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Shouldn’t someone be sitting in that wheelchair. Where did they go? What is that thing sticking out of the wall on the right in the 3rd frame?

  • 2 Melykin // Jul 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    They are very nicely kept. Those houses are probably in good shape.

    MIA, maybe the elderly owner of the first house has recently passed away. Clearly no professional staging has been done, but the home seems to be immaculate and quite tastefully decorated as is.

  • 3 TLynn // Jul 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I don’t think that’s a wheelchair. Pretty sure that is a toilet.

    I can’t imagine holding on to furniture, curtains and carpeting that long.

  • 4 Lisa // Jul 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I’m impressed with the care and cleanliness of everything.

  • 5 Jayne // Jul 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

    This reminds me of my first house, my Great Aunt had lived and died in it. It had the same giant spoon and fork in the kitchen and those blue floral curtains in one of the bedrooms. Ah good memories.

  • 6 Murphy // Jul 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    The first one has typical 50’s decor. Stores like Penneys would sell the matching bedspreads and drapes, very popular. They were often heavy satin that needed to be dry cleaned. Carpet back then was wool and would last forever if cared for. And it would give you a nasty rug burn if you wrestled around on it!

  • 7 Murphy // Jul 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I’d like to see the kitchens and bathrooms in these homes. I hope you have those pics for a later post.

  • 8 Jackie // Jul 24, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Whoever lived there loved their home and their decor.

  • 9 Trisha // Apr 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    A Shabby Chic enthusiast would enjoy the first home very much! The second home is very well kept and wouldn’t require much to bring it up to speed.

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