Sometimes some very weird stuff happens to me related to decorating and, oddly enough, estate sales. Like the time I was pregnant and tracking down vintage Fisher Price Little People for my unborn child. I had a dream that I went to an estate sale and found a Little People barn layed out on a blanket. The next day, I went to some garage and estate sales. And guess what I saw layed out on a blanket . . .
vintage Fisher Price Little People barn
Last summer, within a month’s time, I worked with three new clients who lived next door to previous clients – but I was not referred by the next door neighbor. In two of those cases, they had never even met their neighbor! Believe me, I was careful to give them very different interior paint color palettes from their neighbors!
Anyway, yesterday I had another weird decorating/estate sale experience. When I approached the home of a new client, I immediately recognized that is was the very house where I had attended an estate sale about three weeks prior. In fact, I bought this vintage chaise lounge chair from that sale:
I even snapped a few pictures on my cell phone of the house’s interior. I took this photo of the wood paneling – there’s a whole lot of it – and the stereo system with not only a cassette deck, but also an 8-track!!! Oh, and that’s an American eagle on that light switch cover.
blurry cell phone photo from when I attended the estate sale
And of course, I imagined what I could do to update the interior while enhancing the interesting architecture. And that’s exactly what I was asked to do by the new owners yesterday!
I don’t believe in coincidences, so I think I was meant to help this house. How cool and weird is that? Does anybody want to guess what year this house was built?