I've spent the past few weeks wishing I could order everything out of this summer 1969 Sears Catalog I scored at Room Service. From swag lamps to pinch pleat drapes, rugs and bedspreads, it has everything that would solve all my decorating dilemmas. But wait, there's more! You could have ordered indoor/outdoor waterfalls, tractors, folding doors, vinyl flooring, cabinet hardware, awnings, golf clubs, car batteries, stereos, water sprinklers, china, ad infinitum. And the prices! This is a great resource to show what decor trends were going on at the time.
I may have to scan every page for you. Here's a start with the light fixtures:
Those chunky resin lights that you're paying hundreds for on ebay? Their 1969 price was $18.97. Actually the most expensive light on this page is number 18, the "vivid interpretation of the gay nineties oil-lamp" coming in at $47.97.
These drool worthy, retractable lamps are sweet! Number 9 is the priciest at $36.97. You can click on pictures to make them bigger.