Speaking about shades. I recall several colors used on shades, most on the tan or white spectrum but I do remember one color in several houses that when I was small these blinds created a feeling of fear in my mind---it was a dark green, I don’t know why but I do remember the feeling.
Also talking about repairs, it made me think of a friend of my Dad who had a small electrical appliance repair shop for fans, irons, toasters, etc. Several times I recall stopping in there and they would talk about old times. Now I think that this is a profession that is gone, people just junk the item and buy a new one.