The credenza I designed is too wide for the space, so if I do build one, it will be smaller, to fit under the window.
My nice wood dining table is from the 1970s, I think, but not really modern, and it's also too big for the space, so I drew a little minimalist table in the illustration above of a style/size that I'll be on the lookout for in resale shops and on Craigslist.
The clock is just one mid-century design I'm considering. There are numerous others.
The wonderfully nostalgic, kitschy mod/atomic curtains will be a lucky find, if I manage to find them. Like these. (The ones in this image are what I photoshopped into my dining alcove image.)
You come across them on e-bay sometimes, but they're outrageously expensive. My first choice would be shiny fiberglass like this. And this. My second choice would be barkcloth. But if I can't find what I'm looking for, I'll design an abstract atomic motif, stencil it onto a painter's dropcloth (all the rage in decorating now) and make some pinch-pleated drapes myself. I may even have a couple of traverse rods around here somewhere.
Here are a couple of images online showing how gorgeous they are when they're refinished...
Stanley chairs 1
Stanley chairs 2
Stanley chairs 3
atomic table china to display in the corner cabinet. But I do have my mom's Syracuse "Old Ivory -- Nimbus" china (that she bought with S&H Green Stamps) which is very minimalist, will look great in a mid-century modern-ish dining alcove... Photos don't do it justice. It's actually beautiful...
The rice paper light fixture is temporary, until I can find one of these I can afford (except I want all-brass). E-bay sellers want outrageous sums form them:
So, okay, I have sort of a blueprint. I have a habit of changing my mind, as new options present themselves, but this is good for a start.
First stop -- Lowe's, to buy paint stripper for the corner cabinet.