After my last Craig's List post many of you wanted to see what I ended up getting from Craig for myself. I finally got around to snapping some pix for you. I will admit I may have paid a little more than I should have for some of these, but I don't regret the overall purchases.
I've been on the hunt for a new coffee table for my Rec Wreck Room for a long time. I got tired of buying something cheap just to make do and then discarding it a month later, so I decided to wait until I found just the right table, which really sucks cause I have no patience. This one came up on CL, but the picture was crappy. I took a chance on my hunch that it was perfect.
That entailed dragging the family to downtown Philly on a Saturday afternoon, which meant lots and lots of traffic. It was more than worth it. We met the nicest newlywed couple. Since they were moving the very next day to NYC and were desperate to unload the table, they said I could have it for $20! It's from Pier One and I lurve it! See how some things were just meant to be! I've always said, women have great instincts. The problem of indecisiveness comes when we decide not to listen to them!
Exactly what I was looking for!
This one's a keeper!
On any given day of browsing on CL, I end up with at least 5 things that I Bookmark, for myself or others. Then there are those that stop me in my tracks and have me grabbing my cell phone in a fury to scoop it up before anyone else has a chance. This was one of those times. I knew that being the first to respond was key.
It started with this chandelier, listed for $20.
There was no cell phone number so I was forced to respond to the CL email and hope for the best. Sure enough the person got back to me that evening and said she had an overwhelming response to her ad but that she would give me dibs because I was first! Yippeeeeee! The crystals and shades alone were worth it to me.
Oddly enough, the very next ad on Craig's list was for this charming little accent table that.I.had.to.have!
I just loved the hardware and all the detailed carving. And guess what? It was being sold by the same lady who listed the chandy. Suh-Weet!
For now she is at the bottom of my basement stairs.
Total for this table? $50. A little high? Yes. But do I love it? Oh yeah! I normally wouldn't have paid that much but I just fell in love with her from first sight.
So guess what? The same lady was also selling this crystal vase.
Again, too high, but it matches the chandy people! Truth is, I knew I got the chandy for a steal, so I wasn't about to haggle for these other items. I always try to be fair and I believe that goes both ways.
So that's it for last week. Stay tuned for Part 4 of my Craig's List Series later this week!