For those of you who are new to this series, for the last several weeks I've been sharing Craig's List finds from my area, South Jersey/Philadelphia. Even if you don't live in this area, and most of you don't, I thought it would be fun to show you some interesting and unique pieces and what they are worth. If you are in the market for rare antiques or just trying to gain a knowledge for what pieces are worth, I strongly suggest you visit Craig's List and scour the antique category.
Most sellers will try to give as much information about a piece as possible. So as a regular visitor to CL, I've gained a knowledge of terminology and time-period, as well as an understanding of which pieces are rare as opposed to those that are a dime a dozen. For this series, I'm showing you the ones I think are either rare, very interesting, or an extremely good value.
LOTS to share today peeps. I almost ran out of paper jotting down notes for this week's installment of Craig's List goodies. Let's get started!
I always like to mention that I did NOT purchase these items myself. I did make a CL purchase this week, and I will share a pic of that at the end of this post.
First up, an antique swivel 2-drawer chest on wheels. I just mentioned in one of my last posts that anything on wheels is valuable. This chest also has beautiful crystal knobs. It's listed for $90.
The bottom has striking detail.
A Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Edwardian Settee for $245.
Close-up of the detail.
Loved this accent table for only $30 - round with leather top and gold embossed grates.
A hand-woven oriental rug, 8 x 5, for only $50.
Maple hutch, $50 or best offer (music to mine ears!)
I apologize for the kink in your neck....
How 'bout this?? An enameled Magic Chef stove for only $75~
I can see this in Rue's house, from P,B, & J Cottage.
And this adorable rooster shelf would be right at home in Kim's kitchen, over at Savvy Southern Style, don't ya think??
Sorry for the grainy pic - it wasn't my camera! Ha!
And I couldn't help but think of Deb over at DebbieDoos when I spotted this antique fire extinguisher, or as the ad referred to it, "A Vintage Fire Putter Outer" for $50, a very good price!
I would have loved to scoop up this brown storage ottoman for only $25, but it would be breaking my new rule that I always break. Never buy anything unless I have a place to put it.....yeah right.
But Sweetie, it has storage!
This piece had me at hello and it's actually a good deal for only $220. A French-carved Satinwood Highboy.
How bout it? You can wipe the drool off you keyboard now. I always keep a napkin handy for this sort of thing.
This wrought iron dinette is an excellent deal for only $45. Even if it's not perfect, it's nothing a can of black spraypaint can't fix!
It looks alot like the one in my kitchen that I paid $75 for last year at auction. And I thought THAT was a good deal!
A lovely Pine cupboard for only $30. A STEAL!
Another steal is this antique cabinet with marble top for only $25~ I was Sooooooo tempted to break my silly stupid rule for this one. But it was gone in a flash. Gone Baby Gone!
This biscuit box was speakin' my language. But it was a little over my thrifty budget at $80.
I also fell in love with this Mahogany serving cart with lift-top needlepoint tray for $155.
And to be filed under the "Truly Bizarre" category is this wasp nest for $20. You see, you really CAN sell anything on Craig's List people.
This came straight from the ad.....
"Has been sprayed with shellac. It's been hanging in the garage for about 4 years now"...................
Where do I start?
4 YEARS???!!!!! HUH??!
And finally, this series would not be complete without....
Do you know what's coming?
I'll give you a hint. It's creepy.
Folks, yours for the taking
The Principles And Practice Of Embalming Handy-Dandy Textbook!!!
Filled with pages of not-so-useful for the Average Joe literature.
And even less-useful but certainly gory, pictures!!!
Truly a bargain at $25.
Included with this deal is the 1948 Funeral Directors Association of Philadelphia Yearbook.
I see dead people...
I'm assuming the same guy listed this Vintage Mortician Embalming Make-up Kit for $80. Unless there's some other weirdo out there who thinks there's actually a market for this creepy stuff. Just sayin'.
Just cause I know you wanna see more.
You just never know when it might come in handy.
Just to be clear, that is NOT what I bought. No, as tempted as I was, I decided my money would be better spent on this.
A chiminea for $50. It will get lots of use this Summer and I'm pretty sure it was a good buy.
So thanks for stickin' with me. Enjoy your Hump Day and I'll catch ya next time!