Thursday, July 8, 2010

Craig's List Weekly Series #8

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. 


Please note:  Unless otherwise stated, I did NOT purchase any of these items.


I found lots of great pieces this week so let's get right to it, shall we?  


First off is this retro cabinet for $50.  A little high, but I love the look of it and it appears to be in great condition.




More retro goodness - this 60's yellow dining set for $150.






Rounding out the retro category is this set of three teal nesting tables.  




Weird how the colors look totally different in those pictures.


Gorgeous Tole chandelier for $50.....yeah, I was tempted on this one.


It's worth mentioning that it pays to comparison shop - even on Craig's List.  This wicker set for $150 was directly under a similar set listed for $500.  Sellers should also do their homework before listing.  This set included all six pieces shown.






Love this coffee table for only $70.






Another great coffee table, this one a solid cherry drop leaf table for $40.  Can't beat that people.




Or how about this pink/white marble top Victorian coffee table?  Oops, I forgot to write down the price, but it must have been good for me to save this.




I loved this antique bathroom cabinet for it's uniqueness, but not the price - $100.




Beautiful and chippy.  The drawer opens up to store toiletries and there is a bar on the side to hold hand towels.




I love anything that is unique.  Including this antique Anglo-Indian chair made of exotic wood listed for $75, a decent price in my opinion.  But of course I would offer less to start off.




This small wine table is a steal at $15.


Perfect condition and beautiful green leather top.


The wow factor is off the charts on this vintage giraffe throw rug listed at $100.




I thought this antique zither was an interesting item.  Could be yours for $40.






If you have been following this series,  you know that I like to end each installment with a creepy category.  
This week did not disappoint.


The listing reads "Creepy Dolls & Doll Parts".




"Nightmarish dolls, make me an offer that will make their porcelain faces crack a smile.  They've been laying around for a while, not moving."


nuff said..........



39 comments:

Petie said...

That last one was a little creepy :)

Interesting finds....love the retro nesting tables and the bathroom chippy cabinet, but you're right, a little pricey. Thanks for sharing. Wonder how these prices compare to C.L. here in the northwest??

Sailing Simply said...

LOL! Those doll parts are creepy! Especially the way they are laid out! Whew! I love the nesting tables and the marble coffee table! This is a neat series, I think this is the first time I've seen it! I can't wait until the next! Great idea!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Kim,
I love this post about Craig's list! There are so many treasures to be found!!!! And you seem to have found them all! Wonderful!
I love the cherry drop leaf table. I am looking for a drop leaf.
I live in Pa, so we were also having a heat wave! It seems a little better tonight.
Thanks for entgering my giveaway! Good Luck.
Yvonne

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

I'm a newbie to CL, as if I didn't spend enough time on the internet following blogs!!! So many good finds! Thanks for sharing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That was funny! I know people have those creepy doll parts laying around in their studios!

Carol

Kimberly said...

Some nice things. I am going to check out my area. I haven't in awhile.

Kimberly said...

Your area has much better things than mine! :>) Someone was selling two pair of hens! LOL

Wendy said...

As always...great finds! By chance that wicker set; is it close to us?

Jemsmom said...

That giraffe throw is awesome! Creepy doll parts... not so much! Hey, you know what they always say about another man's junk! Have a great week!

Debbie said...

I like this series Kim!!~ The dolls are FREAKY!!~ Did you see toy story 3 yet? I won't tell you, if you did you know what I am talking about with the baby:)

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
Oooh! I love the nesting tables, and the tole chandelier! The yellow 60's dining set? Not so much! And those doll parts would give me nightmares, I am afraid :) Thanks for sharing!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

So many great finds... I will have to check Craig's list out!!! Thanks for sharing. Blessings~~~Daphne

Jennifer said...

There was some really nice items there! FYI!!!! Warning! I was being curious and clicked on the men seeking men and they show their pee pees lots and lots of times.Ewww! I can't believe I just admit this! Just a warning!

Tina said...

Gorgeous finds as always Kim! I am so in love with that chippy antique bathroom cabinet! I want one!! Thanks for sharing your finds and your tips. Hope you have a fabulous weekend ~ Tina xx

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Yes the last picture is a little creepy. lol I never see things like this in my area on CL. Lucky you!!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Those are some great finds but the doll thing s pretty creepy!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

some great finds! thanks for commenting on my house yesterday!

Terrell said...

Ohhhh lots of great finds, lady! Yeah..what gives with the doll parts? I've seen them at some shops and it blows my mind! ha!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lots of great stuff. I love that chippy white table, but like you said that price is too high. The dolls are a little creepy. Have a great weekend.

Mrs. Chic said...

Those nesting table are so cool!! I agree strange that they look so different! The doll parts freak me out - lol

Jennifer said...

I think I got my blog fixed now! I just took that teeney bopper design off and that was slowing it way down!! It was driving me nuts! Oh I know you still love me! We are quidette's 4 EVA! haha!

Yes! Do not look at the men seeking men! I thought really old straight men was BAD! No ma'am! Gay dudes take this to a whole new gross level girlfriend!!! YUCK!!! Pee pee pic after another! Make sure the kiddos don't look at his!
I hope you are having a good day mama!

Love,
J WOW! lol!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Kim! You sure do have the gift for sniffing out the unique on CL!
I love the brown chair and the wicker set is a steal. Thanks for your recent comment on my giveaway post; I do appreciate that you tried to narrow it down from 11,000 to just one! Hope you are feeling well!
xx Suzanne

Ellen said...

You find the best stuff! smiles.

bj said...

Wow...there's lots of good stuff here. We do have a Craigs list here but I keep forgetting about it. I sure will check it out, tho.

You had an APRON in college?? Amazing..I didn't have one until my first little baby came along.
And...you silly girl, you...I am pretty sure you can still wear any of your clothes you wore then!! You are tiny!!
xo bj

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That chandelier!!!!

m ^..^

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

LOL about the creepy section! Love you sense of humor! Your Craigs List has some good stuff! That dining room table would go perfectly with a retro tablescape I'm working on. :-)

Jessica said...

Haha - creepy is an understatement! You definitely found some amazing pieces on Craigslist. I rarely have the ambition to search each listing, but it's usually pretty entertaining!

Enter to win a $60 gift certificate from CSN!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love your post. Some great finds there.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for visiting and entering my giveaway! I've entered you for one chance to win. Good luck!
I LOVE that chippy white bathroom cabinet...too cute!!
Have a great day,
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great series! I haven't been to Craigs list in a while. I have never purchased anything on Craigs list. Those dolls are creepy!
Hugs,
Penny

Stacey said...

Kim, it's July 17 and I'm just checking on you. I hope you are feeling well and off doing something fun. Thinking about you.

Val said...

I have never been on craigslist before but you have inspired me. I can't wait to check it out.

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

I love CL too! I often just browse through the ads, in the hopes of finding a diamond in the rough. I have found some incredible deals for my home, too. I am having fun reading through your posts and am now a follower. :)

Date Girl said...

haha you gotta love the sense of humor of the creepy dolls seller. Sooo creepy.

Happy Sits Day!

Young Yoga Masters said...

Thanks - I'm looking for a weird item at a discount - a Gong. You've got me thinking that Craigslist is worth keeping an eye on for it. I can't be weirder than doll parts.

simplysandi said...

Eek! Creepy doll parts! I really need to get on Craigslist more often, though. Great stuff (except the dolls)

Jenn Erickson said...

Ohhhh...that Tole Chandelier. Me want....

LOL at the creepy doll parts. I dig your sense of humor!

Angelia Sims said...

I LOVE that antique bathroom cabinet. That is really cute.

Great finds. I would never think of looking for cool (or creepy) stuff.

:-)

Jessica said...

Awesome finds! I especially love those stacking tables.