Thursday, October 14, 2010

Craig's List Series #9

This series of posts features Craig's List finds from my area of the country, 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.

WOW! Where does the time go?  It's been a few months since I posted this series.  My apologies!  But no worries - it's back and this one is better than ever!  Let's get right to it.


First up is this French Provincial antique sideboard listed for $25.




A similar piece listed for $150.




A pair of antique marble top French Provincial style end tables for $40. 






An antique bedroom vanity for $50.






Antique croquet set - $160.  A little pricey, but super-cool!!




A stunning mahogany corner cupboard for $175.






Accent chair - $25.




This one is not an antique, but I can think of a few bloggers who would have arm-wrestled for it.
A rooster cabinet for $85.




A set of dressers with bookcase and small desk for $35.


thirty.five.dollars.people..............


Also not an antique, but a great price is this wood credenza for $35.






And a beautiful accent table for $60.




As mentioned in my disclaimer above, I did not purchase any of these great pieces.  My latest CL treasure, and one of my favorites, can be seen by clicking here.  


I'd love to hear your thoughts on Craig's List!  Thanks for visiting.
xoxo,
Kim

20 comments:

Shelley said...

I love CL! We got our beautiful bedroom set and our dining room table/china cabinet from there! We have also bought and sold a couch on CL. Love it! Oh yeah we also sold a kitchen table and chairs before we moved.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Amazing! Wish my local craigslist was priced that low! None of those pieces would have been listed for less than $100 and most would have been much more. I would have carried that first sideboard home on my back if necessary!!

3LittleByrds said...

I love Craigslist. I've gotten a armoire and a dining set so far from there. Wonderful finds. You have some awesome deals in your area though. I never luck up on anything that low for those kind of pieces.

Linda said...

These are all great finds~ I'd love to have the credenza~ and your clock is really gorgeous!

bj said...

OMGosh, girl..gotta hurry and leave a comment so I can see what OUR Craigs List might have....

I am loving all of these..the prices are making me pass gas and I would have been one of those are wrestling for that Rooster cabinet. whew...see ya...

bj said...

excuse me...that would be ARM wrestling...:))))

Rebecca said...

I'd have proudly hauled all of this home if I had the room! Amazing finds!

xoRebecca

Sailing Simply said...

Those prices are totally amazing! I am in shock! I can't believe what our craigs list people are asking for things now! Gee!

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, our love with Craigslist! Those are some pretty great things. I looks almost every night just in case I see something I must have! :) Now, I just may have been one of the arm wrestlers for that cute little Rooster piece! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Wendy said...

Great finds! Wow 35 for that bedroom set. Amazing! I have to tell you I sold all my furniture on CL in less then one week! I couldn't believe it! Go CL!!
Wendy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kim...

Ohhh my...I really did like each and every one of these beautiful pieces that you shared with us today! Sheesh...I wished that I had some of these options on my local CL. But...I live way out in the sticks...and our nearest town is still pretty small. There is never much on CL here. Shoot! So much fun looking through all of these fabulous finds! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Playing Sublimely said...

Shut up those all were listed on craislist!!!! Oh friend, just love them! Nice to meet you by the way!
Amy

Darlene said...

Wow!Those are some amazing prices and amazing items. I must remember to check out Craigs list!!

Ames said...

Wow! Wow! And WoW! I need, I mean I want that antique vanity. And that $35 wall of book cases and desk. It just amazes me why anyone would buy new when they can support recycling and buy used. I think old furniture has more character anyway!~Ames

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Those are some fantastic prices. Trish

Gotham said...

these are great finds, even though some of them might not look so good as their conditions are not so well maintained, they can look just great if they are given due attention, i like the dresser and the first hutch the most, great wooden items
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Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I don't know HOW you kept yourself from buying ALL of these things. I am going to have to write you so that you can tell me HOW you find all of these great items on Craig's list!
Best,
Gloria

Pamela said...

Love those finds and yes I would wrestle somebody for that rooster cabinet! Too too cute!

Decgal's Humble Abode said...

Love, love, love, Craigs list. I check it through out the day for great finds. Thanks for sharing. Decgal

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Kim,

Came back to tell you that I went to Paula's site and realized I have one of her signs! I purchased it a few years ago on ebay. Then I spotted your vanity and had to tell you that we just purchased the EXACT one on Craigs List! Can't wait to share mine and see yours after we work some magic on them.

Deborah