Friday, October 1, 2010

New Craig's List Find

If you follow my blog, you know I'm a Craig's List junkie.  I'd say about 50% of my home is furnished/accessorized via CL.  I'm so excited to show you my newest CL treasure!!

This E. Ingraham antique mantle clock was listed for just $50.  My heart went pitter patter as I feverishly responded to the ad.  The hours that followed while I waited were excruciating!  All you can do is hope and pray that you were the first one to respond when something this good comes along.


It ticks, it tocks, it came with a key, it's beautiful and I love it!  And for only $50, who wouldn't?  Of course I had to ask the seller if she got a lot of calls (I know this sounds twisted, but I love doing this!) and I could tell by the look on her face that "yes" was an understatement.  That just added to my excitement.

When you hunt for treasures as much as I do at yardsales, estate sales and auctions you run into a lot of the same people - many of them dealers.  We are always cordial to one another, but there is definitely a level of competitiveness that goes along with this hobby.  I could just picture the faces I knew would be responding to this ad and it tickled me to know that I got it!

This is where I put it for now, on top of my antique in the Living Room.


Not sure I like it there or if that's where it will stay, but I stuck it there for now just to show it to you.

Did I mention I trekked out in the pouring rain and flooding to get this sucker?  We are experiencing some extreme weather here in the Mid-Atlantic region this week.  But of course I think it was worth it.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend!
xoxo,
Kim

22 comments:

Shelia said...

Morning, Kim! How are you feeling? Do you have morning sickness! I hope you're feeling wonderful.
Now that clock is a beauty! I think you really got a good deal on it too! I love coming to see your most gorgeous home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a beauty Kim..Now please remeber old clocks should not be moved around too much...the tick tock will stop real fast if you move it too much and cost a fortune to get repaird...Great deal you got on this Kim and I'm doing my "Happy Dance" for you girl..How is the baby baking girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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

What a wonderful clock! It looks great in your home.
Hugs,
Penny

Pat said...

Absolutely wonderful find Kim!

Blondie's Journal said...

Nice score, Kim! And you braved the rain to get it! I've been hearing the news about the East coast rains...stay safe & dry!

XO,
Janie

Jill said...

Ok, so get this...my dad has a clock identical to that in his house. My mom had bought it at an antique store. However, his doesn't work, he just keeps it around cuz it looks so neat. It is really beautiful...so beautiful, in fact, that I tried to get him to give it to me. He smiled but didn't offer it up. :-) I think it's awesome that you've got one that actually works! Looks beautiful in your home!

southerninspiration said...

What a delicious deal! I love it!

Suzanne

Debbie said...

Kim you scored big time on that clock, I know because I have one very similar on my mantel...we paid double!!~

Jess said...

I love your CL find. I go through the ads rather frequently but maybe I'm paranoid I just get creeped out by buying things from people on CL. Like what if the one ad I respond is from that one weird freak out there ha ha. But I love when I get something like this at such a good deal! Love it! :-)

A Hopeful Heart said...

Totally, totally gorgeous. And it looks spectacular right where you have it.

In this day and age of digital clocks, I've come to LOVE regular clocks...you know, the kind with hands, that mean you actually need to know how to tell time.

Glad you got such a great treasure.

Have a lovely weekend,
Patti

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get a great buy! Congratulations. :D
Enjoy your weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get a great buy! Congratulations. :D
Enjoy your weekend.

Val said...

I love love love this clock. Great find.

Betsy B. said...

The clock is so nice and even better that it works. Good job. The piece it is sitting on is lovely too.

Joan said...

Congratulations on your CL find! You seem to have so much luck there. I just don't check the local listings frequently enough.
We received 5 inches of needed rain last week. I am sure you didn't mind treking out in the rain to get your find!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Congratulations on your clock! I can see you are in love with it. I am very happy for you! It's beautiful.
Best,
Gloria

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kim,
WOW...that's a great deal on this beautiful clock...hope you hop over and show her off at my PARTY! I have featured you this week at NTT...please feel free to grab my cute little starfish button for your blog! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Blessings,
Linda

Emily Joyce said...

Wow, great find! I need to check Craig's list again soon myself!

I am passing on "The Versatile Blogger" award to you today, because I always enjoy your posts and find inspiration here :) When you get a chance, swing by and check it out. Have a great day!

Gotham said...

thats an absolutely cool think, looks vintage and would look anywhere on something big and wooden, it looks great on the chest you have placed as it gives it both the height and the space it needs to look great!! great combination of clock and chest

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Ellen said...

WOW! smiles....

Artist Terri Smith said...

Goodness Gracious Alive Sweet Kim..you've actually managed to do it again! Another bargain! It's as if the Heaven's have a beam of sunshine aimed directly at your house! Even during the pouring rain..the messages still get through! :)) Love & Autumn Sunshine, Terri

Kathy said...

I just love your clock find I just love Craig's List too in fact it what people tease me about -I can find anything :-)