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.
First let me thank all of your from the bottom of my grateful heart for all of your kind comments and well-wishes after my last post. It means the world to me. The baby and I are doing fine and I'm getting lots of rest as the rest of the family picks up the slack around here.
Also, for reasons I won't get into, I recently changed my settings to approve messages before I publish them and I'm still getting used to this. I inadvertantly deleted a sweet comment from the dear Cass at Fairfield House, whose blog I adore! I tried in vain to get it back to no avail. So Cass, if you are reading this, please forgive me! I have learned my lesson and will be more careful with my mouse in the future.
Anywhoodle, back to the business at hand. Staying home on bedrest has it's advantages I must admit. I've been stalking Craig's List even more than usual and found some great things for this installment of my series.
I made one purchase of my own and am waiting impatiently on another.
My first purchase was this set of silver candleholders I found for $5. I'm trying to add more silver to my otherwise brown/gold Living Room. I used these pieces to switch out the display on my old secretary.
I just spotted this chandy on CL this morning and I'm waiting to hear back from the seller to see if it's still available.
IT IS ONLY LISTED FOR..............
FIFTY DOLLARS!!!! Shazaaam!!!!! Praying that the seller calls me back or I may cry. I want this baby for my master bedroom.
As mentioned above, I did not purchase any of these next items.
I found lots of China Cabinets at unbelievable prices, like this one with what looks to be leaded or stained glass doors for $75.
A vintage leather top octagonal occasional table on wheels for $35.
A sideways barrister bookcase. JK - I tried to upright the picture but couldn't, so just turn your head.
Barrister bookcases are usually very pricey so this one listed for only $25 really caught my attention.
As long as your head is still tilted, here's another sideways picture.
Kay, turn your head back up again.
An antique yellow bamboo hutch for $35. I was really tempted on this one. Bamboo is hot right now and I love the shade of yellow.
Another great deal - this French Provincial dresser and mirror for $70.
A unique mahogany end table for $35.
Someone remind me again why I didn't buy this??
I LURVE nesting tables of any kind. This set of mahogany and leather nesting tables was listed for $40.
This red painted hutch had me at hello. If only I had a spot for it...
This 1930's antique mahogany bedroom set is the bomb-diggity. It looks to be in mint condition and for $500 you get the dresser, vanity & chair, nightstand, head & footboard (full) and 2 mirrors. Not bad!
Another good deal was this sweet 7-piece girl's bedroom set for only $100.
Another china cabinet - I liked this one for the ornate detail on the glass doors and the price - $40. It also appears to be in good shape and is on wheels.
This one was listed as an antique and asking only $35.
People, I'm not making this stuff up! Like I said, I didn't buy any of it, so no reason for me to. I just appreciate a good bargain like the rest of you and want to share what's out there in my neck of the woods.
I'll keep you posted on that chandy. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me!
Once again, thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day, this first day of November, a pretty cold one here in South Jersey.