When I first introduced the idea of doing a weekly series, I learned that many of you are either unfamiliar with Craig's List or are hesitant to try it. But what many people don't know is that Craig's List is a great forum for learning about antiques and their value. When you are on it as much as I am you get a sense for what's common and what's unique. And with perseverance, you also acquire a knowledge of their value. The trick is to find the unique pieces that are being sold for well below what they are worth. And that can sometimes take patience.
Here are a few examples I found this week: (NOTE: I didn't buy any of these)
A deacon's bench for $50.
Antique Chifferobe - $150
Barley Twist Table - $75
Music Chest - $65
Cast Iron Needlepoint Footstool - $50
Red Chinese Wagon - $30
Vintage Starburst Clock - $25
Vanity & Mirror - $45
Mahogany Table, 6 Chairs, China Cabinet - $425
Antique Dress Form - $90 (computer not cooperating on this one - tried to upright it, sorry!)
So you see, there are many unique and reasonably priced treasures on Craig's List. Some of the pictures above are grainy, but you can see that some of those pieces need refinishing. This would of course have to be factored into the price negotiations. And I ALWAYS negotiate. Craig's List makes that part easy too, because you can do it all via email, making it less awkward.
My favorite this week? I think that would have to be the Barley Twist Table. I love her legs. A close second would be the Chinese Wagon - very unique!
As for my own purchases, I will share pictures of those later on this weekend. Today, I'm off to the Jersey Shore to bask in the sun on the beach with my BFF Denise! Going to be 80 degrees today!
Hope you all have a blessed weekend and happy hunting!