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.
Welcome back to one of my favorite series here at My Domestic Bliss. Actually, it's the only series at MDB, but it's one that you all seem to like, so I'm gonna keep doing them!
There's been a lot of bad press about Craig's List lately, so I caution you to be careful when buying or selling. It can be a great resource either way, you just need to use some common sense.
I have some great things to show you, so let's get started!
This antique vanity with tri-fold mirror was listed for only $50. I can SO see this paired with a sweet little upholstered bench.
A gorgeous French-style chest for only $150. Look at the condition of this thing! Doesn't look like there's a scratch on it, and I love the grain of the wood. The hardware is also stunning. A steal if you ask me!
I see tons of secretaries listed on CL and they usually go for around $300. This one was listed for $195. Obviously not an antique, but I love the uniqueness of it nonetheless. And if I were in the market for one, I would totally have snatched this up.
Also looks like it's in perfect condition.
A more traditional style secretary, this piece was listed for only $50. It needs a little work, but could easily be fixed. I love the serpentine drawers.
Anyone in need of a sideboard would be crazy not to take advantage of this deal. While the owner has disclosed that it has a few scratches and knicks as well as a sticky drawer, at $20 I think those could be overlooked!
Equally beautiful and cheap are these next two servers, listed for $30 and $40 respectively, the latter in need of a new handle.
Along the same lines is this beautiful China Cabinet listed for just $50.
As well as this one, also listed for $50.
People, you just can't get any cheaper than this!
And this china cabinet is ridiculously cheap at $100. Look at the gorgeous color of the wood and the detail in the glass doors. Also love the feet.
I know many of you are like me and can't resist an accent table. They are just so easy to find a home for and at this price you can't go wrong. An antique empire side table for $90. Again, love the wood grain and the condition looks amazing.
A sweet pink armoire, perfect for a nursery or little girl's room and listed for just $25.
I fell in love with this music stand, but didn't want to cough up the $100. Still a good price and how cool is it? So many different uses.
I was SOOO tempted on this next one. I just fell in love with the traditional look of it and it would have gone perfect in just about any room of my home. A gorgeous black hand-painted planter listed for just $50. Kicking myself now...
This huge mirror was a steal for only $45.
A bronze chandelier for only $50.
A king size Pottery Barn quilt set, including shams and skirt for only $40. A good deal even after you factor in the cost of dry cleaning.
I will finish up in typical fashion, saving the best/creepiest for last.
A pair of decorative casket handles - $35.
well, they are decorative....
wait for it.....
it's worth the wait.....
A funeral body carrier!
I promise, I'm not making this stuff up! Not sure why it's referred to that way - looks more like a casket to me.
Unfortunately, there was no price attached to this one so it's anyone's guess what it went for. Who am I kidding....
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this installment of my Craig's List series.
I hope you are enjoying a great week. We are snowed in up here in Jersey and I'm still in my pj's! Gonna make a nice breakfast soon.......for dinner!