Saturday, April 23, 2011

Craig's List Series #12

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.

I'm so happy to see many of you utilizing CL to furnish your homes these days.  I've had tons of fun doing this series and sharing my finds with you.  My latest project is converting a large office into an office/living room for my sister-in-law.  I was able to score some great items on CL for a song to use in this space.   A gorgeous area rug, 7' x 10' from a smoke-free/pet-free home that cost a mere $85, as well as a beautiful console table with granite top for $180.  Both go perfectly in the room and the only thing left to do is find some casual seating.

Speaking of seating, check out these amazing chairs that I spotted recently while browsing CL:

A gorgeous antique needlepoint chair for $65.

These next three chairs were listed together, but for different prices.
This red Victorian was going for $60.

A lime green Eastlake chair for $50.

And a maroon rosewood accent chair for $75.

I fell in love with this vintage desk.  It was listed for just $50, but alas, I have no use for it.......sniff,sniff.

Same with this tall oak secretary.  Asking price: $75.


I swooned over these old chippy shutters listed for $15 a piece.

And how about this rustic 6' ladder for $20?

And rounding out the shabby category is this white china cabinet for $75.

Don't you just love the chicken wire on the doors??  $75!!!!!  And you wouldn't even have to paint it!

And for those of you who've been following for a while, you know my series wouldn't be complete without a gory ending.

Not one.  Not two.  But THREE new caskets.  Floor models for $350 a piece!  Delivery available....

Happy hunting and have a Blessed Easter my CL friends!



Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk said...

You have a very nice blog as well! I am now YOUR newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving behind your nice thoughts. The comments make all of the difference in the world.

Blondie's Journal said...

Now I'm convinced you can get ANYTHING on Craigslist!! I love the white china cabinet!

Happy Easter to all of you, Kim!


Loretta said...

Hi Kim; thanks for dropping by my blog. Your blog looks lovely! I really like your house! Your children are very cute, esp. the newest addition. Happy Easter!

Rachel said...

I love those desks! Can you send one to Indiana? :)

Happy Easter!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

LOVE the first items! But gosh, I guess anything goes on Craigs List, huh?!?!

Have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sunny said...

Hi Kim! First, thank you for the kind words and I am now a KIM"s Domestic Bliss fan as well! Your blog is very clever..I love Craig's List, tho.. since the crimes across the US, I admit, I am scared to shop it anymore.:( Congratulations on you newest bundle of God's love! That is so wonderful! Your children are beautiful. Happy Easter, my new friend! I am really enjoying learning to Blog, still,I have so many questions ..i'll get it figured out eventualy. lol. Have a wonderful week! Sunny109

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, beautiful things! You're not going to believe this but I actually have a desk like the one you like so much. It's not in my house yet...I can't find a spot for it. It belonged to my uncle bought her house and it's still there. I can get it whenever I want to though. I love the wire on the front of the doors. It's a really cute desk...wish I had a place for it! Hmmmm....Have a wonderful Easter!! Kristen

awal.ny said...

I have a thing for chairs and it is a good idea that I am not close. I love the secretary and the white china cabinet, and don't forget that cute little desk. Great prices. I would have never thought about finding caskets on the internet, they would come in handy for my Halloween party next year.

Tiff said...

What amazing finds! Those chairs are great and I love those shutters! Have a lovely Easter! X

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Hello Kim, thank you so much for stopping in my little blog and saying hello.
I have to laugh a bit at the bottom pic! yes they will sell anything, but seriously that is a great price for those things we don't like to think about.
Love your blog, love your brand new baby boy.
I'm your latest follower!

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

oh me again, for your pillows on the sofa how about adding some white pillows in all sizes? or some white mixed in with some patterns?
here is a link to one I think would look great:

there are also some pretty ones that would go:
Beaded Butterfly Pillow' and
Beaded Flowers Pillow at Pier1,
because not everything has to match your walls.
also for something on the wilder and bolder side, I immediately thought of this type of pillow for your sofa too: (only in orange!)
(kind of pricey though)

I think it would look great! or even the rust' or gold' ruffle pillows?

I know call me crazy, but I'm on a roll ! lol

Anonymous said...

What a fun blog! I'm so glad you stopped by mine so I could find you! Looking forward to following your new adventures!

Orange it Lovely said...

oooohh I love that you are in my area.. those chairs are killer cute!!! Can t wait to see what else you find for me :)
Im having a giveaway if you wanna stop on over !

Becca said...

Your CL is clearly much better than mine !! I love all of the pieces to swoon over ... so many fun transformations can unfold! I hope you're doing well and enjoying peanut. *Becca*

Brenda said...

Whenever I see something like that on CL, I call, and the people are "holding" it for someone! I am a day late and a dollar short. Thanks for stopping by!

Dear Sweet Home said...

I love CL shopping! I wish I were close enought to get that wonderul secretary - I have been looking for one on CL myself! Have a great evening!

Step inside my home said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for your sweet comments! Wow, what great things you are finding on CL. It just pays to be persistant and keep looking. The chairs, desk and shutters are awesome. ~Susie

Deb said...

I can NEVER find good stuff on CL - Clearly I need to be more diligent in checking it. Thanks for the nice comment and for stopping by my blog :)

single mom diaries said...

Hi Kim thanks so much for taking the time to go to my blog. Im really loving yours :)

Jeanne said...

Hello Miss Kim. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I too am a known curb-side crasher. Old windows especially! Rock on!

xo Jeanne @ bees knees bungalow

Cathy Wall said...

Thanks for stopping by Room Rx and following. I LOVE CL do you use craigseasy? Makes searching a snap because it shows all of the listings in photos and reduces the number of clicks!
The caskets are too funny, oh the beauty of CL!


Privet and Holly said...

It always amazes
me how you sniff out
the absolute BEST
stuff on C.L.! That
white piece with the
chicken wire is a
wowzer of a bargain!
xx Suzanne

Shelby said...

ooo... i love craigslist! a good deal of our furniture is thanks to good ol' craigslist!

very merry vintage style said...

These are great finds. I never seem to look at CL at the right time! Love those velvet chairs especially!

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

LOL! I love when you include the caskets at the end. I guess I have a weird sense of humor, but I always forget what's coming and when I see you post the caskets photo(s), I always laugh. ;)

Lydia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love new blog friends! Wow- your area has some great CL finds. I feel like my area is in a slump right now- no good postings lately:(

BellaVida said...

dont really need a casket but that desk is fabulous

Marianne said...

I am sooooo jealous. I never find such great stuff on Craigs list. These things are just great! I'm going on to check it out now.
Marianne :)

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Some good buys on CL .. mine is always way to expensive. I have to say the caskets creep me out.. Your newest follower

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Kim, Ilove that you are such a big craiglister. I really need to do more of that myself. Goodwill doe not always cut it. Also, I wanted to thank you for being such a great supporter of my newbie party, I really love when I see you out there making new friends and being a part of it:) XO

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful compliment. Hope you continue to join me on my journey. I'll be back to visit you. Oh yes, I'll send a reply to your question.
Rosemary :) said...

Hey sweet friend... YOU have been featured at Elements Interiors! Come over and check it out!

Thank you for Joining my Whassup Wednesday Par-Tay! You are AWESOME!



Screaming Meme said...

I am having a giveaway...well a series of them...starting with a slipcover! :) I thought I would stop in to let you and your readers know...

Xo, Meme

JaninaCakes said...

Thank you for the lovely comment. I love CL. Never thought of purchasing furniture from there though? Maybe I will now. Thanks for posting. <3, new follower

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Those are all gorgeous finds Kim!