Saturday, January 18, 2014

Oh Craigslist!

It's a love/hate relationship. A few days ago I saw a beautiful chesterfield sofa on Craigslist for $200. If it was as good as it looked in the picture it was worth way more than that, maybe closer to $2000. The posting was 16 hours old but I went ahead and e-mailed and left a phone message. For the rest of the day I checked my e-mail like, every ten minutes. I finally called again and reached a very nice old gentleman who was selling because of an upcoming move to a retirement home. He gave my number to his neighbor who was handling the sale for him. And, yes, he had received a lot of interest. I pretty much gave up at that point, I mean, for that price I'm pretty sure the first person who came took it.
I checked off and on the next day and finally the post was removed. So I didn't get it. :(  This has happened so many times, and then I see beautiful furniture all the time that I don't need… it's hard to get the timing right!

Here are a few favorites that I don't need but love:

French Provencial Twin Beds 2 sets for $225


Oak Dresser $95


Pair of Vintage Wingbacks $65


Maple Dresser  $95


20 Church Pews 71/2 ft. long and 9ft. long $100 and $125 each.


Mahogany Bed $285 


And then I'm doubting myself, maybe I do need the french beds, one for my daughter and I could sell the other…. and the wing chairs have really good lines…

This drives my husband crazy, by the way, but I can't help it, I love old furniture!


  1. I feel His pain but he should know by now that you NEED to do this. My husband just goes to auctions and brings home furniture that I dont need in my house. Somehow I'm not quite so undersanding about his compulsion.

  2. If you are calling a sofa a "chesterfield", then you really do have a vintage soul. I have heard the terms, couch, sofa, davenport, chesterfield, settee, more recently - futon. I love the old names, they give an item character! Oh yes, Craigslist... we too, haunt the site, sometimes we get some good items, and then again, sometimes not. But isn't it awesome?! For free! You don't have to subscribe, and it goes everywhere. I could search for items from here in your area. Amazing.

  3. Omg! Me too! I have a thing for chairs. I just keep buying them!

  4. I was on CL last night, found a kids kitchen, food, dishes, money and....... A metal shopping cart all for $60! A great find. Stephen said no;( not in the budget. I was so sad!;) I just need to stay off there.