Thursday, June 23, 2011

Steals and Deals on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a great resource and can yield surprising finds. If you can see the potential and possibilities in the new life of something, then it's a haven. I did a search under mid century, retro and vintage last night and found these items.

Could this enamel table be any sweeter? Love the design and bright yellow on this. Besides being used in a kitchen it could also be used as a desk or as a folding table in a tricked up laundry room.

I see ads like this on Craigslist where furniture was used for staging a house and then is sold at quite a reduced rate. I think these chairs are quite nice.

Great mid century style on this dresser.

Great style for little money on these chairs, almost look like they could be Thonet. They would look nice with a wood or laminate table.

I like the lines of this Industrial cabinet. It could also be used as an end table or nightstand, even in an entry way.

This retro gold chair looks to be in excellent condition.

I think this curved cabinet is unique. If you have the right spot for this, there's a lot that could be done with a piece like this.

Isn't this fireplace great? It would add a lot of style to a modern space.

Great price on this vintage chair, it would be nice as an extra chair somewhere or with a desk.

NICE prices on these Atomic style lamps.

Nice gathering of silver pieces here, I'm wondering if those glasses have any lineage. 

Aren't these chairs cute? They would be so adorable in a little girl's room.

Fantastic mid century style on these end tables.

Can I get your feedback on this post? Do you like this type of posting? Should I make it a regular feature? If so, how often - weekly, biweekly or monthly? Thank you for your response, it is very helpful, I want to do postings that you like!


  1. I love craigslist... those vintage dining chairs are a steal... they look like they may be the Gazelle chair by Shelby Williams! ( I would check them out because they command good prices!)

  2. oh my gosh. if i lived near you i would snatch up the dresser and that gold chair in a heartbeat!

    i check craigslist pretty much on a daily basis but i need to find a chair like that asap!

  3. I love the gold chair and the media cabinet! I have bought a few things on Craigslist. But you have to be fast where I live, the good things go quickly.

  4. After Vintage Scapes comment about the dining chairs I looked on eBay at Shelby Williams Gazelle chairs and was ready to pounce! But I went to the ad and saw that the grandkids are trying to raise money for their grandmother's assisted living expenses by selling her things. My conscience prevailed (thank you mom and dad), I emailed them and told them what they might have.

  5. oh man... that would have broken my heart, you did the right thing, great for you. One can only hope that they'll get more money now.

  6. EEKK! I want that fireplace! One day. Sometimes on craigslist you have pounce quickly! I once saw a heywood wakefield china cabinet for sale for 50 bucks! Someone beat me to it by five sad!

  7. Like Beccalina says, that fireplace! Pure Jetsons' mod, I love it.

    I'd say these are fun posts are fun, do more! :) AND Jil, that was incredibly sweet of you!

  8. It was good and painful at the same time. It was fun to do the craigslist posting, that's all the encouragement I need!