Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tall Vase

Over a year ago I purchased this vase through Craigslist. I responded to an ad for a mid century dresser that didn't work out, but the seller, an older gentleman, had numerous other items for sale that he didn't list. I purchased this striking vase for a very reasonable price of $35.00. 

Over time I realized that it doesn't go with my decor, but enamored of it, I didn't want to let it go. Now I'm ready (this is starting to sound like a relationship) and would like to try to sell it on craigslist. Here's my problem: I know little about vases, there are no markings on this vase and I have no idea what kind of value to put on it. 

Here's what I do know: This heavy vase is 21" tall and measures 35" in circumference at it's widest point. It is in excellent condition. There are light reflections in the photo on the center, right and especially the left, that do not exist on the vase.

Any help at all would be very much appreciated!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cruisin' on Craigslist

I haven't done this for awhile - so let's take a look at what my Madison, Wisconsin craigslist has listed today. The seller above has four nice items for sale: an ikea lamp (like that shade) for $20, red industrial folding chair - $30, a chrome lounger chair for $75 and a EQ3 desk for $250.

This seller has a full size brass bed for $45 - sounds like a great deal and I'm assuming it is not solid brass.

The seller titled this listing "totally ok table and chairs" which I found humorous.
The price of $75 seems to be totally ok too.

This seller has these tabouret chairs listed at all four for $100. For some stylish chairs that looks to be in very good condition, that seems to be a very reasonable price. I've noticed that these chairs have been on craigslist awhile and have been reduced in price. I would have to think that's due to a style that has a more limited appeal. But what a great deal for the person who eventually buys these!

Some lucky buyer is going to get this six piece bedroom set for $75.00. The wood grain pattern is interesting and reminds me of chevron. For the money you get two dressers and two twin beds! Wouldn't this be great for two boys sharing a bedroom?

Finally, someone can own this Queen Nefertiti Lamp for $150.00! It looks like quite the deal if it will fit it with your decor. She looks very regal, but also a bit imposing to me. I don't think I could buy something as life like as this for my home. At night things like this start to look real and play tricks with your mind. Queen Nefertiti might even start talking to me: "Jil, why has it been so long since you have dusted?" Gasp. I might have to obey her commands which could involve painting her nails, fanning her and keeping my house spotless. Double gasp.