Wednesday, August 29, 2012

~Craigslist Rocks!~

 Well, the tweaking continues. Every year, around this time, I get the urge to change things up a bit. I've wanted a new dining room table for some time now. The table that we currently have belonged to my grandmother; and it is in excellent condition, even though it is over 50 years old! I can remember her lovingly polishing it on Saturday mornings. It has been carefully maintained through the years; and I love it dearly. So, the thought of getting rid of it is not an option! I've had it with me for about 25 years now; and each time we entertain, I quiver at the thought of anything happening to it. It is so delicate!

(It's the table in my header photo)

The table is a rich, cherry wood, Duncan-Phyfe with drop leaf ends and brass claw feet. It also came with a center leaf to extend it for larger gatherings. A true classic! 

Since, I just wanted a table (no chairs necessary), I decided to check Craigslist yesterday, on a whim. I had never used it before; but, I've seen some wonderful finds on some of the blogs that I follow. BINGO!! I found exactly what I was looking for!! The seller had 4 dining tables for sale; and this particular beauty caught my eye!!





The detail sealed the deal for me!! Aren't the carvings pretty?




The heft and weight of this table is pretty substantial and unheard of at this price!!

So, what was the magic price??

$100!!!!

I think that was a true steal!!!

Lesson learned???

Start with Craigslist!!!

My grandmother's table has found a happy new spot in the house; and I will be back to share it with you in another post.

Thanks so much for coming by today! 




44 comments:

  1. Hi Shenita,
    That table is an awesome find for $100! I agree Craigslist is the way to go. I buy and sell my furniture on Craigslist and Kajiji.
    Peggy

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  2. OMG Shenita!! That stunning table was a steal, nothing more, nothing less!!!!!!!!! Yeah, it's gorgeous hon, I wouldn't pass that table up even if it costed a little more. Fabulous find, congrats! (I will have something tonight for Let's Dish, so don't visit me yet, lol..) Can't wait to see it in your dining room and also where you placed your heirloom one. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  3. You DID get a good deal! And the detailing on it truly is beautiful!

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  4. I LOVE craigslist. I am shocked that you found this table for $100. Someone just wanted it gone obviously because it's worth far more!

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  5. OMG score!!! That table is AMAZE!!! Love it! I wish we had a seller around here selling tables for 100 I would snatch that up in a instant! Gorgeous!

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  6. That looks like a very pretty table you found. I can't get over the price! It's such a classic table that I'm sure you will one day be able to pass it down to your kids too.

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  7. That is a steal! Nice and beefy too. You won't have to worry about any wobble with that bad-boy!!

    Great find Shenita :)

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  8. Super WOW! I would never see such a table around here in that price range! Maybe because there were no chairs with it they were selling it for such a bargain. That's really amazing! You picked a good time to check out Craigslist! It does look like your style too!

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  9. You scored big time!! What a beautiful table. Can't wait to see where you put your grandmothers!

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  10. Great table and it is so you! I think it'll fit in with your decor beautifully!

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  11. You done good Shenita! I can't get over only $100! Beautiful table!

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  12. What a fabulous find, I love CL. You can't go wrong.

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  13. Beautiful! You lucked out with that find. :)

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  14. What a gorgeous table!! I love Craigslist! A few months ago, I was looking for a dresser to coordinate with a chifferobe I had refinished. Found a perfect match on Craigslist that was so nice, I don't know that I want to refinish it now!!

    Congrats your first Craigslist treasure!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow! You hit a homerun right at first bat! Great find! :)
    Tami

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  16. What? For Real? No Kidding? A 100 BUCKS???? WOW!!....that is a steal of a deal! You lucky girl, you SCORED BIG TIME!! I'm so jealous, I love that table. I can't wait to see how you bring it all together, table, chairs, and decor...I know it will be AMAZING! =)

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  17. Shenita,
    F A B U L O U S detailing and what a GREAT deal!!! I believe that is tiger oak on the lighter permiter of your new table. I, too, have my Grandmother's table in the lower level living Family Room! I can't bear to part with it, either! The chairs fell in great disrepair last year and had to be shipped out...but I still have the table. I'll be back to see where you place your Grandmother's table soon, dear friend! Enjoy your newest treasure!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  18. You have GOT to be kidding!!! $100.00???????? That is a STEAL! It is a gorgeous tale. I want a new table for our new dining room so I am going to look at Craigslist now! What are you doing with your grandmoter's table now? XO, pinky

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  19. Awesome, awesome find!!! It is gorgeous, Shenita! And it looks just perfect for your dinning room! This is a piece you will enjoy for many years to come!

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  20. Rocking the Craigslist, baby! I am most impressed with the quality, style, finish, and price of your beautiful new table, Shenita. The pedastals are gorgeous, as are the details. Duncan Phyfe is such a classic style of American antique. I'm glad it also found a new home within its home.

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  21. GREAT find!!! Can't wait to see the new place for your other table. Such a sweet piece :-)

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  22. Ding, ding..you hit the jackpot!!...Love the table Shenita!!! It is gorgeous and the detail and stunning!!!

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  23. Wow, you did score, Shenita! This is a beauty for sure. I bought my first Craigslist piece two weeks ago at a whopping $60.00. I have looked everyday since. I know you will enjoy your purchase, and you will make it look even more beautiful with you decor!

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  24. You won the nationwide CL prize this time for sure. she is a Beauty~! congrats on your great new treasure.

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  25. That's a beautiful table, Shenita, and what a deal!...Christine

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  26. Gorgeous! What a great deal. Never tried CraigsList [I know...way behind} You are inspiring me!

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  27. Wow! For the first time out on CL you really did well! Love the table and the price!

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  28. That is an amazing find! Love the intricate carved detail.

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  29. Hello Shenita. WOW! That is a true classic. A real beauty from the word go. Great job! Susan

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  30. NO. WAY.!! Wow, girlfriend did you hit the jackpot with that table. It's drop dead gorgeous.

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  31. WOW!! That was the buy of the decade!!!
    Congrats to you!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  32. That's an awesome find Shenita! It'll look great in your dining room.

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  33. Hi Shenita! Oh, that's a gorgeous table you found and a great price too! Your grandmother's table is so pretty. We have a little Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table I use with both of the leaves down. Have so much fun!!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  34. Gorgeous table! I am dying that you got it for $100!!! What a deal!

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  35. Shenita, I featured you this morning on my FaceBook Page. Have a great weekend :)
    https://www.facebook.com/CurbAlert

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  36. I LOVE Craigslist too! You got a great deal, and a sweet table.

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  37. What a great buy, your new table is beautiful! Enjoy:@)

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  38. Great find, my dear. I looks quite substantial, and I love the details.

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  39. What a find - amazing!!!
    Gorgeous details

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  40. This is absolutely gorgeous and what a bargain! I wish I could find something this beautiful on Craigslist.

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  41. Wow! That table is seriously stunning! What an amazing price for it as well! I love it! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great day!

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  42. Oh my, I do love this table and for $100! Unbelievable! Also, love that you were able to repurpose your grandmother's drop leaf. Can't wait to see what all you do with it. You also have given me ideas for using the rose bowls in my own house. So glad you found me so I could find you:)

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  43. Wow!! You hit it out of the ball park with that find Shenita!!

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