I had some good luck this past week with some neat new pieces. I think spring cleaning must be well underway because people are getting rid of some good stuff!
Have you ever bought anything from a Facebook sale group? If you are on Facebook, you can find groups to join in your area where you can buy, sell, or trade all sorts of things. Some groups are open to any items, some are only kid’s stuff, some just furniture, and some specifically for antiques and vintage items. I have had good luck both buying and selling on these groups; things typically progress faster than they do on Craigslist because people are on Facebook all day. Also, there are usually rules and you have to be nice to people or you get kicked out of the group! So, if you haven’t tried them for a picking source, you should.
Anyway, here is a great antique cast iron bed I bought from a lady on Facebook last week.It’s pink! With an undercoat of turquoise! How cool is that?Whenever I spot an old iron bed for a good price, I grab it. They sell in my booth quickly and make for a great display.
I also had some luck on Craigslist this week. When you contact a seller on Craigslist, you never know what kind of person you’re going to be dealing with . . . I have bought items from some very interesting folks before off CL. Well, this lady I met this week was very pleasant and had this great little antique chest of drawers for super cheap.I came with a full set of cool, vintage pulls.I had some paint on hand, so I actually got to work on this little guy pretty quickly. It’s already finished and photographed, so stay tuned for its “after” look.
The lady who was selling the chest also had a neat collection of art, and y’all know how I love old, amateur art! She gave me a great price on these pieces as well, so I’m listing my business with her in the “Good” column on my Craigslist journal.I loved these bird oil paintings, and the beautiful frames they came with.
I also bought a framed watercolor painting, with the same artist signature as the birds.I wonder who this artist was?And I was really excited to find in her collection two Robert Furber vintage botanical prints.My mom had four of the monthly botanical prints when I was a kid, and I started collecting them once I moved out on my own. A few years ago she gave me her four, and I think I have five more. They are scattered throughout my home and I just love them.What I like so much about these two though is that they aren’t monthly prints, but seasonal prints. One is spring, and one is winter–I have never seen the seasonal prints before! I’m thrilled to add them to my collection. There’s a lot to add to my inventory this week! Have you had any great finds this week?
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Saturday 31st of May 2014
Lots of great finds, Melanie...looking forward to that "after"!
Monday 9th of June 2014
Thank you Linda. Have you had some good finds lately?