Friday, July 9, 2010

Very Fancy

I can not stop laughing.  I see and hear of so many people getting great finds on Craigslist that I want to get the same great finds.  Now I have to admit that I have this very strange affliction to the smell of used items.  I have tried to go to Good Will or other salvage type shops and because of the smell I can not stay in long enough to look around.  Unfortunate, again, because I see and hear of people getting such great finds.  So I am occasionally inspired to look through Craigslist.

Some of my inspirations have included chairs like these for our sitting room.

From here and here

  However everytime I look I find nothing or I find something too funny not to share.  First image is of a table that the lister is asking $200 for, um it may be oak but it's day has passed and the chairs did not match the table, not to mention the "staging" done in the second picture does not detour from the damage.  Now I will not pretend to know anything about furniture, because I don't, but I certainly think the asking price is high.  Although in a picture not shown, they do zoom in on the claw foot legs of the table.  Which I also found funny.

This second table I like as a little bistro set, and I do think it is nice, but here is the description. 

A beautiful dining room table with clear top and four matching chairs. Very nice fancy set for only 200.00 OBO
Please notice the "fancy".  This had me cracking up.  Anytime you feel the need to describe something as "fancy" you can pretty much bet nobody will be buying.  Well maybe somebody, but not me.


I am like this with several words.  Certain adjectives, just give me that feeling that if you felt the need to tell me you are leading me to something that is not there.  Does anyone else have these words?  Words that just instantly make you laugh or turn you off of something?

So another hour or so wasted searching Craigslist with no luck.  I will have to be a little more presistent I think, but I sure could use some chairs that I can refinish.  My sitting room really needs something!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


  1. That's awesome! Two of our friends met on Craigslist and got married!!! I haven't found anything on there but we sold our washer, dryer and Matt's truck on there.

  2. :-) I love craigslist... However, I totally know what you mean about words that just turn you off. When we were shopping for our first place we stopped at a condo village, and the animal print wearing, dangly earring, bleached hair, over the top bling-bling female age 60-ish trying to be 20-ish Real Estate agent who worked there kept describing everything as "ritzy". To this day, anytime we find anything that's cheap, but someone's trying to make it look nice we call it "ritzy". :-) (Also, I should say I don't have any problem with tasteful animal print, dangly earrings, or bleached hair... it was just the combo on this lady that sent it clean over the top.)