Friday, March 25, 2011

Look What I Found

Last week I scored big!!!!  I found these two pieces on craigslist for $50 each.

A beautiful antique highboy dresser

An antique dough boy

Turns out I was the first to contact her about them. We drove 30 miles and picked them up that evening.  She had been bombared all day by people wanting these pieces.

It gets better!

As we pulled into her driveway I noticed the house was for sale.   Her husband passed away seven years ago and she is moving into a small condo.  She was selling most of her furniture.  I walked into her home and had to take a deep breath as not to hyperventilate.  This women's home was beautiful!!  I was like a kid in a candy store. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful antique table in her entry way.  I asked her if she was keeping it and she said no.  I asked her how much she wanted for it and she said probably $75.  My husband and son began loading the two pieces we came for and she said, "If you want all three peices you can have them for $125."  YES YES YES!!!!

She had tiled the table years ago and had not added grout in the seven years since her husband passed away.  She even gave me the grout.  I grouted the next day and it made a huge difference in the appearance of the table.

Mid-grouting. What a differance.  Just look at those legs!

If that weren't enough, it gets better!

She told me to come to the garage, she had another table I could HAVE. She bought it at an antique place in Lake Tahoe with plans to refinish it and never got around to it. There is a neat green paint under the white.

I love the wood knob.  It is as big as a door knob.

She had lots of rooster decor and I told her I had rooster decor as well.  She told me to follow her to her car.  She pulled our a wicker basket of rooster decor that was going to Goodwill.  There were two cast iron, super heavy roosters and two ceramic ones.  On the bottom of one rooster the price tag said $17.50.  She gave me those as well.

I came home with four pieces of furniture and four roosters for $125.

That is just the begining!!!!  In my next post I'll show the rest of the furniture we went back and got!!!


  1. OMG!!! Where am I when all of these super bargains are being found? You really lucked out and I can't wait to see the rest of your treasures.

  2. HOLY COW!!!!!!! You are so freaking lucky!!! Those are alllll gorgeous!!!!

  3. WHAT?????????
    That is so unfair!!! I am so JEALOUS!!!
    What great finds!!!
    How awesome!!
    I want everything!

  4. Wow! You know, you probably made her happy to know that all the stuff was going to a good home too :) Love the blog!

  5. Holy Moly you are one lucky gal! Can't wait to see the other pieces.

  6. Oh my goodness. I can't believe your luck. I would be on cloud 9 after that. I can't wait for your next post!!!

  7. wow--great finds and how sweet you got a table for free! Love it all--Thank you for linking to my Share the Love party!

  8. fabulous finds!! wow! We LOVE the highboy!!

    We're dropping by from Good Life Wednesday and are enthusiastically following your blog now. :O) Please come by and visit us sometime -

  9. Wow SCORE! We all wait for the one big score and this was yours. wonderful pieces. I am your newest follower and I hope you can pop on by my blog.
    Au revoir

  10. Man alive, did you ever score....we never get those kind of deals on our Craigslist. And yours just got better and better.

    Happy WW,

  11. WOW!! What a blessing you received. I love old furniture. I especially loved the dough boy,dresser and desk. Again, WOW!!

  12. Wow...what a sweet woman she must have been. It is always nice to be able to give things to people who really love them like you do. Enjoy you wonderful finds! :)

  13. That Antique Doughboy is off the hook fab... what a great score you had!!!

    Spring Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  14. Fantastic finds!!! You got such a great deal on everything!! Wow-just love the doughboy!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  15. Oh my goodness! I am so jealous of your jackpot! Everything was worth taking home. Lucky you.

    Happy Vintage Friday!

  16. Arlene, What a score..this was your lucky day! How sweet of the lady to give you the cute table and roosters. What a deal you got on the other great pieces. Thanks for sharing your jackpot at my party.

  17. OK, now I'M hyperventilating. what amazing finds! Thanks for sharing all this on VIF!

  18. Can I have her address? Maybe I'll stop by! :)

  19. i wish! great finds. love the roosters and the dough boy. lucky girl! i have a party that goes from tues-thurs, i would love you shared this.

  20. Arlene! I am so jealous! I so want a dough table!

  21. Talk about right place, right time! Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket... this seems to be your lucky week! I LOVE the dough table and I've seen white roosters like yours in PB for a lot more money than you paid! Can't wait to see what else you got!