Friday, November 30, 2012

Phenomenal Finds Friday!

Sorry for all of the dead air - I'll be back in force next week!

Check out Prince of Petworth for today's Listed District finds!

Monday, November 19, 2012

SCORE! Maria's Warm + Modern Credenza

Maria in Adams Morgan was nice enough to share these pics of her favorite CL find - a gorgeous Mid Century credenza. A fun fact about this lovely piece, via Maria:

"This dresser only had one owner prior to us - from 1965 to 2011. I'm hoping we have just as long of a history together."

I think Maria has done this piece plenty of justice - it's warm and personalized, yet modern and sophisticated. WINNING.

Thanks for sharing, Maria!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Phenomenal Finds Friday!

TGIF! Head over to Prince of Petworth for today's finds (vintage cameras!) - usually posted sometime after lunch.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SCORE! Amber Eve's Retro Vision

WHAT THE WHAT - two reader submissions in one week?? First Christine, now Amber Eve! This is amazing.

Amber Eve sent over the below pics of her favorite finds - a few of which she found on this very site! The sofa bench, matching chair and sofa, kitchen table, coffee table and side tables were all scored from CL...well played! From Amber Eve:

"The two CL purchases of which I am most proud are my kitchen table and my matching couch and chair. My favorite part about the kitchen table is that I didn't even know it had cherry blossoms printed on it until it was delivered to my house by the seller. And my favorite part about the matching couch and chair -- other than the fact that they perfectly match my living room rug -- are that they only cost me $50. Plus, they perfectly frame my sofa bench, which I first saw on your site and got a good deal on after it had been on CL for a few weeks."

I totally remember that couch and chair - and I was so hoping that someone would have the vision to appreciate it! Sometimes that's all a good CL find needs - a little vision!

My favorite thing about this series is seeing how others incorporate such unique pieces into their homes. Christine and Amber Eve have set the bar pretty high - but keep sending me pics of your best CL finds!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

$50 - Paul McCobb Planner Group Twin Bed

Oh snap. I posted about a fragment of this bed awhile back...and here it is in its (almost) complete state (albeit a twin)! Needs a little love, but this is an amazing deal for a pretty iconic piece.

P.S. If you didn't sign up for the Feastly event at my house, then you missed this, this, this, and this (all food prepared by the amazing Chef Jessica)...and I hope you deeply regret it.

SCORE! Christine's Up-Cycled Storage

So I asked you to send me some examples of your favorite Craigslist scores...and I got the first one!

Christine in Columbia Heights sent me a great shot of her amazing lamp and fruit crates, both from CL. She's artfully up-cycled the crates as modular storage - take that IKEA!

So.....keep sending me pics of your awesome finds!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

$200 - Bitossi Brown Vintage Clayware Lamp

So cool. Great texture.

Pottery Base: 18" high x 5.5" dia.
Height to top of socket: 22"
Height to top of harp: 31"

Don't forget to sign up for dinner at my place this Saturday!

$250 - MCM Dresser/Credenza

Love that rich color and those drawer pulls.

64" long, 30.5" tall, 18.5" deep

Monday, November 5, 2012

EatFeastly - Dinner At My Place This Saturday!

If you haven't heard of Feastly yet, then you've definitely, in my opinion, been missing out. Feastly is an incredible social experience that works to "create an online marketplace connecting passionate cooks with hungry eaters to offer homemade meals prepared and served in a cook’s home." Basically, anyone can share their amazing cooking talents with anyone looking to meet new people over an amazing meal.

This weekend, that 'anyone' is going to be myself and my dear friends Jessica and Dawn, of JLO Kitchens and Something Vintage Rentals.

Jessica recently launched JLO Kitchens which offers in-home cooking classes, entertaining culinary demonstrations and guidance for home chefs looking to cook authentic Southern cuisine. She's a Feastly veteran and my first Feastly experience was with Jessica in her home, where she served up homemade buttermilk biscuits, an incredible low country boil, and the best Maryland crab cakes I've ever had. Dawn's Something Vintage Rentals focuses on renting mis-matched vintage china, furniture, and flatware (and much, much more) for any occasion - she'll be making my house look super-classy with her collection of vintage china and flatware. Our meal is being sponsored by Relay Foods, the leading online marketplace that makes eating quality, healthy and sustainable food simple!

As for my part - I'm simply opening my home as a Co-Host to partake in an amazing meal! Sign up ASAP by emailing with Dixie! in the subject line. There are only 15 seats available, so get to gettin'!

Obviously, we're honoring our Southern roots with this amazing Menu to be prepared by Chef Jessica...$38.50 gets you all of this yumminess:
  • Fire-Roasted Tomato Aspic Bruschetta with Herbed Aioli
  • Shrimp Deviled Eggs topped with Corn Chow Chow
  • Pigs in a Blanket - Maple Glazed Chicken Sausages wrapped in Homemade Sweet Potato Biscuit Dough
  • Bacon-wrapped Bison Meatloaf - Served with Vidalia Onion Gravy, Sweet Potato and White Cheddar Gratin, Garlic and Shallot Creamed Collard
  • Dark Chocolate and Mint Grasshopper Pie- Creme de Menthe Chiffon Pie with Dark Chocolate Cookie Crust
  • Frozen Peach and Thyme Punch Bowl - Great spiked with BYOB Bourbon

$25 - Art Deco Milk Glass Pendant

This definitely needs some love but it has potential. Check out Rejuvenation's Period Basics collection (P.S. their 20% of sale ends today!) for ideas on how great this could really look.

$125 - MCM Chair Base (it's back!)

I originally posted this chair back in January, and it's back...still priced the same...

$350 - Industrial Side Table

I really don't love the glass top, but the base is pretty unique.

$1100 - Fully Restored Thonet Chair (4)

These look immaculate...I love the richness of that new blue vinyl.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Many thanks to for heading over to my place for a quick tour of some of my favorite finds!

Also, check out Prince of Petworth for today's finds.