It may be like pulling teeth (San Fransisco) but the results never cease to amaze me. With just an hour or so searching I'm able to come up with what I suspect are some very nice, overlooked gems in each of the metropolitan areas that I've been charged with scouring, and the Milwaukee Wisconsin craigslist has been no different. Craigslist is like thrifting from the comfort of your favorite easy chair! Don't have a favorite easy chair? I bet you could find one on craigslist!
Well here's a good candidate for that favorite easy chair! It's hard to believe that the seller
only wants $10 for this fine Overman swivel rocker and ottoman. Good looking set in vinyl
too. Looks like it's in great shape. Wish it were 'round here!
Huh, I've never seen a Broyhill Brasilia bookcase headboard before! You? If you're doing a
childs room in your vintage modern joint this would be a great score. Finding all the dressers,
chests and nightstands would be the easy part. Well, maybe not the nightstands...a single
might not be TOO hard and would serve a Twin size bed just fine anyway. This Twin
Bookcase Broyhill Brasilia headboard and footboard is bargain priced at a mere $150!
It's certainly not an original Knoll but this Saarinen style tulip dining table is also price at just
$10! Bargain! Oh sure, it needs a little cleaning up and maybe that top isn't in the greatest
shape, but it look serviceable as is and you could always replace the top later. I'd have it!
Another Tulip style table, this time by Cromecraft I think, is available but a slightly high asking.
This one is still pretty cheap at $100 and you wouldn't have to do anything but polish up that
chrome base looks to me. I had one like this a while back and broke that big oval smoked
glass top while trying to load it by myself. Be warned if you snatch this up. Take a friend!
You're gonna want to cook something to toss onto those tables, right? Surely there'll be a
couple more warm days for grilling and you wanna look authentic when you do so. These
red Weber grills are super hard to find in decent condition and this one is price pretty
reasonably at $65. I've already got a pair of red Webers and I'd probably still have to get
this one too!
If you need more than just a table then this deal might be right up your alley. It's a good
looking Scandinavian style draw leaf table and 5 - 6 chairs for the paltry sum of just $150
(dropped from $165 as is listed in the body of the ad). One of the 6 chairs apparently needs
some work / glue but I'd get it anyway as you're not likely to find any other matching chairs
later. Two more would be ideal given the size of the table when the extensions are pulled.
Looks like a great value to me.
This pretty little Heywood Wakefield drop leaf extension table looks like it could use some
love. I'm sure that A Modern Line could help you with info as to how to refinish this yourself
if you were so inclined. At only $100 you couldn't go wrong. It'd be find to use as is!
Here's another cute little blondie! It's not Hey / Wake but it's got some killer style. You'd
have to be down with a mix and match livingroom setup as I doubt you'll ever find an matching
coffee table for this. The seller is only asking $35 for it and I think that's just a dirt cheap
bargain. Love those legs too!
Years ago I picked up this same Slavic-Modern rocking chair from a local Goodwill, except
it was all black. I paid exactly the same $45 that the seller is asking for this one! I put it on
craigslist later for $95 and had people from LA to NYC emailing me asking to have it shipped.
I ended up selling it to an acquaintance in New Orleans and taking it down there with me on
one of my many trips to the Big Easy. Suffice it to say, I'd snatch this one up too for that price!
Lastly I've found another Slavic-Modern Wegner style folding rope chair for just $100.
These are great chairs to have on hand for extra company or as your main seating in you
family / livingroom. You'd probably want to toss some sort of padding or cover over
them as they do deliver a nice waffle pattern to you backside if you don't...I know, I had
a pair for a while!