I've been scavenging various craigslists for years now and like to think I'm pretty good at finding the needles in those massive haystacks, and I do like a challenge...but this is the first major metropolitan area craigslist that has made me feel somewhat defeated. I started looking a few days ago, found (barely) ten interesting ads but I'm not very satisfied with them. Look inside...see what you think.
School Student Chairs - $12 (Kinston). I myself just picked up a set of 4 chairs just like these white and blue ones. I've got them in my booth at The Green Shag Antique Market at this very minute! I'd love to have a set in white. $12 each is a bargain. Plus it looks like there are lots of other types there as well. Worth a look.
Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Chairs - $300 (North Raleigh ). These might seem kinda pricey but that's 3 bills for 4 chairs. That's just $75 for each chair. Not a jaw dropping bargain but a good price none the less. Believe me...in Raleigh / Durham beggars can't be choosers.
Desk-oak Must Sell ! - $99 (morrisville). This is by far the best item I could find and at an actual bargain price. If this desk is still available now it's a crying shame. I would had this in the back of Frank (the Focus wagon) within an hour of this ad going live!
60's Danish Modern Table/Chairs - $100 (Youngsville). It looks like it needs some upholstery help but at least the price is right. It's not the most delicate or beautiful set but again...slim pickins on this craigslist. The captains chair is missing one of it's arms. How does that happen?
Two Matching lamps - $20 (RTP/Cary). I know the photo only shows one but the ad says two. They look good and they are a matched pair. That's a hard combination to find...especially at $20.
Modern coffee table - $70 (Durham). Not vintage but still pretty cool. The nice thick glass top speaks to the quality I think. Kinda reminds me of Vladimir Kagan designs.
Contemporary Carmel Leather Lounge Chair - $300 (Cary, NC). Again, not vintage but looks like it would easily fit with a '60s or '70s Mod decor. Plus...it's just so cool! Kinda pricey but it's leather, right? I love it!
Large Vintage Metallic Mushroom Lamp - $75 (SW Durham). This would look so good next to the big round saucer chair above it! $75 is cheap when you compare how much this lamp would cost you in a shop on either coast...or even in Chicago. Looks like it's in good shape too.
Kitchen table and 4 chairs - $120 (Cary). Ad says: "this is a good bargain" and I tend to agree. It may not be a drop dead gorgeous Danish Modern dining set but it's not hard on the eyes and the table is nice. Maybe pair it up with the chairs near the top of this post and sell these!
SOFA and 4 CHAIRS - $270 (Knightdale). First, the sofa alone is just $150 and second the chairs aren't anything to write home about. Yup, it's vinyl. Looks like it has a "bed" tucked inside too. Is it the prettiest thing in the world? No. But it's got a certain retro style and it won't cost you an arm and a leg...just your back when you move it. Wear a back brace!