and if you are one of those folks i do aim to find shit for you, just be patient with me as i am doing this on a first come first serve basis.
first up is cristin from austin texas. this is what she wrote:
"oh please, oh please find the coolest things on the austin tx c-list. our house's style is all mixed up! lot's of antiques but also inherited mexican folk art and my husbands huge inappropriate paintings. if you like it, i'll like it. we need LAMPS (table and floor), fluffy-lay-on-the-floor & watch a movie rugs. outdoor furniture. i need CURTAINS like a mofo. oh, and my eleventeen year old daughter has a long standing obsession with japan and wants to re-do her room accordingly. anything would help, oh wise and inspiring jamie o'tha furbish..."
your big big fan,
yeah, notice how she called me "jamie o' tha furbish"? i take that as a compliment. so no hard feelings. actually she emailed me saying she knows for 100 percent certain i am not jamie meares and that it was a wacky sleep deprived mistake. not sure jamie would be as pumped about being mistaken for me. but whatevs, were both awesomepants.
ok cristin here are your finds!!
i think a few of these on the floor would be great, also great over a big jute or seagrass rug (see below for one of those)
8 x 10 kilim from pottery barn- $225. this rug is reversible and its huge. good colors.
mid east antique rug- $369. this is gorgeous! its worn in all the right places and its 9 x 12. hugeballs. a bit on the pricey side for craigslist but not for a huge ass rug as pretty as this.
ikea 9 x 3 wool rug- $500. also pricey but this rug was $1200 and it's really good, for ikea.
large woven jute rug- $50!! this is 8 x 14 and i would buy this in a heartbeat. so you should too. i would layer a few ebay cowhides over it for that soft, cozy feel..
like this only cow...(or zebra if that's your bag)
vintage mid century blue and chrome lounge chair- $119. what's not to love?
austin craig is lacking in lamp love. but, i managed to find a few interesting choices:
ikea lamps- $40 for both. these are good looking lamps in person. and a good price at 40 for two. they sell for 50 a piece new.
2 lamps- $30 each or $50 for the pair. hard to tell what these are like w/o seeing them in person. the shape is good. and with new shades and possibly some paint these could be good.
vintage mid century lamp- $30. cool lamp. just needs a good shade.
2 red rocking chairs- $20 for the pair!! great price. perfect for a porch or deck or if it were me...sitting in the grass somewhere in the back yard near a fire pit and a little table for cocktails..and a different color. probs white. but the red looks perfectly worn and nice too.
ikea outdoor chair- $30. again, great price. i have always liked this chair.
wood and metal bench with texas stars- $60. c'mon...it's TEXAS!! paint it bright red, white, or keep it as is and put some pillows on it. it's a good looking bench. and it's 60 bucks.
6' round douglas fir indoor/outdoor table- $275. are you fucking kidding me? buy this. i want this...think of the outdoor dinner parties you could have?!?! and see the chairs below...
west elm metal indoor/outdoor folding chairs- $150 for 5!!! with that table up there...i am dying down here in atlanta. this is a find. a true awesome find that someone needs to enjoy immediately! cristin...please... imagine that perfectly worn wood table with these metal chairs! gorgeous!!!!
if metal is not your thing these chairs are pretty cool too:
modern white indoor/outdoor chair- $15 a piece.
ok, for the japanese loving tween you live with:
oriental screen- $175. use it as a screen or a cool head board. has 2 pretty sides.
danish modern arm chair- $119. cool asian inspired fabric. simple lines. she would probably like it.
wood bark tree chair- $69. great price and a very unique piece.
teak queen bed and matching dresser- $275 for bed, $225 for dresser. very low to the ground = asian.
asian style dark wood cabinet- $100. not a bad price. good storage for a tween.
asian style armoir- $200. doesn't get more asian than this.
japanese cabinet- $50!! cheap. paint it black lacquer or red lacquer. great for storing clothes.
antique japanese screen- $125. also could use as a headboard if the bed is full.
ceramic stool- $65. yes.
oriental writing desk- $25 cool.
asian peacock picture- $95. gorgeous!!!
coral and black leather stacking stools- $60 for 3!! these are about the coolest things i've seen in ages. get them. the tween will love them when her and her friends are together. and they're totes asain.
ok, so it's craigslist, you don't like the price? go low. the worst they can say is no. or fuck you asshole. but i doubt that. if they want to sell it they will most likely take your offer.