Monday, March 3, 2008

I heart Craigslist!


Yesterday during a Sci-Fi program my sweetie was very into (and I not so much), I found this pair of Biedermeier chaise lounges while surfing Craigslist. They were listed as being in downtown Austin near the capitol. The listing wasn't recent so LondonHIM was SURE they already sold. Ever the optimist, I endeavored to prove "Nothing ventured, nothing gained!" is a worthwhile motto. And he invited me to prove him wrong.

Sooo ... we just got back from a road trip to Austin.
The pictures don't do them justice. (We'll take our own pictures soon.) They have amazing marquetry details. The professor we purchased them from found them at an estate sale in Tarrytown. I'm so glad he did!


P.S. Below is the detail picture I promised.



11 comments:

Kwana said...

I love them. What a wonderful find.

Cote de Texas said...

OMG - were you lucky!!!! you got to go to Austin!

hahah just kidding! Seriously, wow- what a great pair of chairs, were they reasonable? I never find great things like this! Jealous!

Thanks so much for your comment - my mom is loving reading all the sweet comments.

Joni

LondonCalling said...

Joni- {shyly} 200 dollars. I feel like a bandit! I know what they would be --almost untouchable for me in shops. And quite frankly I just don't see items like this often in SA.

pve design said...

I can just picture them in your home.
They are really special!

katiedid said...

Wow! $200?! You hit teh jackpot. They are lovely. And thank you for the visit to my blog! I look forward to seeing the progrss on your house. We are remodeling our 1911 American Foursquare right now. We used to have a Tudor, amd I love them.

LondonCalling said...

PVE-Thank you. They seemed so.

LondonCalling said...

KatieDID- so glad you stopped by. Having seen your kitchen reno pictures. I'm sure the rest of your home is equally beautiful!

Mrs. Limestone said...

They are gorgeous! Great find.

Linda said...

I moved from Austin to France. It sure is a great little city. I so wanted to live in Tarrytown but couldn't find anything affordable. Apparantly, Mathew Conaghey lives there somewhere doing his naked bongo drum thing.

enc said...

Another brilliant chair. You have a superb eye.

Claudia said...

OH what a stunner!!!!