OK so! Today me and the Man had to go out to Good Will. I am cleaning out a guest room that has been unfinished for 10 yrs, yeah, thats embarrassing but it is what it is. Anywho, We went to make a hefty donation of like brand new comforters and curtains. I
went through this whole comforter hording thing years ago. While the Man dropped those off I went inside. I am on a mission for a desk for my office room ( we are redoing this as well) but I want something old looking, and much smaller than I had. I will put pictures up soon no matter how embarrassing they may be at this point.
Good Will didn't have anything so, I stopped at a place called Southern Pickers. This place had SO many nice pieces. Pretty much anything you could ask for but the prices? Are they serious or am I not understanding the value of these things? I found a beauty vanity from the 1920's. It looked a little like this but was NO WHERE near as ornate as this..
The one I was looking at was very very plain, none of the gingerbread you see here, the 3 mirrors were plain and it looked like someone picked the piece from the garbage, painted it with white chalk paint and it distressed it a little because the distressing was actually too perfect.. Asking price? $180!.. I said to the guy are you serious? He said Im sure the owner will come down to $150.. I was like gee, big break there.. not.... Remember the one I saw was very very plain nothing as ornate as the above photo. Now, am I wrong? Is something like that actually worth that much!!?!??!
Next I was looking at a photo that was in a very heavy what looked to be come kind of high polished wood and the photo was a of a baby boy probably from around 1930. The backing was falling apart as I was holding it but the frame and photo weren't in too bad shape. Asking price? $75 dollars! I said to the guy are you kidding? You actually want $75 for this? His response? "Well you can't buy one in Walmart" My response? "No I can't but I can't print a photo off the internet for free and find a cheaper but just as pretty frame and make one myself for a whole lot less than this"... And I left.. Is it me?
Next, I went into a consignment shop in town. I found a really pretty wicker desk that had a hard desktop and everything else was white wicker. Price? $117!.. Are these people insane or am I SO not understand how much used items go for these days? Can someone PLEASE give me some insight? Oh yeah, that Southern Pickers place? Also had a big old wagon wheel which would have looked great infront of my house.. They wanted $160... Not happening.. Im so disgusted..