Wow! I feel like I have been all over the place this summer! I am so excited to be able to be back home (well, my temporary home while I wait for my REAL home to close escrow!) and excited to catch up on everyone's blogs! I haven't been able to blog for a while now!
First things first... I started off with this whole out of town deal with a little trip with my husband to Santa Barbara to stay with his parents. Little did we know it would turn into a whole shopping extravaganza! We pulled in Friday night and my husband says, "you better get on Craigslist and get some garage sale addresses together. I don't know if there are going to be a lot of garage sales in Santa Barbara, but we should give it a shot.." Because we were in Santa Barbara, I definitely didn't have high expectations because it is such a ritzy little city, so we assumed that most people just give away their unwanted items to Salvation Army. We sure did misjudge! I had never been to better garage sales in my life! There were SO many garage sales and people were selling GREAT items and at really good prices. Too bad Santa Barbara is 3.5 hours from where we just moved to! SORRY I didn't take any pictures! Everything is being stored at their home in SB but I will definitely take pictures when it gets moved down to our place.
After coming home and hanging around the house, I (of course) decided to check out the city's Craigslist. There wasn't a ton listed, but everything that was listed were some fabulous craigslist finds! So frantically I emailed all the listings I was interested in (I hate it when they don't put phone numbers in their ads!) and patiently waited for a response. The three things I was most interested in were 1) A Rachel Ashwell Settee (If you have followed my blog, you know how LONG I have been wanting a long sofa settee!) 2) A matching set of 2 antique chairs and a small 2 seater settee 3) A Rachel Ashwell big comfy sofa (perfect for our loft!) SO to make a very long and stressful story short, it was the same woman selling all three of these items and she emailed back the next morning saying she had SO many responses to these items that she was going to take bids and the highest bidder would win. You KNOW she was loving this! I've never had craigslist turn into a live auction before! So, we went over to the home to take a closer look at the items and of course fell even more in love. I know I promised to make the long story short, so I will just tell you now that I "won" all three of the items thanks to the woman who happened to take a liking to us!
I didn't take any pictures of the items I bought, but I found the same settee in a magazine:
And here are the pics from the actual craigslist listing for the chair/settee set.. they are really BAD quality but you can at least get an idea:
The comfy couch we purchased had never been used (I guess she kept it in some random room) which is a big bonus because I'm not a huge fan of "used couch" buying. The couch is the one pictured at the top of the blog. It's not the actual picture but it's pretty much the same couch.
SO that was our Santa Barbara weekend in a nutshell! I can't wait to move it all in! Next on the list? A baby grand piano!