There's also an electronics liquidation including two 40" flat-screens for $500-600 (if anyone's in the market). Now I know where I'll go if my DH continues to fuss about needing a scanner.
Participating in one of the auctions is a little psychologically demanding - I took months to stop being frightned of ebay - and I don't actually need large furniture right now, so I will bide my time. But if my copper Chambers stove doesn't work out, I may find a great big old restaurant stove being sold that I would like to take home! (This has long been a notion of mine, and only now do I know where to look.) So definitely something I'm going to get to know better. Though I could do without cleavage chick - seriously, if you're going to show that much of your cleavage (and wouldn't "not" just be better?), you should (a) have a top that doesn't look like an ugly leotard and (b) have better cleavage. Seriously.
Anyway, unable to find new houses for my list (other than one a few miles from us that I found yesterday and got my DH to drive by with me - turns out to be in a questionable neighborhood, as expected), I turn again to shiny objects to put in them. Just in case someone is actually expanding their furniture collection right now (I have an itty-bitty house full, so the temptation would have to be extreme, for me), I shall include purchasing information. (They are all in the DC metro area - the ostensible justification for my doing this as "research.")
First I found not one, but two lovely antique secretaries. This one is a pretty well priced at just $75:
And this one is $200, but has the fabulous built-in cabinets on top (those doors are glass, it says):
I disagree that this design is "very unusual" - I've seen several - but it is the type I'd like to buy for my sewing machine when I have room (it's $75):
I'm probably not going to head out to Annandale to get it, but this $15 antique coal bucket is exactly what I've been looking for to hold my kindling next to the fireplace (yes, I know, wood not coal, whatever, it would work):
Next up, we have an oak pedestal dining table. It's way too expensive at $690, and it annoyingly does not come with the leaves, but it has a rustic-yet-elegant (and very sturdy) aspect to it that I find most intriguing - so I'll have to find its near relative when I do have a dining room that fits a nice long table:
A fully-functioning clawfoot bathtub (looks to be the standard 60") from 1930, for $250 (according to my shopping, one can do better, but not much better):
Apparently this beautiful corner china cabinet is just $100. I want it (but have no place to put it):
This antique walnut dining table kind of blows the other one out of the water (and they're just asking $550 and including leaves!). It was allegedly brought from a European castle - whether this is true I can't say, but it might be too ornate for my future house. It's so pretty, though...
I love depression glass and dessert servers (and, yes, I already have one, but not with the lovely gold edging). This one is just $10:
I think $85 is a pretty good price for a mirror (by normal people standards) even if it weren't antique:
I think $250 is around the going rate for original Hoosier cabinets:
I want this bed frame. It comes as a set with a marble-top dresser (bet it's really a vanity - no picture) for $400:
This pie safe, for $250, is short, with no legs - but it has lovely tin-punching:
This alleged 18th-century cabinet from Portugal is really unusual, but a wee bit pricey at $350:
And I'll round out the antiques-for-sale collection with a grandfather clock for $425 - too rich for my blood, but just lovely:
I also have one or two showrooms. I thought "eclectic" (as decor) meant mixing elements from different periods in a harmonious way, but apparently HGTV uses it in the vernacular, as "funky," because their eclectic bedrooms portfolio was all boringly modern. Also boringly beige, which I thought was really not eclectic. I have somewhat more favorable thoughts about this quasi-canopy, though (ignore the ceiling. For the love of all that's holy, ignore the ceiling):
Now this is eclectic. I'm not doing this in my house, but I love that they did:
Finally, I really like these shades (I know, I have a toile/damask thing going). The curtains are good too:
OK, I think that's enough decor for now. At some point, I have some untethered and meandering spiritual musings about IF or maybe its psychic results, and also why my cycle is psychotic and the tamoxifen is a joke, but I am saving them for when they make more sense, and become more interesting than decor (not by a long shot). Y'all are in my prayers.