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Please buy my Craigslist finds and invite me over to enjoy them

In light of the fact that I’ll be merging two households into one in the near future, and also that I’m moving to a new place in a couple of months, I’ve been thinking a lot about home design and making a fresh start in this area. I’m not moving for a few months, and until I’ve got myself into the new space and got a sense of what will fit where, I don’t think I should be buying any furniture.

And yet, trolling Craigslist for cool finds has become an OBSESSION. I am totally into the more unique stuff you can find this way, and also the incredible cost savings! Plus I feel good buying pieces that are already out in the world, rather than something brand new. It feels less “consumer-y” that way.

Since I’m just window shopping and can’t pull the trigger on any purchases, let me share my great finds that I wish I could buy with you all! Someone in Vancouver, please buy these so I may live vicariously through you.

Sofa and love seat set, $150 for both. Ridiculous deal.

Sofa and love seat set, $150 for both. Ridiculous deal.

Not that there’s anything inherently special about this couch and matching loveseat, but $150 for the pair? They must be desperate to get rid of these items, that’s a steal.

Due to my lack of design vision, I would have a hard time figuring out what type of chairs to pair with a table like this. But I LOVE the table!

Two pink velvet occasional chairs with jewels, $125 each or $220 for both.

Two pink velvet occasional chairs with jewels, $125 each or $220 for both.

I think these bright pink chairs would add such an element of fun to an otherwise plain living room set. But I suspect my lovely boyfriend would kill me if I chose to add two pink velvet sparkly chairs to my living room JUST when he moves in with me. If only I’d found these years ago!

This table & chairs set for $100.

This table & chairs set for $100.

The table is fine, but the chairs are what make this really cool! And I can’t believe they’re selling the lot for $100. I’d probably buy this despite my no-buy policy if I had a van to transport the set in short order!

Would you LOOK at this vintage beauty! It is one of the silliest (and probably easiest to achieve) dreams of my life to own a vintage-style bar cart and have it fully stocked, at the ready to make a cocktail party live up to its name. My Pinterest design inspiration board holds proof of this dream.

Somebody buy these and invite me over so I can enjoy them.