HOUSE: Newburgh + Scavenging

Weekend scavenging finds.

Today we went to pick up a pretty credenza we found on Craigslist (you can see a detail photo of the woven front here) for a great price. It’s in just about perfect condition, and has obviously been well taken care of over the past half-century. It’s such a good feeling to bring something home that doesn’t need any work done to it! The color and grain of the wood is very nice—unfortunately, this photo is dark and grainy and doesn’t show it off very well.

We stopped at a few yard sales on the way home, but didn’t find anything interesting other than this sweet little yellow vase. I’d been looking for a yellow ceramic piece to put in the bathroom, and I think this will be just right.

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13 Comments

  • Reply kay* July 13, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    what a fantastic, fantastic find! it looks great – they both do.

  • Reply izabug July 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    i love them both! i want to live where you live because you always find such beautiful pieces…

  • Reply Adam July 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I love that credenza!

  • Reply panyizsuzsi July 14, 2008 at 12:36 am

    This is fantastic. I wish I have them both!

  • Reply verhext July 14, 2008 at 1:12 am

    both are perfect! i just craiglisted a sofa, i kind of want to reupholster it – but maybe in 6 months. not now. phew.

  • Reply Ludivine July 14, 2008 at 4:11 am

    I really like the colour and shape!

  • Reply mrslimestone July 14, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Oh you lucky girl – I never find anything worth looking at no less schlepping home on Craigslist!

  • Reply Katja July 14, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Lovely finds! I love that yellow.

  • Reply martha July 14, 2008 at 8:50 am

    you really have had some amazing thrifting finds.
    the yellow vase is fantastic!

  • Reply read me... July 14, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    WOW what exciting finds!

  • Reply Jessica July 14, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    simply fantastic little sink and the yellow vase is delightful.

  • Reply ambika July 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I adore that little vase!

  • Reply Lee August 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Does it say “Heath” on the bottom? It looks like it might be although the color is very unusual for Heath. From Sausalito. My parents bought it in the 40’s. It’s still going. Let me know! Love your blog . . . .

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