Happy Friday, friends! I feel like I’ve been MIA this week. It has been a busy one over at the Tuesday Made shop as we’re gearing up to launch lighting next week (very exciting!). I also had a loved one pass away this week who was near and dear to my heart, which has had my mind elsewhere these past few days. Anyway, big thanks to Peggi for pulling through with that stellar January moodboard post! Did you read it? Her writing is truly my favorite and she has fully persuaded me I need to implement burgundy somewhere in our home. That beautiful post on Wednesday was the highlight of my week. In true Friday fashion and to properly kick off the weekend, I thought a cheerful Facebook Marketplace Finds post was in order. Next on the request list was Boston, Massachusetts, so that’s the city I scoured this month. Scrolling vintage and secondhand designer goods always lifts my spirit. The east coast is filled with treasure and it’s always easy to find the good stuff. I’ll admit, these finds took little to no effort thanks to my honed FBMP algorithm. Pro tip- even if this isn’t your home city, be sure to save the items you like to help refine your algorithm. That should help provide similar results in your local area! Click through to check out my finds…
*Photo disclaimer… I pulled the following images directly from Facebook Marketplace, so the size and quality of some isn’t the best. Ready to see my finds?
This antique walnut chest has a gorgeous marble top, the hardware is beautiful, and it appears to be in pristine condition. It’s being sold by an antique dealer and has been listed for over three weeks, so I bet you could offer a bit less and negotiate. It has an excellent sense of scale and would be perfect for a primary bedroom or bath! Isn’t the wood finish lovely?
Looking for a unique coffee table? This marble table is what my dreams are made of. I love the ogee edge, curvy shape, and traditional iron legs. It’s unique in the best way and has a nice patina going. For $50, this is a steal!
I had to show the side view of this Baker Furniture desk because WHOA!! Check out those legs. The details on this desk are impeccable- the medallion detail that finishes the center stretcher, the burled walnut wood, and the fact that is has closed storage makes this desk a major win. It has been listed for seven weeks and is currently being sold for $500, which I would personally be willing to pay, but maybe start at $425 / $450 and see what happens?
Do these buffet lamps look familiar? They should because I own a pair- as seen in the Tuesday Made dining / break space! Mine didn’t photograph nearly as nice under my fluorescents in the office, but they’re Ralph Lauren brand and are really beautiful in person. The quality is excellent and I love the silk shades. They’re listed at $150 for the pair. I’d offer $125 and cross my fingers for a little bit of a deal (even though they’re worth much more).
Ok… ignore the crumply pillow styling and focus on the linen headboard. Although I know that beautiful art is also a little distracting. The slipcovered headboard is Restoration Hardware brand and it is made of Belgian linen. It’s queen size and has been listed for a few weeks, so I’m thinking you could probably get this for $275 / $300? It’s a great neutral staple that could be dressed up with pretty bedding and nice bedside tables.
You know I have a soft spot for barley twist! This charming pedestal side table contains many of my favorite things: beautiful wood grain, a barley twist base, and it’s Henredon brand. The listing also says “make me an offer”, so I think you could take the listing price way down. I’d say $200, if you’re lucky. It seems like the seller is ready to get rid of this beautiful piece anyway.
Will I ever find a camelback sofa in the Salt Lake area? I find them in every other city I’ve searched, and you’re probably not surprised that I love this classic bench seat sofa with the charming curves. I even like the rosey mauve color. I wonder if it could be cleaned up? If not, the base is fantastic, it has good bones (I’m willing to bet it’s a high-end designer brand), and it could easily be reupholstered. Obviously the arm covers would have to go. This one gets a yes from me.
This flame mahogany server has a stunning shape and the top unfolds to double in size. This functional vintage piece is ideal for a classic dining room. Can you imagine a great oil painting or modern work of art installed above it with a gallery light? That would make a lovely focal point and vignette. It’s listed at $350, which I feel is very reasonable.
Wedgewood alert!! Snag any of these pieces for just $5 each… that’s bananas. I wish I lived near Burlington because I’d pick these up in a hurry. There are plenty of good pieces in this lot and they won’t last long!
Last but not least, a cute little side table with a small drawer. This antique table is really beautiful but could use some love. For $35, I’d jump! It’s a great versatile table that has classic character. It actually reminds me of the table I have nestled between the windows in my office (see it here). Only this one is much more interesting since it’s an antique. I’m sure it’s better constructed as well. I feel like the drawer is most likely dovetail.
Did anyone else miss this series? I sure did! My last Facebook Marketplace Finds post was back in October. I took a few months off, as holiday related posts displaced some of my regular ones. It was fun to dive back into FBMP and do some digging. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead! Emmett and I will be making our homemade pizza tonight, which I’m very much looking forward to. Cheers to the weekend ahead! We’re hoping to relax, but also be productive- the perfect mix of both sounds ideal.