Wednesday, March 30, 2011

[My Finds] Neon Letters

Today while browsing the Craigslist postings for Spokane I came across this ad:

These clear neon letters have been removed from a double faced sign. Perfect for an art project or to be resued. The capital letters are approximately 12" and the lower case letters are approx 8" tall. Each letter will be $5 and connected letters like "or" are $10. Let me know if you are interested. 

Being the advertising lover that I am I quickly contacted the seller and set up a time to check out the letters this evening.  All day my mind was busy thinking of different words I could spell.  I had originally thought I would get an "L" for me, an "M" for my boyfriend, Mike and an "F" for our dog, Fernando.  

Once I arrived, the seller and I discovered that unfortunately there was no L or F.  I was contemplating purchasing the M as well as "in" which reminded me of an "Open" sign.  As the seller's family and I were having fun putting the letters together, I realized I already had the first half of my boyfriend's last name in my hands so we looked for an E and an R to spell Miner.  Unfortunately, the only Rs were attached to other letters so I got an OR and an E and put the E over the O...if that makes sense.

So here is our new MINER sign!

Let me tell you, clear glass letters are A LOT harder to photograph than I expected so these pictures don't really convey how fun (I think) it looks.  

I have only had them home a few hours and am sure to spend the night rearranging the bookshelf to accommodate this  latest addition.

I bought the 503 gas station numbers at one of my favorite local shops, Unified Groove Merchants on Monroe.  I think they were $2 a piece but I can't remember for sure.

Other neon letters are still available.  Click on the title of the ad I posted above to be taken to the original Craigslist ad.

Happy Hunting!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

[Follower Buys] SpoCOOL's Side Table

It was brought to my attention after @SpoCOOL suggested me on Follow Friday (for all you non-tweeters, it's a Twitter thing), that the writer's of had bought the side table I featured on Lu's List a few weeks ago.  I am overjoyed to hear that Lu's List is helping people find quality, local, pre-owned items as this was one of my goals when I started Lu's List.

I also want to share a little"before" and "after" comparison to encourage people to see items listed on Craigslist in person rather than dismissing them if the seller takes an unflattering photo.

Here is the picture included in the original Craigslist post:

And here's the side table in its new home:

This beauty was listed on the Spokane Craigslist for $15.  The seller didn't include any information about the item but after further inspection the buyers noticed it was made by Kroehler, a popular mid-century furniture manufacturer.  More information about the Kroehler company can be found here.  I could only find one Kroehler side table for sale online, it's listed for $79 and can be seen here.

If you enjoy being up to date on foodie news around Spokane, check out for the latest local info.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday's Picks

My sincere apologies for not posting more often.  I hope you all have been out there hunting for bargains without me.  

End Tables x2

Two end tables fair condition

I think this end table could be a good addition to a well-styled room.

Wrought Iron Marble Topped End Table

Solidly constructed end table. Top measures 18" x 18". The table stands approximately 23" tall. 

I like the pattern on this tea set and I think it's a fair deal.

European Dish Set 17 pcs


I like vintage letterman's jackets and I like this one even more after it was brought to my attention that Tim Riggins was a Panther.  

If you aren't familiar with Tim.... 

you can thank me later.

Vintage Mead High Lettermans Jacket


The soft spot in my heart for vintage chairs that need saving is bleeding for this one.

Swan Chair

Ugly duckling with potential!

Single chair, sturdy with great lines - need to be reupholstered. Salvaged for project, never finished.

As I mentioned in this post, I really like my rolling cart.  This one seems to be a good deal and I like it's style.

TV Stand/Rolling Cart

Solid wood construction, sturdy piece, on wheels. 

Happy Hunting!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday's Picks

Here are Saturday's Picks from the Spokane Craigslist.  Click on the photo to be taken to the original ad.  As usual, all are $20 and under!

I like the style of this lamp and I think its a good deal after seeing this similar one for sale on Etsy.

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday's Pick

Someone is looking to sell a collection of pretty blue glass pieces on the Spokane Craigslist.  There is a variety of different shapes and sizes all reasonably priced.  Click here to see all the different posts.

Happy Hunting!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Garage Sales

Lots of garage sales this weekend advertised in the Spokesman Review!  Check them out here.

Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday's Picks

Here are todays picks from the Spokane Craigslist ads:

I like that this vintage craft table has an interesting linoleum top and it sure is the right price!

Vintage Kids Craft Table

We HATE to just junk this cool table, but we have no room for it, now that the kids are bigger. It is a very old, incredibly sturdy vintage kids craft table. It measures approximately 2 feet high by 4 feet long by 3 feet wide. It has cool, old linoleum on the top, sturdy wooden legs, and an aluminum edge. Very cool!

I think this little speaker dog thing is humorous and it's a good deal at $10.  Here is a comparable dog/speaker for $40: I- Dog Dance Black.


It's a little hard to tell but I think this could be a really cool, mid-century looking side table.

Night Stand

I recently acquired a similar Dooney and Bourke purse and I love it! 

Dooney and Burke Handbag Purse
$15 OBO

Dooney and Bourke all-weather leather handbag/purse. In excellent condition! 

Happy Hunting!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday's Pick

I have seen plastic flamingos, rubber chickens, and wooden ducks but never have I seen a foam turkey.

Get it while you can...

Flambeau Master Series Hen Decoy Like new/never used.

I am not sure if this price is for one or three decoys, if it's for three you could be saving yourself around $55.

The usual "Happy Hunting" seems to take on a different meaning in this post but here it goes...

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mark Your Calendars

The Spokane Habitat Store is moving!  What this means:
They will open for business at their new location (
3808 N Sullivan Rd., Bldg #10) April 1, 2011.  The Trent & Valley Stores Closed February 26th through March 19th.
But the most important news of all is.... the Trent store will be having a MOVING SALE March 21 – 26th!

The Habitat Store's Trent location is at 850 E. Trent (now Spokane Falls Blvd).
Store Hours - Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm

Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

[Local Business] Celebrations

Hello Readers!

I hope you had a lovely weekend full of amazing bargains.  Today's post is a little different than usual but I couldn't bear to keep this great info from you. 

Setero over at Dime Days let her readers in on a yummy tip the other day, Celebrations, a local cupcake boutique, offers great deals to their Facebook followers.  Deals range from spontaneous happy hours when cupcakes are just $1 to FREE secret cupcakes on certain days. 

You can fin
d Celebrations Facebook page here.  

I have already had the pleasure of sampling a FREE secret cupcake and it was delicious.   
And for those of you that haven't checked out Sestero's Dime Days blog, it's definitely worth a peek!

Happy (delicious) bargain hunting!