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For the Iggy Azaleas of the DC area…

Vintage chandelier:
vintage brass and glass tubes chandelier
vintage brass and glass tubes chandelier 2
Asking: $210
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: 19″ x 13″
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Thoughts: Pretty unique, glamorous find.

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Oak Maple* leaf wall clock:
large brass leaf clock
Asking: $65
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: 24″ x 24″
Location: Cloverly, MD
Thoughts: Pretty when the sun hits it. (*Thanks, Dad!)

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Round etagere / room divider:
round brass etagere : room divider
Asking: $550
Condition: “There are a few blemish spots, consistent with age. Overall it is in very good condition. There are no chips in the glass.”
Dimensions: 68.5″H x 68.5″L x 17″D
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: A bit over the top for me, but I think this would be fantastic in the right boutique.

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Pair of geode bookends:
geode book ends
Asking: $15
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: I love this look, and these kinds of things are often a lot pricier than you might expect.

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Pair of farmstead pendant lights:
farmstead pendant lights
Asking: $200
Condition: “Like new.”
Dimensions: Pendant: 16″ Diam. x 16″ H; Ceiling Plate: 4.5″ Diam.; Cords have been cut to 46″
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Pretty cool in the right kitchen.

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Pair of Drexel nightstands:
pair of Woodbriar series by Drexel nightstands
Asking: $120
Condition: “Beautiful.”
Dimensions: 24 1/2″ W x 24 1/2″ T x 18″ D
Location: Baltimore, MD
Thoughts: The orange background is reflecting on them in the photo, and that was throwing me at first, but I think in a non-orange, eclectic bedroom these would look cool and not dated.

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Pair of side tables with spooled legs:
antique side tables with spool legs
Asking: $150
Condition: “Very good.”
Dimensions: 15″ W x 15″ D x 27″ T
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: I’d consider replacing the wood knobs (nothing too crazy though!), but I adore the spooled legs.

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Pair of MCM upholstered benches:
pair of MCM bench stools
Asking: $260
Condition: “Benches in good to very good vintage condition. A few light stains, but they are not too noticeable unless looking closely.”
Dimensions: 23″ W x19″ D x 19″ H
Location: Catonsville, MD
Thoughts: I’m not crazy about the fabric (it looks a little dated to me), and the price is high if you were going to reupholster them, but the shape is great. And the seller is right, these are very versatile.

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Green and white Pier 1 pillows:
green and white pier 1 pillows
Asking: $15 each 25 for the pair
Condition: “Like new condition, no rips or stains.”
Dimensions: 16″ square
Location: Dupont, DC
Thoughts: Pretty pair.

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Zebra print cowhide pillows:
pair of zebra print cowhide pillows
Asking: $60 for the pair $60 for the pair
Condition: “Mint condition.”
Dimensions: 15″ square
Location: M St. SW, DC
Thoughts: Easy way to bring texture and pattern into a space while still keeping it neutral.

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Teal/blue velvet down-filled pillows:
teal velvet pillows
Asking: $22 each
Condition: “Excellent.” (There is a 5th pillow available with a torn seam for $15.)
Dimensions: 22″ square
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: The covers are World Market, with upgraded pillows inside. Pretty good deal, methinks.

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Set of three Jonathan Adler pillows:
jonathan adler set of three purple pillows
Asking: $200
Condition: “Like new.”
Dimensions: 16″ square
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: Expensive, yes, but this set would probably be $350-$400 new.

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Navy and ivory pillow:
navy and ivory pillow
Asking: $15
Condition: “New in packaging.”
Dimensions: 19″ square
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: This would be the perfect accent pillow with the velvet pillows above…

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Vintage cowboy pillow:
vintage southwest cowboy pillow
Asking: $12
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: 16″ square
Location: Clifton (?), VA
Thoughts: This is a stretch for me, but I’ve seen what Bailey has done in some nurseries, and she made me a believer in the cowboy motif. Pair this with some Biscuit bedding and you’re off to a good start.

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Brass turtle trinket tray:
vintage brass turtle trinket tray
vintage brass turtle trinket tray open
Asking: $25
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Annapolis, MD
Thoughts: Love.

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Ivory shower curtain:
Lush Decor Lilian Shower Curtain
Asking: $15
Condition: “Never used; in perfect, new condition.”
Dimensions: 72″x72″
Location: Columbia Heights, DC
Thoughts: Simple and pretty.

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Round twig mirror:
Safavieh Large Round Twig Mirror
Asking: $40 $60
Condition: “Like new.”
Dimensions: 28″ diameter
Location: Logan Circle, DC
Thoughts: Looks way more expensive than it is.

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Pair of framed bird prints:
pair of framed bird prints
Asking: $20
Condition: “Good.”
Dimensions: 14″×18″
Location: Centreville, VA
Thoughts: Lovely pairing. (I have  similar pairing over my headboard.)

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DwellStudio area rug:
8x10 Dwell Studio kilim rug
Asking: $250
Condition: “Great condition — no stains or other damage and from a smoke and pet free home.”
Dimensions: 8×10
Location: Vienna, VA
Thoughts: I think this would look great in a clean-lined, neutral space that allowed it to be the star.

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Antique umbrella holder:
antique yellow umbrella holder
Asking: $15
Condition: “Fair.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Centreville, VA
Thoughts: I’m feeling a bit torn about the Revolutionary figures on it, but I really like the shape and the flaked yellow paint.

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Pair of red rattan dining chairs:
Pair of Hampton Red Rattan Dining Chairs
Asking: $175 (unsure whether that’s per chair or for the pair)
Condition: “New.”
Dimensions: 21″ L x 23″ W x 39″ H
Location: Georgetown, DC
Thoughts: Super cute for a mini-dining area in a one-bedroom apartment, or as head-of-table seats in a bigger dining room.

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Currey and Company orange table lamp:
Orange Currey and Company Tobi Designer Table Lamp
Asking: $200
Condition: “Lamp shade does have slight imperfections – they are close to the back seem and NOT noticeable.”
Dimensions: 35″ tall
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: Perfect shape and proportions.

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Leather arm chair with nailhead trim:
ethan allen leather arm chair ethan allen leather arm chair back
Asking: $400
Condition: “Soft leather in good condition. No tears or wearing.”
Dimensions: 33″ x 37″ x 38″
Location: NW Washington DC
Thoughts: Seller says it’s Ethan Allen, which I can’t verify since they don’t have this chair shown online, but at the price point (which seller stresses is negotiable), it’s worth checking out either way. I like the legs and the color of the leather–and if it really is soft, I’d probably be sold.

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Tufted leather bench/coffee table:
tufted leather bench coffee table
Asking: $150
Condition: “Less than one year old. No tears or stains. Basically perfect condition.”
Dimensions: 48″ long x 19″ wide x 17″ high
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: Versatile–works just as well at the foot of a bed or at a small dining table as it does as a coffee table.

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Silver ship mounted on leather:
silver ship mounted on leather
Asking: $25
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 9 1/2″ x 12″
Location: Laurel, MD
Thoughts: Kind of a random addition to this list, but I’m always drawn to nautical things, so you shouldn’t be surprised. This could be a cool piece to mix into a gallery wall.

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MCM office chair:
MCM black office chair MCM black office chair side
Asking: $350 reduced to $295
Condition: “Very good condition. The leather has some only some slight surface dust, with no holes, odors or stains.”
Dimensions: 29″ tall, 31″ arm-to-arm
Location: Rockville, MD
Thoughts: Unclear whether this is leather or vinyl but the shape is cool and the condition seems near perfect.

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Crate & Barrel leather armchair:
crate & barrel leather arm chair
Asking: $200
Condition: “There are some marks here and there but nothing bad.”
Dimensions: 25″w x 35″h x 32″d
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: An alternative to the first chair–more modern, less detailed and 1/2 the price. They’re both good options in my opinion.

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As the days are getting shorter, you might find yourself wanting some additional lighting sources. Here are a few I like.

MCM floor lamp:
MCM floor lamp
Asking: $145
Condition: “Paper edging has a few small tears…Wood in great condition with less then normally occasional small marks seen on close inspection mostly.”
Dimensions: 60″T
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Not 100% sure about the shade (I’d want to see it in person), but I like the simple shape of the base a lot.

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Retro arc lamp:
retro arc lamp
Asking: $155
Condition: “Perfect”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Adams Morgan, DC
Thoughts: These are a little modern for me, but I certainly understand the appeal of creating overhead light where there is none.

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Pair of Pottery Barn arc sconces:
pair of pottery barn adjustable arc sconces
Asking: $100 (for the pair)
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Reston, VA
Thoughts: I like these.

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Mercury glass ball lamp:
mercury glass ball lamp
Asking: $75
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Pretty. Would look especially nice at Christmas time, if you’re the type to redecorate for the holidays.

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Coral-filled ginger jar lamp:
Chinoiserie Coral-Filled Lamp
Asking: $150 (shade not included, unfortunately)
Condition: “Great”
Dimensions: 32″ to the top of the finial; jar is approximately 10″ in diameter
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: I’m drawn to this despite its popcorny look in the photo. The coral filial (see it up there, camouflaged by the painting?) really does it for me.

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Blue and white is such a classic combination–and so versatile. It can be traditional, country, preppy, modern, pretty much anything you like. Here are a handful of blue and white items that show the color combo’s range:

Ceramic lamp:
blue and white lamp
Asking: $25 $20
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: Ceramic base: 17″ tall; with shade: 30″
Location: Potomac, MD
Thoughts: Classic. Pretty. Affordable.

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Side chair:
blue and white side chair
Asking: $250
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Thoughts: Sweet without being saccharine.

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Set of 9 ceramic balls:
blue and white ceramic balls
Asking: $35
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: 5-6″
Location: Fair Oaks, VA
Thoughts: Am I the only one who’s been bought to baskets/vessels that look ridiculous once you get them home and display them empty? This would be a quick (and attractive) way to remedy that. Way better than the bag of potpourri balls you were considering.

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Chippendale sofa:
blue and white chippendale sofa
Asking: $225 $200
Condition: “Good” … “Shows some slight wear but still looks great”
Dimensions: 7′ long
Location: Springfield, VA
Thoughts: This is such a lucky find for the right space.

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Pair of Pottery Barn striped curtains:
blue and white striped curtains
Asking: $40
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: “Not certain” … “Most likely the standard 44″ x 84″ size”
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: Perfectly preppy.

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Porcelain tea set:
blue and white porcelain tea set
Asking: $45 (includes tea pot, creamer, sugar bowl) price raised to $75
Condition: “Perfect … with no chips, cracks or wear”
Dimensions: Teapot: 7.5″ tall, 10.5″ wide, 4.5″ deep;  Sugar bowl and cream pitcher: 4″ tall, 5″ wide, 2″ deep
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: Yes please, with a spot of cream and two sugars!

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Set of 6 parsons chairs with slipcovers:
blue and white checked dining chairs
Asking: $190 (~$32/piece, which includes the chair and the slipcover–not too shabby!)
Condition: “Amazing”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Manassas, VA
Thoughts: For the country mouse in each of us.

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Vintage Japanese porcelain basket/bowl:
blue and white vintage Japanese porcelain basket
blue and white vintage Japanese porcelain basket side view
Asking: $45
Condition: “Flawless: no chips, cracks, or scratches”
Dimensions: 9″ circumference
Location: Springfield, VA
Thoughts: Lovely. Really lovely.

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Ticking stripe fabric:
navy and white ticking stripe fabric
Asking: $5/yard
Condition: “Never been used and in good condition”
Dimensions: 13+ yards available
Location: Reston, VA
Thoughts: Whatever DIY project you’re planning cannot go wrong with this fabric.

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Tell me–what’s your favorite color combo?

Ikat (pronounced “ee-cot”): a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving; (now it’s often used to describe the resulting pattern, even if the traditional dying method isn’t used)

Ikat is a trends with staying power. At least, I like to think it is, since it’s a trend I actually like. If you’re not familiar with this word, you’re likely quite familiar with the kinds of patterns the technique produces. I love that it looks fancy in a cool/global way but not overly designed. What do you think?

Ikat stool:
ikat ottoman
Asking: $270
Condition: “In perfect condition”
Dimensions: 27″ W; 22″ D; 19″ H
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: Waaaaay to expensive for CL, but it’s pretty, isn’t it?

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Ikat rug:
pink ombre ikat rug
Asking: $125
Condition: “Perfect condition”
Dimensions: 5′ x 8′
Location: Arlington (Courthouse), VA
Thoughts: Ombre and ikat–can you handle than much trendiness? Personally, I’d love this in a modern nursery.

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Ikat loveseat:
ikat loveseat
Asking: $490
Condition: “The cushions are all down filled and extremely comfortable.”
Dimensions: It measures 54′ wide x 39″ high at top of arch x 33″ deep. The seat depth is a roomy 22.5″
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: Most people are afraid of patterned sofas/loveseats, but if the rest of your furniture was fairly neutral, this could be a great statement piece. And while the price might seem high for a (CL) loveseat, keep in mind that its a designer piece that’s beautifully upholstered. Look how perfectly the pattern on the front of the seat cushions lines up with the skirt–that’s the kind of detail that sets apart a mediocre piece from a really nice one.

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Two pairs of Ikat drapes:
Padna Ikat drapes
Asking: $495 (includes 4 panels, 2 curtain rods and the rings to hang them)
Condition: “Custom-made, lined and pinch-pleated”
Dimensions: 84″ L
Location: Arlington (Clarendon), VA
Thoughts: I usually make my own curtains, but since I can’t sew, I’m limited to what can be created with an iron and hem tape… Needless to say, mine aren’t fancy enough to be lined or pinch-pleated, so these look impressive to me.  Gorgeous drapes can make a space feel so much more luxurious (see here, here, here or here for examples), so these might be worth a splurge if you’re into the muted palette and the ikat-look.

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Ikat shell chair:
ikat shell chair
Asking: $175
Condition: “Brand new. Teal color is darker that photo shows.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: This would be a great statement piece for a home office. If nothing else, it would make you feel a little better when you’re paying your bills.

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John Robshaw duvet cover from Anthro:
John Robshaw queen duvet cover
John Robshaw duvet detail
Asking: $80 (includes the two Euro shams)
Condition: “In great condition… I did snag the bottom button enclosure and blue detail thread near the middle, but you can’t see it when it’s on the bed.”
Dimensions: Queen
Location: SE DC
Thoughts: It was originally $400 at Anthropologie, so $80 is totally fair. The colors/design aren’t too feminine or too masculine, so I think it would be a good option for a couple.

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Rams head coffee table:
rams head coffee table
Asking: $250 
Condition: Not described, except to say that the finish is spray paint (i.e. possibly cheap looking) and the glass is heavy (i.e. not cheap).
Dimensions: 4’6″ L x 25″ D x 17″ H
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: Cool piece… I like her idea of stripping the spray paint though. And while she makes a pretty good argument for the price, I’d still probably offer no more than $200.

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Yellow chevron pillows:
yellow chevron pillows
Asking: $20 for 2
Condition: “In excellent condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: To be honest, I’m a little tired of the chevron trend, but people keep telling me that they love it and I’m here to please. Plus, these ones are so cheerful (and pretty cheap!), so I thought I’d share.

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Reclaimed wood and iron coffee table:
reclaimed wood and iron coffee table
Asking: $100
Condition: A few scratches/marks in one corner
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Eastern Market, DC
Thoughts: It’s a little sketchy because they ordered this coffee table, and the company sent a second because it had a few marks, but never collected the original. I’d feel a little bad capitalizing on their mistake, but if that kind of thing doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable, this is an awesome little table for a great price.

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