Skip to content


  1. Cara
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Beautiful and totally jealous! Make it WERK!! Free marble.. Gah, who does that!!#Lucky


  2. tammigirl
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Your blog is once again making commenting an arduous task. Maybe too much running at once? Anyway, I’m getting it done, so I expect an extra sticker.

    Have you ever seen the guts of a piano used for a table with a glass top? Stunning, and would make a really cool dining table, in my humble opinion.

    I love the marble, and how you acquired it. Shouldn’t you guys slow down a bit? This kitchen renovation is going to be over before you know it! 😀


  3. Roberta
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    In the video I noticed that you have dance shoes in the side pocket of your car (that you are filling with stuff no one else finds) sums up everything I love about your blog.


  4. Nicki
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    The glorious, giant, fancy and free stuff you find on Craigslist….I am genuinely in awe of the bounty in your neck of the woods!!
    I would have probably draped my body across those marble slabs, and likely reveled like a cat!!
    Apparently I live in a ‘too new’ part of the country, and will likely never, ever, ever find the giant fancy stuff for free, but in the meantime, I can only admire your finds from afar…..and be slightly covetous and jealous(ok, VERY covetous….)


    • Marianne in Mo.
      May 11, 2016 @ 10:47 am

      Same here, Nicki!


    • Angela
      June 2, 2016 @ 5:53 am

      I am very covetous of your husband! ….He not only LET’S you do this, but accompanies you in the process…????? INCONCIEVABLE!!
      3 doors down from our house, I spotted a VERY NIVE mattress set outside the front door with a note indicating they were free for the taking. We fought over the fact that he wouldn’t immediately come LOOK at them, much less bring me the truck to haul them off!! (Sigh)
      Are you aware of how lucky you are? HE is your greatest find!! ?????


  5. Nancy Carr
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    I really understand you. I love you and your blog. Thank you for being you.


  6. Marianne in Mo.
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:45 am

    My, how lucky you are! That would NEVER happen to me! First of all, our local Craigslist never has anything so fantastic for free – just furniture that has been left out in the rain for 3 weeks, or something like that. ( Greedy, money-hungry people here!)
    I would die to have that marble for my yet to be built house. It is exactly what I would choose when shopping for marble. Seems I will be settling for quartz, as that is all I can afford, and my husband is not tidy enough to own marble. Still, I would like to get a hunk for baking purposes.
    The piano will be a money-maker for you, I’m sure!


  7. Pam Jacobs
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:45 am

    Just saw the post regarding ANOTHER piano and marble for kitchen countertops. Fantastic! You are my shopping guru!


  8. Sheila
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:46 am

    We are cut from the same cloth in our scavenging-turned-fabulous remodeling exploits. Except I don’t mange to document it. And you’re thinner. And sparklier. But! Brava! Stellar finds!


  9. Lora Hart
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:47 am

    1. Love young Wayne Newton more than almost anything!!! Thanks.
    2. Have you thought about writing a “Craigslisting for Dummies” book? I know you’re in a city that has a lot of fabulous old stuff opportunities and that others of us might not have the same overabundance of good fancy things (free or otherwse), But how do you find this stuff??? Seriously. Do you spend every minute that’s not spent loving up Elvis on Craigslist? What search terms do you use? I need to know everything!!!


  10. Marta
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:49 am

    I bow to you, Oh Goddess of Craigslist! You, in one swell foop, saved a GFT, scored free carrera marble (OMG!), funded further clogs, *and* supported the arts. I feel so inadequate. I must go Accomplish Something Important.


    • Bobbles
      June 1, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

      OMG, someone else who says “swell foop”! Jinx!


  11. Jen
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    Free Piano AND free marble?!?!? Winning!


  12. Meg | Hello Farmhouse
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:51 am

    Oh my goodness, you find the most amazing things! You should offer a class on how to become a Craigslist guru like you!


  13. Jennifer @ WrittenByJennifer
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Wait! People are giving away pianos for free on CL? I know what I’m doing with all of my free time now.

    I love the marble. I was wondering what you were going to use for the counters and this is perfect.


  14. Bambi Mayer
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:57 am

    I can’t wait to see what you do with your new finds!
    Who is singing that version of Lazy River?


    • Rose
      May 12, 2016 @ 9:40 am

      Bobby Darin. (I think!)


      • Bambi Mayer
        May 13, 2016 @ 1:21 am



  15. Julie Stout
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:57 am

    What a great find on the beautiful marble slabs. Congrats! Thought of you yesterday when Architectural Digest showed up in the mail and there was Pilar Guzman’s new country home! Check it out if you haven’t see it already. It’s pretty sublime.


  16. Jayne Z
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    As always — Elvis stole the show! So glad to see the clip of her playing!


    • Suzanne Forbes
      May 11, 2016 @ 11:07 am

      Me too! Elvis Photo Bomb cameo was the best!


    • Linda D.
      May 11, 2016 @ 11:31 am

      Fabulous to see Elvis enjoying herself!


  17. Jamie
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:59 am

    The stars aligned, and all was meant to be.
    Hugs and pets to Elvis.


  18. Katherine
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:59 am

    Absolutely marvelous, as usual. Hi Elvis!


  19. ACWMH
    May 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    FREE spare marble. Free. Spare. ORIGINAL. Marble.

    Oh, I’m jealous.

    The lesson here, clearly, is to always chat up the person giving things away. Because they probably have even more wonders and they don’t even know.


  20. Garden, Home and Party
    May 11, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    Wow, that was a trip well worth the gas and labor…a slab of marble you can use for free! Lucky you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.