Monday, July 2, 2012

Jackin' My Style

Have you ever seen something you own for sale on 1st Dibs or One Kings Lane and marvel at the prices they're selling for? I've had this happen to me a couple of times with both my Mastercraft credenza and my dolphin table. But just the other day, I was poking around OKL and saw a sale curated by Ivy and Vine and spied several pieces either very similar or exactly like pieces I own. I think this girl and I might have been separated at birth. Observe . . . the Ivy and Vine mirror:


And, my mirror (just in creamy white instead of black):

Her dolphin table:


And, mine:
This was when it was in our antique booth. I can't seem to get a good photo of it in my dark basement.  

Her marble horse bookends:


Mine:

And her brass bamboo tray . . .

Mine . . . albeit a slightly different shape.

Okay, so you get the point. So, what's my point? I don't know really. I think mainly I'm still just surprised at the price point on these online sales. Of course, maybe she did pay a lot more for her stuff than I did for mine? The Greek Key mirror for instance is selling on Ivy and Vine right now for $995 (the OKL sale is over); I got mine for $40 at the flea market. I just find it interesting that people will pay oodles of money for a bamboo tray (I think hers was $275) when they can hit their local antique mall, flea market or estate sale and grab one for $10 like I did. 

My hardwood floors are getting refinished starting tomorrow, and I could not be more excited! Goodbye orange wood, hello brown. Stay tuned for updates next week!

10 comments:

heather (love your space) said...

I had this experience with a curators collection on one of those sites--things I had been colleting for years, and there they were, like half a dozen items, in one sale. I got excited, thinking that the designer and I were design soul mates, and when I went to her portfolio, I was reminded that people can like some of the same things but use them VERY differently!

Raina Cox said...

There's one born every minute, right?

Nancy said...

thanks for commenting on our blog Kathy. I agree with the ridiculous price of some decor items. It just takes a little time and a little thrifting and you can find the same stuff out there! It's more fun I think, too.
Good luck with your floor redo- can't wait to see them!
Nancy
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Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Kathy, your dolphin table is way more fabulous than the OKL version, being all brassy and all...

Ashley said...

Totally absurd, seriously. People are just paying for the name because the item's origin might not be anything special. Honestly, I often find myself rolling my eyes at the prices on some of these flash sites!

Chateau À Gogo said...

I know isn't it just crazy to see what people will pay. I just wish I could find those people and sell them my stuff :) - Brandy

Sadie + Stella said...

I love that mirror AND your dolphin table. You are so stylin' girlfriend. Love it all!

Sadie + Stella said...

I love that mirror AND your dolphin table. You are so stylin' girlfriend. Love it all!

Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

This just means you are waaaaaaaaay smarter than the people that would pay those prices. Smart and stylish is a winning combo!

SHERRY HART said...

Holy high priced stuff!!!!! It is amazing to me also Kathy....and you got some great deals on your things just by being patient :)