Monday, December 1, 2008

Craiglist Finds!

This is my first Craigslist experience. I responded to a posting under the Free category, a lady giving away some plastic hannukah tablecloths. I was expecting very thin plastic throwaway table covers...but look what awaited me in the box she left on her porch!

Ten never-used fabric-backed wipe-clean table covers, all different sizes (some round, some rectangles, differing lengths), 4 heavy felt embroidered placemats, and a set of unopened cookie cutters...

SCORE!!! Wow, how fun is this? I'm not a heavy decorator type, even for the holidays, unless the mood strikes, and I can count on one hand the times I've relied on buying party decorations for celebrations...we usually make our own. The funny part is that of all the days we celebrate a year, Hanukkah is the least "important" on our radar...but with this fun stuff, it looks like a party in a box. Cookies will have to be on the list...no excuses this year :) Oh well, and while I'm at it, the traditional latkes...and jelly donuts??

Phew, no food talk yet...we're recovering from last week :)

Yay for serendipity...and craigslist!!



9 comments:

amanda o said...

wow...what a great find!

Lilla said...

Wow, Robbyn! I didn't even realize Craigslist has a free section! I just always went to Freecycle for freebies, but now I'll have to make a habit of checking Craigslist too! Congratulations on your find.

fullfreezer said...

I love Craigslist!! Great finds.

jayedee said...

i love love LOVE craigslist and freecycle! great score! good for you!

Killi said...

When is Hannukah this year?

Gina said...

What a great score! I love the cookie cutters and the placemats are gorgeous!

Miriam said...

Great find! I got those at Target a few years back and I can attest to their durability. Enjoy!

Robbyn said...

Amanda, yes, wheee! :)

Lilla, I didnt either...cool, huh?? :)

fullfreezer, it's totally addictive...my hubby is in on it now :)

Jayedee, dontcha?? :) I'm just getting started, but you're a craigslist veteran! I bet you've gotten some great finds!

Killi, end of this month :)

Gina, and now I'll have to figure out how to play the dreidel game. Just another learning curve in the whole Jew-by-choice life transition :)

Miriam, they're great! Wish you lived near so I could learn a lot from you...I'm so new at so much of this.

Killi said...

I love the dreidel game ~ I have a Welsh version call ed "The Corris Cube". Unfortunately, I've forgotten what the dreidel letters mean & which letter corresponds to which action. If you want instructions for the game I'm sure it'll be in a book of mine I saw a few days back when I was looking for a herbal!