I’ve had this antique ceiling fixture in my garage for 15 years, waiting to find the someone who wanted it enough to pay for it. It’s survived a couple of yard sales and a stay at a consignment shop without a taker. It graced my older home in Berkeley for 30 years so I didn’t want to just junk it.
This week I posted it on Craigslist for $60 and four people called about it – and last night the first caller came by with his wife (and the $60). They were a darling young couple who were renovating their little Victorian cottage and they fell in love with the fixture despite its broken petal (which I had disclosed). Rejuvenation Hardware had told me they could probably sell it for about $250, but so what. I preferred seeing how happy these folks were and imagining the light shining on their home.
It’s ust $60, but it’s another baby step in getting rid of excess stuff.