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I love these.  Just found them on Craiglist Detroit.  They’re vintage glam, don’t you think?  Check out those hanging crystals.  You can pick-up all seven for $70.  And – as usual – I bet you can barter and walk away with them all for less.

I know I need to branch out and feature something other than centerpieces from Craigslist… but nothing’s struck my fancy yet.  Though I did see both silver and gold chargers the other day. 

Wrought Iron Candle Centerpieces

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Date: 2009-03-08, 12:23AM EST

I have 7 wrought iron candle centerpieces that I bought to use for my wedding centerpieces, but did not use due to change of mind. They are all new.

They have elegant crystals hanging from them and glass cone-shaped inserts to hold the candles. They can hold up to 3 tealights or taper candles. The centerpiece stands at about 18″ tall with the glass candle holder in place. They make beautiful centerpieces for weddings or other formal occasions.

There are 7 total and they can be purchased for $12 each or $70 for all 7.

Pickup is required at our apartment in Rochester. Cash or money order only. I am willing to ship them if payment is received with additional shipping charge before the package is sent out.


Seriously, I’ve been perusing Craigslist for the last few weeks and nothing seemed blog worthy until as of late!  Here’s another little goodie of a deal… And, I bet you can barter this one!

25 Candelabras – $12 ea. (Grand Blanc)

One version with 3 tapered candles holder

The other version with 5 tapered candle holders

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Date: 2009-02-23, 8:16AM EST

14 beautiful high polished silver tone candleabras that hold 5 standard taper candles and 11 same style that hold 3 standard taper candles for sale. They were used one time as centerpieces at a formal wedding. They are stunning! They were purchased for 25.00 each but will sell for 12.00 each. Buyer pays shipping or pick them up.

OK, I’m not doing DIY centerpieces for the guest tables at the reception.  We actually hired a very reasonably priced florist.  BUT – We are doing DIY centerpieces for our “themed lounge” (more details about that later).  My mom’s borrowing 5x5x5 vases from her friend (Thanks, Friend!) and we’re using some for the guest tables and the left over for our little loungy-lounge, which we really have no budget for… (seriously, pennies) 

For the guest lounge we’re going to fill the vases with water and put one large fake red rose in it – and then have votives surrounding it.  So, my mom’s been lurking around town looking for the best-prices on the most real-looking fake flowers.  She found these beautiful silk red roses at  Garden Ridge for less than $1 each (74 cents)!  And when the rose is wet, it looks soooooo real!  We were really surprised!  Check it out.

Next to nothing centerpieces
I’m so wowed!  This would be super pretty for guest table centerpieces, too! Scatter some real rose petals from Costco (shuck those petals off the stem yourself) around the vase and surround it with votives and you’re all set!  So, if you’re on a super tight budget, and if you could borrow vases, this look would be next to nothing!   I’m liking that idea…

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Ohhh, great find for DIY centerpieces.  The possibilities are endless!  Depending on the time of year and your theme, you can fill these bad boys with lemons, limes, cranberries, sand, gems, flowers, candles, floating candles or whatever you can think of!  Great deal! 

(15) – 12″ Hurricane Vases- Wedding! – $150 (oakland/macomb county)

Description:  Fifteen(15) -12″ Hurricane Vases, they have a 7″ opening at the top. that I used for my recent wedding. They are all in perfect condition and were only used one time. I had put a pillar candle w/gemstones inside (not included) and it was very elegant!! They could also be used for flower arrangments. They are all boxed up & ready to go.

They retail for about $15-18 each, selling all 15 of them for $150 total.

So, my mom keeps sending me Craigslist postings of things we DON’T need but she thinks it’s a great deal!  I thought I’d post the “worthy” items on this here blog for you all!  Don’t worry, I won’t post junk!  I thought these silver candelabras might make cool Vintage-esk centerpieces. 

Wedding candelabras – $250 (Macomb County)

Silver Candelabras

Description: I have 13 silver candelabras.  That are approximately 20″ tall before you add the candles.  They are real silver, but are still boxed so they should not need any polishing before the wedding.  I paid $50 a peice for them, but will sacrifice them for $250 for all 13.  I have only actually used one of them, so the other 12 have never been used. 

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