This weekend I went to visit my brother in Seattle. A few days prior I got a text from him letting me know his elderly neighbors were moving and they wanted to know if he wanted any of their old furniture because they were moving. They said what he didn't want they were donating to Goodwill. Keep in mind they were elderly so their stuff was mid-century.

He couldn't keep everything so he asked me what I wanted so I brought home a pair of end tables, 2 Broyhill Premier nightstands in nearly perfect condition and a pair of Stiffel brass and wood lamps. All in all, if you went to buy this stuff in a store that specializes in mid-century (think Mad Men) style furniture, you'd pay about $1000 for everything.

This isn't an isolated thing as I see ads from Seattle on Craigslist from time to time in the "free stuff" section featuring perfectly good antique furniture... but you have to be able to act fast. You can even make yourself email alerts to let you know when new "free stuff" items you specify pop up. Good luck and happy hunting!

P.S. The shadows you see on the left of the photo are a shadow, not discoloration. This piece is in excellent vintage condition.