Craigslist tip: search for items coming from model homes

Earlier this week, I mentioned that a Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams sofa was being sold on the Delaware Craigslist. Searching for "model" in the furniture section of The Craiger (term used by a girl I knew in my Boston days) usually returns some pretty good items.

In some areas, model homes are professionally decorated. Obviously, in others, models are full of bland, uninteresting furniture that wouldn't last too long, but if you know an area well, you can usually figure out a geographic area to target for the good stuff.

When it's time to sell the contents of a model, some builders have ways to reuse or sell things privately, but some use Craigslist to get rid of items. Search carefully and you might score a great deal from a builder who's eager to clear out a house.

Here's what I found up in Delaware, all coming from the same house:

1. Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Alexa sofa, $399

2. Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams pair of chairs in a light green toile, $225 each


3. Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams dining chairs, $199

4. Howard Miller wine console & mirror, $375 (found it online here)

Can you tell that Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams have been on my brain lately? I swear I don't work for them, I just love their products.


  1. I love MG &BW too. I really enjoyed their book. Great pictures.The name escapes me, but it is their only one I think.

  2. This is a really good idea, thanks for the tip! Happy SITS Saturday shout out. Hope you survive being an auntie! Mine are 14 and 11 now, but I lived w/ my sis & BIL when they were babies and I remember those jolting wake-ups!

  3. Hi, commenting on the comment above....MGBW is coming out with their second book THIS OCTOBER! - all about "A Comfortable Home"...stay tuned...also, Mitchell and Bob will be visiting C'ville in the spring for a book signing at Quince...stay tuned for that, as well. Their big Fall Sale has been extended through October..check out details on their

  4. I've never bought anything from Craigslist but with all the great stuff everyone seems to be finding on it lately, I might have to give it a try. And when I do, I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for the great tip!

  5. My sofa is similar to the one you showed. It is MG & BW, I love it. That chair is great and what a deal!


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