One of my big ticket items for the beach house is a large farmhouse style table and chairs. The "and chairs" part of the last sentence is crucial because the chairs are often more expensive than the table!
I searched Craig's List on-line for "Pottery Barn dining tables" in the Los Angeles area and came across some options that looked somewhat promising. Once I did some research I found may of the tables were too small (I needed one about 90" long). But fortunately I found the table pictured above with two leaves and six chairs. Retail for the set at Pottery Barn is about $2000. I got the table and six chairs for about $500.00.
I also found cruiser bikes for $100 and the seller was from Pasadena. So these four bikes were delivered to my house this weekend. Don't you love the colors? (I will take off the plastic once they arrive in Ventura.
I am still looking for four more dining room chairs and a few other things but I am really glad to have learned that Craig's List is a great resource!