This Week on Craigslist: Beam Me Up Scotty
Trekkies will delight in the decorative wall decor being offered this week in Newtown on Craigslist
Wonder what your neighbor has in his attic? Or just looking for a good bargain? We've scoured Craigslist to find this week's most interesting and unusual items for sale – all right in your backyard.
For sale this week in Newtown on Craiglist:
Unusual Shark Sculpture: If you purchased the shark jaws we profiled last week, consider this sculpture as merely an accessory to that piece. Or, if you’re just beginning your shark-themed collection, make this statue the focal point. One thought: I don’t know about you, but those scuba divers look pretty darn calm for being surrounded by sharks. Perhaps that cool-as-a-(sea)-cucumber attitude will rub off on the sculpture’s new owner.
Gingerbread House: While her husband was busy making peace with the Russians, Barbara Bush did the only logical thing – designed gingerbread houses. For sale in Newtown is this adorable gingerbread abode, which measures in at 18 inches and is perched on a snowy patch of wintry landscape. For those of you with a sweet tooth, don’t get too excited. You can look but you can’t touch. As the seller explains, this gingerbread house looks “incredibly edible.” But sadly, it is not. Decoration only.
Star Trek Pictures: Attention trekkies out there: are you on the prowl for the perfect for wall art? Look no further. On Craigslist this week are two Star Trek pictures of the USS Enterprise that -- drum roll please -- light up! No need to travel to any more of those weird conventions. Simply plug these in and make your wildest of Star Trek fantasies come to life -- all in the privacy of your own home. Seller says the navigation lights and laser beam are in working order and illuminate nicely. This is an item that would certainly make Captain Kirk proud.
Two Chairs (almost a match): For just $20, you can have a pair of chairs. There is, however, a catch: they almost -- but not quite -- match. That could present a problem for some buyers but, hey, the price is certainly right. Sometimes when it seems too good to be true, it is. Judging from the ad, it seems as if this is an all or nothing deal. We take pity on these poor, orphaned chairs and hope they find a home that will accept them for what they are – one of a kind.
Lion Statues: Have you always wanted to invest in an alarm system but it was never in the budget? These lion statues will do the trick and they’re priced right. Stick these bad boys at the end of your driveway to ward of potential thieves. The statues are three feet tall and made of a thick fiberglass material, the seller says. In contrast to the last listing, we can confirm these lions are in fact a perfectly matching set. (Afterthought: the seller of the lion statues is the very same seller offering the aforementioned gingerbread house. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Package deal!)