Earlier this week, I took to Instagram to complain about some recent Facebook Marketplace unicorn losses. A “unicorn” or “White Whale” in the thrifting world is a coveted, rare, and valuable item that makes you have a physical reaction when you find it. Moving forward, I’ll now be using the term White Whale instead of unicorn, as I’ve been told that’s the more accurate term.
For background, here’s what I posted in my stories:
The best part of FB MP is you’ll be scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, gross, junk, junk… and then
Holy ish, TOTALLY worth it, and wow much better than the one you lost out on. Congratulations, you’ve taught me so much
Stunning piece, worth every penny.
It’s so beautiful 😍 So glad this worked out for you!
I’m not saying this to try and make you feel better about the one you lost out on, but yours is a million times better. The detailing on the drawers, the gorgeous marble top, the bow things on the drawers, just wow. Happy you trusted your gut, Alisa! Eager to see how you style it
Michele Wesdock says
Yes!! This new one is so much better and I am so happy for you that the stars aligned. I’ve been dying to see it!
wow thank you!
So much better than the previous one you lost! I love how the front is popped out a bit and not completely flat all the way across, plus drawers are always better than doors in my opinion. Congrats!!!!
Jennie Hartman says
I love your stories of acquisitions! I’m glad it arrived safely and most importantly, Tina approves.
haha! thank you!
Worth. The. Wait!!! Absolutely stunning!!
You’re hilarious. You really know how to tell a story. It is BEAUTIFUL. I’m glad I didn’t have to wiat until next week to see it. Congratulations!
Dianne Nordt says
Lovely piece and worth the effort. Plus, a dresser gives you versatility if you ever want to move it to a bedroom.
Shani Andre says
You won my dear!!
Hollie Rich @stuckonhue says
I have been hoping for a sideboard in that style for years as well. Maybe we were bidding against each other now and then! I’m a sucker for anything French with a marble top, and especially if it has that corner detail. So glad it all worked out in the end for you!
Shalonne Luke says
A.LIS.A! Holy moly that is stunning and so much better than the original! You seriously are the Marketplace GOAT! I even looked at the listing photo and was like nah, but then your photo… perfection, pure perfection! Enjoy it!
Ooh she’s a stunner. Thanks for being transparent about shipping costs, I’m slowly accepting shipping my dream pieces is going to be the only way to get them and I have no reference for reasonable rates on secondhand private sales! Also white whale > unicorn as a 30 something too ha
* I agree white whale etc etc
Well, you won FBMP today:) It is lovely and worth the wait!
I completely agree with you – and Tina – I like what you ended with much better. It’s a beautiful piece! And what a great story! I’m just having a hard time digesting the buyer who DM’d you. Wish we could hear the rest of their story.🤨
Nancy Keyes says
Love the beading and love it much more than the one you lost! As you always say, “something better will come along!” And it did!
Lauren Long says
So much better than the one you lost out on! It’s stunning and I imagine will be a beautiful addition to your living room. Worth the wait, and the price!
Oh my…it’s beautiful!
You have a good eye to see through such a dark, bad angled posted picture. It blows my mind how people use such bad photos of their items they are trying to sell.
Can’t wait to see it all styled!!
Congratulations! She’s a beauty. Worth the wait and drama for sure.
Oh the one you have now is so much prettier than any others mentioned, by a mile! What a find. I feel for your husband as mine would be just as impatient, but what a great story. thanks for the info on shipping, who knew??? Enjoy it and here is the most important part, I know you will after this story!!!
Drawers rule, doors drool. The one you got is much better! Congratulations!
Donna Louisa says
So happy this worked out for you, Alisa! It really is a beautiful piece and I can’t wait to see it in the living room.
Melissa M says
Totally worth it! Love when things work out as your gut intended.
Nancy Keyes says
The beading is likely bronze Dore mounted Ormolu because you said it is heavy for the size. Could be brass which would be lighter weight. It is gorgeous with way! ( drawer is perfect, it is the “draw” people that are exposing their Jersey, I am in New Jersey so I can say that)
So worth the baited breath! Beautiful!!!
Yours is much prettier than the one that’s going to marked up on Charish (so nah! to her). Honestly, why would she tell you that–it’s so childish and rude.