It sounds like you're willing to take your time and get pieces slowly. I watch the local freecyle (freecycle.org) and the free section on Craig's List (craigslist.com). I've gotten a couple of really good items, including a water color painting that's exactly what I needed. It's very hit or miss, but if you have patience, you can find some amazing things.I've seen lots of furniture at Goodwill that I really liked. The only problem is I have no way to get it home. :-(Good luck on decorating! Thanks!