I haven’t had a land line since I moved into my house over seven years ago. I use my cell phone for everything – work calls, personal calls, whatever. However, earlier this summer when I upgraded to a DVR through my cable company, they threw in a land line with the bundle (did I mention my bundle is cheaper than what I used to pay for my cable/internet?). I figured this was a good idea for emergency calls and it was free so why not. I haven’t hooked a phone up to the line since I got it, since I got rid of all of my old phones so I decided it was time to hunt something down. I found the Pottery Barn Grand Phone through a Craigslist seller in Detroit and immediately fell in love with the vintage styling of the phone. After a quick search I found out that Pottery Barn still sells the phone at an ungodly price:
Luckily for me a bunch of people are selling it on eBay for a fraction of the cost. I scored the black option for $25 + shipping thanks to the eBay ‘Buy it Now’ feature (I don’t have time to watch and bid on something).
I received the phone within a few days and am happy to report that I’m in love. IN LOVE. After a quick and thorough wipe down with some Clorox wipes, the phone was plugged in and tested out. Naturally I have the ringer turned off right now since no one I know has the number and the only calls I imagine I’d get on it are from solicitors and I plan on only using it as an emergency phone. But it sure is nice to look at.
Apparently they sell a similar phone on Joss and Main called the Kettle phone – again for a lot more than I paid for mine.
You can find similar ones on eBay and I even found a red one (that I was thisclosetobuying) on Etsy. Happy hunting!