Moving on. Michael asked me if I show photos of everything new that we've received that week on the blog and the answer is, "No." I try to give you a taste of what's "new" and target the items I think might be of special interest, are unique or someone has asked me about.
Speaking of which, Gillian e-mailed me asking about our current selection of dressers. Truth be told, by the time I get over to - what we refer to as - bedroom land, I've already taken quite a few photos and written down the description and price and am tired and the lighting is poor by the dressers and they're displayed in a boring line and I usually stop. But since Gillian asked - here are a few dressers that we currently have (though by no means everything).
Young Hinkle maple dresser for $125 (first deeper drawer on the left is missing a handle which is on top of the dresser and just needs to be screwed back on)
Stanley dresser with mirror $135
White/yellowish stain on this pretty dresser which is priced $85
Solid maple dresser (I know it was marked with the manufacturer's name but for some reason I didn't write it down) with mirror for $175; matching solid maple nightstand for $75
Suede sofa for $60 (pretty worn); matching love seat $50; and ottoman for $35
I'm happy to report we received several nice dining room tables and chairs this week and "dining room land" is filled up nicely. Why we would add the word "land" to the different areas of the store is a mystery - but most of us who work there regularly do. Go figure.
White tile table and six chairs (the chairs, you will note, are mismatched) for $150
These gray chairs aren't new but I wanted to show you the table which is. Gray, retro table with one leaf for $75; five fabric dining chairs for $95 for all (if I'm remembering correctly, there are two chairs with arms and only three armless ones)
Again, this table isn't new, but the four slip covered chairs are. Table w/two leaves (though I didn't see the leaves by the table, hope they didn't wander too far) for $50; four chairs for $85 (I peeked under one of the slip covers and the chairs are fabric - actually similar to the gray ones above - and looked pretty stained, whence the slip covers)
Futon, with very nice futon mattress and extra cushion for $175
Baker sofa for $145 (very expensive originally and still in great condition - though there is something a little funny with the material used inside the back of the sofa and the arms - hard to describe and not uncomfortable - but a little like leaning into bubble wrap - that's pretty off-putting, isn't it?)
Okay. I'm hoping you - or someone you know - are into Royal Doulton character mugs because we received six of them as a donation. According to my go-to volunteer about all things china and such - these originally sold for between $80 and $85 a piece. We're marked them $40 each.
This is also not a new piece, but it got dropped over in an area of the store that isn't well visited (behind the line of metal bookcases) and never priced. We moved it into - you guessed it - living room land and I priced it $25. It's actually a super cool, vintage sofa - that needs a good cleaning - and made of herculan or teflon (were either of those things ever used to upholster furniture or am I making that up?)
This is a way cool coffee table and one side of the top opens and the whole thing can be used for storage (can you see where the top piece on the left is slightly opened?) for $145
Truly huge greenish/brownish four piece sectional for $165. For that price here's what you get: one piece opens to a full-size bed and the two end pieces each have wall-hugging recliners - how amazing is that?!
Sleeper sofa for $85
Bauhaus beige/gray sofa for $65
Craftmaster upholstered chair with wonderful nail-head trim for $125
Oval glass top table with six brushed chrome chairs for $245 (alas there is one quarter size chip in the table top)