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Jubilee Furniture volunteers are the BEST!

I probably don't thank my volunteers nearly enough and since I snapped a photo of Nate and Gordon last night at 6:00 p.m. as I was leaving and they thought they would put in another hour before heading home (amazing!), I thought it would be appropriate to do so (thank them) with this entry.

I am a full-time Outreach Community Ministries employee (of which Jubilee Furniture is a division of and where the profit from the store goes to help support the programs and services Outreach offers to those most in need in DuPage County - to learn more go to http://www.outreachcommunityministries.com/). Dan Snyder is a full-time Outreach employee and Chris Jackson is a part-time employee. Everyone else you might see in the store, and everyone else who helps behind the scenes, is a volunteer. Volunteer = no pay. They help because 1) they believe in and want to support the work Outreach is doing; 2) they want the workout and figure it beats a monthly gym fee; 3) they like working along side others with a common goal; 4) they are crazy; 5) all of the above. *Big Smile* Regardless of their motives, Jubilee Furniture would not exist without 'em and I am very grateful. Thank you and I love you all.

Moving on. I'm sure most of you don't think of Jubilee as a place to find fine artwork but lately we've gotten many donations that have included some nice pieces. What follows are several photos as well as the price tag Tim (another wonderful volunteer and someone who handles all of our artwork - among other things) wrote up. As we often say - you never know what you might find at Jubilee Furniture!

close up of the nuns

And now onto the rest of the photos of some of the new-to-us pieces we received for donation this week!

super nice desk chair for $95

sweet little bench for $35

very nice girl's bedroom set which includes: (starting top left) top part of an armoire closed and then open (there is a rod to hang clothes if you wanted to use it instead of the shelves); bottom part of the same armoire; armoire price is $125; headboard of the four poster bed priced $75 (no box spring is necessary with this bed there is a board that you place your mattress onto); desk with mirror and chair for $95

burled wood end table (love it!) for $45 and matching coffee table (or bench? though might be too low) for $85

love the lines of this upholstered side chair for $50

extremely nice Flexsteel sofa and love seat - both are comfy yet firm (that's the old lady in me coming out since I have a hard time getting out of anything that sinks too low!) - sofa price $145 and love seat is $125

nice blue wingback chair for $45

this is a fabulous Stanley dining set which includes a china cabinet (priced $175); side board ($75); and table, two leaves, eight chairs and table pads (priced $275). But wait...there's more! Buy everything for $450 and you save $75! Wow - such a deal!

wonderful oak sofa or hall table for $95

black coffee table with glass top for $75

gorgeous Vanguard three piece sectional (ideal for rooms where it's hard to get a sectional into since the two seater on the right is the largest piece, both the corner piece and the one seater on the left are two separate pieces) for $375

though a little shiny and the fabric is a little dated, this is a very nice Sealy sleeper sofa for $90

brass and glass sofa or hall table for $80 (there's a matching coffee table for $45 but it's missing the glass)

very nice pine roll top desk for $135

here are more burled (am I spelling that correctly?) wood pieces that are gorgeous (Jane - if you're reading this they match a piece you bought from us with the brass corners). The top photo show two 3 drawer chests with lighted, shelved hutches (separate pieces to make moving easier) and are priced $185 for one chest/hutch; the lower photo shows another matching piece, this time it's a side board and is priced $95. Oh, I forgot to mention these pieces are from the Hickory Manufacturing Co.

I like the clean lines of this entertainment center priced $80

very nice oak computer desk (when the middle drawer is designed to hold a key board I call them computer desks as opposed to just a regular desk) with a lighted hutch for $125 (I think - I forgot to write the price on my list last night! Yikes!)

these might be my favorite pieces this week (though I love all the burled wood stuff too) - pale yellow velvet sofa for $95; matching love seat for $75 and then a close up of the contrasting brown velvet trim - don't you love 'em?!

If you have the time, I hope you'll stop in the store either today (Friday) from 1 to 8 or tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4!

Remember to email me (sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org) your photos of a Jubilee Furniture purchase in your home, please! Either how you're transformed the piece or simply how nice it looks and inspire others!

And if you're thinking you might be interested in volunteering at the store and you have time either Thursday (when we arrange the furniture) or Friday or Saturday (when the store is open) just talk with me about it. We would be thrilled to have the help and though we all work hard we enjoy each other and have a ton of fun at the same time (while helping a wonderful organization).

And that, dear reader, is today's installment from Jubilee Furniture.

God's blessings, grace, peace and protection to you and your's!
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