I heard recently that it's not surprising when we're constantly amazed by the passing of time because God designed us for eternity - where time will have no meaning - and that makes sense to me. So, if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed that ONE WEEK FROM TODAY IS CHRISTMAS EVE DAY - don't be. It's part of how you were uniquely designed!
In fact, you're now feeling so encouraged knowing it's not your fault you haven't started Christmas shopping yet (oops, the whole haven't-started-Christmas-shopping thing maybe me projecting my own situation onto you) that you decide you have time to stop in at Jubilee Furniture either today (Friday) from 1 to 8 or tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4!
Let's take a look at some of the wonderful things you'll find this week!
we received a number of area rugs again this week and have them all laid out in a better-lit (better than where they were) part of the store for you to peruse
very nice Sealy sleeper sofa - only problem some kitty claw marks - for $30
this is one of the nicest queen-size mattresses we've ever received for donation - it's a supreme euro top (just the mattress, no box spring) for $195 and, according to the tag, was purchased from Pottery Barn (I didn't know they sold mattresses). We have a LOT of queen-size box springs and sell them for $5 each
queen-size wicker head board with frame for $85
sweet girl's bedroom set - starting top left photo: twin-size head board, foot board and side rails for $40 (and there are two of 'em - the other needed something minor fixed on it); desk, hutch and chair for $45; and four drawer dresser for $55
nice yellow plaid Rowe sleeper sofa for $30 (needs to be cleaned)
love this retro glass top table with four chairs for $95
I believe this is a Room & Board sofa that opens to a bed (like a futon) and it's priced $95
this gold velvet sofa by Schweiger comes with a warning label about smoking and is priced $35
very nice mission style entertainment center for $145
gorgeous oak oval pedestal coffee table? end table? for $95
another really nice oak piece priced $75
this curio cabinet is my favorite piece this week - isn't it gorgeous? - and is priced $235
this is a seriously nice leather sofa in a great shade of chocolate brown - but it's ripped in a couple of places (see the duct tape the donor used to cover some of the rips on one of the seat cushions?) so is priced only $65
I'm not exactly sure what to call these - storage towers? - there are two of them and I've priced them $50 each
then again, maybe THIS is my favorite piece this week! *smile* a beautiful tan/golden/green sofa in excellent condition for $225
I didn't snap as many photos this week because I was anxious to get home since my son, Jack, was arriving from college and I had a few things to do before he arrived (like grocery shop since we didn't have much in the way of fun-college-age food around). He's home and - for the moment - fed!
Regardless of where you are in the midst of this Christmas season - completely finished, barely started or somewhere in between - may you make time and allow the unbelievable, impossible reality of God arriving in our broken world as a newborn amaze, delight and challenge you this week.
One final question for you, dear reader - are you aware of any stores that are going to be open crazy late for last minute shoppers like me?