Twice this week I’ve seen signs that I read differently than what they actually said. One was a street in Bloomingdale that I read as “Donutman” - and I thought it would be way cool to live on Donutman drive – when the sign actually read “Dunteman.” A second sign I misread was an election sign that was still by the side of the road and I thought it said “Someone’s name for GOD” – which made me totally smile – since who won’t like to be God for a while (though it didn’t work out so well for Jim Carrey in the movie Bruce Almighty – did it) when it actually was “Someone’s name for COD” (College of DuPage).
Before you get concerned that I’m driving around half blind and/or can’t read – I just had my eyes checked and though I need glasses – with them I can see just fine. And I can read. Instead, my theory is we have so much information coming our way – almost all the time – that our brains start taking something in and immediately begin to fill in the rest of whatever we’re reading (like what Google does when you start typing in whatever you’re searching for – it fills in the rest of the word with lots of different options before you’ve finished) – and sometimes we’re wrong. I find it’s when I misread something that I often chuckle – and who doesn’t need a laugh every now and then?!
Though there’s nothing laughable about our current inventory at Jubilee Furniture. Awe inspiring – would be appropriate words. Amazing too. Unbelievable, even? Seriously, I have some of the nicest donations we’ve ever received to show you this week. Warning – tons of gushy adjectives (I’ll apologize now – sorry).
amazing, gorgeous, mint condition, only a couple months old – Room and Board sofa/chaise from their Klein collection includes: left arm sofa and right arm chaise – retails for $2,600 ($1,300 each) our priced $1,000 for both pieces! It’s really hard to nail the color – grayish tannish – is the best I can do
gorgeous, lovely, unique carved nesting tables for $295 (second photo is me trying to show you some of the amazing detail on one of the tables)
fantastic, super nice, lighted curio cabinet (it has two doors – an upper and a lower and there are separate lights in the two separate sections) for $195
wonderful, functional, lovely bookcase by Sachs & Co. with two doors priced $275
amazing, great condition overall, curved shape, great neutral color, three piece, massive sectional – every other chair reclines (for a total of three recliners out of the five comfy seats) – lots of room for drinks and snacks – a TV/movie watching paradise! – all for $345 (one of the end recliners works but something is a bit “off” with it)
lovely, black wrought iron bakers rack for $95
totally love this entry table? buffet? – very unique piece with wonderful details, priced $295
lovely old wing back chair needs some TLC priced $20
wicker top, metal frame end table for $50
this bookcase (with a drop down writing/bar surface) is finished on both sides – so could be used as a room divider – and in great condition and priced $135
lovely glass and metal end table for $45 (and there are two of them); matching glass and metal coffee table for $65
oops, I forgot to write down what I priced this nice sleeper sofa – I’m gonna guess $60? Something like that
though the seats on these Chippendale chairs (with ribbon backs) need to be replaced – these are gorgeous antique chairs in, overall, great condition. There are six – two with arms and four without – and they’re priced $200 for all six!
this is a matching armoire and dresser with mirror by Drexel and the armoire is priced super low - $45 - due to a gouge on one side – the dresser and mirror are priced $95
we received an unbelievable donation of prototype queen size, brand name, mattresses – never used, 41 of the 44 bagged and ready to load – retail for between $800 and $1500 – our price $325 each (just the mattress – no box springs – though we have a number of odd queen size box springs which we’ve marked $5 each)
lovely glass top table and four chairs for $135
amazing, fantastic, so fun – retro table with two leaves and EIGHT chairs (and the chairs are actually quite comfortable) – the table has the unique Watertown Slide feature manufactured in Watertown, WI and the set is priced $175
unusual corner table? desk? priced $175
large coffee table with hinged top on both sides so you can store lots of great stuff in it – in good condition – priced $125
nice plaid sofa for $65; matching chair for $35 – and both were just professionally cleaned
lovely, country style fabric on this three piece sectional in good condition priced $165
lovely entry table? sofa table? for $95
two great Flexsteel chairs priced $75 each
there’s a super sweet story behind these photos which I’d love to share – Shea is nine years old and the daughter of Tara – a wonderful, regular Jubilee Furniture customer –who has inherited her mother’s creative talent. Tara found a great website with directions on how to DIY dessert plates, and that’s all it took for her and Shea to buy a bunch of miscellaneous glassware/plates from Jubilee (and maybe other resale stores too?) and last weekend (when it was sunny and warm and glorious) they were on their deck merrily working away with the thought that they’d donate the finished pieces BACK to Jubilee! Shea’s sign reads: (at the top which you can’t see it says This is Shea) She is nine years old. She made all of this. First she bought unmatched china and spray painted on Frosted Glass and then spray painted on a color. After that dried she put on Household Adhesive sealant glue and let it dry. and that’s how she made them. I honestly don’t know how to price something as special as these lovely dessert plates (oh, and incidentally they can be hand-washed and it’s recommended that you NOT serve food directly on the painted surface – but to use a doily) – but I’m going to go with $10 for the smaller pieces and $15 for the large ones. SHEA – thank you so much!
And that, dear reader, caps this week’s installment of “What’s new?” at Jubilee Furniture! I hope to see many of you today (Friday) from 1 to 8 or tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4! And for the record - Jubilee Furniture WILL be OPEN next Friday and Saturday (Good Friday and the Saturday before Easter) our regular hours!
Have any of your own misreads which made you laugh? I’d love to hear ‘em!
God’s blessings, peace and grace to you!