I often joke with my kids that English isn’t my first language – gibberish is! I was slow to talk (using words, in my defense I’m #4 out of 5 kids– so by making grunting noises I had a better chance of being heard!), a slow-to-learn reader and the worst speller ever born. Thankfully, due totally to my amazing mother who spent tons of time helping me learn to read when I was in 2nd grade – reading is one of my passions.
However, occasionally nonsense still comes out of my mouth. Here’s a recent example: I stopped at the dry cleaners after work on Tuesday - remember Tuesday when it was over 90 degrees with a heat index of over 100? – and as I was waiting for my dry cleaning another customer walked in and said something to me about how hot it was (don’t we Illinoisans love to talk/complain about the weather!). Here, verbatim, was my response: “I guess it’s here official summer.” Since my dry cleaning had just arrived I high-tailed it out of there muttering, “I guess it’s here official summer? What?”.
My best guess is I meant to say “I guess it’s official – summer is here!” or “I guess summer is officially here!” (and the irony is the forecast is for a high of 60 degrees over the next few days – so summer does not seems to have arrived just yet) – but that’s not what came out of my mouth.
I know the woman I spoke to understood what I meant and it probably didn’t even register how stupid I sounded (at least I can hope) – and my little verbal blundering is no big deal – but sometimes I wish I spoke as fluently and effortlessly as others.
Lucky for me, I’m extremely articulate when it comes to describing all the fantastic furniture to be found today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4 at Jubilee Furniture!
Let’s take a look!
side chair on wheels priced $35
Ashley sofa in great condition (some minor pet hair under cushions) priced $195
fabulous McCreary chair for $125
Classic Leather sofa for ??? (ah! I forgot to write down the price! $395? Call me at 630.337.1467 after 12:00 p.m. today if you’re interested. Sorry!); Hufford Furniture Co. end table with glass $85 each and there are two of them
Hufford Furniture Co. coffee table with glass for $105; Statesville Chair Co. wing back chair with golfer fabric and one throw pillow for $125 each and there are two of them
outdoor table, four chairs (two of them swivel and are bouncy), chair cushions and tablecloth (with hole for umbrella) priced $125 for all
blue rocker/recliner $50 each – very worn on arms and where your head rests
great “bones” to these Crate and Barrel pieces – but issues with fading and rips – sofa priced $65; chair $45
fantastic two piece sectional by Henredon priced $245
wonderful green leather club chair priced $135
brown velvet sleeper sofa priced $85 (great condition, seat cushions are a little thin)
very pretty fabric on these two Smithe-Craft pieces – love seat priced $135; matching sofa $75 (sofa has some issues where the cord is coming out of the piping along the seat cushions)
amazing Stanley Furniture table, two leaves and six chairs – in excellent condition – not a mark on the table top! – priced $375; matching ONE piece lighted china cabinet is $225
these gorgeous pieces are by Hufford Furniture Company – part of their Harden collection – and it’s 13’ 6” long and consists of two towers (on each end), storage/desk area and lighted bridge that connects the two towers – desk is covered with glass and you could put a massive flat screen TV over the desk – priced $995 for the whole thing
lovely white painted, with fabric insert on both head board and foot board – full size bed (does not include mattress and box spring) priced $95
queen or full size head board, foot board and side rails priced $40 (decorative piece broken off on head board – see between two curved pieces?)
great neutral color sofa for $50
launder or change out these slip covers and you’ll have an amazing love seat priced only $135
sweet two piece china cabinet priced $65
Smithe-Craft sofa for $35
blue corduroy chairs (I think they swivel but I didn’t write that down on my notes and now I can’t remember – what’s my problem?) - both need to be cleaned priced $35 each
this amazing sofa was put out Saturday afternoon and it’s in excellent condition and priced $275
gorgeous – maybe my favorite piece this week – buffet/media stand – all three doors slide open and there’s shelves for storage inside – priced $235
one of my volunteers, Tim – inserted corkboard in a frame he and Connie (find a photo of Tim and Connie on the right sidebar) owned – and Connie created this wonderful jewelry display since someone donated some costume jewelry to the store (which simply reinforces a constant Jubilee Furniture refrain – all together now – “You never know what you might find at Jubilee Furniture!” said in a sort of sing-song-y way, of course!) Every amazing necklace, pin and set of earrings is yours for the fantastic price of 25 cents* each!
And that, dear reader, answers today’s “What’s ‘new’ at Jubilee Furniture?” question.
May you know how much I care and God loves you today and always! And that’s no nonsense!
*plus 8% sales tax :-)