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What’s in a name? A lot actually!

Several weeks ago a woman stopped in the store and purchased two of our prototype (never been used – from Serta and Comfort Solutions/King Koil’s research and development departments) queen mattress sets (mattress and box spring) for her sons who’re living off campus this year at college (we’re selling the matching sets for $475 – retail between $1,000 and $1,800 – definitely not your cheapest option but an amazing deal for a fabulous set).

As often happens, we got to talking and this customer was unfamiliar with Outreach (of which Jubilee Furniture is a division of and whose programs and services our proceeds – minus our expenses – help support) and I had an opportunity to tell her about who we are and what we do (I promise I stopped yammering when her eyes glazed over).

A week later she phoned to ask about picking up the mattresses and happened to mention she had seen our organization out collecting money at a busy intersection.  After explaining that wasn’t my Outreach, we ended our conversation and said good-bye.

Making the connection between purchasing a piece of used furniture to helping those most in need in DuPage County is something I’m constantly doing because I think it’s important our customers understand how shopping at Jubilee Furniture really does benefit others.  Connecting them to the right “Outreach” (Outreach Community Ministries) is a whole other can of worms!

Speaking of worms, there’s hardly any room to wiggle in the showroom due to how much wonderful inventory we currently have (pretty good pun transition – huh!).  Let me show you some of the new-to-us items available today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4 for purchase!

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these are amazing Krueger brand plastic? fiberglass? shell stackable chairs – there are six brown (yes, brown – not black) and 12 yellow/gold – found online for between $100 and $150 EACH – Jubilee Furniture price $65 each

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nice colors on this love seat priced $95

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looks like simply a great leather side chair – and it is! – but it’s also a wonderful recliner!  Priced $395

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Room and Board sofa – mint condition – from their Hawthorne collection, 85” sofa in charcoal (there are red undertones to the gray and you can see them in the photos if you look carefully) micro-suede w/down blend cushions retails for $1,299 – Jubilee Furniture price? $595

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fun glass and chrome side table for $45 and there are two of them

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cool silver table lamp priced $25 and there are two of them

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gray color arm-less chairs priced $35 each

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fantastic Lazboy sofa in excellent condition priced $325

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very nice moss green Lazboy rocker/recliner for $65

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love the wood arms/legs on these side chairs priced $8.50 each and there are six of them

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very nice sofa priced $85; matching love seat for $75

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pinkish wing back chair for $45 (and there are two of them)

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fabulous retro desk priced $65

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very nice dresser (no mirror) priced $95; matching tall chest of drawers for $125

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great rustic six drawer dresser priced $85

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both photos are trying to capture these stately, elegant, tall entertainment centers- there are two of them – and each is priced $265

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neat-o retro desk chair priced $35 (we have six of them)

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square white laminate table for $45

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amazing, fantastic, sweet Kroll armoire priced $225

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another sweet armoire priced $95

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heavy duty AV cart priced $55

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nice love seat with wood trim priced $125

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peachy/orange Lazboy side chair (some fading along top) priced $85

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lovely dining set by B. F. Huntley – drop leaf table with one leaf and six chairs (only one of the chairs has arms) priced $195; matching buffet (almost has a dresser look to it – but it is a buffet) priced $135

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rose colored sofa priced $95

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there are two matching chairs and both are sorta of evergreen-color priced $75 each

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marble inserts on this lovely coffee table priced $65; roundish end table with marble top for $45; square end table with marble top for $55

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high back and arms gives this sofa a contemporary look – pretty blue/green color – priced $85

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papasan chair and ottoman priced $65 for both

Though the Outreach I work for doesn’t do fund-raising at intersections – on my way home last night I did see the Kiwanis out collecting money and handing out peanuts. 

The Kiwanis have a mission statement which reads, “changing the world one child and one community at a time.”  How great is that!  Additionally, the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton “staffs” Jubilee Furniture once a month and have been doing so since the store opened in February of 2006!

So, please give generously to this fantastic organization!

One more thing – we’ve changed who processes our credit card transactions and can now accept Discover in addition to VISA and MasterCard! 

God’s peace, grace and love to you, dear reader!

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