In the past month, five people I know have received news they have cancer (two family members, one colleague and two friends). Thankfully, most have been caught at an early stage and are very treatable – though the treatment is hard both physically and mentally.
Additionally, my sister-in-law’s mother dead and we put our house on the market (not to imply these things have similar weight or importance – but more things out of what’s the normal stream of my life).
All of these things make me feel out of control and my response is – typically – to then busy myself by creating order in another part of my life where I do have control (cleaning, yard work, organizing the store better…).
Though keeping the house and yard tidy are an important part of selling your home – I’m intentionally also allowing space to connect with friends and family (which I tend to ignore in my frenzy to feel better about disease, illness, death and possibly moving to smaller house/condo/apartment). Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned since starting in my role as general manager at Jubilee Furniture almost six years ago – ultimately, “stuff”, and how clean it is, doesn’t matter. Relationships do.
Not to say we don’t NEED “stuff” – since selling “stuff” (specifically furniture and some household items) is what we do at Jubilee Furniture. That said, you should also notice that connecting with our customers is as important as selling things.
So, what “stuff” might you find today from 1 to 8 and tomorrow from 9 to 4 if you stopped in? Excellent question – let’s take a look at some of the new-to-us furniture donated this week:
gorgeous sleeper sofa in excellent condition priced $275
Eames management fiberglass shell chair with black leather? seat covering by Herman Miller (dated March 22, 1972) in excellent condition priced $395
these are mint-condition pieces by Alexander Julian At Home – oval marble top small dresser is priced $245; matching armoire with tons of storage is $445
this retro dresser is 6’6” long and 18” deep and in fabulous condition and is all around amazing and I love it – priced $375
here’s another super fantastic vintage piece – used to hold a record player (no longer there) and, I think, a radio – it’s 8’ long and 21” deep and has sliding doors (in a cool basket weave pattern) that open to reveal a place for your records and other stuff! – priced $395
don’t let these lanterns fool you – they are extremely heavy (won’t blow over in a wind storm) there are four of them and they’re priced $55 each
it’s hard to separate pieces in this vignette – but I’ll try – starting top left photo – a deep blue camel back loveseat by Bauhaus priced $165; fabulous table lamp for $65 (and there are two of them) which is sitting on an amazing glass, metal and wood end table which is priced $100; matching Bauhaus camel back sofa priced $195; glass, metal and wood coffee table for $145; oversized Bauhaus camel back chair for $125; up close photo of the glass, metal, wood end table (again – there’s only one end table) again priced $100
wonderful super comfy rocker/recliner in great shape priced $135
gorgeous Barbara Barry chaise – one small spot but otherwise in excellent condition – priced $395
lovely painted entry table priced $95
super sweet painted side table for $125 (and the Barbara Barry chaise again – remember it’s priced $395)
Dan – Jubilee Furniture Warehouse Manager and a man who knows his woods – informs me these pieces are made from crotch mahogany. We have a gorgeous king size head board, foot board and side rails priced $895; matching chest of drawers for $595 – both in excellent condition
two night stands priced $95 each
lest you think everything in our inventory is priced super high – here’s an okay blue sofa with loose back pillows priced $40; matching love seat for $25
this is a fabulous child’s size wingback (I could fit in it but it was a tight squeeze just to give you an idea of size) priced $45 (there’s some fading and some spots on the seat cushion)
amazing camel back sofa (cat claw marks on both back corners) priced $175
Morgan Stewart fabulous plaid chairs – one is priced $125; and the other $110 due to how dirty the arms are (otherwise in great condition)
the Hampton Inn in Carol Stream donated a bunch of ironing boards (with covers) and we’re selling ‘em for $3 each
The reality is there are always things that are going to upset the normal flow of life – some of them major, some not. Through being in community (and early detection – have you had your mammogram and/or colonoscopy, dear reader?) – we can better handle whatever comes our way.
People – even with the mess that comes with relationships – trump clean bathrooms and organized closets every time.