Do you mark special occasions? I grew up with a mom who did. With my birthday close to Halloween I can remember me and my friends painting pumpkins as part of one celebration. For another, I can still see our large Early American style Ethan Allen dining table decorated with orange streamers leading out to each place setting from a centerpieces of sweet cloth dolls that she’d made.
I’ve mentioned before my mom’s sewing/crafting talents were passed onto one of her four daughters and, unfortunately, it ain’t me. Oh, I can whip up a fun party atmosphere but it’s not done with anything homemade – I’m sad to say. But that spirit to celebrate birthdays (and other special occasions) are most definitely part of all four of us girls. Trust me when I say we know how to party!
Why – today of all days – do I bring up birthday references? I’m glad you asked. It’s my daughter’s birthday! 24 years ago today Abigail Anne – Abby – was born!
With Jubilee Furniture only open two days a week (Fridays from 1 to 8 and Saturdays from 9 to 4) – it sorta feels like a special event each week especially when you factor in the surprise element of never knowing what you might find! This blog gives you a sneak peek at some of the new-to-us items which were donated this week. Let’s take a look!
nice southwestern-style sleeper sofa priced $65
two great rolling side chairs each priced $75; sweet drop leaf side table for $35 (it’s a little wobbly)
fabulous vintage sewing cabinet and chair (there’s no sewing machine) priced $65
amazing travertine leaf shaped coffee table in mint condition priced $495
though the leather is worn/distressed this is a fantastic three piece sectional priced $225 and a matching chair and ottoman for $150
look at this old kitchen storage piece – so fun! – priced $135
red micro-suede futon for $145
antique wicker (in surprisingly good condition through you might want to paint it) sofa for $125; small wrought iron bench for $8
lovely wicker desk for $45
beautiful floral Pennsylvania House sofa in excellent condition priced $155
two matching small recliners (you have to push HARD to recline ‘em) priced $35 each
plaid sleeper sofa with several rips and needs to be cleaned priced $35
nice table, one leaf and six chairs priced $165 for the set
this is a gorgeous art deco bedroom set – full size head board, foot board and side rails for $245; dresser with mirror for $225; and chest of drawers for $195 (all original drawer pulls have been replaced, which is too bad)
fabulous marble table w/base priced $895; leather chairs are $4 each; marble and chrome buffet is $225
desk with left return which slides under desk priced $95; larger desk is also $95; two – three drawer storage pieces are $40 each. The two desk have different stains (one with return is lighter) and the two storage pieces match the lighter desk (the desks look the same color in my photos)
though a few nicks on both pieces – these dressers are in good condition. The dresser w/mirror is missing one small piece of trim and is priced $155; matching chest of drawers $135
here’s another set of dresser in the art deco style! Dresser w/mirror is priced $255; matching chest of drawer is $155
there are TWELEVE drawers in this retro dresser that I think would make an excellent media stand (just think of all that storage!) priced $75
evergreen color corduroy sleeper sofa priced $125
gorgeous credenza priced $225 (donor used it to store a rolled up futon for overnight guests – futon is still there and I priced it $50)
very nice table with THREE chairs (too bad) priced $145
Since I’m working tonight – we decided to celebrate Abby’s birthday on Sunday and though it might not be as balloon and banner filled as parties of old – marking the amazing gift of Abby – the blessing she is in my life – will never change.
Love you, Abbers! And you too, dear reader.