Letting go is a big part of my job.
Daily I’m talking with people who are letting go of their furniture and household items – sometimes due to a happy occasion (bought new) but often due to something sad (illness and even death).
The last seven months have been a time of personal letting go for me. We’ve sold our home and are moving on the 23rd into a smaller rental property. The purging has begun and I have Jubilee Furniture scheduled to come for a large donation pickup.
Additionally, last fall my role at Jubilee Furniture changed with my focus moving to the marketing side of things and a slow letting go of store operations. I no longer work on Saturdays – and that’s been sad since connecting with customers is one of my favorite parts of my job.
Yet I’m excited too. Excited about learning new things in this different role at work. Excited that a smaller house and yard should translate into less time doing chores (that makes it sound like I’m 12 – but you know what I mean) and more time…
SHOPPING! What follows are over 40 photos of some of the new-to-us furniture which was donated this week. Jubilee Furniture is open Fridays from 1 to 8 and Saturdays from 9 to 4.
gorgeous micro-suede loveseat in excellent condition priced $195
we received two library card catalog files from the Wheaton College Library this week – both have a black stripe painted along the bottom and screw holes on each side where the cabinets had been screwed together. Additionally, not all the drawers are wood – some are plastic (see photo # 2 – plastic drawer in on top). Finally, the metal rod that would have held the index cards in place has been removed from every drawer. Still – a fabulous donation and would make quite a statement in any room in your house! We’re selling them for $750 each
photo doesn’t capture how amazing this chair with caning on the side is – priced $85
gorgeous Plunkett three piece sectional – some minor wear – fantastic nail-head trim – warm colors – curved in a way that is perfect for conversation – super comfortable too! Priced $295
amazing donation of a complete bedroom set by Dixie and every piece is in excellent condition (though I found one drawer in the long, low dresser that needs one corner glued). Starting with the long, low dresser the price is $275; sweet two drawer nightstand (there is only one nightstand) priced $85; taller chest of drawers is $225; full size head board is $35. Buy all four pieces for $600 and save $20!
This unlabeled sofa is very heavy, very well made and could be a retro Danish Modern piece? Looks a bit like some of Sergio Rodriguez’s furniture? I’m not sure! Obviously, needs to be reupholstered or repaired. Priced $395
fantastic red micro-suede recliner with a built in two option massager! Great condition too. Priced $225 and there are two of them
this amazing micro-suede recliner is like new and also priced $225
nice dresser (IKEA?) priced $85
so fun retro drying rack priced $18.50
blue metal vintage desk for $125
wonderful Ethan Allen dining table with two leaves and six chairs in excellent condition priced $250; matching two piece china cabinet is $145
sweet maple chest of drawer for $125
blue leather loveseat – both sides recline – small rip along back – priced $75
wonderful two piece computer hutch priced $135
plaid sofa for $60; matching loveseat for $40 – both have issues with the piping being frayed
Bassett mission style sofa – some minor wear on arms – priced $145
cream color sofa for $85; lovely long coffee table for $50
gorgeous Toms Price coffee table is $125
sofa by Conover is $75 – excellent condition, dated style
lovely side chair for $85
fabulous Henredon buffet with protective pads for $145; matching one piece lighted china cabinet (missing one pull) priced $225
Flexsteel SLEEPER loveseat – upholstery need to be cleaned and is frayed – priced $45
oak “ice box” end table priced $40
retro rolling dining room chair priced $40 and there are two of them
Though I want to make room to grieve the letting go that is happening in my life – I also don’t want to stay in that place of sadness. For there is…
A time to weep and a time to laugh
A time to mourn and and time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
Here’s hoping whatever season you’re in right now, dear reader, you allow yourself to feel it fully – good or hard – and then face whatever is next with courage, hope, grace and excited expectation!