The end of each month is always an extra busy time with lots of donation calls due to folks moving. This time of year also increases incoming calls since people are holding estate and garage sales and then donating whatever doesn’t sell. Thursdays are normally a little crazy since it’s crunch time getting the store ready for today. Additionally, yesterday Dan Snyder (Jubilee Furniture Warehouse Manager) hurt his back and I assisted with the last couple of donation pickups (no big deal, Mom – I’m fine). Phew.
Have I set the stage properly? Has your blood pressure risen a bit as you empathize with my plight? Good – then maybe you won’t judge me too harshly with what happens next.
Obviously, after a day like I had – and since my husband was working and wouldn’t be home until late, and with a couple of extra people at my house – I suggested we go out for dinner, which we did. Dinner over, I start hunting for my car keys (cue dramatic music). Can’t find them. Anywhere. Uh ho.
Locking my keys in my car is something – truth be told – I’ve done before (though not for many years). Locking my keys in my car WHILE IT’S STILL RUNNING is a first for me. Thankfully, Abby had her keys with her and it was no big deal.
Disaster averted, we stop at Target on our way home. I carefully turn off the car, remove the keys and put them safely in my purse. I mosey around the store (one of my favorites) and, not surprisingly, find a number of things I want to buy. I pay for my purchases and walk away from the register. Jack’s fiancée, Ali, is behind me and also buys some stuff. She finishes and walks up to me with a bag of cards which I’d left at the register. What?! This is not normal behavior for me. Tired brain? Foreshadowing of things to come? Gulp.
Another amazing store to browse through is…Jubilee Furniture, of course! With 30,000 square feet of fabulous furniture it’s so worth making special plans to come in during our limited hours of operations (Fridays from 1 to 8 and Saturdays from 9 to 4).
The following photos will give you a preview of some of the furniture donated this week!
very nice dresser w/mirrored hutch priced $95; matching chest of drawers is also $95
two nice side chairs – upholstery is showing wear and needs to be cleaned – priced $45 each
fun, carved, oval side table with glass priced $55 each
my camera is losing it – this is a lovely deep brown colored leather chair from Walter E. Smithe in excellent condition – except – for a patch job on one arm. Priced $175
nice Lazboy wingback/recliner priced $65
black/tan/brown geometric patterned chair by Bauhaus priced $95 (there’s a throw pillow on it too)
two lovely Drexel side chairs priced $150 each
another fun patterned chair – also by Lazyboy and it reclines – priced $125
gorgeous mid-century modern dresser/buffet with lots of storage priced $265; in front of the dresser is – I believe – an antique, wood and iron music stand priced $55
lovely two piece curved sofa – some wear but overall in great condition – priced $165
sweet secretary – from the 1930s (we think) – priced $150
lovely roll top maple desk – in excellent condition and also as sweet as can be – priced $145
Bassett sofa – one small rip along seam otherwise in good condition – priced $125
wonderful Chippendale coffee table priced $55; armless loveseat priced $65
mahogany dresser priced $125; matching gentlemen’s dresser for $95
lovely brass and glass square coffee table for $85
desk – some issues with the top surface – priced $75
lovely Craftmaster upholstered chair with nail-head trim (which I love) – note the kitty claw marks on the back – priced $50
oops – I forgot to write down how much this sofa is priced for – it’s in decent condition and I’m guessing it around $100
blond wood table with one self-storing leaf (which is nice) priced $55; four rolling chairs – all in great shape – priced $100 for all four; black bookshelf/end table for $55
three piece executive desk priced $125 for the whole thing!
round, glass and metal table with two chairs priced $95 for the set
okay – lots of white wicker here – let’s start with the trunk which is priced $50; white wicker chair is $75; one drawer nightstand is $35; taller chest (which was from a week or two ago) is priced $75; two different queen size headboards are $35 each; three drawer dresser with mirror is $95; white bamboo framed standing mirror is $65 – everything is in excellent condition
oh my – fabulous vintage table (note pattern on table top) with one leaf and six chairs – all in great condition – priced $145 for everything!
wonderful sunny yellow retro loveseats (there are two of them) in good condition, priced $85 each; long coffee table (with wee little wheels) priced $55
There are many good things I can do to keep my body and mind functioning well – and I’m doing a lot of them – but then, ultimately, it’s anyone’s guess what might happen. My goal, dear reader, is to be fully present in this moment, letting go of the past, full of hope about the future and get an extra car key that I stash in my purse!