This is the first fall since 1994 that I haven’t had a child starting school – and though I don’t miss the expense associated with educating my kids – I do miss the excitement and possibilities that come with a new grade, new teacher and all the new learning that will occur (hopefully).
I would come home from parent curriculum night positively bubbling over with how wonderful the school year sounded. “You spend a WHOLE semester learning about World War II! You know your grandmother was alive during that war and could tell you about her experiences!”
Now I find myself smiling at harried parents with a cart full of notebooks, sharpened pencils and mandatory boxes of tissues as they – and their third grader –carefully study the supply list and search for the correct color markers.
Similarly, I’m very much enjoying the college students – some with their parents, some their new roommates – who come into Jubilee Furniture looking for inexpensive furniture to finish decorating their dorm room or student apartment.
And what a selection we currently have! One of my volunteers counted our current inventory of sofas, sectionals and loveseats and I was flabbergasted at the numbers! Right now Jubilee Furniture has 82 sofas to choose from, 13 sectionals and 25 loveseats!
What follows are photos of SOME of that inventory:
this vintage blue/green sofa is totally fun though a little lumpy – priced $65
gorgeous pale yellow sofa with beautiful craved wood trim – priced $195
excellent condition slipper chair priced $135
this Room & Board sofa – part of their Reese collection (85” long) in “spice” is a showroom sample – some minor wear and a few spots – retails for $1,499 – our price is $675
fabulous pink sofa – one small rip under one of the arm protectors – priced $95
wingback chair – some fading and a couple of small rips on the arms – priced $35
three piece sectional with ottoman – a number of stains and the fabric is worn but otherwise structurally in great shape – priced $95
so sweet – three white toddler beds – priced $40 each and the crib mattresses are $10 each
amazing retro dining set by American Furniture Co. includes: table, 2 leaves, 6 chairs and table pads – all for $225
sweet chaise in excellent condition priced $65
fabulous retro chair – just needs to be vacuumed and cleaned a little – priced $45
dust off this country style dresser and you’ll be ready to go! Priced $60
great old desk priced $80 (top needs some work)
Heritage oval table with 2 leaves, 6 chairs and table pads (caning is ripped on one of the chairs) priced $195; matching one piece china cabinet is $145
Ashley Furniture two piece sectional (note one small rip in second to last photo) priced $175; gorgeous white stone top pedestal table priced $60
Smithe Craft sofa in great condition – priced $165
two piece Bauhaus sectional in a great dark green – showing some wear – priced $135
one of the most amazing leather – push back recliner (no lever, just push back to recline) we’ve ever gotten in! Alas – note dark stain (from hair oil? Hair product?) – priced $80
so sweet green and yellow glider with glider ottoman (that also has a foot rest you can pull out) in excellent condition – priced $135
narrow desk with fabulous hutch – priced $75
leather insert round side table for $50
Broyhill sofa in wonderful condition though dated looking – priced $60
rolling tea cart priced $35
neat-o rolling kitchen island with butcher block top – wheels no longer lock and it was a little hard to roll (but maybe that was just me) – priced $50
another rolling kitchen cart – this one is in better shape (wheels roll and lock) and has a great handle - also has a removable butcher block top – priced $65
I took a bunch of photos trying to capture this gorgeous – bent glass (not sure what you call it) two piece retro china cabinet – it is missing some hardware – but otherwise is amazing! Priced $165
lovely round, tufted ottoman for $50
beautiful heavy, wrought iron outdoor table priced $50
I have a call into one of my go-to people for unusual vintage pieces about this adjustable back blue pleather chaise that was in a school nurse’s office (still has a school district tag on it). It’s in excellent condition – minor fabric imperfections – I’m just not sure how to price it. Mike, Barry, Dustin – what would you suggest?
So, if you – dear reader – see a middle-aged, curly haired woman staring longingly at you and your kids in the store school supply aisle – it’s just me wondering where the time has gone.
And, please don’t call store security – I mean no harm.