My mom emailed me last Friday about the blog and wrote, “I miss your cheerful ramblings!” since for the last several weeks my Friday posts haven’t included any.
So, if you’ve liked my shorter intros and then going directly to photos – blame my mother and keep scrolling down.
However, if you – like my mom – have missed my rabbit trail lead-ins – then, this is your lucky day!
Except – I got nothing this morning! It’s been a hard week with several people I know dying, yet amazingly, two people I work with had babies this week too. A wonderful reminder of the circle of life!
Interestingly, the death part of this equation is often the story behind the furniture donated to Jubilee. I’m always so grateful to family members who are coping with the loss of a loved one yet take the time and go to the trouble of donating furniture which is no longer needed.
Which is a good segue into showing you photos of some of the furniture donated this week. The store is open today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4.
beautiful trestle butcher block table priced $185; four wonderful old oak chairs with amazing needlepoint seats and cool medallions priced $160 for all four
orange/red sofa in great condition though fabric is showing some wear – priced $100; matching chairs (also showing some wear) for $50 each; large off set umbrella – interior cord required to open and close the umbrella is broken – is priced $25
smaller wingback chairs – both need to be cleaned – priced $50 each
narrow storage piece – priced $40
nice small storage table – reminds me of the furniture that used to be sold by Bombay Company – priced $60
oval coffee table is priced $40; matching round end table for $30
Room & Board two piece sleeper/sofa and chaise – I noticed a little pet hair and a few spots that need to be cleaned (though the color hides spots well) – priced $425
wonderful white wicker trunk priced $50
fabulous wingback/recliner – priced $135
amazing end table from Templeton for $80; chair is $125
gorgeous retro five drawer chest of drawers priced $125
sweet drop leaf, one drawer end table – just needs to be cleaned – priced $75
unusual and neat glass and metal side table priced $85
sweet floral slipper chair for $35
we currently have lots o’floor lamps in the store (as well as tons of table lamps) – lamps are typically priced between $25 and $50 (with a few smaller ones cheaper and a few high-end lamps more expensive)
I labeled this fantastic trunk as “cedar lined” but I’m not 100% sure it is cedar – regardless, it’s a beautiful piece of furniture – amazing detail that my photos don’t catch – priced $225
there’s something about this simple oval table (no leaves) and four chairs that I love – there’s detail on the back of the chairs that doesn’t show up well in my photos and the seat fabric pattern is amazing – set is priced $145
desk with lighted hutch priced $60
this is a wonderful dining set, nice and solid – but every piece needs to be cleaned and refinished – there’s a farm house style table, one bench and four chairs – priced $135 for the whole thing!
beautiful drop leaf table with lots of leaves (donor made extra leaves that don’t match but, hopefully, make the table longer) – priced $135
totally fun vintage table with two leaves and six chairs – priced $125
these Room & Board pieces are STRUCTUALLY in excellent condition and with one exception there are no rips (note second photo) – but they are very dirty – I wouldn’t call them stained – I would say they’re dirty. Why does that matter? I believe a dirty piece of furniture can be cleaned whereas something stained can not always be. Sofa is priced $75; loveseat is $50 and ottoman is $20 (ottoman fabric shows the most wear of the three pieces)
I love the colors of this exceptionally clean and wonderful sofa which is priced $125
another very nice sofa/chair set – upholstered in a milky tomato soup color micro-suede – only issue is both sit low to the ground (they have legs but they’re short) – sofa is priced $95; chair $50
If you’re now a little creeped out that you might be buying a dead person’s furniture – remember your purchase is helping area kids and families through the programs and services offered by Outreach Community Ministries. As I share this with donors it’s not usual to get a response like,
“Oh, Grandma would be thrilled knowing her furniture is helping others!”
Also, remember you are the critical second part of the death/life equation when you purchase something from Jubilee, take it home and give it new life.
And that, dear reader, is how the furniture circle of life works! It might not be as poignant as the human one but it still has value and you are impacting lives (to read a few of the stories of those helped visit Outreach’s sister site at Hearts of Grace).