Just Some More Thoughts 8/1/13

For those of you who don't know or realize it, I have a Pinterest page with almost 10,500 images. All "eye candy" you would love to see. I post often there. Go visit it. I really don't like tooting my own horn but I will here: In just 6 short months, there are over 6,800 followers there, so you know the images are beautiful. Your choice. But if I were you, I wouldn't miss them. ;-)

Reading the news lately on the internet as we have no television to reference, I've wondered just how low, degrading our society can go. We are warned of this in scriptures but we don't take heed?? Hubs and I have decided to read scriptures more in the evening. It's easy to get out of the habit. For us, that's when we notice our lives get disruptive or out of sync. Then it'll hit us upside the head and we have to do a 180 to get back in sync. But we've noticed certainly from when we were kids, younger adults and middle-aged parents how bad it is getting.

The singer Justin Bieber should have his bottom whipped by his parents. What a brat. I know he's a teenager but surely his parents could step in. What's wrong with them? Are they blinded by the money he probably makes. Personally, I've never heard him "sing" or whatever it is he does. But he certainly is "trashy" as my parents would have said. He's certainly a poster boy for birth control if there ever was one! Bratty, degrading, stupid, malicious. And, no, I'm not serious about the birth control remark.

How can the politicians who get caught doing degrading, immoral things say they're sorry AFTER getting caught?! That's not sorry for the act. That's sorry for getting caught. I'm very familiar with this as I'm a parent! Seeking 2 weeks of therapy as the San Diego (a city I've lived in and love) mayor has said just doesn't cut it. They all say they're going in for therapy after their behavior becomes public; why didn't they do it before that? Resign or throw the idiot out. He's had 5 women come forth with accusations against him and won't quit. His words: "My failure to respect women is unacceptable." But this was only after he got caught. And it's on video what he's done. He's a pervert plain and simple. And the other idiot "sexting" to women? What is the man thinking? How humiliating for his wife, especially after getting caught twice. My heart goes out to her especially. This is for either political party. Morality is having good morals, not a political party.

Unwed mothers. I pity them, really feel sorry for them because our daughter was a single mom quite young after divorcing her hubby. It isn't an easy road for them or their children. I'd love to see them married with fathers in the home. It makes all the difference in the world to the kids to have a loving family, a father who loves, respects and cares for their mother. I've even seen articles where living together with a man and the woman calls him her fiancé and that's after years of living together. Honey, if he hasn't married you before now, he ain't ever gonna!

This discussion came up before hubs and I got married. While a man will say, "I love you; let's have sex/live together and get to know each other." My answer to the man would be, "If you love me, you wouldn't even ask." Stops them dead in their tracks right there.

Why in the world would some races kill their unborn? That was Margaret Sanger's reason for birth control. It certainly looks like it's working but how sad at the cost of a beautiful race of society and gorgeous children. There will be a price to pay in the next life, trust me on this one. It saddens me to see any child wretched from its mother's womb. Sad for the baby certainly, but it does to take its toll on the mother's psyche. (Personal experience with a loved one confirms this.) I pray for goodness to overtake evil on a regular basis. But evil is winning at this moment in time. But I have faith that it won't win the final battle. In fact, I know it won't win in the end.

Another story out of New Zealand tells of a man, a chef still working, being deported because of his weight. He immigrated there 6 years ago and, although he has lost 66 pounds, he is still overweight, so at the beginning of May they told him they're throwing him and his wife out of their home and the country because the national health service says he's too "costly" to have on their health care system. He was told his weight is not acceptable. So what do they do with the citizens who live there who become overweight? Boggles the mind.

Okay, I'm off my ranting for today. Sorry, if anyone is offended, but it is my blog to rant sometimes if I want, which is rare.

Yes, I love this living room. It's very original and colorful.

I just don't get the "falling apart walls" syndrome going around. Tacky, in my opinion.

You just can't have too many roses.

Love this lampshade also. If only I could paint.

Cute way to display items.

This is a swing that can be hung by ropes on a porch, put legs on it or can be a dog bed. I don't think I'd give a dog this though.

A cute assortment of teacups, pots and bottles on a pink and gold table.

Yes, I'd take this chair in a heart beat also.

Lovely! Look at the lampshade. Adorable.

And, of course, you can't have too many chandeliers in your home.

Sighing with delight. What a place off the dining room.

Another darling cabinet to store things in.

Loving this chair with all the different fabrics.

I think this blue kitchen is one of the prettiest I've ever seen.

This looks suspiciously like a Charles Faudree sun room design. I absolutely love his work.


More good news from nature: Flies spend 10% of their time vomiting.

One acre of peanuts produces enough peanut butter for 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

Linking up with Pink Saturday.

On Order in Our Homes

For those of you who don't know or realize it, I have a Pinterest page with over 10,400 images. All "eye candy" you would love to see. I post often there. Go visit it. I don't really like tooting my own horn but I will here: In just 6 short months, there are over 6,600 followers there so you know the images are beautiful. Your choice. But if I were you, I wouldn't miss them. ;-)

As Alexandra Stoddard says: Everything in our surroundings speaks for us, and if we accept living with a vulgar design we must pay for it. Caring about aesthetics increases your sensitivity. The more we care about the small details, the more in tune to beauty we become, and the more we realize how seemingly insignificant items affect us. You discover that by taking care of every inch of your surroundings you let your eyes wander and not be caught short. We're free to open up to all there is in our surroundings. I get enormous pleasure and comfort from orderly, harmonious, attractive surroundings, and I feel unhappy and disturbed when things are out of place, out of scale or in bad taste. Let your eye be the judge. Train yourself to see things with caring perception. [This is me in a nutshell as I'm obsessive and compulsive about order.]

I've been buying sparkly lemonade in pretty bottles simply to have the bottles and the stoppers that come with them. I love pretty bottles to put in fizzy lemonade to drink out of stemmed glasses. We drink out of our stemware/crystal glasses a lot. It gives me a feeling of elegance that I love, plus hubby is the first one to grab the glasses so I know he likes the romantic, elegant feeling also. Men do have that side of them, ya know. ;-)

She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.

Just a yummy room for a photo shoot but I'd have to paint those walls for sure!

Huge lovely old home .

Lots of plant elements here. Maybe it's a store but I sure do like the wall hangers and tables.

A dreamy bedroom that is very close to my own.

Wouldn't you just love this on your front porch?!

Bouquets of gorgeous pink roses and tulips.

There are times when I love the quaintness of old kitchens and this is one I definitely like.


Beautiful brick-paved walkway and a bench among garden flowers.

This looks like such a fun room!

Pretty cobbled street in a foreign country. Love how their hydrangeas are growing on the street.

I can't resist pretty table settings with lace and flowers.

A crafter's room? Lovely.

A store with a gorgeous headboard for sale.

This woman is definitely bold with her home. Lovin' the blue stripes and the candy colors of the room.


The world's windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. Winds regularly exceed 150 miles per hour.

Jubilee Furniture weekly update for July 26, 2013

Teresa and I had finished taking photos last night and were walking from the back dock area to the front to leave and every couple of steps I kept saying, “Oh wait! I wanted to take a photo of that.  It’s so cool and I love it!”

This week the store is CHOCKED full of amazing – and unique – items so I hope you can stop by and check it out either today from 1 to 8 or tomorrow from 9 to 4.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find*:

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this is an amazing sofa/narrow bed that slides under a table (there are wheels on one end of the sofa so that you when lift the other end you can easily pull it out from under the table).  The black pleather is in excellent condition and there’s one back cushion also in excellent condition.  I couldn’t find a name anywhere – but it’s a cool vintage piece and is priced $135

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this Bassett micro-fiber sofa needs some spot cleaning and there a small tear on one back corner – but otherwise is very nice – priced $165

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what a lovely set by Hillcraft – all the pieces are in excellent condition – loveseat is priced $185; matching sofa for $245; neat pedestal coffee table is $55; wingback chair for $125

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GORGEOUS Marshall Field’s chaise – in excellent condition – priced $225

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this is a way cool glass and brass table and the middle section is a leaf you can remove to make the table smaller (I’ve never seen a glass dining table with a leaf!) and is priced $325; great wooden chairs are $20 each

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this chair has seen better days – but still an iconic style – priced $35

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lovely day bed with trundle – priced $135 (note: one of the corner knobs is broken); two twin size mattresses – $65 each

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amazing Bodart secretary – with lovely double grilled doors – priced $495

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two sweet nightstands by Kindle – both with double grilled doors though one door is missing a piece of wire – $75 for the one in better condition and $50 for the one with the missing wire

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beautiful large dresser with mirror also by Kindle priced $395

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wonderful Lane brand leather desk chair – alas is ripped along back edge of chair – priced $50

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this futon reminds me of furniture I’ve seen in the Pottery Kids catalog – but I couldn’t find a label anywhere – still it’s a wonderful sofa/futon with locker-like drawers underneath – all in excellent condition and priced $225

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sweet painted desk priced $60

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two Kent Coffey small dressers priced $125 each

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wonderful micro-fiber sofa priced $185

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excellent Thomasville sofa for $225

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Thomasville chair and ottoman are somewhat worn and priced $135

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two Pembrook chairs – both need some spot cleaning – priced $85 each

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eight drawer dresser – nice but the drawer sides are plastic (only see them when you pull out the drawers) priced $80

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this might be my favorite piece this week – sweet green painted round side table priced $50 (can’t see it in this photo – but there are accents of painted gold on the legs)

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wonderful – smaller/shorter – curio cabinet priced $125

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lovely table with three leaves; 6 chairs and table pads – three of the six chairs have broken caning – priced $140 for the set

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square glass top table with two chairs priced $60 for set

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fabulous two piece retro china cabinet by Basic-Witz – priced $95

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oh wait – I forgot about this amazing piece which might be my favorite! – Ball & Ball gorgeous buffet priced $225

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I also love this truck which is priced $165

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and finally here’s a gorgeous glass and brass sofa/entry table priced $135; on either side are two sweet chairs on wheels – which need to be cleaned but I love the melon color – priced $20 each

And that, dear reader, is this week’s post!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an excellent weekend!

*technically you’ll only find all of these things if you come in today at 1:00 p.m. when we first open.  After that – since many of the pieces will probably have sold – they won’t be there or won’t be available.  Sorry!

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