Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday's Customer Inspiration - Trish's buffet!

What a difference a week makes! One week ago, the blizzard of 2011 was already coming down and everyone was scrambling to determine exactly how serious it was going to be and whether or not businesses should close early. By 12 or 1:00 p.m. I decided to reschedule the donation pickups which were scheduled for the next day and to cancel a Jubilee Furniture volunteer leadership meeting that was scheduled for that evening starting at 5 p.m. Both good calls - in retrospect (though as I was debating what to do, Dan - Jubilee Furniture Warehouse Manager - emailed me, "It's just snow Susan, welcome to Chicago!" and I felt like a wimp for cancelling! Na na na boo boo, Dan! :-).

And today, though cold, is filled with sunshine and nary a snowflake in sight!

But let's not tarry! It's Tuesday which means today's post is about something someone's purchased from the furniture store and how wonderful it looks in their home and - surprise - someone actually sent me a couple of photos (wonders never cease!)!

Trish and her husband made the 2 plus hour drive from WI because Trish had seen something on the blog that she thought would work in their home. Now that I'm thinking back on it, I think what Trish originally spied was not what they ended up buying - but I could be wrong (and often am!). Anyway, Trish found a gorgeous two piece china cabinet - but they only had room for the bottom piece - so we started talkin' and it worked out for them to purchase just the buffet and then Trish found a couple of wooden dowels that she also bought!

Here's a photo of Trish's dining room. I love her Victorian style table and chairs! Jubilee Furniture buffet is in the rear of the photo.


The buffet really is beautiful even without the top piece and fits perfectly into the space! Trish jazzed up the wooden dowel thingies by painting them a great shade of blue and they offer a wonderful accent on the buffet! Don't you agree?

And that, dear reader, is the end to this week's customer inspiration! It truly is inspiring when someone can see beyond the bad lighting and dusty surrounds of the store and realize how lovely a piece will look in their home! Thank you, Trish!

Hmm, seeing potential and inspiration in things that don't immediately appear so - does this mean I have to start loving snow? :-) :-)

1 comment:

Monique said...

Interesting. Seems those are actually mid-century modern candle stick holders:

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