Friday, January 28, 2011

Greetings from Jubilee Furniture!

I met with Amanda on Monday and she spent over an hour uploading Windows Live Writer and showing me how to use it instead of what I normally do through blogger. Uploading photos takes about 1 second as compared to the 1/2 hour it used to take. I am one happy camper and very grateful to Amanda! Thank you, Amanda!

That said, I’m still learning and am not exactly sure how this will all go down, since it’s different and you know I’m not the brightest crayon in the box when it comes to blogging and all that stuff.

Speaking of not being the brightest crayon, I received an email this morning from Borders with the subject line: “MUAH! Be My Valentine – Gift Ideas & SAVINGS!” I read MUAH – as “mooah” and couldn’t for the life of me figure out what it meant, so headed over to InternetSlang. com and learned “muah” is the sound of giving a kiss! Oooookaaaay.

One thing I AM pretty bright about is showing you what’s “new” at Jubilee Furniture, so let’s stick with my strengths and get to the photos!

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lovely pink chair and ottoman for $85

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Two GORGEOUS Marshall Fields wing back chairs (I love the high skirts!) $150 each (and each has small rip – one in the back of the chair and one on a top corner)

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cool side chair for $45

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lovely hall or sofa table for $125

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great color blue to this nice wing back chair for $85; round end table for $25 (and there are two of ‘em and see matching coffee table in next photo)

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as promised, matching coffee table for $35

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two matching wonderful side chairs – love! – $95 each

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incredibly nice chaises – there are two of ‘em (not sure what’s with the yellow color in the last photo – first photos are more accurate of the color of the chaises) and they’re priced $235 each

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I LOVE these glass top drink/table thingies and there are three of them and they’re priced $65 each

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very nice pine coffee table for $50 (drawer needs to be fixed)

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sweet old rocker for $85

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we received a bunch of Buch Business Furniture furniture for donation this week! Top two photos are two corner desk/hutch pieces and are priced $250 each; then there are computer tables (have a pull out key board) for $95; task tables for $75; task table and hutch for $130; computer table and hutch for $150; curved corner desks (no drawers) for $125 each; two drawer lateral file cabinet for $185

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brown fabric and chrome stackable chairs for $8 each and there are nine of them

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two piece lighted china cabinet for $85 (swivel stools are each side are $20 each)

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brown velour sleeper sofa for $30; matching love seat for $20

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this is a massive king-size upholstered head board, foot board and side pieces with an extra pillow booster all for $135 (bear in mind it’s BIG!); king-size mattress and box spring for $60

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though they don’t look like they match – I promise you these Kent-Coffey pieces are a set and in wonderful condition! Starting at the top photo: dresser with mirror for $175; chest of drawers for $150; night stand for $50 (and there are two night stands)

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the same donor who donated the massive king-size bed also donated these night stands! They are also massive – especially since a slab of stone was added to the top of each (and weighs about 150 lbs.) and are priced $125 each

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the guys didn’t have time to get this really nice mission style full OR queen head board, foot board, side rails put together – but I liked it so much I wanted to show it to you – it’s priced $125

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super comfortable, great condition, leather chair and ottoman for $165; identical second chair for $125

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sweet as pie, upholstered rockers for $50 each (they both need a little TLC)

And that, dear reader, is SOME of what’s new at good ol’ Jubilee Furniture this week. Remember we’re open today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4!

I hope you have an excellent weekend!

MUAH!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Dean and Lisa's beautiful home!

Howdy and welcome to this week's installment of customer inspiration where I show you how a piece (or several pieces) of Jubilee Furniture furniture looks in a customer's home whether it's gone through a transformation or not. The goal is to show you how wonderful things purchased in a dreary warehouse look once they're moved into lovely surroundings. You're pleasantly surprised, maybe even impressed, and decide to come out to the store yourself because you want to buy something equally as nice and the wonderful circle of commerce continues! Does not get any better than that! It's the American way! Have some apple pie! Shot off the fireworks! Give me a baby to kiss!

Okay, enough.

You know how I love it when there are multiple connections with people? Well today's customer's inspiration showcases a family that has been volunteers, customers, blog readers, and friends! Dean. Lisa and their two sons, Alex and Luke have been volunteering - off and on (depending on sports schedules) - with either Dean or both Dean and Lisa for the last four years. It's been so fun to watch the boys grow. Luke was only about 5 years old when they first started and extremely shy and did not like to be far from his dad - but when they were in a couple of weeks ago, he was all over the place and very comfortable and confident doing whatever we asked him to do (and he and Alex are very good workers!).

Regular volunteers and regular customers (the two sort of go hand-in-hand, it's hard not to buy something when you volunteer at the store!). Their most recent purchase - an amazing, gorgeous, so comfortable you melt into it, Room & Board sofa - prompted Lisa to take photos and email me (which you could do too at: sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org) along with some other things they've purchased over the years. Let's take a look!

Lisa writes: "This couch is SO comfortable -- everyone in the family has already taken naps on it! We paired it with a dark chocolate chair and ottoman."


I love the earthy tones with the shot of color from the drapes and chair pillow!

"The table is simple and nice, and fits our small dining space. My favorite part is that we can extend the table and fit 8 people around it when we have family gatherings," writes Lisa. I love the ladder back chairs and the warm color of the wood. Lovely.


The vases are the two things purchased from Jubilee Furniture in these two photos. Lisa writes, "The vases are just the touch of color that I wanted for the piano in the family room, and the height of the tall vase looks good in the corner." I would absolutely agree, Lisa!


Finally, there's this sweet lamp - on an amazingly gorgeous antique dresser! Sigh. Love. Dresser is not from Jubilee Furniture, unfortunately. But the lamp is! "We needed a small reading lamp for the bedroom and this little crystal lamp fits the style of our antique dressers." Dressers, Lisa? You have more than one? How cool!

A big THANK YOU to Lisa taking the time and sending me some love via photos and her email!

And THANK YOU to you too, dear reader, for stopping by and seeing this week's customer's inspiration!

Be on the lookout for Friday's post since the guys have a fantastic week of fabulous pickups!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A trip to Jubilee Furniture is as nice as one to a warm, sunny beach!

This post's title is pretty much a lie considering it's a negative 5 degrees right now and today's high is 9! Yikes! However, when you consider the warm welcome and fantastic deals which await you at Jubilee Furniture today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4 maybe it's not so far from the truth? Okay, it's still a lie. What if we throw in free cookies? Now we're talkin'!

Let's further solidify your decision to stop by the store by showing you some of the pieces Dan and Chris picked up this week. Come on!


lovely yellow stripe wing back chair for $75 (colors in photo on right are more accurate)


this is a TWO piece entertainment center and if you were to take out the top shelf, would hold up to a 57" TV (with shelf left in up to a 52" TV - if I'm remember correctly), priced $135


I love the clean, simple lines of this Room & Board entertainment center which is priced $195


this is a gorgeous Hooker brand entertainment center priced $195


we received a ton of file cabinets this week for donation - the four drawer cabinet just to the left of the two drawer black file cabinet in the right of the photo is a fire-proof file cabinet on wheels - weighs a million pounds and is priced $95 (just think, you could stop paying for a safety deposit box at your bank!). Otherwise prices vary, with most two drawer file cabinets priced $30



I couldn't find any labels on these two pieces which makes me think they were custom built. They're really gorgeous - the buffet? credenza? is 7' 1" long and priced $295; matching table is 6' 9" and priced $195


this is a mint-condition, fantastic, McCreary chair and a half purchased from Room & Board and priced $295


this mid-century desk chair might be my favorite this week - it doesn't have wheels (never did - chair doesn't roll) but you can adjust the height by spinning it - price? $95


these two pieces are by American by Martinsville and the buffet (left photo) is priced $50 (top needs refinishing); one piece china cabinet is $85


Dan - Jubilee Furniture Warehouse Manager - called this retro love seat "camouflage" and that's a pretty accurate description of the fabric. Priced $45


this is a lovely, beachy, blue stripe Crate and Barrel sofa in great condition (some fading along back) for $175


you'll find this piece in "bedroom land" but I think it's a small credenza - really a great size - priced $40


again this week, we received some great dressers for donation - this set, by Dixie, is identical to some dressers we received for donation a couple of months ago - but different sizes. This time (starting with the photo on the left) there's a two drawer night stand for $45; five drawer chest of drawers for $95; long, low dresser with mirror for $135


tall chest of drawers by Bassett for $95; matching long dresser with mirror for $85


great condition sofa for $30


some of my favorite volunteers/customers (Hi Lisa and Dean!) donated these pieces by IKEA, sofa for $55; storage ottoman for $30; and chair for $35


oh wait, maybe this is my favorite donated item this week! FANTASTIC two piece sofa/chaise by Room & Board in a great brownish color in excellent condition for $495


we had these two Room & Board chairs last week, but I forgot to post them on the blog - and since they didn't sell, thought I would show 'em to you this week. They are in perfect condition with the exception that both chairs have matching rips on the same arm (one rip is larger than the other). The bottom right photo is the most accurate as far as the true color of the fabric and the chairs are priced $75 each




then again, MAYBE this retro desk is my favorite! Look at this desk! It's amazing! The top needs refinishing, but overall it's in great shape! Price? $175

great blue color on this sleeper sofa priced $95 (priced so cheaply due to some pet hair on the sofa)

I'll wrap up and post this early on the blog to make up for last week's which I didn't finish until almost 10:00 a.m.!

Okay, so maybe stopping in at Jubilee Furniture isn't quite as nice as a trip to a warm, sunny beach - but at least you don't leave our store with any sand in your...umm, never mind! :-)

I hope all is well with you, dear reader!

Go BEARS!

God's grace, blessings, love, mercy and peace to you!