Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Nicole's lovely living room and Farrell's sweet toddler chair!

Apparently moaning and whining about how no one is sending photos for Tuesday customer inspiration does the trick - since I now have a month's worth of amazing photos to share (and it's a fabulous feeling - let me tell you!). That said, PLEASE continue emailing me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org with photos of what you've purchased from Jubilee Furniture and how great it looks - exactly as it was when you bought it - in your home - or - how you've transformed it into something EVEN better!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages - without further ado, let me show you how nice the McCreary gray sofa looks in Nicole's living room as well as a toddler chair that Farrell made fit for a king (or prince).


Though I love the McCreary sofa Nicole purchased a month or so ago - the show stopper in this photo is the amazing yellow side chair - wouldn't you agree? I love the gray and yellow combo!

Nicole writes: We are LOVING the sofa that we bought from Jubilee a few weeks ago. We've paired it with some vintage pieces and pops of yellow. People want to know where we found it so Jubilee has been a topic of conversation with our guests. So thankful for what you do!

Thank you, Nicole!

Here's part of Farrell's email:

Hi Susan! I live in the city and have been out to Jubilee on numerous occasions, though not as much as I'd like now that we have two babes. I've been meaning to email you for ages about a sweet little chair that we got at Jubilee, and I am now getting around to it. The chair that we bought ($12 maybe?) was a high chair at one point, I think, but didn't have the tray. Since we had a highchair already, that wasn't a problem - I decided to make it over as a toddler chair for my son in time for his first birthday party.


It was probably plain wood at one point, but had been painted over in white - I sanded that down and gave it a metallic gold paint job, a throne for the prince that the little guy is :).

I also added some sweet words on the front and back of the chair (with scrap booking supplies!) to make it even more special.


It was super festive for his bday party, but it actually looks great with our decor. We use it to this day (he's over two now) for all meals as well as for helping out in the kitchen! It's a modest makeover, but I thought I'd pass it along anyway.

How adorable is Farrell's son? Very! I love how the gold has an understated, matte finish to it. And the two words she chose for the front and back really do sum up the gift of children - they are indeed precious and a blessing!

And I feel very blessed by Nicole's and Farrell's emails - as well as the precious ones waiting for another Tuesday to share! Ahh, the riches...

Thank you for stopping by, dear reader! Hope to see you again on Friday when I show you lots of the goodies the guys picked up this week!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tons o’furniture just waiting your perusal at Jubilee Furniture today and tomorrow!

Top of the morning to you!  Thanks for stopping by the Jubilee Furniture blog where each week I give you a sneak peek into the store showing you some of the new-to-us things that have been donated.  I don’t take photos of EVERYTHING “new” but of – oh, I’d say – about 75% of what we receive (in case you were wondering).  The section of the store affectionately referred to as “office land” is so boring that I find I simply can’t take photos (unless something truly amazing comes in).  Behind “bedroom land” is where you’ll find a lot of bookcases, some entertainment centers and stuff like that and the lighting is so bad that most photos don’t come out – so I usually avoid that area too.

All that to say, the following 45 photos definitely do not represent everything donated this week – plus some fantastic pieces weren’t purchased from previous weeks – so I’d say if you had time today between 1 and 8 or tomorrow between 9 and 4 to come out, chances are good you’ll find something wonderful!

Let’s stroll down the old blog gravel road while the sun’s shining and the soft breeze blows the scent of clover our way!

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wonderful tan micro suede sofa for $185

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lovely Alan White sofa priced $155

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I love this striped seersucker sofa priced only $95

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beautiful pine six drawer dresser – or wouldn’t it make a nice flat-screen TV stand? – priced $125

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this is a gorgeous cream color suede sofa with a “come sink in me and relax” attitude that’s priced $225

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these two pieces are by Classic furniture and the leather sofa is priced $65; matching leather chair for $30

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square table with four folding chairs (chairs fold up for easy storage) priced $75 for the set

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four stackable chairs and round table priced $60

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here’s another six drawer dresser that would also make a great media stand and is priced $155

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two piece sofa/chaise priced $125; coffee table with wee little wheels is $45

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these gorgeous matching pieces once again confirm that you never know what you might find at Jubilee Furniture – massive (remember “massive” is always my way of saying super heavy) 8’ (I think, I didn’t actually measure one) lighted curio/china cabinets by Century.  Donor paid $5,000 apiece originally.  Our price? $995 each.  Bottom glass/metal doors open and reveal three drawers for extra storage, while the top half features three glass, grooved shelves – with a mirrored back to display all your pretty things!

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these two brown velvet pieces are some of my favorite things this week – there’s just something about ‘em that I love!  The sofa is priced $135; loveseat $115

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square side table with lovely curved legs priced $55

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how fantastic is this glass top table and four chairs by Bebbington’s?  Very!  Priced $325 for the set

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though there’s some wear on the seat cushions of these orange leather sofas – they’re still amazing! – priced $125 each

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beautiful plaid AND floral – umm, yes! – sofa priced $155; coffee table priced $75

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gorgeous Hickory & White love seat for $295

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Drexel rolling buffet (top slides open to reveal heat-resistant surface) priced $85

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fabulous two piece lighted china cabinet by Broyhill priced $195

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gorgeous dresser and chest of drawers by Bassett – dresser (long low piece) is priced $175; matching chest of drawers (taller piece) $195

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fun retro Harmony House dresser priced $65

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I love the clean lines of these very well made pieces by Seahawk Designs – starting top left: dresser with a triple mirror priced $325; chest of drawers for $295; queen size headboard, two towers and lighted bridge for $275

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fun retro sleeper sofa for $45

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very unusual round, swivel (turns 360 degrees) dark leather and tan suede chair priced $195

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vintage table and three chairs priced $65

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small table and four chairs for $85 (looks like Ikea to me)

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table, one leaf and five chairs for $125

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these last four photos are to remind you that we have prototype queen size mattresses and box springs and foundations in the store donated from brand name mattress companies (who asked to remain nameless) which retail between $800 and $2,000.  We’re selling a set (queen size mattress and box spring) for $475; queen size mattress only for $325; queen size box spring for $100; queen size foundation also for $100.  Though you can buy a queen size set for cheaper – they aren’t the quality of these, I promise you.

I’ll close with this lovely old Irish blessing for you, dear reader:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.