Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Several weeks ago a woman stopped in the store and purchased two of our prototype (never been used – from Serta and Comfort Solutions/King Koil’s research and development departments) queen mattress sets (mattress and box spring) for her sons who’re living off campus this year at college (we’re selling the matching sets for $475 – retail between $1,000 and $1,800 – definitely not your cheapest option but an amazing deal for a fabulous set).
As often happens, we got to talking and this customer was unfamiliar with Outreach (of which Jubilee Furniture is a division of and whose programs and services our proceeds – minus our expenses – help support) and I had an opportunity to tell her about who we are and what we do (I promise I stopped yammering when her eyes glazed over).
A week later she phoned to ask about picking up the mattresses and happened to mention she had seen our organization out collecting money at a busy intersection. After explaining that wasn’t my Outreach, we ended our conversation and said good-bye.
Making the connection between purchasing a piece of used furniture to helping those most in need in DuPage County is something I’m constantly doing because I think it’s important our customers understand how shopping at Jubilee Furniture really does benefit others. Connecting them to the right “Outreach” (Outreach Community Ministries) is a whole other can of worms!
Speaking of worms, there’s hardly any room to wiggle in the showroom due to how much wonderful inventory we currently have (pretty good pun transition – huh!). Let me show you some of the new-to-us items available today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4 for purchase!
these are amazing Krueger brand plastic? fiberglass? shell stackable chairs – there are six brown (yes, brown – not black) and 12 yellow/gold – found online for between $100 and $150 EACH – Jubilee Furniture price $65 each
nice colors on this love seat priced $95
looks like simply a great leather side chair – and it is! – but it’s also a wonderful recliner! Priced $395
Room and Board sofa – mint condition – from their Hawthorne collection, 85” sofa in charcoal (there are red undertones to the gray and you can see them in the photos if you look carefully) micro-suede w/down blend cushions retails for $1,299 – Jubilee Furniture price? $595
fun glass and chrome side table for $45 and there are two of them
cool silver table lamp priced $25 and there are two of them
gray color arm-less chairs priced $35 each
fantastic Lazboy sofa in excellent condition priced $325
very nice moss green Lazboy rocker/recliner for $65
love the wood arms/legs on these side chairs priced $8.50 each and there are six of them
very nice sofa priced $85; matching love seat for $75
pinkish wing back chair for $45 (and there are two of them)
fabulous retro desk priced $65
very nice dresser (no mirror) priced $95; matching tall chest of drawers for $125
great rustic six drawer dresser priced $85
both photos are trying to capture these stately, elegant, tall entertainment centers- there are two of them – and each is priced $265
neat-o retro desk chair priced $35 (we have six of them)
square white laminate table for $45
amazing, fantastic, sweet Kroll armoire priced $225
another sweet armoire priced $95
heavy duty AV cart priced $55
nice love seat with wood trim priced $125
peachy/orange Lazboy side chair (some fading along top) priced $85
lovely dining set by B. F. Huntley – drop leaf table with one leaf and six chairs (only one of the chairs has arms) priced $195; matching buffet (almost has a dresser look to it – but it is a buffet) priced $135
rose colored sofa priced $95
there are two matching chairs and both are sorta of evergreen-color priced $75 each
marble inserts on this lovely coffee table priced $65; roundish end table with marble top for $45; square end table with marble top for $55
high back and arms gives this sofa a contemporary look – pretty blue/green color – priced $85
papasan chair and ottoman priced $65 for both
Though the Outreach I work for doesn’t do fund-raising at intersections – on my way home last night I did see the Kiwanis out collecting money and handing out peanuts.
The Kiwanis have a mission statement which reads, “changing the world one child and one community at a time.” How great is that! Additionally, the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton “staffs” Jubilee Furniture once a month and have been doing so since the store opened in February of 2006!
So, please give generously to this fantastic organization!
One more thing – we’ve changed who processes our credit card transactions and can now accept Discover in addition to VISA and MasterCard!
God’s peace, grace and love to you, dear reader!