THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - CLOSED
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - OPEN from 10 am to 8 pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 - OPEN from 9 am to 4 pm
Okay now that we got that out of the way - I'm writing this very early on Thanksgiving morning - which feels appropriate because I'm grateful for everyone who takes the time to stop by the blog. Truly, it's because of you - our customers and our donors (and there are many who fall into BOTH categories!) that Jubilee Furniture is the success it is today.
So, on this day, specifically set aside for giving thanks (and eating too much! haha), I'm thankful for you.
I'm also grateful for quirky traditions that make Jubilee Furniture different from other places and Olga's afghans certainly falls into that category! I'll try to be brief since I do have a boatload of photos to share and as much as I love you all I don't want to spend the whole day on this post!
I wish I could remember the exact year Henny (a volunteer in our Friendly Visitor program - click here and scroll down to learn a bit more about our Older Adult Program - but the purpose is to connect volunteers with area seniors who don't have family close by and could use a visit from a...wait for it...friendly visitor every now and then) approached me about selling Olga's afghans - but my best guess would be 7 years ago.
Henny wondered if Jubilee Furniture would be willing to set up a table and sell the afghans Olga made. You see Olga loves to crochet but the cost of yarn was more than her budget allowed and she'd run out of friends to give the afghans to. Almost more importantly though is how therapeutic crocheting is ESPECIALLY during the long, cold, gray winter months. It keeps her busy and watching an afghan come together is very satisfying.
I was happy to do so and the tradition has continued every year since!
I'm pretty sure the first few years Henny would bring in at least two dozens afghans but Olga's slowing down and this year we have eight of her creations that we're selling. FYI - ALL the money for the afghans goes back to Olga.
Speaking of money, the afghans are priced $35 for the smaller ones and $40 or $45 for larger. Cash OR a check payable to Olga Brunzo are acceptable. We have a special envelope at the register so it's easy to keep everything straight.
Henny's husband always takes beautiful up-close photos of each afghan that I post here - and this year was no exception - but when I just tried to access them, they've disappeared (oh technology! I have a love/hate relationship with you!) so the following photo which I snapped last night will have to do (sorry!).
Okay - and what else is currently in the store? Let's take a look at some of our inventory!