With sales of over $12,000 the last three weekends (yep, you read that correctly – sales of OVER $12,000! Amazing.) you’d think there’d be nothing left in the store to buy. But you’d be wrong.
Even after being in my position for the last 8 1/2 years – I’m still amazed of, and grateful for, the sheer number of donation calls and then for the response from our customers. Truly words fail me every time I try to express my appreciation for the thousands of people who’ve donated over the years (I have an excel spreadsheet with over 4,000 donor names on it and I only started it four years ago) and the thousands who’ve found their way to sleepy Carol Stream, Illinois during our limited store hours (Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 8 and Saturdays from 9 to 4). Thank you.
So, no pressure – but we’re all liking these high sales days (and if I’m remembering correctly we’ve never hit $14,000 in a single weekend. – ever. So that would be an amazing goal to achieve! Haha!). And what exactly might you purchase? Excellent question. Let’s take a look at the following photos of some of our current inventory and you can see EVER MORE over at our Furniture Gallery!
beautiful Sligh demilune (half moon) leather top desk (note the leather is very cracked but cracked enough to almost look like it was designed that way) – needs some touch-up/cleaning. Priced $215
lovely deep forest green velvet sofa by Rowe (some minor wear) for $195
matching deep green velvet side chairs (again by Rowe) – I noticed some spots that need to be cleaned and some wear – priced $95 each and there are two of them. I love the lines of these chairs!
two piece micro-suede sectional – tons of seating – in wonderful condition but probably needs to be cleaned (especially on the seat cushions – just overall discoloring from use). Priced $295
gorgeous Crate & Barrel chair and ottoman – needs a good vacuuming – priced $225 (looks like there’s fading where the arm protectors were but I THINK if it were cleaned/vacuumed well it would be fine)
sweet desk with protective glass top – finished in the front – priced $85
great size coffee table (pull is decorative – there’s no drawer) priced $25
Crate & Barrel micro-fiber sofa – needs some fluffing/adjusting but otherwise in good condition – priced $195
fabulous Statesville Chair Company cherry table, with two leaves, six chairs and table pads for $235 (some minor wear on table top); matching buffet for $145 in excellent condition
gorgeous retro one piece china cabinet in fantastic condition! Priced $195
amazing walnut drop leave retro table (it’s really pretty!) – no chairs – priced $215
fabulous secretary – needs some cleaning/touch up – priced $185
two DIFFERENT corner curio cabinets which are back-to-back. Both are lighted with mirrored backs and beveled glass and both are lovely. First one is priced $135; the second one is $115
wonderful antique desk for $125
gorgeous old oak pedestal table with one leaf and four chairs – just looking at this set makes me smile (I can just imagine sitting around it with friends or family – drinking tea or playing games) – priced $235
please buy this book stand before I do! It’s on little wheels and is just the cutest thing! AND it’s priced only $25
on several design websites I regularly read – I just saw some sofas with similar green leaves upholstery. This loveseat is VERY firm and in mint condition. Priced $65
fantastic Carson’s denim oversized chair and ottoman – noticed one small stain on the ottoman – priced $145
I adore this blue velvet two piece sectional by Bauhaus! So pretty! There are some minor issues (note last two photos of small tears along the back edge) but it’s just so lovely! Priced $135
two solid end table with one drawer at the bottom and smoked glass. Priced $35 each (there’s something about these end tables that is very attractive)
two barrel swivel chairs in good condition (great neutral color) priced $55 each
very handsome nine drawer dresser in very good condition – priced $65 (I’m guessing it’s priced fairly low because the drawers seem the tiniest bit flimsy – if you opened ‘em I think you’d see what I mean)
oops, I didn’t realize I only took one photo of this retro chest of drawer made of ash wood and priced $135
nice bedroom set which includes a large dresser with a mirror (mirror is BEHIND the dresser and I couldn’t get a photo of it, sorry) priced $95; matching two drawer nightstands are $20 each; queen size head board with low profile footboard and side rails for $185 (does NOT include mattress/box spring). Several of the drawers are very hard to open – not sure if that’s an easy fix or not. One of the nightstands is missing one pull
lovely dresser with metal pulls and details – priced $85
twin size headboard, footboard, side rails and one large under-the-bed drawer (which needs some reinforcing and the two missing knobs are in the drawer) priced $165 (again, mattress is sold separately)
two identical white wardrobes – see the hanging bar in one section? – the one that has a large scratch on the front of it is priced $75 (you can sorta see it in the second photo along the bottom left) and the other one is $85. Would provide TONS of storage!
set of six dining room chairs – all in good condition though you’ll probably want to clean or replace the seat upholstery – priced $180 for all six
Though reaching a new sales high is exciting in and of itself (that type of volume challenges us to be totally on-task, present and giving our all) – ultimately, it’s knowing our profit is helping those most in need in DuPage County that drives us. Thank you, dear reader, for being a part of making that happen.
Truly, you’re the best!