Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jubilee Furniture weekly update post for Thursday, July 17, 2014


I was struck this week by the fact that summer is about half over and it made me shudder.  I’m Illinois born and raised – so no stranger to extremely weather – but I resolve to be mindful of every warm and sunny day without the shadow of the upcoming cold, snow and gray skies ruining my enjoyment!

Another trip to The Merchandise Mart for some amazing outdoor furniture certainly helps me with that commitment!  It’s easy to imagine family and friends sitting outside talking and laughing in these super comfortable – and very attractive – pieces!  And the best part?  The quality is so excellent they’ll last for years and years!

Let’s take a look at some of the items donated this week (but know there are lots more wonderful pieces than just these photos):

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high-end outdoor table and four chairs (though I think this set would be super fun INSIDE too) – priced $595

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two piece sofa/chaise sectional priced $185 (good condition but some spot cleaning needed)

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another two piece sofa/chaise – the micro-suede needs to be completely cleaned on this one – priced $145

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this is an amazing brass and metal lighted curio cabinet – really shiny and pretty – priced only $55

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there are four of these chairs – and I think they’re fabulous! – the seats need to be reupholstered and some minor touch up to the wood – but schazam!  They’re amazing!  Best part?  All four for $40 (they’re on the covered patio)

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more fantastic metal furniture from The Mart – these chairs are priced $75 each and we have one mustard yellow, one orange, one white, one brown and one black.  They’re circled up to a round wood table which is only $15 (needs work)

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gorgeous teak chairs priced $175 each (also from The Mart)

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this beauty retails for $2,000 (teak with wonderful cushions – mint condition – from one of The Merchandise Mart showrooms) our price is $595

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excellent condition Room & Board two piece sectional in a great heather gray fabric – priced $595 (retails for $2,498)

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comfy chair and sofa – in a tan micro-suede – the material is worn and needs to be cleaned – chair is priced $45; matching sofa for $65

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lovely sage green velvet sofa for $145

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man-oh-man look at this gorgeous mid-century sofa with wood trim – in very good condition – priced $425

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love this round pedestal coffee table priced $45

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this is a great side chair – but you can see a stain just above the pillow in the first photo – otherwise looked really good to me – priced $55

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I am completely in love with this retro cabinet – - I’m not sure what it was originally used for but you could add a rod and make it a wardrobe or remove the shelf at the top, add one toward the bottom and put your flat-screen TV in it or you could add more shelves and turn it into an amazing organizer (and it’s attractive enough that it could sit by your front door).  The caning is broken in one spot on one of the panels (alas) – still it’s fantastic!  Priced $165

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this is a three piece (thus easy to move) pecan secretary which is gorgeous!  Priced $225

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and look at this lovely secretary!  It’s only $85!

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fantastic walnut desk with incredible art deco hardware – one of the non-supporting legs is off but the pieces are in a drawer – priced $125

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for all you bench lovers out there  (Tara!) this is the mother of all benches!  French Provencal style, upholstery in fairly good condition (though I did see at least one button off) priced only $55!  Measures 6’7” (that’s l-o-n-g!).  You can see it fits perfectly at the end of a king-size bed (fyi)

Dear reader – I hope you enjoy this lovely, warm, sunshiny day with nary a thought about the possibly horrid winter we’re facing in just a few short months!! Winking smile

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jubilee Furniture weekly update post for Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello!  And thank you for stopping by the Jubilee Furniture blog where each Thursday morning we provide snapshots of some of the new-to-us furniture which was donated that week!

With our warehouse team making donation pickups four – and sometimes even five – days each week, fantastic furniture is streaming in throughout the weekend! 

Here are a few of photos of our current inventory:

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amazing teak table with five chairs (two with arms; three arm-less) by Uldum Mobelfabrik – vintage Danish Modern (there are no leaves through there were some originally) – all for $1,970

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mid century one piece china cabinet for $165; matching buffet for $155 (love the lines and lack of hardware)

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this is a very cool piece – or rather two pieces.  Chair and ottoman but push the ottoman up to the chair and it looks and acts just like a chaise!  Wonderful carvings on both pieces that – unfortunately my photos do not capture – both pieces also need to be cleaned.  Priced $115 for the set

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great sleeper sofa priced $115; matching chair for $55.  Again, both these lovely pieces need to be cleaned

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again – not the best photos – but these are fantastic green metal and glass side tables .  The taller/larger one is priced $50; and the slightly smaller one is $45

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oh my – look at this fabulous piece!  The three shelves SLIDE out (was it originally for stereo equipment?  Sheet music?).  Priced $75

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beautiful table with two leaves and six chairs (though, interestingly, only one has arms) priced $425 (there’s a high gloss finish on the table – fyi).  Matching buffet is gorgeous!  Priced $225

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this tan micro-suede Room & Board sofa need some cleaning and some fluffing (or new cushion inserts?) – priced $135

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here’s the start of all sorts of rattan goodness!  Glass top rattan table for $75; two matching rattan chairs for $45 (for both)

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four rattan swivel stools for $80 (for all four) – one is missing the round seat cushion (you can slightly see it in the second photo); metal base cafĂ© height small table is a drop leaf – so would fit snuggly next to a wall – for $45

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rattan wingback chair for $55; next to this chair is a small round glass top side table for $25; next photo is of a swivel/rocker rattan chair which is priced $?? (what’s my problem? – I forgot to write it down!)  maybe $45?  Last two photos are of a wonderful rattan sofa which is priced $95.  All are in good condition

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lovely Vanguard sofa – note small rip in skirt – priced $95

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this is a gorgeous round wicker coffee table with glass top – priced $75

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lovely dark wood night stand for $45; matching chest of drawers for $115; queen size head board, foot board and side rails are priced $125 (mattress and box spring are sold separately); and dresser for $95. 

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and then look at this cute retro bedroom set!  Starting with the dresser which is $65; matching tall chest of drawers for $75; full size head board, foot board and side rails for $85 (again mattress set is sold separately); and this amazing small dresser/night stand is only $10

Speaking of $10 – we’re having a $10 sofa sale, on select sofas, this weekend only!  The following pieces have been marked down and I think I got a photo of every $10 sofa!  All of them are structurally fine.  Some the upholstery is fine but dated.  Some need to be cleaned.  And one or two got past our “no rips” screening process and would make an excellent candidate for you to try your hand at re-upholstering or – if you were me – to purchase a slip-cover!  Any way you slice it – at $10 (well, $10.80 with tax) you truly can’t go wrong!

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Peace out, girl scout – I mean, dear reader!