I’ve noticed something disturbing about myself in the last few years – I’m becoming a bit Scrooge-like about the holidays. The wonder and delight of the season has been replaced with how much work everything is! Do you really still need to put up and decorate a Christmas tree when your kids are in their twenties? How little outside decorating can I get away with so mine isn’t the only dark house on the block and my neighbors don’t think I’m creepy? Doesn’t gift wrapping waste precious resources and can’t I hand someone their gift in the bag it came from the store in and proudly call myself ‘green” instead of too busy/tired to wrap it? I don’t like my attitude but haven’t seemed able to change it.
As someone who believes you choose how you feel (no one can make you feel a certain way – you, whether your consciously realize it or not, choose to respond/be triggered to respond/feel accordingly) – I decided this week that my “bah, humbug” attitude needed a serious overhaul.
Serious overhaul is what my Design Team does each week at the store! By removing the furniture which sold the previous week (since our customers have two weeks from date of purchase to pick up) and incorporating the “new” items donated, the store changes – fairly dramatically – from week to week.
What follows are photos of some of that “new” furniture that came in this week! Remember, we’re open Friday from 1 to 8 and Saturday from 9 to 4!
these two pieces are really cool – allow me to explain – one of the arms comes off the chair and one also comes off of the loveseat and you can then hook the chair and loveseat together thus creating a three seat sofa. Would you rather have a chair and loveseat? These versatile pieces can do that too! Amazing! Price for both/all is $325
here are some more versatile pieces – looks like a wingback – but with a gentle push back – it’s a recliner! Wingback/recliners are priced $95 each. Sweet wee table in between ‘em is $45
red micro-suede sleeper sofa is the perfect holiday color and provides comfortable sleeping for your overnight guests! Priced $95
this orange micro-suede loveseat is in fabulous condition and priced $175
and look at this amazing orange velvet wingback (note it’s narrower silhouette) – so sweet! – priced $65
fantastic leather chair and sofa! A little darker in person than how the photos are reading on my computer – chair is priced $175; sofa $295
super comfy sofa and loveseat – both ends of this tan micro-suede sofa recline and it’s priced $175; both halves of the loveseat also recline – but get this – the whole thing also ROCKS! and it’s priced $125
gorgeous bench – lift up the seat cushions and there’s nothing there – cushions have some type of built in wood/plywood support which is covered by the fabric – would be easy to reupholster the cushions – or – remove and cut wood to fit and create an all wood bench – see what I’m saying? Bench is priced $125
not bad two piece sectional – but very faded along back! – priced $75
gorgeous Vanguard loveseat in excellent condition priced $195
you know I like me some plaid! Here’s a blue plaid sofa priced $85
dainty loveseats – fabric needs to be cleaned or reupholstered – priced $95 each and there are two of them
great armoire (love the chicken wire on the two doors!) – not the best paint job – priced $70
fabric needs to be cleaned – but I love the wood frame/carving on this sofa which is priced $85
Rowe oversized chair and ottoman priced $135
oak table, one leaf and five chairs – all for $125
gorgeous desk priced $175; matching credenza for $125
there are FIVE of these swivel stools – priced $125 for all five
funky and fun blue micro-suede sofa for $145; matching chair for $70
this is a really neat glass and oak coffee table (I don’t remember the glass being “smoked” but it sure looks like it in these photos) priced $60; matching end table for $40; amazing side chairs are $45 each
unbelievably gorgeous antique buffet – not original hardware unfortunately – priced $235
these photos are just to show you how decked out Jubilee Furniture is! Lots of holiday pieces to buy! The gold and sparkly NOEL letters are priced $25 and the large Father Christmas in the last photo is $35
As I’ve thought more about my somewhat cranky attitude towards the upcoming holidays I began to see it had a lot to do with a lack of gratitude on my part. Gratitude for having a warm home – filled with the people I love most on this earth – that I have the privilege of decorating. Gratitude for friendly neighbors who want to turn our street into a twinkly, welcoming spot that makes you smile when you turn onto it. Gratitude for amazing family and friends shown through the giving of gifts wrapped with care and love.
And what happened then, dear reader? Well my family might say, that my heart grew three sizes that day (apologies for mixing my fictional characters and somewhat ruining one of the best movie lines ever!).