I was without a book to read earlier this week (something which rarely happens) and I asked my daughter if she had anything good I could borrow. “How about Anne of Green Gables?” floated her voice from her room. Though Abby’s middle name, Anne, is in honor of Anne Shirley the heroine from L.M. Montgomery’s book – I’ve never read it. Instead I fell in love with Anne from watching the film aired on PBS in 1985.
The next day Abby asked how I was liking the book and I enthusiastically responded – “I love it”! “That’s not surprising,” she answered, “the story includes a plucky orphan. Who wouldn’t love a book with a plucky orphan?” I had to laugh at the word “plucky,” but Abby nailed it. I love reading about courageous Anne – who overcomes a very tough start to her life with imagination and ongoing amazement at the beauty of the world and the people in it – and think she’s a character worth admiring. “But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?”
Thankfully, plucky – courageous – people aren’t just fictional. Nicole – one of the single moms in our Jubilee Village program – shares her story of overcoming odds and working hard to create a life for herself and her son, Asher, here.
The proceeds of everything we sell at Jubilee Furniture – minus our expenses – are helping to support Nicole, Asher and others through the programs and services offered through Outreach Community Ministries. The fact that you also go home with some amazing furniture in the deal is almost too good to be true!
But true it is. Let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll find at Jubilee Furniture today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4:
sofa where both ends recline priced $75; matching recliner for $40 (both pieces show more wear in person and need to be spot cleaned)
we received a number of barrel chairs this week for donation and they’re all lovely! This matched set has cane backing and are priced $50 each
this barrel chair is upholstered all around and is priced $65
cool black velvet sofa for $65
great leather insert game table for $125; brown leather chairs are $4 each (this design tends to rip along back on each side where you’d grab as you’d be pulling them out)
this rosewood set is the same one we had in the store several months ago – it was too big for the customer’s space – but came back with more wear so the prices reflects that – $165 gets you the table, 2 leaves, table pads, six chairs and 12 chair cushions (two different sets). Such a deal!
another cane backed barrel chair – this one is priced $40 (you’ll see where the wood is cracked along the back)
this gorgeous buffet is probably my favorite piece this week (though there are several things I really love) and is priced $295
the donor told Dan she won this sweet writing desk on Wheel of Fortune 25 years ago – how cool is that? – priced $135
four swivel bar stools priced $80 for all four
lovely mustard color small wing back chair for $75
these ottomans/storage pieces are on swivel bases so they turn every which way – priced $45 each (note the fun country fabric)
here’s another I LOVE IT piece – plaid flannel covers this great side chair priced $125
grayish sleeper sofa for $65
sweet bench with two throw pillows priced $145 (fabric matches the two swivel ottomans)
Here’s another I LOVE IT piece – amazing gold/green sofa by Century Furniture priced $365
Oh, and I love this piece too! leather insert writing desk for $165
who won’t love this sweet round child’s table with two chairs – priced $50 for all
this love seat is two separate pieces (makes moving it easier) and both pieces are recliners – priced $95
nice wood trim on this green sofa priced $85; matching chair and ottoman for $65 (both show a medium amount of wear)
lovely chest of drawers with a mirrored side storage piece priced $145; dressing table with triple mirror (attaches along back) for $165
gorgeous pale yellow and floral Crate and Barrel chair for $65 (needs to be cleaned)
lovely wing back priced $135
black six drawer dresser for $75
chest of drawers with side storage priced $65; two night stands (they’re stacked one on top of the other) priced $25 each
sweet as pie Ethan Allen student desk for $65
Ahhh Anne, how I love you and your eternal optimism!
Here’s hoping this is indeed a splendid morning for you, dear reader!