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Thank you for your service to our country

I freely admit to being a flag waving, parade loving individual who cries when those who’ve served in past wars drive by in old timey cars.  I embarrassed my kids two years ago when we were visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington DC by going up to everyone in uniform and thanking them for their service to our country.  So, it should come as no surprise that I’d want to acknowledge and thank our service men and woman today – Veteran’s Day.

To individuals who willingly put their lives on the line to protect my freedom – and to those wounded and killed doing so – I’m left without adequate words to thank you except to simply thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

There’s one particular veteran who’s so woven into the fabric that’s Jubilee Furniture that our store wouldn’t be nearly as fun if he were absent. 

Bradley Nathan – Nate – served during the Vietnam conflict and came home – as most others did from that war – to a country who scorned and hated him for serving.  There was no hero’s welcome for our Vietnam vets.

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Today from 1 to 8 and tomorrow from 9 to 4 I would like to honor Nate – and all others who have served (or are currently serving) in the military – with words of thanks and appreciation for their service.

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I’ve set up a table near the register where you can write a note of thanks to Nate or any other service personnel and I will deliver them (any general notes of thanks will be dropped off at the Midwest Shelter for homeless veterans in Wheaton).

Personally thank Nate and find out where he has shrapnel from being shot in Vietnam and come tell me and have your pick from our candy bowl!

If you are a veteran, married to a veteran or have a child who’s a veteran (or who’s on active duty) – please accept 25% off your total purchase from Jubilee Furniture today and tomorrow as a small token of our appreciation.

So, what’s available to buy?  Let’s take a look at some of the new-to-us things Dan and Chris picked up this week!

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cool retro chair priced $30 (and there are two with arms and one armless that’s priced $20)

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neat-o round pedestal round table for $40 (needs some TLC)

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slip-covered sofa priced $65

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gorgeous, amazing Walter E. Smithe/Bernhardt oversized chair (part leather, part fabric) for $295; matching sofa for $445 (some minor wear on both – but overall in excellent condition)

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I am totally in love with these chairs – we received six of them for donation – they’re heavy, cool, wood chairs – all six have arms – with lovely fabric on the seat cushions (which is covered in plastic – so the fabric looks like new).  I don’t normally do this – but I priced ‘em individually since they might work better as an accent chair instead of a dining room full of them (not to say you couldn’t buy all six…) – priced $70 each

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three piece sectional – overall needs cleaning and there’s some sagging – priced $60

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8 sided glass coffee table priced $65 (I guess that would make it an octagon!)

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super lovely (awful photo) lighted curio cabinet with etched glass – priced $225

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this is actually a great four piece retro sectional that if cleaned would be amazing (though some fading) priced $45 for the whole thing (cripes that cheap!)

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sweet antique dresser priced $125

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so fabulous are these metal and wood chairs and painted pedestal table that words fail me!  Six chairs (two with arms) priced $165 for all six; lovely painted round pedestal table also priced $165

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this is a huge, gorgeous buffet with tons of storage (one sectional has drawers, other two open with one adjustable shelf in each) – needs works but original hardware is fabulous – priced $95

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lovely blue Lazboy rocker/recliner priced $85

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unique marble topped entry table? sofa table? wherever you think best table – priced $125

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very nice leather sofa – originally part of a sectional but if you place an end table by the armless part it’ll work super great – priced $85

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wonderful leather top end table priced $65

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lovely yellow hutch (originally part of a two piece china cabinet but hutch works pretty well by itself) from 1969 – priced $85

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great table with two leaves (wood on leaves are lighter in color – like the wood of the table darkened over time due to ??? sunlight?) and six rolling chairs priced $165

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unbelievable Chromcraft brand chrome and suede cushion side chair $50 each and we have two of them

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Nate needs to get some screws to secure the wood top to the wrought iron base of this very nice table, one leaf and four chair set – priced $185

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painted antique garden bench and chair (the ornate pieces) priced $195 for both; glass top table with two chairs priced $195 for the set

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looks like new Room and Board chair frame (just add cushions!) priced $65

As you can see we have unbelievable inventory right now (though that’s not unusual for us – praise God!)!

In closing, I again want to thank everyone (and their families) who has served, or is currently serving, in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, Coast Guard and Reserve and National Guard.  Your sacrifice is noticed and greatly appreciated.  God bless you.

And God’s blessing and peace to you too, dear reader!

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