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Restoring hope. Providing opportunities.

What a difference a week makes!  Last Friday after I left for the store and before my husband returned home in the evening – a water line to our refrigerator – which had been incorrectly installed through our attic and had frozen – unfroze and burst bringing down both our kitchen ceiling and our family room ceiling and soaking the wood floors in the kitchen and the carpeting in the family room (which had been replaced about a year ago due to another water related incident).

My normally optimistic outlook first kicked into high gear (This won’t lick us!  What’s a little water damage in the big scheme of things!) but then deserted me last night and I found myself feeling incredibly sad and hopeless.

Thankfully, my husband was feeling hopeful enough for both of us but it really hit home how important hope is and how it impacts…everything! 

Which is why I love working for Outreach Community Ministries.  Outreach has this beautiful tag line – restoring hope and providing opportunities (to those most in need in DuPage County, Illinois).

You’ve heard this many times – but it’s worth repeating – the proceeds of everything we sell at Jubilee Furniture are helping to support the amazing work of restoring hope to men, women, children and families who are feeling hopeless, through the programs and services offered by Outreach.  By shopping at Jubilee Furniture you are helping others.  Simple concept.  Life-changing results (to read some of the stories of those impacted by Outreach’s work visit our sister site – Hearts of Grace).

So, you ready to shop?  Good!  Here are some of the things you’ll find in our 30,000 square feet of warehouse today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4!

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gorgeous Empire style antique chest and highboy – had been in donor’s family for over 100 years – some minor veneer damage on both pieces – highboy also has a mirror but there’s some missing hardware (which we hope to replace).  We’re selling each piece for $395

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Klaussner sofa w/chaise – chaise can be flipped to other side of sofa OR replaced with a spare seat cushion and you don’t use the chaise part at all – all this versatility for only $145

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lovely wingback chair priced $75; matching love seat for $65 (love seat seat cushions are worn and there’s some spot cleaning that needs to be done on love seat – thus the lower price)

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oval coffee table for $50; matching oval end table for $40

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this fabulous retro sofa is tied with the antique highboy and chest as my favorite piece this week – great low lines, actually very comfortable, amazing button back, tufted style, excellent condition (second photo is trying to show you one small rip on arm) priced $195

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this sofa is covered in a lovely muted color fabric – appears to be reupholstered by a novice – looks okay but when you sit on it you sink pretty far down and I’m thinking either I need to lose a ton of weight or there might be some structural issues – so priced only $30

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Lazboy leather/pleather (some parts are real leather some parts aren’t) sofa – both ends recline – some wear but not bad – priced $95

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the guys made several trips back to the Hampton Inn in Carol Stream which is under-going a complete remodel and donating their old furniture to Jubilee!  We have more of the green upholstered chairs – priced $30 each – and matching ottomans (not sure why the ottoman in my photo looks like a different color from the chair – it’s not) priced $15 each.  Further down you’ll see several photos of more of the dining room style chairs we picked up in early December which sold out very quickly

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Bauhaus sofa priced $85; matching over-sized chair for $50

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sofa with two ends that recline – needs a thorough cleaning – priced $25

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as promised  - here are photos of the Hampton Inn chairs – chairs with arms are selling for $25 each and the arm-less chairs are $20 each – fabric is green.  In the last photo the chairs are gathered around an oval table with three leaves and table pads (pads are a bit larger than table – but workable) priced $65

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did you ever in your wildest dreams think you could purchase a leather sofa for $3?  Structurally great – needs to be completely reupholstered – if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at reupholstering but were afraid – this sofa is for you – minimal cash out-lay (actually now that I think about it I think we have a couple of other sofas that are structurally sound but need to be reupholstered and have incredibly low price tags on them)

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photo does not accurately capture this gorgeous square glass coffee table – it’s beautiful and I normally don’t like this style – priced $135

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sweet striped side chair priced $55

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Smithe Craft sofa – need some general cleaning – priced $65

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wing back chair – I noted some pet hair on it and overall it’s worn – priced $20

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great retro pleather chair priced $35

I’m still struggling with the massive repairs it will take to put our house back together (order is very important to me) – but I’m thankful for insurance, sunshiny days, fulfilling work, an upbeat, caring husband and the knowledge I’ll connect with fabulous customers later today!

Maybe you, dear reader?  That would be super nice!  I’m suddenly feeling much more hopeful.

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