Just call me Ebenezer Grinch Scrooge!

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!

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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

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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

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red micro-suede sleeper sofa is the perfect holiday color and provides comfortable sleeping for your overnight guests!  Priced $95

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this orange micro-suede loveseat is in fabulous condition and priced $175

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and look at this amazing orange velvet wingback (note it’s narrower silhouette) – so sweet! – priced $65

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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

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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

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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

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not bad two piece sectional – but very faded along back! – priced $75

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gorgeous Vanguard loveseat in excellent condition priced $195

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you know I like me some plaid!  Here’s a blue plaid sofa priced $85

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dainty loveseats – fabric needs to be cleaned or reupholstered – priced $95 each and there are two of them

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great armoire (love the chicken wire on the two doors!) – not the best paint job – priced $70

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fabric needs to be cleaned – but I love the wood frame/carving on this sofa which is priced $85

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Rowe oversized chair and ottoman priced $135

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oak table, one leaf and five chairs – all for $125

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gorgeous desk priced $175; matching credenza for $125

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there are FIVE of these swivel stools – priced $125 for all five

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funky and fun blue micro-suede sofa for $145; matching chair for $70

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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

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unbelievably gorgeous antique buffet – not original hardware unfortunately – priced $235

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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!).

A Word About My Photos

I get questions all the time about the photos on here—where do I find them, etc. I scour the internet and I do mean scour. There are billions of photos and images out there. You just need to know where to find them. I'm not divulging my sources. If you want to find them just start looking. I can't wait to post sometimes because of the beautiful photos I'm finding. Being more computer savvy than the average person though I am able to find them more easily. But sometimes I'd like to post every single day to share all of them with you. I just can't post every day.

I'm having a problem with my hands doing so much on the computer. Let this be a lesson to those of you that are texting. Your thumbs will be so bad in the coming years you'll either have to give up texting or have surgery. Trust me on this. My contemporaries are now experiencing this phenomenon. It all takes a toll on our bodies. You're talking to th' queen here now!

Youngsters have been warned by there mums and dads for years about the danger of loud music. Those teens today will be deaf or need hearing aids in their forties or fifties. It happened to my hubby but his was being in the Marines and all the training he did for the recruits on the rifle range. He regrets it now. The military does give him free hearing aids though so that's a plus, but nothing takes the place of your own hearing. You have been warned!

There is just something I like about this room. I can't explain it but it is a room I'd like even though there isn't any color in it. Just has a timeless feel about it.

Isn't this a clever idea? Use an old wheel with spokes for holding things.

Does it feel like autumn yet?

Lovin' this little rustic can of posies. ;-)

Yes, I'd like this fuchsia chair!

Clever place setting.

Don't you just love beautiful old roses pitchers? Sigh.

This is a cute kitchen dining area with red and yellow.

I have one of these but don't use it. Just sitting away somewhere waiting to be given to the thrift store.

Looking at all that bougainvillea reminds me of Mexico. This looks to be Italy though.

A gorgeous box!

Clever idea for gift giving for the holidays.

Don't you just love the look of these old buildings with the tall thin windows?

And a touch of vivid pink raspberries for you. :-)

And a vivid pink bench with lots of beautiful pots and flowers for ya.
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