Wow! Unlike last week when I gave a progress report on the build-out at the store where most of the work had been structural and not obvious to the average Joe – this week exterior walls are up and you can see how things will eventually look! We’re all super excited at the thought of both more showroom and warehouse space!
I have over 70 photos to share with you – so will dispense with my normal chit-chat – other than to share a bad sales line I heard yesterday.
I’d stopped to get gas and there were some guys outside selling a non-wash cleaner for your car. One of them approached me and my 2001 Mazda MPV van (which has served me well but seen better days) and I listened to his spiel and then said, “No, thank you.” He responded, “But what about your kids and grandkids?” I just smiled and shook my head but the more I’ve thought about it – was he implying I looked old enough to have GRANDCHILDREN WHO WOULD BE DRIVING AND HAVE CARS THAT NEEDED CLEANING? Sir – I would suggest that is never a good sales line even if I looked old enough to have GREAT-GRANDKIDS who drove. You’re welcome.
Onto photos of SOME of what’s currently in our inventory. Remember, the Furniture Gallery is another option for reviewing furniture in the store!
let’s start with an absolutely gorgeous walnut table w/1 leaf from Room & Board (handcrafted in Vermont and signed by the artist). Priced $1,265. There’s a small notch in the wood (see second to last photo)
we received three of these wood trimmed upholstered chairs from Belmont Village – clean lines and in good condition – priced $45 each
beautiful square, granite and iron coffee table for $245
this high back loveseat has different, but complimentary material on the seat – also donated from Belmont Village and priced $50. I think this would look fabulous in an entry (and there’s another one further down)
wonderful brown-ish comfy loveseat for $75
this is a fantastic, massive oval black marble coffee table (measure 6’6” x 4’) with an iron base – priced $690. It’s hard to see the beautiful marble in these photos since the windows are reflecting in it’s shiny surface (but trust me, it’s amazing!)
wonderful two piece Room & Board sectional – part of their Reese collection – priced $765 (retails for $2,498 and does need to be cleaned but otherwise in good condition)
this is probably the coolest standing mirror I’ve ever seen. Metal frame with lovely detail. Priced $75
gorgeous secretary priced $195
this smaller three seat sofa is in mint condition! Love the peach sherbet color! Priced a mere $45
the donor told me this is an old teacher’s desk. Love it! Priced $185 (but it must be a STANDING teacher’s desk ‘cause I don’t know how you’d get your legs underneath)
lovely oak coffee table w/2 baskets priced $75; matching end table for $50 (and there’s only the one)
here’s another fabulous loveseat in great condition. Priced $125
comfy side chair with high arms – priced $75
here’s a piece from IKEA – the base is four rounded triangles with a thin mattress-like top (part of their Sulton collection but I don’t see it anywhere on their website now). The top piece is stained (on both sides) – but we got the whole thing priced $25 so someone super creative could have a lot of fun with this!
deep purple (eggplant color) sofa for $75; matching chair for $45 – both in good condition
lovely camelback sofa by Hamilton House - in very good condition for $95
excellent condition side chair priced $35
round glass coffee table with brass base – priced $115
there’s something about this small antique four drawer dresser (on wheels) that I love! Priced $65
very nice floral wingback chair which is also a recliner! Priced $95
two matching loveseats – priced $90 each (in good condition) and a matching ottoman for $20
here’s an oak pedestal table with one leaf and four chairs which is similar to a set I showed you last week (but not the same and that set already sold). This one is in excellent condition and priced $185
here’s the second tall back loveseat with different material on the seat cushions which was donated by Belmont Village (with is a very nice retirement community in Carol Stream) - and is also priced $50
the fabric on this brown sofa is showing some wear but overall in good condition and priced $65
entry or mudroom storage bench with hooks. Love! Priced $75
It’s possible my prickly reaction to an innocent comment about grandkids (and for the record – I am a granny to my daughter’s amazing dog, Riker – and though he’s smart I don’t see him ever getting his driver’s license or driving a car) is due to the fact that today’s my birthday and, according to my husband, I am now in my “late fifties.” At 56 – I think I’m still MID-fifties.
Wouldn’t you agree, dear reader?