I LOVE when we have Olga’s afghans available for purchase at Jubilee Furniture! If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you know how it came to be that each year around this time we have gorgeous, hand-crafted, amazing crocheted afghans for sale at a fabulous price – but for anyone who might not know the story let me fill you in.
Jubilee Furniture is a division of Outreach Community Ministries. Outreach – in a nutshell – is a faith-based, social service organization. One of our service sites is not far from the store here in Carol Stream. One of the programs available to those interested is something called “Friendly Visitors” where Outreach partners with First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton to connect older adults with someone from the church who – wait for it – make friendly visits either in person or by phone.
One such pairing is Olga and Henny. Olga loves to crochet and it’s a wonderful activity to help pass the long, cold, dark winter months. Unfortunately, there are two barriers: 1.) all her friends and far-flung family already own one of Olga’s beautiful afghans and 2.) yarn is expensive.
Enter enterprising Henny – Olga’s friendly visitor – who approached me five or six years ago wondering if Jubilee Furniture would be willing to showcase – and sell – Olga’s afghans with the purchase price going back to Olga. Thus this lovely tradition was born and many of you own – or have given as gifts – an original Olga afghan!
The 13 photos at the top are this year’s batch of blankets from Olga. They are priced $25, $35 or $45 depending on size and – again – all the money goes directly back to Olga!
In addition to two tables covered with bright afghans – what follows are photos of SOME of our current inventory. To see even more photos – visit the Furniture Gallery here!
if you’re looking for a sectional with good bones and a cheap price tag – you found it! This three piece sectional is priced $50! There are no rips and – overall – it’s in fine shape – but the fabric is worn and it needs to be professionally cleaned
lovely glass topped tables – 2 end tables and a coffee table – with some brass accents (can you see the brass inside the curved wood legs?). End tables are priced $30 each and the coffee table is $50
gorgeous Room & Board side chair in mint condition priced $215
WOW – these are amazing art deco pieces – taller chest of drawers priced $315; matching night stand (don’t you love the open shelf?) for $235
another gorgeous piece – round glass topped table on a cool chrome base for $165; four wood and chrome chairs priced $148 for the set
lovely oversize chair for $75
it’s a little hard to see – but this is a rolling cart – lots of shelves for storage and the tray top lifts right off (and there’s another shelf under it) – priced $75. Would provide wonderful extra spots to store/serve dishes for Thanksgiving!
really cool dresser – with a faux finish – missing hardware – priced $65
fantastic white-washed pine pieces by Broyhill which include: square coffee table with drawer priced $75; one drawer end table for $55; entry or sofa table for $65; small three drawer chest for $55; drop leaf end table priced $55. All are in very good condition
amazing retro Stow & Davis cabinet for $249 (with glass top)
absolutely FANTASTIC Bavarian side board (with key) for $735
table with one leaf and six chairs (love the wrought iron) priced $295 for the set
funky black sofa with chrome legs (where the seat cushions meet have some white stitching that seems to be coming apart) – priced $65
set of four bar stools – all very good condition – priced $95 for the set
wonderful Bassett four drawer retro dresser for $185
another set of wrought iron chairs (this time with upholstered seats). Set of four for $75; fabulous writing desk for $85
solid oak storage bench priced $65
With Thanksgiving one week from today – it’s not too soon to fill you in on our holiday store hours – which are as follows:
- Jubilee Furniture will be CLOSED Thursday, 11/27; but OPEN Friday, 11/28 from 1 to 8 and Saturday, 11/29 from 9 to 4
- Jubilee Furniture will be CLOSED Thursday, 12/25; but OPEN Friday, 12/26 from 1 to 8 and Saturday, 12/27 from 9 to 4
- Jubilee Furniture will be CLOSED Thursday, 01/01; but OPEN Friday, 01/02 from 1 to 8 and Saturday, 01/03 from 9 to 4
(probably didn’t need to keep repeating “Jubilee Furniture” but I love the symmetry of it all! I’m a weirdo, I know)
And that, dear reader, is today’s post! I will have an update post next week – just not sure if I’ll have it ready on Thursday or Friday morning. Until then – stay warm and enjoy your day!