Tuesday's customer inspiration - Jean's lovely dining room table and chairs!

Jean emailed me last week with a photo of a table and four chairs which were purchased from Jubilee Furniture. In her email, Jean wrote, " We are very pleased especially since we bought the table separately from the 4 chairs and we think that they look good together. The table had a crack in the top, but John repaired it. Just takes some time and effort but well worth it."



The set is gorgeous and I think Jean and John did an amazing job! Don't you agree? And how sweet is their dog watching Jean take the photo?!

We had another great weekend at the store and ended November with total sales of over $32,000! This is our highest monthly sales total ever and is especially exciting since the month only included four sales weekends (some months have FIVE sales weekends).

We now head into - what historically - is our slowest month of the year, December. I believe - between our wonderful donors and fantastic customers - that we'll turn "slowest" into "show-stopperest" (by adding a few letters and making up the word "stopperest") month of the year!

Speaking of December, I want to let you know how Christmas will impact our store hours. Jubilee Furniture will be OPEN our normal Friday from 1 to 8 and Saturday from 9 to 4 this weekend, the weekend of the 10th and 11th and the 17th and 18th. We will be CLOSED Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th (ho, ho, ho) and then OPEN Thursday, December 30th from 1 to 8 and Friday, December 31st from 11 to 3 and then CLOSED Saturday, January 1st. We'll do something extra fun on the 30th and 31st since we're not normally open those days and/or times - and we'll want to try to entice you to come in!

Jean ended her email by saying, "Thanks for all you do at Jubilee Furniture!!". I'm sending the thanks - and love - back your way, Jean!

And to you as well, dear reader!

Just My Thoughts

For eye candy, our little angel face for Thanksgiving in her blessing dress she wore in August. What could be more eye candy than a sweet baby? Forgive me, I'm biased! :-)

Her mummy is behind her nibbling on her heels to make her smile in this one.

I could be organizing my craft room and getting rid of some of the fabric in there, which I started several days ago. I could be sitting in the family reading a book, which I love doing and have read between 25 or 30 these past 8 or 9 weeks. I could be folding a batch of clothing I washed today and have 3 more to do tonight. I could be painting the holes in the kitchen wall where we finally got the cabinet put up after taking it down and relocating it the 2nd time. But I'm not doing any of those things. I'm blogging.

I'm been thinking and rethinking blogging recently. Since I've not blogged very much recently and had the extra time to do things, it was rather freeing. But then I realized how much I'd miss it if I didn't blog anymore.

I have been surfing a tiny bit lately but nothing like I'd been doing. I know "to each his own", but I truly do like large photos when viewing a blog. Oh, it won't stop me but I prefer the ones with larger pictures of their beautiful decorating or crafts. That's why it takes me such a long time to do a blog post: the photos. The scans of the magazine I've done recently—and there are more to come—are the best I can do with those photos but they still take a heap o' fixing, chicks. I prefer my own photos because there is less "middle man" involved in them.

Some bloggers say to turn off your flash, but every single photo I take has my flash on. I'm hesitant to tell anyone how to take photos because it isn't just one thing; it's a lot of things. Familiarization with your camera is essential also. I'm no where near perfect, but I'm well pleased with how most of them turn out. Plus I resize them with my Photoshop to 800 pixels wide for each one so they'll all be uniform. I know, I know, I'd OCD.

Hubs and I had a hunger for BLTs tonight and indulged ourselves. Of course, I had to take pictures of the process since the tomato looked beautiful, actually it look perfect in every way, which just goes to show you beauty is only skin deep because although, it was beautiful, it was not flavorful.



Put it together and what have you got: BLT! Yummy. Yikes! Yeah, I know, I forgot to photograph the bacon, but you can see a bit of it peeking out under the lettuce.

Just a bit of eye candy for you.

Birdhouse sitting on a shelf in my living room.

Roses on my living room lamps.

I just love my Canon Rebel and these closeups I get with it.

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Minimalist House Design

Minimalist House Design


Minimalist House Design

Pink Saturday 11/27/2010

Once again it's Pink Saturday and the PS group wants to share lovely pink things with you. So please visit with Beverly of How Sweet The Sound and look at all the other participants by clicking on the logo below. Thank you!

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I love decorating magazines—just looking through them brings happiness to this ol' brain. It truly does! And I get such good ideas just looking at them. It doesn't have to be the exact same thing, but something in the photo may trigger my thought processes for something else. That happens all the time.

That little basket hanging on the wall under the stairs with the dried branches in it gave me the idea to put flowers in just about anything I can hang or attach to a wall. I have them all over my house.

I am not a huge fan of sunflowers, but they look elegant in those red and green buckets and the green and red plaid pillow. This photo just makes you feel good.

Pink and red and flowers and checks, some of my favorite combinations.

Another beautiful combination of yellow and blue and a scroll arm sofa with plush cushions for sitting.

The white and rose harlequin carpet is what first drew my attention to this room along with the pink chairs and that fabulous mirror.

Same home but the bedroom. Another fabulous mirror. I'd take that one in a heartbeat.

Along with this beautiful bed and its beautiful sheets and covers.

Formal style has always been a love of mine, but it doesn't suit this home of ours. I love it though, especially this little rendezvous area of the living room. Fringe on sofas is of particular interest to me. The sofa I have now I saw in the showroom with fringe on it, but when I went back to get it, they had an upholsterer take it off because the sofa wasn't selling! Idaho just doesn't get it yet! Ooooh, but I have to tell you it was truly gorgeous.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Jubilee Furniture!

Though you may still be burping up turkey and pumpkin pie - and we're always thankful at Jubilee Furniture - we've officially moved on to Christmas at the store. From the Christmas music you'll hear as you enter, to the artificial Christmas trees, decorations and even holiday books that are for sale - added to our usual amazing used furniture deals - you won't know where to begin when you come in either today (Friday from 1 to 8) or tomorrow (Saturday from 9 to 4)!

Let's see some of the new-to-us furniture we received for donation this week! Come on!


this white Christmas tree is only one of many which are for sale (though the only white one) and it's priced $45



we received an amazing donation of a George Steck baby grand piano and the donor not only donated it but also incurred the expense of having it moved to the store (you can expect to pay around $250 to have this piano moved to your home - fyi). It's priced $1,250 and we will leave moving this piece to the experts - so will not assist with loading


white washed stool for $25 and there are two of them


gorgeous - in mint condition - sofa for $195


cool art-deco triangle, glass top coffee table for $95 (and there's a matching round end table for $85)



though they don't look like a match in these photos - these pieces do match. The top photos show the armoire which is priced $125; matching two piece dresser with a lighted/mirrored hutch is $95 (and it's massive)


Lazboy recliner for $50 in great condition and there are two matching



Megan - are you reading this? These pieces look like they match the dresser you and Erik purchased about a month ago. The three drawer dresser is priced $45 and the six drawer dresser w/mirror is $65. Sarah - I know you wanted the dresser Megan bought - might these work for you?


gorgeous Ken Coffey retro dresser with mirror for $135



here are some fantastic Boling Chair Co. chairs which are extremely comfortable and I've priced them $20 each and there are a total of 10 chairs. They were donated with a table which is in need of much TLC and is priced $7.50



this is a fabulous Aristo-Bilt modular wall unit with NINE components that can be arranged in multiple ways - and it's priced $335 for all nine pieces


cool desk storage hutch for $45


wonderful desk with locking drawers and a bulletin-board hutch (desk and hutch are one piece) for $125 and there are two matching


great 2' x 4' adjustable? (it looks adjustable to me but I couldn't figure out how to move the desk top up) task table for $45


we received eight of these 2 1/2' x 5' black task tables (each photo shows two table back-to-back - see their "K" shaped legs?) and, in my humble opinion, they would make great hobby tables, or sewing tables, or gift wrapping tables, or... At $35 each - you can buy more than one!


these are gorgeous pieces of furniture - and though obviously match - I've priced 'em separately. The two bookcase units are $175 each and the middle entertainment piece is $195



here's a really lovely set of tables. Starting top left photo: one drawer end table for $85; drop leaf end table for $75; oval coffee table for $65


I LOVE this Bernhardt leather sofa - but it needs a little work. The back cushion is coming apart at the seam (easy fix) and there's some marker or maybe wine spots on one seat cushion - otherwise it's fantastic! Price? $195


look at this totally cool art-deco buffet which is priced $145! Love!


this pedestal table has probably the most gorgeous base I've ever seen! You could easily seat six around it (and even eight comfortably) and the table is priced $295 (came in without chairs though)


you know how bad the lighting is in the store, right? I THINK this is a green corduroy curved sofa in very good condition and it's priced $175

I just had a scare where I thought I lost my entire post, so I think I'll wrap up!

Remember, Henny and Olga will be selling Olga's beautiful handmade afghans today (Friday) when we open at 1:00 and she's asking $25 per afghan (scroll down to see my post from Wednesday which shows photos of some of the colors and patterns that will be for sale).

Though it's cold outside, you know you'll always receive a warm welcome when you stop in at Jubilee Furniture!

Blessings and peace to you, dear reader!
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