Why Buy Cheap Furniture When You Can Choose Quality?

Inevitably, we all find ourselves in need of some new furniture from time to time. Perhaps you just moved, or your existing coffee table is an eyesore. If you are on a budget, it’s tempting to go and out and buy cheap furniture to fill the need. It may seem affordable, but there are hidden costs to “cheap.” Luckily, there are also much better alternatives.

Are you really saving money? Cheap furniture breaks. It won’t be long before you need to replace it. You’ll have to spend money again on something you don’t love. “It will do for now,” you tell yourself.

We are not suggesting that you buy expensive furniture on credit because that would be unwise. We do advise you to check out a couple of Las Vegas estate sales before making your decision. You may find like-new furniture from brands like Lazy Boy and Broyhill. Or you may score a charming mid-century gem by Drexel. For the same price as the cheap stuff (maybe a little more, possibly less), you can get real value.  (You can even find some cheap stuff at estate sales, cheaper than buying it new.)

Tragically, many gorgeous furniture items are left unloved after the estate sale is over. They go on to consignment shops, wearing over-inflated price tags. Or worse, they go to the dump with all that broken, cheap furniture.

Be part of the solution. Choose style and quality; it won’t cost more. Shopping at estate sales can elevate your lifestyle, making luxury attainable. You can give yourself credit for being environmentally responsible because it keeps stuff out of landfills. Most importantly, to us, it helps a family that is going through a difficult transition.

Visit our upcoming sales page for locations and available items. We hope to see you at the next sale! Remember to bring a truck and some strong friends to move your marvelous new furniture.

 

Thriftscore

This past month I've felt that I was in a virtual time capsule.  And this past month I've also felt really old.  As I've walked through my Las Vegas thriftstores and came across things from my childhood or gasp, my 80's teen years.  While seeing such items send chills and tingles through me (the good kind), I can't help but wonder what it is that draws me to certain items.  Sometimes I see things that I spied in a friend's older sister's room.  And other times, it's a piece of jewelry that I imagined a model wearing while she hung out with Duran Duran on The Wild Boys tour.

Kenneth Jay Lane choker

Kenneth Jay Lane choker

Be that as it may, below are some January thriftstore finds that I fell in love with and brought home, and others I left for another to get that tingling sensation of a good thiftscore!

The 70's umbrella stand I desperately wanted to own

The 70's umbrella stand I desperately wanted to own


Diamonds and Rubies and Lucite, Oh My!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Polly Weinstein, The Jeweler's Daughter.  An amazing multi-talented jewelry designer, sculptor and artist with a Las Vegas pedigree to boot!  If you don't know her or her designs, I urge you to check out her studio and treat yourself to one of her jewelry pieces.  Here's a link so you can get to know her. http://www.thejewelersdaughter.com/about

Polly Weinstein, The Jeweler's Daughter, Las Vegas

Polly Weinstein, The Jeweler's Daughter, Las Vegas

In addition to her own designs, she also supports other local designers.  One I have always been a fan of is http://www.iadornu.net/

IAdornU, Marybeth Heishman, Las Vegas

IAdornU, Marybeth Heishman, Las Vegas

MaryBeth and Polly just get it!!! You know?!?  I had to pick up a little birthday gift for myself and this silver Nevada ring should bring me just enough love & luck for 2016!  Now I can't stop thinking of what else can I add to my personal collection from The Jeweler's Daughter!