heads up: furniture sale at the downtown salvation army

9450297c6f9b11e1989612313815112c_7This Saturday, the downtown Salvation Army will unveil a new buy-by-the-pound shopping model. (Here’s my take on the change.) In anticipation of the big reveal and to make room for the brand-new layout, today and tomorrow only, all furniture at the 4th Street location will be DEEPLY discounted, with items starting at the eye-popping price of $1.99. (!!!) As someone who has purchased several large, prized pieces of vintage furniture at this location specifically, I’m sorely tempted to check out what’s up for grabs today after work. You certainly won’t find prices better than this on furniture anywhere, so it’s at the very least worth a quick look-see, right?

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

xo,

Meghan

heads up: empty the nest’s biggest sale ever

One of the questions I’m most often asked by blog readers, twitter followers and friends is “which thrift store has the best selection of furniture?” And most often, my recommendation is to hit up estate or garage sales. Except for this weekend….this weekend, my advice for those of you on the hunt for furniture, would be to head to Empty the Nest’s weekend-long blow-out, “the biggest sale we’ve ever had,” according to Co-owner Kris Youn. “We have the most inventory of any sale we’ve done…furniture is stacked on top of furniture up to the ceiling!” This over-abundance of stock has forced the Empty the Nest-ers to slash prices to crazy low levels. Like how low? $200 for high-end, mint condition leather couches, vintage steamer trunks for $50, end tables and stools for $20 or less. This sale has a special emphasis on seasonal items, too, so if you’re looking for vintage lawn furniture, wicker porch sets, planters, plant stands, lawn and garden accessories, etc, you’re in luck. The ephemera collector in me is super excited too about their collection of photos, paper, postcards and posters—all vintage. There truly is something for everyone at their events.

But don’t take my word for it…see for yourself!

Where: Empty The Nest ReHome Center, 1163 East Cliff Road, Burnsville
When: Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Do they take credit cards: Yes!
Pro tip: Get there early! And sign up for their mailing list, so you’re in the know about next month’s sale!

Happy hunting!

xo,

Meghan

P.S. The winner of this week’s giveaway is…..Ashley Boman!! Congrats little lady! I’ll be in touch today to grab your contact info. And of course, thank you to everyone who entered. I loved hearing about your fun summer plans. Stay tuned for another rad giveaway coming up in the next couple of weeks…