Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How Much is That Santa in the Window?

"How much is that Santa in the window, the one with the festive red hat?"
We've been asked time and time again if our Santas in the window are for sale and we've been answering "No, they're just a display."

Well, it's December 29 and we're changing our tune! Our Santas (& elves & angels & Mrs. Clauses) are now for sale for $80 each.

BUT WAIT ... all of our Christmas items in the store are currently 20% off, so these nifty Santas will be flying out the door (without the help of reindeer) for only $64 each! Grab them while you can!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Make a Fresh Start in 2010!

December is such a busy time with all the holiday preparations, parties, school breaks and (this year) snow! Why not make a new year's resolution and take some time out in 2010 to freshen up your home?

Maybe your dining table chairs have seen better days, but your table is in perfect condition. We have plenty of chairs sold seperately to complete your dining set!

Are you ready to replace that sofa you purchased as newlyweds 15 years ago? We have fanstastic sofas, loveseats and sectionals in both fabric and leather.
Wishing to light up your space with a new lamp? Add to your china collection? Accent your room with new artwork? We have tons of home accessories too!

Go ahead, add Divine Consign to your list of new year's resolutions and let us help you make a fresh start in 2010!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

White Elephant Gifts are Here!

You've done it before, waited until the last minute to grab a "white elephant" gift for the office holiday party. What did you do? Hunted around your house for that dusty potpourri set Aunt Trudy sent you last year, picked through your husband's tie collection, or (gasp!) snagged your wife's favorite coffee mug. Not a pretty picture...

Here's a thought, rather than up your holiday stress level and potentially upset your significant other, stop by Divine Consign the Annex and select a white elephant item for only $1.99!! Yep, we are serious, problem solved!

The Annex is located at 810 North Boulevard in Oak Park and we are open every day! And, while we're solving this dilemma, remember we also have GIFT CERTIFICATES for your last minute gifts on your shopping list.

See? All better.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Secret Santa at Divine Consign!

Ho, ho, ho! Our secret Santa is dropping by every day until December 25! Stop in to both Divine Consign locations (111 N. Oak Park Ave. and 810 North Blvd.) and look around for the special item marked with a Santa sticker - whoever finds it first gets it for free!Santa is kind enough to give us a daily hint, if you're a fan of Facebook or a follower on Twitter, you will see the hint first! (Also check the signs posted at the stores.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Incredible Dining Promotion! 10% OFF

Perfect for the holidays and all your party planning ~ this week only 10% off all dining pieces! This promotion includes anything dining - tables, chairs, buffets, hutches, china, glasswear, flatware - you name it!

Come on in to both of ourItalic locations - 111 N. Oak Park Avenue and 810 North Boulevard. Promotion starts Thursday, Dec. 10 through Thursday, December 17. Don't miss out!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Twas a Month Before Christmas - Divine Consign Style

'Twas a Month Before Christmas
"Twas a month before Christmas and all through the house,my furniture looked awful, I blame my spouse.
His stockings were flung on the floor without care, the smell alone was straightening my hair!
My shoes were nestled all snug on my bed,while visions stained upholstery danced in my head.
I thought of hiding the stains with a kerchief and cap, - I'll never fool the in-laws with an old trick like that!
When out in the hall there arose such a clatter,I really shouldn't hang light fixtures with tape and cake batter!
Propelled toward the window I flew like a flash, tripped over a broken table and an old drapery sash!
The moon on the crest of the new fallen snow, gave a luster to the junk pile where our old sofa should go.
When upon what did my wondering eyes begin to stare,but that old dining table and those eight folding chairs.
With a little screwdriver and some duct tape to stick, I realized my "repairs" would not do the trick.
More rapid than eagles, to the conclusion I came, I thought DIVINE CONSIGN and then yelled out their names.
Now Jimmy! Now Robert! Let's get us a fixin', before presents need opening and cocktails need mixin'!
From the top of the roof to those annoying knee walls, get rid of it, get rid of it, get rid of it all!
So out of the house the coursers I flew, with a handful of photos and a credit card too!
And there it was twinkling, right there on the street, the place where the environment and common sense meet.
As I drew in a breath while gaining some ground, I yelled "DIVINE CONSIGN" with my normal loud sound!
It was dressed with fab furniture in every square foot, a resale store not tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of good buys from the front to the back, it had an eco-conscious edge that other stores lacked.
My eyes how they twinkled, my cheeks like a berry, they have oodles of gift ideas for my mother-in-law Mary.
My droll little mouth was drawn up tight as a bow, as I checked off my list and needed only one place to go.
Then I saw it, this man who was gritting his teeth, he was eyeing the table I wanted for Keith!
The man had a broad face and a little round belly, I took him out so fast he was nothing but jelly.
Oh, there's a sofa so plump and a cherry bookshelf, I had to have it so I approached it with stealth.
I moved slowly but quickly and didn't turn my head,if someone knows I want it, I'll have something to dread!
I spoke not a word but went straight to my work, filling out "sold" tags while smiling a knowing smirk.
No more using my fingers to plug up my nose, as I walked by that chair that belonged to Aunt Rose!
I finished shopping and to the delivery team gave a whistle, and away we all flew like an old NASA missile.
As the delivery team finished and drove into the night, I happily exclaimed "Thanks DIVINE CONSIGN my house looks just right!"

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dining Tables Galore!

Perfect for the holiday season entertaining, we have over a dozen dining tables available at Divine Consign! Some have coordinating chairs, some don't ~ no worries, eclectic styling is so chic!
Whether you love intricately carved wood, rustic charm or clean lines, we have the table for you!

Stop in both of our locations, 111 N. Oak Park Ave. and 810 North Blvd., to check out our fabulous stock of furniture!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Chicago Home + Garden Magazine Article!

We are thrilled to be featured in Chicago Home + Garden Magazine, introducing Diving Consign The Annex - our new expansion.

Please follow the link and scroll down to read all about it!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

We Have Gift Certificates!

We all have them ... hard to shop for family & friends. They mean well when they say "Oh, just get me whatever you want" or "I am running low on socks." But you want to gift them with something that will be both practical and enjoyable.
Divine Consign can help! We have gift certificates available to be used in both of our locations (111 N. Oak Park Ave and 810 North Boulevard) for furniture, accessories and collectibles. Gift certificates can be created in any denomination and, for your convenience, they can be purchased over the phone and mailed directly to you or your giftee!
And we are also offering the ability to purchase those gift certificates online as well, through PayPal. There's no need to have a PayPal account - you can pay using any of your debit or credit cards. Click on the button below, choose the amount, choose to email to your intended gift recipient or print after having paid and deliver yourself. The PayPal Gift Certificate can be used online at our online store or in our physical locations. How easy is that?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Shop 'til You Drop at Divine Consign!

Gift cards are so passé these days ... instead of gifting the same old thing this year, shop for a unique find at Divine Consign! With so many beautiful home accessories and collectibles in stock, you will definitely be able to find that perfect gift at an amazing price!

Are we blowing your mind yet? These items are just a few of the hundreds of vases, lamps, artwork, figurines and china we have at over 6,000 square feet of showroom space. Take it easy on your eyes and stop in to our showrooms (yes, plural, we have two) to browse and find what you need. While you're at it, you may just find something for yourself!

Start checking off your holiday to-do list and get shopping at Divine Consign!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Customers' Rave Reviews!

We just love our customers and consignors, and we also love hearing their great reviews! Here's what a few of them had to say...
"Amazing selection of high quality furniture at prices you cannot say no to. The staff are all friendly and take an interest in what you are looking for and try to help you find it. I was wavering on a piece and they put it on hold for me. . . . then I wanted something else and they just moved the hold tag. . . . then I bought it. . . . most places won't let you hold anything much less play musical chairs with a hold tag for two days!

I will be back again and again, since it seems the inventory changes daily, and I won't want to miss out on anything!" Joe C., Oak Park
"If your tastes run to the classic, there are antique-y antiques with an impressive pedigree. If you are a modern sort, there's stuff for you too. And there are lots of paintings, accessories, and objets d'art to round out the look. The prices are pretty reasonable ... and the store is full without seeming too cluttered.

Everything at the store is consigned (duh!) from individuals or furniture stores, and the prices are reduced the longer it sits on the sales floor. You can add your name to a "wish list" so if you have something particular in mind, the store will notify you if it appears.

I don't know if they coined the phrase "eco-chic," but there is definitely something "green" about the concept of re-using what is here rather than having China make us new stuff all the time. So if you have the heebies about buying a couch someone else sat on, just get over it. And bring plenty of quarters for the parking meter."
Lisa B., Oak Park

"I have consigned several pieces of of furniture, and DIVINE CONSIGN , an amazing & GORGEOUS store SOLD all of my pices in less than 3 weeks. This 'consignment' store is not your average consignment shop-- it looks and feels very upscale, and is put together extremely well.

The owner and sales staff are outgoing and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend this store to anyone who is either looking to sell good qualtiy furniture and decorator items or is looking for that special piece for their home. A visit to this store is a must!"
Patricia M.S., Chicago

"OMG! You have got to see this store! I read about in Chicago Home and Garden Magazine and my wife and I had to make the trip.First, it was hard to get in the door because people were taking so many pieces of furniture out of the door. The first piece I looked at was a solid cherry Arts and Crafts style-how Oak Park- dining table for $199! Are you kidding me? The store was clean bright well-staffed and fun. I continued my journey toward the back of the store and was amazed at the variety of syles. They had a huge Habersham custom armoire, Stickley furniture and then a retro zebra striped contemporary love seat. There was so much to see that by the time I made it back to my solid cherry table, it was already sold! My advice, grab what you like right away or it will be gone!

The store allows you to returns your furniture purchase if it doesn't work for you! Have you ever heard a consignment store do that before?

The prices were amazing (hope they can stay in business selling at those prices) and this was before any prices were marked down. They reduce the price by 20% every three weeks (doubtful anything will be in the store that long). This was not like any consignment store I had ever been in.

I couldn't leave empty handed. I bought a great side chair and my wife bought a set of crystal candlesticks. Top quality. If you haven't been there you have to go and go often. I've veen there three times and it was completely different each time. Yeah the parking does suck. But there is a parking garage across the street and the store is next to some great restaurants. So relax and have lunch."
James P., Oak Park

Introducing Diving Consign - The Annex

We're feeling quite proud of ourselves these days. Over the past couple months we've enjoyed bringing together our consignors and customers, finding new homes for fabulous furniture and home accessories.

By popular request, we have opened an additional space for the holiday season! With so many items we were bursting at the seams, so we've opened Divine Consign - The Annex right around the corner at 810 North Boulevard in Oak Park.

Whether you are in need of large furniture items, or are shopping for home accessory gifts, Divine Consign is the place to be!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Repurposing Entertainment Armoires

Here at Divine Consign we are all about renewing the life of furniture! Not only is purchasing consignment furniture eco-friendly, there are endless opportunitites to repurpose the furniture itself!

Let's talk about those wonderful entertainment armoires that were so popular awhile back. They served a great purpose - housing large televisions and all the components while providing storage for tapes, DVDs, remotes, etc.

Now in the age of flat-screen TVs, fewer components and less storage due to digital recordings, it seems those armoires have met their demise.

Wait! There is a way to salvage these beautiful pieces of furniture while maintaining a practical purpose. Entertainment armoires can be perfectly used as clothing armoires! There are already drawers and shelves for shoes, undergarments, etc. In the large open TV space, shelves can be added for storing sweaters, or simply install a rod for hanging clothes!

Come see the gorgeous armoires at Divine Consign and consider how they can be repurposed for your needs!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A New Home for Your Old Furniture

We all have emotional attachments to our things. Some of us have fond memories connected to a particular outfit, while others reminisce over a family heirloom.

And then there are the pieces of furniture and home accessories that we could part with, but just want to make sure they find a good home. Rather than simply giving these special pieces away, or listing them online and potentially dealing with scam artists, let us help find a new home for your favorite things!

Divine Consign will not only expertly display and sell your furniture, but will also split the sale 50/50 with you! You will have the piece of mind that your first dining room set will find a happy home with a new family. Your sectional sofa that doesn't fit into your new condo will certainly be of use to that family of six!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Day in the Life of Furniture Consignment

It's Tuesday, and we're preparing for one of our busiest days of the week. You see, Wednesdays and Sundays are our big delivery days - furniture is moving both in and out of the store. We have an amazing delivery service that will bring your heavy, awkward furniture to your home for a $50 flat rate* as well as picking up the items you want to consign. How great is that?!

Which leaves the rest of our week open for moving items in place, arranging new accessories, and making room for the next delivery day. When we say the store is different every day, we mean it! We always encourage our customers to stop in often as that perfect item could find its way in any day.

So if you happen to stop on in and see our talented staff a bit out of breath and there is a random end table in the aisle, you know it is probably delivery day!

*$50 flat rate is for Oak Park/River Forest. Other locations will result in a higher rate.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

About the Owner - Kellie Scott

Kellie Scott is making it happen in Oak Park! Divine Consign has filled a void in the area. Residents are could not be happier to have a place to consign their unwanted or unneeded furniture and decor and also to purchase quality pieces at a fantastic prices.

As a graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Kellie Scott spent most of her career as an attorney. For 16 years, Kellie was a partner in the Chicago law firm Scott Halsted & Babetch. Although she was a successful insurance defense litigation attorney, she had a passion for design. Upon opening up her design firm, K Scott Design, Scott designed in the city and Oak Park with two projects showcased on HGTV! Her very last design project was a $2M dollar rehab of the William Stennet Home in Oak Park (201 Linden Avenue) which won a Historic Preservation Award.

After six years of design work, Scott decided that great design shouldn't be restricted to just the wealthy - and thus, Design Consign was born! Divine Consign offers an eclectic fix of furniture and furnishings consigned from all different sources, including Interior Designers and furniture stores. During this eco-conscious time, consignment is the best way to "recycle" while still getting the best deal for the highest quality pieces. Resale! There is no better way to go green!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Consignor Highlight - Hughes N'Cho-Allepot

We are thrilled to have furniture designer, Hughes N'Cho-Allepot, consigning at Design Consign. A native of Africa's Ivory Coast, he moved with his family to Paris at age five, eventually finding his way to New York and now Oak Park!
A decided minimalist, N'Cho-Allepot designs and creates furniture featuring items handcrafted in rich, exotic woods and luxurious fabrics as silk, velvet, and ultrasuede.

Furniture pieces by N'Cho-Allepot can be viewed on his website, www.hughesncho-allepothome.com, as well as in our showroom at Divine Consign!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our first blog entry!

Imagine this ... your great aunt Trudy has passed down her lovely french-designed arm chairs to you. You're flattered, but your space is completely modern and these chairs just won't work!

Or this ... you've decided to down-size (or, as we like to call it, smart-size) and have a spare-bedroom full of furniture you just can't use anymore.

Divine Consign to the rescue! A furniture consignment store in Oak Park, Illinois, we gladly take your furniture and home accessories in good condition, and take care of the selling process. Once your item is sold, you receive 50% of the sale!

We are thrilled to be a part of the Oak Park business district and have enjoyed getting to know so many consignors and customers. Please stop by and visit us either in-person or at our online store!