Friday, June 10, 2011

Divine Consign - Services Galore!

Being a successful furniture consignment shop is about a lot more than just great furniture. Sure, that's important, but Divine Consign has found even more ways to service our customers beyond our great pieces.
Marking down consignment items 20% every three weeks is pretty standard practice. We have taken it one step further... we will CONTACT YOU when your favorite piece has been marked down! Simply let us know about an item you have your eye on and, if it hasn't sold, we will call you as soon as it's marked down - c'mon, who does that?!
This may seem like an outdated procedure, but nowadays we're willing to do whatever it takes to help you furnish your home without breaking the bank! You can buy one of our already well-priced items with layaway! Simply put 50% down, then pay off the remainder of the total within 30 days and it's yours!
Say you come in on your lunch break and see the most perfect sofa for your home. You're not quite ready to make the commitment until you talk it over with hubby. We will let you put the sofa on Hold until the end of the business day, leaving you time to make a solid decision. You don't even have to come back in, simply call us and pay for it over the phone!
It happens to everyone, you buy what seems like the perfect lamp, artwork, or side table. But when you get it home it just isn't the right color or size. No worries! Bring it on back within 3 days with your receipt and you will get a full refund - not store credit, a refund! See, we truly are here to help you!
Love the chair, hate the fabric. Love the fabric, have a bench at home that needs some work. We have a professional in-house upholsterer who will magically transform your piece of furniture into a stylish and just plain awesome work of art! And just wait until you see our fabrics and trims - they're to die for!
Now how many consignment stores have professional designers on staff who will help you decorate your home OR help you stage your home to sell? We have a furniture rental program for short-term needs and will even plan your space for you!
We've saved this one for last because really, who expects everyone to have a pickup truck available to transport their new dining set? Our delivery crew will not only deliver to your home, but to the exact spot you want it! No back-breaking, muscle-pulling work to move your new armoire. For a reasonable rate, delivery is definitely the way to go!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Good day, dearies! I am pleased to introduce you to my magnificent family of furniture - we are Berkey & Gay.
The Berkey & Gay Furniture Company started producing furniture in the mid 1800's until the 1940s. From it's humble beginnings in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it became know throughout the US for its high quality craftsmanship.
My sisters and I have been crafted with the finest of hardwoods and decorated exquisitely for those who truly appreciate proper furniture.
Weren't we surprised then to find ourselves on the floor of a furniture consignment shop - and what a shop it is! Beautiful pieces of furniture both old and new - we are pleased to find ourselves in such good company. However, we do hope that an antique furniture enthusiast will decide to grace his or her home with our presence soon.
Clockwise, from top left: nightstand $192; cane back chair $164; vanity with mirror $522; dresser $522; chest of drawers $468.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Contain Clutter

CLUTTER - no matter how hard we try to organize, we all have it. Here are a few simple and inexpensive tips to help contain some of your day-to-day clutter:

PAPERS - they are everywhere! School work, bills, recipes, manuals, wish-lists; paper is one of the biggest clutter offenders around. 
THE SOLUTION - binders! Grab a bunch of binders (they don't have to match, but it sure looks good) and label them appropriately. Have a 3 whole punch nearby and every time a piece of paper surfaces on your counter, store it away!  Take that, paper!

- Not everyone has ample storage in their bathroom, sometimes we are faced with where to put extra rolls of toilet paper and guest towels?
THE SOLUTION - Old wooden crates! They look like cool antiques and can be stacked anywhere to store these necessities.

SMALL JEWELRY - How frustrating it is when dangly earrings get tangled together or when that special pearl earring gets lost!
THE SOLUTION - ice cube trays! The small compartments are perfect for separating pairs of earrings and they can even be stacked in drawers.

SOCKS & UNDIES - Now c'mon, who really has the time and patience to neatly fold underwear and stack socks in drawers?
THE SOLUTION - hanging fruit basket! You've seen these in kitchens, why not hang one in your closet to store socks, undies, scarves, anything that's difficult to store!

CHOOSING KIDS' CLOTHES - Always a chore when you're trying to get the kids ready & out the door for the morning.
THE SOLUTION - hanging storage shelves labeled with days of the week! At the end of the weekend when the laundry is done, simply choose an outfit for each day of the week and your morning ritual just got that much easier!