February 27th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

yhl richmond thrift

I have my theories that the Petersiks may have single-handedly (two-handedly? four-handedly? six-hand and four pawsedly?) been the biggest force in putting Richmond on the map in the past few years.

OK, maybe exaggerating, but John & Sherry have definitely brought a positive national spotlight to our city for something besides the Civil War history, and they frequently share their adventures in RVA beyond just the four walls of their home.

To celebrate eight years in this town, Young House Love assembled an itinerary of some of their favorite shopping haunts in Richmond – mostly second-hand and all budget-conscious, as well as accompanying dining suggestions. John even plotted it all on a Google map for us.

The emphasis of the list is places to find deals on home decor and furniture. It’s no secret that DIY ain’t my MO (like, it’s a Big Deal when I hot glue some bottle caps), so I’m always grateful for their expertise, inspiration, and RVA-love. Check it out!

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July 17th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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This is our current table (there’s a glass top under the cheapie plastic table cloth) and it doesn’t work for a number of reasons!

Last week I posted on Facebook that we are looking for a new (to us!) dining table, and asked folks where in Richmond they would look for one, besides Craigslist. Got lots of responses, and thought some of the suggestions might be useful to others in the market for furniture:

Carissa G. – Class and trash !

Megan L. – Revival!

LaDifference – Well…. we’d say start in our clearance room! You are looking for a BARGAIN with STYLE, right? ; )

Laura S. – Diversity thrift

Tracy S. – Estate sales

Dawn C. – Value City Furniture on W Broad

Yvette M. – I got a great drop leaf at Fan Tastic Thrift

Patty C. – Roomstore on Broad is going out of business.

Tara D. – Love of Jesus on Midlothian or Yesterdays & Today -Unique Furniture and Home Decor Consignment in Ashland. You probably have already checked out Hope Thrift, but I’ve seen some nice antique tables in there.

Nora A – Thrill of the hunt in ashland. If they don’t have it they will make it or get. And they are awesome!

Dianne B. – The antique shop next to Hope Thrift has some beautiful stuff too!

Kimberly W. – Alexander’s antiques auction on thurs nites

Kimberly A. – Susans selections. Staples mill rd area

Lisa O. – Bloom Brothers where I got mine…ooops, ,they are out of business 🙁 We did buy our couch from The Dump. Good prices and we had great service :0)

Carole E. – Caritas yard sale at end of each month

Kristen R. – Class and trash

Obviously, I have my work cut out for me. Really, we just want a basic wood set that can stand up to little kid wear and tear.

room store closing

Regarding the Room Store on W Broad closing (thanks Patty!), I did notice an ad in Sunday’s paper for it. In general, furniture chain closing sales require some skepticism. The website mentions liquidation sales beginning August 2nd, and also that the store is “supplementing inventory for improved selection” (which sounds suspiciously like code for a liquidation company bringing in cheap stuff)

It’s on my list to check out, let me know what you think if you go/have been!

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May 31st, 2012 by RichmondBargains

leo burke furniture

Leo Burke Furniture in Carytown is closing after 54 years in business.

Richmond Times-Dispatch story:

Leo Burke Furniture, which has operated a single location at 3108 W. Cary St., will close this summer. A going-out-of-business sale of its entire inventory, including rugs, has begun.

[Jack] Burke blamed the slowing economy and changing consumer habits as reasons for closing the store.

Leo Burke’s Facebook page

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April 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

caritas yard sale

CARITAS Furniture Bank will be holding a (indoor) yard sale this Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm at 1125 E. Commerce Rd.

Check out the Facebook preview album for a peek at some of the items for sale – I saw several I would love to have!

With our new 20,000 square foot warehouse, the CARITAS Furniture Bank is the only furniture bank in central Virginia and has already provided almost $325,000 worth of furniture and household goods to more than 625 households. This year alone, it has kept 289,000 pounds of furnishings out of the landfill and recycled it back into the community, benefiting qualified individuals and families in need of our help.

Your tax-deductible donations of gently used furniture, kitchenware, linens, and basic household items are an easy, green, and cost-free way to help hundreds of your neighbors regain their lives and acquire the basics of a functioning home.

Items in the yard sale are donated “non-essential household furnishings, collectibles and retro items” – no worries that you are depriving someone in need of furniture, and the funds raised will be used to help more households!

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March 11th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

curtain call

Curtain Call Richmond Consignment Sale begins next Saturday, March 17.

Curtain Call offers consigned “custom made window treatments, comforters, duvets, shams, table skirts, decorative furniture, side/end/cocktail tables, chairs, ottomans, headboards, pillows, rugs, lamps, pictures, paintings, mirrors, decor & more…”

    March 17, GRAND OPENING 11 – 5
    March 18 12 – 5
    March 21 & 22 11 – 2
    March 23 & 24 11 – 5
    March 25 LAST DAY 12 – 5
    March 30 FINAL CALL 10 – 1

10616 Patterson Avenue
Canterbury Shopping Center
(804) 614-6084 or (804) 304-0366


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