The Little Things

Lois Butler - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sometimes it's the little things that make your day.  Tuck this small item in your purse or pocket and you just might experience that little lift.

LED Lighted Pocket Magnifying Glass 

It features a polycarbonate frame with an acrylic 4x magnifying lens - great for reading the fine print on menus and those product ingredient lists. 8 Assorted Colours (Green, Grey, White, Orange, Purple, Teal, Pink and Red)  

Crystal Stylus  Pen 

Have you ever been all thumbs when it comes your digital screen? This will make your day a little easier.


It features a colourful crystal design detail and a convenient chain which can be attached to your device's audio jack for safekeeping.

New Stock has Arrived!

Lois Butler - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Here are some new and exciting items we have just received! Some are brand new while others are returning favourites!




We have lots of things to refresh your home.  Come on in and see us soon.



Fall Preview

Lois Butler - Sunday, August 23, 2015

When the weather gets a little crisper and it's time for back to school, it's a sure sign of ... dare I say it - FALL!  Inside our decor begins to switch over too.  Subtle changes occur but our love of colour does not need to depart with the seasonal switch.

Enjoy the soft velvet touch of this rich purple pillow and throw.  It's like getting out your favourite cosy sweater to wrap up in.

  

Always a regal and inviting influence on a room, it can add that missing element to complete your space.  I'm always surprised and delighted to see how deep plum tones in other accessories are brought to life with a touch of purple.  

Another approach is too go graphic.  Replace a lighter or more floral design with this black and grey shot of luxury.


Play on the harvest of fall colours with this combo.  


The print, which is great on its own, gets a fresher look when combined with a citrus linen pillow.  Seasonally, you might think of the green pillow as more suited to spring or summer, but the combo gives a fresh look to neutral backgrounds like the beige and brown tones - colours many people are very comfortable with.

  

Give your home a little love this fall with a new look.  See quick shots of pillows from around the store below and even more pillows here.

          

  

Exceptional Consignment - Kitchen and Dining Deals

Lois Butler - Friday, August 14, 2015

We continue to be amazed at the exceptional quality of consignment goods that have come into the store.  Advantages such as not having to deal with people bargaining with you at a garage sale or online, and the wonderful surroundings of our store are two of the top reasons clients love this method of resale.  Not to mention that it clears the way for a new look for your own space. We take care of all the details! 

Today's focus is on the kitchen.  First up is this dining set consisting of a table, 6 chairs and a hutch.  It fits right into relaxed elements of farmhouse style and it really has a timeless appeal.





Kitchen islands are always the rage and this one is a top quality item.  Solid wood, drawers on both sides, and extra storage below just add to the extra workspace it provides.  Pair it up with the two leather top swivel stools and you have an instant upgrade with very little effort.




Maybe a pair of Windsor chairs is what the decor doctor ordered.  Use at a table or tuck them into a space that says come and relax.  Add a few pillows, a throw and your favourite beverage.



We hope to see you soon as we have a myriad of side tables, coffee tables, end tables, cabinets, pillows and other functional decor items.  If nothing is the right size or just the right look, we also have our Made to Measure service.  


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Emotionally Overwhelming

Lois Butler - Friday, July 24, 2015

Last Saturday morning on the way to the store, we stopped at an estate sale.  The owners of the home were there, aided by their real estate agent.  You could see it was an emotional and overwhelming experience for the couple.  They were being bombarded with questions about prices and with offers.  There was so much happening at once that the couple were have difficulty thinking on the spot as well as dealing with a bargaining situation.


The average person attending an estate sale is not considering the emotions of the seller.  They are there looking for a bargain.  It would have been better if the couple were not in attendance as it is hard to detach yourself from everything that made your house a home for many, many years.

I feel that once you have made the decision to give up your home and move to a new residence or a condo, you should start assessing your belongings.  What items will you be taking to your new home and what items will you sell or give to family?  It would be much easier to know which items members of the family would like and which ones you will be selling.  


When you start planning well in advance of the sale of your home, you also start to move on emotionally.  Many people start to get excited about their new space.  In their mind, they move on much sooner than the date of the physical move, and the idea of change becomes positive and less emotionally stressful.


Let us help you with the process by selling your items on consignment.  It's a very simple process.  

  • Just send us pictures of the items you wish to sell. 
  • If we feel we can sell your consignment piece, we will agree on a selling price.
  • You can deliver your items to us, or for a fee, have them picked up.
  • We will display them nicely in our store at no cost to you.
  • When it sells, you get a cheque for half of the sale price.

The advantage is that you don't have to deal with people coming to your home and then trying to bargain you down on your price.  Also, by starting early to get rid of the furniture you can't take with you, it means you won't end up giving it away at the last moment.

Our selection of consignment pieces has expanded as word has spread. Clients know that they will receive fair treatment as a seller and excellent value as a buyer.

English Pine Table

Here is an English pine table displayed with other consignment and new merchandise.  Actually, this photo features consignment items are from 3 different clients. The Windsor chairs at the ends of the table are from one, the smaller antique chairs are from another and the English pine harvest table is from a third client.  And yes, the table does really come from England! 

Love the the look.

Send your photos to

consignment@loisbutler.com

New Home Decor

Lois Butler - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We have continued to receive a steady supply of appealing new product.  Mirrors, florals, lighting and more!










Wood slat baskets make a statement when you pop in some blooms. If you don't want the bother of fresh ones,  we have the next best thing in our floral catalogue... no watering required! 






New designs are constantly being added to our cushion line and most of our cushions are unique  to Lois Butler's and cannot be found elsewhere.   Even though we do not do custom cushions for our clients, you will find an excellent collection and an affordable price.  The following three lumbar pillows are only $59.95 each!








Exciting New Items Just Added

Lois Butler - Sunday, June 14, 2015
June is just flying along and we are so pleased to introduce new product lines that are ready for you to peruse.  All of them would suit your entertainment needs - indoors or out.
 


     



 


Spice up your table with these quality paper placemats.  They come in pads of 25 or 50 sheets. 

 





  

You can find these products in Tabletop or Kitchen.


Room for a Bench

Lois Butler - Monday, June 08, 2015

Sometimes you just need to find the perfect piece for that perfect spot.  


This bench has lovely lines and a light feel that makes it the perfect choice where space is at a premium.  I see in a bedroom as place to store decorative pillows or blankets that need an overnight spot to land.  In a foyer, decked out with matching pillows (they are available), and a few baskets under the seat to catch backpacks, purses, hats or dog walking supplies that are best housed right as you exit the house.

Here's a link for more info.  Bench

Bellas are Back

Lois Butler - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Beautiful Bella pillar candlesticks are making a splash in breezy summer colours. 

 

Pictured above is aquamarine in two sizes - 6.5" and 8".   These sizes of pillar holders are also available in sky, true blue and clear.  


Add some pattern with luncheon napkins and your table will be stunning.

            

Speaking of tables ....


This dining set consists of six comfy chairs and a gently curved table that extends with two 10" leaves.  That's 84" of dining space for your next family gathering.  Click here for details.

Related Links: Candles and Candle Holders // Consignment Furniture //  Furniture Transformations


Mirror Mirror and So Much More

Lois Butler - Saturday, May 30, 2015


Since we have accepting consignments from our clients, we have been so fortunate to connect with people who have unique and diverse items.  When evaluating pieces for consignment, I look for the potential of the piece, as well as the condition.  A little paint and elbow grease can go a long way to produce items that will give your home that special touch.  So don't hesitate to send us photos of possible consignment offerings, even if a little TLC is required. 
We really are thrilled with our new listings this week, so take a look at our sublime offerings and be prepared to take home something exquisite.
















This selection is a mix of Furniture Consignment Furniture Transformation and Custom Furniture products.