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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Around the (Treasure) House.

Spring has arrived here at the Treasure House in Glen Ellyn.
Easter "nest feathering" has begun. 
 Just in, for your Easter table,
A collection of Desert Rose pottery dishware. 
Not the knock-offs.. but the real thing!
These will be a beautiful addition to your table.
Complement it with the Ethan Allen hutch you see behind, for $450
 the drop leaf table is a steal at just $100. 
The cute floral covered bench is only $45.
Below, a Southwest style sofa in excellent condition only $300
Looking great with this old Army trunk $145
 complete with graphics on both sides,
and pin ups on the inside...This is the real thing!
Bring out the persimmon in you!
  A hot color for Spring,
 It will brighten up even the darkest of rooms during this endless Winter.
( wood drop leaf rolling sideboard $145)
Do you collect Longaberger? If so, we have some pieces to add to your collection.
Longaberger stoneware, dishware, crockery and Easter baskets galore.
Vintage Parsons tables, seen below, will bring out the 60's in your style.
We have even gotten in an old baby pram in tip top condition.
Now is the time of year to take your baby out for a stroll... in STYLE!
Come see them today!

Did someone say Stickley?  We have a lovely Stickley sofa, just in to the shop!
Add something stylish to your Spring wardrobe. 
Hats, Jackets, Clothing and Shoes. 
 Many in new and unused condition. 
Hint:  We have a lovely selection of dresses for Prom! 
 Stop by and ask a manager to take you up to browse.
($ 2.00- $10.00)
Purse Envy?
We've got...
Coach, Brighton, Dooney & Bourke , Michael Kors, Givenchy, Kate Spade and more.
Stop in to see our collection.
($12- $75)
Ask for Reenie or Martha

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mid M O D !

You never know what "treasures" you will find
Treasure House Resale Shop in Glen Ellyn, IL.
We have had some beautiful
 Mid Century Modern
 pieces come in in the past several days.
Don't miss out!
Just arrived...
WE have just gotten in a beautiful pair of these Mid Century Drexel "Declaration" side tables.  Perfect for your living room or bedroom.
 You will see them online at $499 EACH... at Treasure House in Glen Ellyn,
they are $125 each!
Beautiful Mid Century style!
Fill your book shelves with white milk glass, books, letters and more
 Let your imagination run wild.
Another Mid Century beauty.
Just arrived... this  lovely side board / step back with sliding glass doors is only $175.  It would make the perfect bar or landing spot for your Catherineholm collection
What a beautiful Portmarion  17 piece set. 
Black Greek Key pattern.  
 Set includes six cups and saucers, cream and sugar and ceramic coffee pot

Fun set of gold rimmed glass salad plates with retro swirl pattern. 
Perfect for your Mad Men parties.
$2.00 each!
Set of Six pieces.  Five small salad bowls and serving bowl. 
 Brown ceramic apple shapes with black, orange, yellow and green high fired glaze.

Monday, February 3, 2014

It's Black and White to Us !

It's Black and White to us!  How about you?
The little white table is only $25 and the Chairs 2 for $60
The little white dresser is $45 and all would be perfect for painting the color of your preference.
This lovely Pottery Barn couch is only $300 and we have a pair of the side tables for $48 each.
The blue Chintz couch is an affordable $245 and the slipper chair only $35.
Heavy wood and marble top table comes with a cocktail table for only $55 for the pair.
Think Spring!
( Yes we said "Spring"... amongst all of this SNOW!...  But, it will be here soon!) 
 Trench coats, some with lining, range from $12-$20 each.
Longaberger Baskets of all shapes, sizes and function.
Green depression glass set of canisters $225 for all pieces shown.
Stop in today and check out the shop.  We are currently accepting donations.  We accept everything on donation.  Just pull up in front of the building
497 Pennsylvania Ave
 Glen Ellyn, Il 60135
( call us when you pull up and we will gladly help you unload your donations)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Shopping...A Treasure House Poem

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the shop... not a rack left unturned from bottom to top. " Ugly sweaters" are hanging for your party pleasure... and white elephant gifts too many to measure!

The prices are slashed so shop as you may... The doors are left open til 8 o'clock today!


We're open Monday through Friday 10-8
some great holiday finds and so don't be late!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas at Treasure House

Hello all... I would LOVE to post photos of the Treasure House and how beautiful it looks adorned for the Holiday season... but our systems will not allow it!
Please be sure to stop by to see our windows....This week they are decorated for the seasons celebration.  Glittery dresses and fur coats, everything you need for your Holiday party.

We have a beautiful Victorian settee in deep burgundy with a matching chair $475 for the pair.

Our clothing can not be beat.  Search our racks for Seven for all Mankind,  Black House White Market, Chicos, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek

Stop by and visit today!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tillie Thorpe Treasure House's Treasure


It is with heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our former Manager, Tillie Thorpe.  Tillie has been managing life with ALS for 2 years now and her earthly life has ended

Tillie was Manager at Treasure House for over 8 years, and volunteer for over 15.   In that time she made friends with folks from all over the world and from all walks of life.

She loved nothing more than greeting you at the door with a warm hello, a beaming smile and a shoulder to shoulder hug!   She was the brains, muscle and voice of the shop.   Folks would stop in just to see her!    Even if she had only met you once, she would remember your name, she would remember a little bit about your family and would ask how they were doing.  She genuinely cared.

Her kindness was felt by numerous community service members over the years. She adored teaching and the "teacher" taught them a lot!  They learned how to respect authority,  polish silver, clean shelves,  haul bins,  sort and make order were there may have been little.  I believe every community service member was better for their experience with her.  Many would return to say hello and share with her how their lives were changed and what they were doing now.

Tillie's work ethic never ceased.  Many a late night or Sunday, one would find Tillie and Jere at Treasure  House.  Jere retrieving emails, and Tillie toiling away.  well after shop hours and late into the night.    She believed, even given the limited space she and the volunteers worked with  for so many years,  it should still be a beautiful place to shop.  She did the best she was able with what she was given, beginning with the days of the little folding card table... and then transitioning to the more modern check out  and sorting space.  She longed for the shop to be modern and beautiful!

She and the Denny's ( Anne and Bob) were instrumental in getting the new construction underway and supervised the process along the way.  The decisions they made, made Treasure House the show stopper and award winner, it is today!

It was often mentioned of Tillie that she was a true "Ladies Lady".  She was lovely from head to toe.  I remember when the renovation began.  Tillie wore a yellow jacket with black pants.  We walked out back of the shop, where the construction was beginning...and lo and behold,  planned or not... her outfit matched the bright yellow and black Case construction tractor!  (It was the perfect photo op! I have that snapshot forever in my mind...Tillie standing with her  dansko shoes covered in freshly cleared soil and leaning squarely on the tractor with a smile from ear to ear! )  THAT was Tillie's style.  Looking amazing, Always.

Every day, since Tillie left,  folks ask about her.  They recall her kind ways.   As one customer put it "it was her  gentle kindness.  It would not matter if you were a Rockafeller or homeless just in off the streets, she treated you with the same respect. NO matter your status in life"  With a polite smile,  she would accept each and every donation that graced the door.  No matter how broken or full of cob webs... She didn't believe in turning ANYONE or anything away.  Folks remember that.

NO matter how YOU knew Tillie.  you knew that she loved her family first and foremost.  Jere was her rock !   Beth and Ernie and their families were at the forefront of her thoughts.    She delighted in travels to spend time with them.

Like family... was how she treated each and every volunteer.  She loved the occasional Treasure House "gossip"  even in her last days she wanted to know the ins and outs and goings on at the shop.  Last Sunday in the hospital, Marj and I visited and shared stories with her... she expressed a thumbs up when we mentioned some of the things we were doing at the shop.    Even as her days were coming to an end... she was interested in MY family.  asking how my children were. Giving a resounding and eager thumbs up when I mentioned my childrens successes. It was amazing to see her Live well... and teach us how to come to life's end with grace.  ( always the teacher)

If you take one thing with you when you walk out the doors of Treasure House... please take the gift that Tillie was blessed with and often shared,  The gift of kindness.  The ability to "Scatter kindness" everywhere! .    Let's let her legacy be that of sharing a smile with a stranger, helping someone in need and laughing EVERY CHANCE YOU GET!

In the glass half empty world... Tillie's cup was OVERFLOWING with optimism, kindness,  compassion, love and life!

THAT is the way she will be remembered!

One final note:

I am sure Tillie is being warmly greeted by Marlene ( as we speak) , one of our treasured  Thursday night volunteers and longtime friend, along with so many Treasure House friends who have gone before.  They are probably up there getting ready to sit down to a game of  bridge, sharing stories and some of tillies amazing coffee cake and enjoying a glass of wine!  If I know Tillie, she is probably helping the good Lord prepare a table...with lots of polished silver and candles!

She will be missed!