What do a fireman and a motorcycle mechanic know about decorating your home?

By | 2009-09-11T15:47:05+00:00 September 11th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Home Entertainment Furniture, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Mattresses, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

My dad, Don, started selling used furniture in downtown Mount Vernon in 1957, he was a full-time fireman and part-time janitor just trying to make ends meet for his family.  Later my mom, Helen, brought her intuitive sense of interior decorating and flair for fashion to the company.  I started my career at Connell's after graduating from college in 1976. Then [...]

Not all sofas are created equal…

By | 2009-09-16T08:44:18+00:00 September 16th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, Furniture Accessories, General, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

I know, I know...you walk into a furniture store and look over a sea of sofas trying to find on that catches your eye.  After setting on nearly every sofa in the store you settle on two.  One is $499 and the other is $999.  You ask yourself..."why is this one only $499 and the [...]

“Honey, who’s that scary looking guy at the front door?”

By | 2010-08-02T10:13:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2010|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Home Entertainment Furniture, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Mattresses, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

Have you ever noticed that most delivery services hire big ugly guys that look like they just rolled out of bed to deliver the precious cargo that you just bought and saved for months?  Okay, maybe some of them  aren't very big but, most of them are pretty scary looking, aren't they?  Most stores look [...]

(for guys only) when in doubt…read the directions

By | 2009-12-08T10:10:51+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Home Entertainment Furniture, Home Office Furniture, Kids' Bedroom Furniture, Living Room Furniture, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

A lot of furniture today comes from far away places like China.  They basically build 1000's of pieces of "ready-to-assemble" furniture then carefully pack them into shipping containers that eventually end up in our warehouse.  It's done that way to save shipping cost.  Unfortunately, someone has to put this stuff together...that's where we come in. [...]

Sorry lady. You bought it…you keep it!

By | 2009-10-29T10:35:13+00:00 October 29th, 2009|Bedroom Furniture, Dining Room Furniture, General, Living Room Furniture, Occasional Tables, Uncategorized|

Trying to return furniture that you don't like isn't as easy as retuning a sweater you just bought at your local department store.  Beware of the dreaded "restocking fee". Simply put, if you are not happy with that new sofa you just bought most furniture stores will charge you a hefty fee to return [...]