Sleeper sofa, recliner, countertop ‘tops’ the list of offers

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines miscellaneous as “consisting of diverse things; a collection of unrelated or somewhat related items,” which describes the offerings in today’s column. All are related in that they are useful household items in good condition, must be picked up, are free and offered in the hope of helping others. With spring right around the corner, these last snow days of winter could be a good time to inventory items ‘for keeping,’ ‘for storage’ or ‘for The Mailbag.’

Place for sitting,

sleeping; space for craft, work space

“Hope these items which must be picked up with own transportation and without assistance from the one donating will make it into this Sunday’s column,” writes Kathey R. of Nashua (LTR 3,110). “The items include an upholstered La-Z-Boy recliner, subdued green/with petite white print; a sleeper sofa – 80-inches long by 35-inches deep – light brown/white checkered pattern, nubby texture, opens to full-size slim sleeper; and counter top removed from kitchen remodeling, L-shaped piece, approximately 65-inches by 45-inches long, 25-inches deep, 1½ -inch thickness, yellow in color. Would be good for use as work space for projects/hobbies or in a basement for workspace. Sawhorses could be used for support. The good work you do for our community is appreciated!” According to La-Z-Boy Company history, “In 1928, cousins Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker partnered and invested in the furniture business in Monroe, Michigan. They set out to design a chair for what they called “nature’s way of relaxing. The chair was a success. They held a contest to name it – La-Z-Boy was the winner.” According to 2017 figures, global sales for La-Z-Boy amounted to about 1.52 billion U.S. dollars, indicating that whether new or previously-owned, these chairs are considered ‘winners.’ If interested in any or all of the above-mentioned items, Kathey asks that you give her a call at 689-5044.

Beautiful, tall glass vases; stoneware plates available

“Sorting through household items in storage, I have five beautiful tall glass vases,” says Bert the Picker of Nashua (LTR 1,775). “One is a clear, hand-blown glass vase, 13-inches tall, made in Italy, measuring 5½-inches wide at the top and narrowing to the base, with a diagonal, fluted design; two 11-inch vases: one is square, with a vertical pattern reminiscent of Boston’s Zakum Bridge and the other is fluted with scalloped top; a 9-inch tall round vase with a heavy blue-speckled base; and a 7-inch white bud vase with a gold top border (Lenox china look). Hope someone or a group will enjoy using them. Also have a set of four stoneware luncheon plates, pale-blue and light-orange borders, assorted country-floral design centers (Culinary Arts Studio Collection/microwave, freezer, dishwasher-safe), and two white, round serving plates. Additionally, there is an assortment of glassware including four 12 ounce drinking glasses with a polka-dot design, two 16 ounce green water glasses with a hobnail surface, and several small glassware items.” Flowers for Easter and/or Mother’s Day would look really lovely in any of the vases and lunch served on these plates would be nice as well … just a thought, folks. Anyone interested in these items should give Bert a call at 883-0990. If no answer, leave a message and he’ll call back.

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