Christmas came early at EuroLux this year! When a new container of antique furniture from France lands with us, it is like Christmas – and this time, it happened at Christmas!
We’ve been waiting with excitement for our latest selection of vintage and antique furniture to sail its way across the Atlantic ocean and finally the boat arrived.
It quickly cleared customs and we were told the container was on its way to us for the final leg of its long journey.
The 40-foot container arrived as promised and right on time at 8 a.m.
We were ready to start unpacking and it took four of us about three and a half hours to unload it – I think that was a new record for us!
We had quite a few sets of French antique chairs arriving on the container. At a rough calculation, I think we bought about 45 chairs in all. Here’s Greg carrying one of the chairs inside, He’s still smiling at this point. One chair down, another 44 to go!
While Greg, Frank and John Earl finished carrying all the furniture off the container, I set to work unwrapping everything.
It actually looks like an antique explosion happened because all of the large furniture comes apart in pieces and each piece is meticulously wrapped in bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and tied with twine.
We put in a full day’s work, but it will take another two weeks to get it all unwrapped, cleaned, waxed, and rebuilt in the EuroLux Home Gallery. We’ll tell you more later about the amazing pieces we received including some fabulous Art Deco buffets! But for now it will have to wait because it really is Christmas week! At time of writing, Greg and I are sneaking off to our favorite getaway for a few days of much-needed R & R and then we’ll spend the rest of the week with family.
I hope you enjoy your holidays too!
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.