Discovering New Treasures: JLM Hosts its Annual Estate Sale & Preview Party

The Fabulous Items will be up for grabs at the JLM Estate Sale

These fabulous items will be up for grabs at the JLM Estate Sale

Preview Party: March 19, 6-10 p.m.Estate Sale: March 21, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You don’t want to miss this!

One of my favorite pastimes is searching for vintage treasures. Finding the perfect unique piece to fill a space makes my heart sing! Getting it for a good deal? Double bonus

The JLM’s Estate Sale is the ideal event for shoppers looking to score an amazing deal. Don’t miss your chance to find that piece you’ve been searching for or perhaps a treasure you didn’t even know you needed.

The best part? You can feel good about your finds because you are shopping for a great cause. Funds raised help support the many different community projects the JLM supports, including G.R.O.W., MAM, and Camp Good Grief! Not only do JLM members and friends donate items to this sale, we also received some fabulous donations from Ray & Baudoin Interior Design. On top of that, JLM members participate in the trash to treasure challenge and you won’t believe the talents displayed! I purchased a bright yellow desk and chair for my porch last year that had a chalkboard top. My girls LOVE it!

Sample of items donated by Ray & Baudoin Interior Design

Sample of items donated by Ray & Baudoin Interior Design

Do you want an exclusive preview of Estate Sale merchandise and the first opportunity to purchase items? Then, you don’t want to miss the Estate Sale Preview Party on Thursday, March 19, 6-10 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 3475 Central Avenue. Tickets are only $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Click here to purchase tickets now! Here’s the Event Breakdown: Your ticket includes beverages provided by Eagle Distributing, Stella Artois and Spirits of Timbercreek, entertainment by DJSwagg Memphis (6-8 p.m.) and Bamboo Forest (8-10 p.m.), catering by Paradox Catering & Consulting, LLC, and desserts by The Painted Cookie. The Preview Party also will feature a special Trash to Treasure Silent Auction and Me & Mrs. Jones demo/inspiration station. Take a break from your shopping and participate in the lawn games where you will have opportunities to win “JLM Bucks” for discounts on items purchased. We will also feature a liquor pull at a cost of $20 for one pull and $30 for two. A few of the bottles have also been bundled with gift certificates or prizes so try your luck at pulling a number! If you are unable to attend the Preview Party or if you’re looking for another opportunity to shop, then you don’t want to miss the Estate Sale on Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the CRC. Attend both events in order to see all of the wonderful sale items! Furniture, artwork, china, lamps, rugs and draperies are among the fabulous goods that will be available. We would like to thank all of our donors including Ray & Baudoin Interior Design, I.O. Metro – Collierville, Worlds Apart – Memphis and Blu D’or Interiors. I look forward to shopping with you! Jeni Linkous Community Outreach Director 2014-2015 estate sale

Parents Night In: JLM supports Ronald McDonald House

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JLM members show off the photo props for Oscar Night at the Ronald McDonald House

One night a month, members of the Junior League of Memphis (JLM) provide the moms and dads living at the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis (RMH) a special Parents Night In.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for the patients treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their families. RMH strives to provide a home environment so the whole family can concentrate on getting the child healthy and happy. As such, research has shown that the presence of family helps sick children heal faster. And for those staying at RMH, there’s also an enhanced opportunity to monitor complicated treatment plans and provide ongoing communications with the child’s medical team while providing a sense of normalcy with warm beds, warm meals and the opportunity to participate in normal activities with other families fighting the same battle.

The JLM Parents Night In project brings exciting activities to the RMH families and we have seen tremendous participation and enthusiasm from all of our JLM efforts. Our 11-person JLM committee includes Stephanie Bada, Betsy Brasher, Leslie Drummond, Kasandra Fernandez, Mary Griffin, Laura Haralson, Lesley Patel, Heather Ross, Jessie Walker, Grace Weil and myself.

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JLM Parents Night In committee members

One of our recent events was Oscar Night at the Ronald McDonald House. Entering the event, the kids dressed up and had their photo made along the red carpet before they moved on to arts and crafts. The kids had a fun time decorating their own gold and silver stars for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And popcorn was a big hit while the Lego movie played in the RMH living room.

Our JLM committee has great respect and empathy for the emotional hardship these parents are going through, and as such, they have done a wonderful job creating a little normalcy so the kids can be kids and the parents can take a breath through the Parents Night In project.

Tabitha Glenn
2014-2015 Chair
Ronald McDonald House Parents Night In