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Pammerjo
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January 28, 2016 8:12 pm  

lmao....yuuup. it's gonna take a little adjusting but I'll manage. I lived in Belgium where basically anything will take 7 weeks and 3 days from the next full moon in even-numbered years, less if they are odd. AND, it will happen in Flemish. I lived without a dishwasher for 5 years because getting a repairman to set a date was simply too painful. 😛


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January 28, 2016 8:24 pm  

That's funny.

In that case, Welcome to the VI!


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AandA2VI
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January 29, 2016 12:17 am  

" I live in NYC...I WANT and I GET things now now now!!"

Warning, Will Robinson! Warning, Will Robinson!!!

HAHHAHAHHAHAHH!! Laughed so hard woke the cat up.
My mom always used say that.

OP then when you think you got STT patience nailed down.. come to STX. :-O I feel like a statesider all over again. Honestly I had a lot of fun driving the island, learning the roads while furnishing my place. We went cheap as we didn't know if we would stay or not, I suggest you do the same. Now years later and NO intention of leaving... other than back to STT, I decided to order some nicer stuff.

Silk greenery is great BUT its so expensive!

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January 29, 2016 11:59 pm  

It's difficult because the island stores don't give any prices

And they leave a LOT of room to negotiate when you get there.


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Pammerjo
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January 30, 2016 1:04 am  

It's difficult because the island stores don't give any prices

And they leave a LOT of room to negotiate when you get there.

Ah! More good to know!! thank you!!


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January 30, 2016 5:15 am  

Had no idea what that meant and had to look it up - hilarious!

Now that's funny. I would have expected that from YoungTart not OT.


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January 30, 2016 9:07 am  

Had no idea what that meant and had to look it up - hilarious!

Now that's funny. I would have expected that from YoungTart not OT.

Alien frame of reference. 😀 I didn't emigrate to the US until 1968.


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February 4, 2016 12:04 am  

I too just bought a condo with my wife on STT. Best part is that I am in the furniture business in the states and I sell mostly Amish made solid wood furniture. That means that I can help anyone with their furniture questions. I have been doing it (furniture sales) for 30 years so I hope that makes me qualified. I also design most all of the furniture that I sell in my store too. Sooooooo I thought that I should fill you in on the fact that I have made some friends at one of the furniture stores on the island and I am pretty sure that they are contemplating bringing some Amish furniture to the island. You would be surprised at what updated and trendy styles the Amish build. I have even thought about opening a store myself but right now that's just not an option. Please feel free to ask for my help with any furniture related questions.


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February 4, 2016 12:08 am  

just to let you know that Ikea is actually pressed wood. It is what's called chip core. While it is a step up from MDF (maximum density fiberboard which is pretty much pressed cardboard) it will still swell with the humidity and cause issues. If you use some silica packets inside some of the case pieces it will help keep some of that swelling to a minimum. You can buy the bigger silica packets online.


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February 4, 2016 1:25 am  

just to let you know that Ikea is actually pressed wood. It is what's called chip core. While it is a step up from MDF (maximum density fiberboard which is pretty much pressed cardboard) it will still swell with the humidity and cause issues. If you use some silica packets inside some of the case pieces it will help keep some of that swelling to a minimum. You can buy the bigger silica packets online.

I agree most of their line is pressed wood, but not the line we bought, the Hemnes. It's solid wood: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30249551/.

We've had it in our condo for four years now and have had only the minimal changes you'd expect with wood in a humid environment.

Bernie


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Pammerjo
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February 4, 2016 1:43 am  

Hey Oakman!
Thanks...I lived in Lancaster County, PA for many years. I'm a RCMT (registered, certified massage therapist) and the Amish, being very into alternative medicine were my best clients! In fact, I bartered with one family - they got massages for 2 years, I got me a barn! Damn fine pies, too.

I'm not going for the wood look though. So far I've been to Carlos, Furniture Inn and Island Empire. Headed over to silk greenery tomorrow.

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February 4, 2016 2:04 am  

The Amish do a lot more than just wood.... while that is their main focus, they work with almost anything. I am planning on having them build my kitchen cabinets for the condo as well as the countertops. They work with metal, glass, fabric and more. They also make an awesome outdoor furniture line made from Poly lumber. It is all recycled milk jugs and is amazing. I wish you the best in your search. Let me know if you need any help or advice about any of your furniture or design ideas. I am thinking that my abilities will be very welcomed on the island! It's simply depressing to me to see all the "1970's island style" looks in all the homes and condos on the island. I think it is time to bring the looks up a few notches.


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Pammerjo
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February 4, 2016 2:16 am  

yes - there's some pretty grim stuff - case in point - my condo. Bless their hearts the former owners obviously loved this place because it's SO well taken care of, but they have not done a thing décor-wise since 1972. It's very.....dark.

Hubs arrives tomorrow so the furniture battles begin in earnest *-)


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February 4, 2016 10:45 am  

Good luck and let us know how it goes.


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Pammerjo
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February 4, 2016 5:52 pm  

Banner Day!! Listen my friends - *especially newcomers in the market for furniture*, Kareem at Carlos Furniture gave me an AWESOME deal on three mattresses and was super nice to work with. Best news - it's all in stock and being delivered tomorrow. I bought good mattresses and there's no way a place like Sleepy's would have been so flexible, so I'm pretty happy. Also, scored a really nice, gently used couch in a good, neutral color, plus a few good doodads at ReUse Emporium. I'm coming in wayyyy under budget and my bank account is thrilled!


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Alana33
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February 4, 2016 7:31 pm  

What type/brand mattresses do they have?


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February 4, 2016 8:33 pm  

Carlos is awesome on both islands. They are always super friendly.

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Pammerjo
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February 4, 2016 8:38 pm  

What type/brand mattresses do they have?

All the top brands, but some you'd have to wait for. I got Simmons beautyrest recharges 'cause that's what I have back in NY and I'm really happy with them.


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daveb722
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February 4, 2016 9:44 pm  

How much for the mattress?


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Alana33
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February 4, 2016 11:26 pm  

Thanks. Good to know.


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February 9, 2016 6:50 pm  

Did you find someone to get rid of all the old dated furniture? I will be looking for someone to do that as well

Hey all: So....I'm gonna need to furnish this condo (six days to closing eeeee!!) The stuff that's currently in there is dated and...well...not "me". So. Looking at various furniture stores on the island. Furniture Giant, Island Empire and Ageo seem to be the largest, and I'm sure the prices are going to send me screaming into the night, so will also be checking out Craig's list and the ReUse Emporium. Just wondering what other options I have ie: cost of shipping from states vs. buying on island vs. expediency. Comments? Questions? Jokes?
Thanks 😎


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Pammerjo
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February 9, 2016 7:39 pm  

@surf:
hey! good rule of thumb: one man's meat is another man's poison. I put a ton of stuff on consignment at ReUse Emporium and she's already sold a few pieces. Ya never know. The guys I used: Lavilette's Odd Job - $75 per truck load and they will take it all away - just don't be surprised if the "junk" you paid them to take to the dump winds up at ReUse, as well. I'm not fussed - if they can make a few $$ off of stuff I was throwing away, have at it.

The number is 340-998-9903. I can't remember the guy's name, but tell them you got the number from ReUse Emporium - these are the same guys Genie uses to pick up/drop off her stuff.


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February 11, 2016 12:04 pm  

Hey, Oakman.

I lived in Cumberland County, PA, for 22 years and was an oak furniture freak for even longer. My kitchen cabinets, and much of the built in shelving in my last house, as well as a lot of my furniture, were Amish-made oak. Beautiful and long-lasting. You could probably do a decent business on STT. If I lived there, I'd probably be a regular.


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February 12, 2016 3:23 am  

I got my king temperpedic at Carlos in STX. Was the last one - still in plastic. Tagged $2K I paid $1200. LOVE it too. I've never spent that kind of stupid money for a bed but it really was worth it - shocked.

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