MANUSCRIPTThe circa 1851 hand decorated kettubah, a Hebrew illustrated marriage contract, sold for $37,500 earlier this year at Sotheby’s New York.
Jeff Foote, owner of Bix Service Co., uses a brush to apply a glazing liquid to a nightstand in his shop. Foote offers tips for finishing, cleaning and caring for modern furniture.
Paul Moore sands the wood frame of a couch while working at Bix Service Co., a Fourth Avenue business that specializes in furniture refinishing.
Owning real wood furniture is like having a fine car: For the higher price you get a more exclusive look and maybe even improved function, when compared with furniture made of cheaper material. But to make it last and sustain its value, it should be maintained. For the most part, that comes …
Conn's Home Plus is moving into a former Circuit City building at 5530 E. Broadway and expects to be open in time for holiday shopping. The company plans to hire some 40 sales associates.
A furniture, appliance and electronics store that bills itself as catering to the "underserved and underbanked" is set to open by year's end in central Tucson.
Marcie Cumberland, left, says she was introduced to thrift-store shopping about 40 years ago by Charlotte Wiedel, who looks at an item at 1st-Rate, 2nd-Hand Thrift Store.
There are doggie treats at the counter and pictures of pets among the merchandise at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store has images of pets on the walls and plays a DVD of adoptable animals.
Emilie McClellan, 9, reads as her sister and mom shop at the Tucson Lutheran Thrift Store. Books and music from thrift stores are bargains, say experienced thrift-store shoppers.
The Tucson Lutheran Thrift Store has a display case of unusual or pricey items offered in a silent-auction.
Manny Newell says he likes to look at books and golf clubs when he shops at the Goodwill Industries Thrift Store.
Sale of merchandise at Goodwill goes toward services such as training and employment.
Lucy Smith, a clothing supervisor at 1st-Rate, 2nd-Hand Thrift Store, organizes the shop’s shawl rack. The store is known for its variety of vintage finds and it has a large selection of furniture.
Speedway is known for many things: Cruising. As a bustling east-west thoroughfare. Perhaps not as well known: A mile run of the road is "thrift-store row," says Cynthia Stella, who manages the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Thrift Store right smack in the middle of 'em.
Vallerie Drorbaugh blended French influences with subtle Moroccan accents in her living room.
This summer will bring another staycation for me. No Italy or Istanbul. No Tibet or Taiwan. No Egypt or England. If I want an escape, I'll have to rely on my fantasies - and the World Wide Web.