Our latest container, filled to the brim with antique furniture, antique chairs, and vintage lighting, just arrived from France recently and I thought you might enjoy seeing photos of the EuroLux family unloading it!
Our 40 foot container was scheduled to arrive at 8 am, but the trucker was already pulling into Newberry, SC when he called me at 7:15 am! We helped him back up to our back door and the hard work began.
Frank, on the ramp, is our Jack-of-All-Trades at EuroLux, and has been part of the family for the past 10 years. We sure appreciate him, as he has helped us unload every single container since we started our business. He brought along James and his grandson, Germaine, to help out.
Greg usually stays in the container and helps Frank carefully pull out each piece of antique furniture, while Therese and I carry in antique chairs.
It normally takes us about five hours to unload a container full of antique furniture, but we hit a new record of two hours flat this time. Team score!
More than 230 antique chairs just arrived on this container, so we will have some great sets of antique dining chairs soon. Kathy worked on unwrapping the chairs, while Frank and Germaine worked on unwrapping all of the pieces of antique furniture.
Many folks don’t realize that French antique furniture normally comes apart in pieces, so that it is easier to transport and carry into your home. After a container lands, we have a giant game of memory matching up all of the tops with the bottoms and middles!
After everything was unpacked, Therese organized the chairs into sets so that we could put them away into our chair racks. Then we all went out for salad and pizza buffet to celebrate another job well done.
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her 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 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!