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Happy National Thrift Shop Day!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, general, News, Sales | 0 comments

Happy National Thrift Shop Day!

Does this describe you?  You know all the best spots for bargains, you can sing every word to Macklemore’s song, and  you know which thrift stores hold sales on each day of the week.

Well, it’s your day today…

To celebrate National Thrift Shop Day, we have a big sale going on!

Vintage AND Modern Furniture is HALF OFF

until 6pm today, Thursday August 17th.  You’ll find all the sale details on our blog.

Get in the mood by listening to our catchy Forklift jingle,  then come hunt for bargains!  

 

 

50% off Modern and Vintage Furniture

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

50% off Modern and Vintage Furniture

Midweek Flash Sale:

50% off Furniture

This Wednesday  August 16th and Thursday, August 17th, 2017, take half off the blue and orange tags on dining tables, trunks and chests, desks, chairs, free-standing bookshelves, stereo cabinets. entertainment centers, dressers, night stands, file cabinets, bed frames, headboards, and more.

Some exclusions apply.  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include select specialty items, patio or porch furniture, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, or kitchen or bathroom cabinets or other built-ins. May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Plus… get $25 or $50 in gift certificates

The warehouse is full of great stuff and we’re short on storage space.  If you need time to arrange for pickup, don’t worry – we still offer 7 days of free storage after you purchase bulky items (except lumber and masonry).  However, it would be great if you don’t need the storage, and can take your purchases right away!

So, here is an incentive for you:  if you spend $75 or more on furniture and you load it up on the spot, we’ll give you a $25 gift certificate.  If you spend $200 or more on furniture and you take it home immediately, we’ll give you a second one for a total of $50 in gift certificates  So hop in a roomy vehicle, and come hunt for bargains!

Can’t make it out to the warehouse this week?

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.  Proceeds from our online sales support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Although online items are not included in flash sales, you’ll find some really unusual vintage and designer pieces.

 

Perhaps you don’t need any furniture, but you’d like to fix up what you’ve already got? Remember, we have vintage drawer pulls and lots of other hardware online.

 

 

 

Weekend Flash Sale: Courtyard Clearance!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, general, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Monthly Sales, News, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale:  Courtyard Clearance!

Courtyard Clearance

Save 50%

Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th, 2017

This weekend, take 50% off most items stored in our courtyard, including:

  • cast iron sinks,
  • dimensional lumber,
  • granite & marble counters,
  • vintage & clawfoot bathtubs,
  • wrought iron, security doors, window bars & more!

Please Note:  Some exclusions apply. Sale does NOT include bricks, masonry, or items inside the store.  Flash sales do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.


 

 

 

 

Thinking about improving your bathroom?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Thinking about improving your bathroom?

Now is the time!  We’re having a…

BATHROOM FIXTURE FLASH SALE

August 9th & 10th, 2017

This Wednesday & Thursday, save on modern AND vintage bathroom fixtures.

BATHROOM SINKS, VANITIES, TOILETS, TUBS, MEDICINE CABINETS, & ACCESSORIES ARE HALF OFF!

Take 50% off blue-tag and orange-tag bathroom fixtures during the flash sale.  Sale does not include tile, shower doors and shower pans, faucets, plumbing parts or hardware, select specialty items, “clouches” (clawfoot tub couches), kitchen or living room items, other types of cabinetry, or mirrors that are not attached to medicine cabinets.  Flash sales do not include items from our consignment partners or items sold online, and may not be combined with other sales.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

Remember, we do offer one week of free storage for many items. So come by and see what we’ve got!

Yellow-Clawfoot-Tub-Sarah-Richardson Design

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a clawfoot tub, painted with a pretty color?  Bathroom by Sarah Richardson Designs

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.  Although online items are not included in flash sales, you’ll find some really unusual vintage pieces at great prices.  Proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Here’s Matt showing off a vintage sink set, before packing it up and shipping it off to a happy eBay customer.

 

 

Have you seen our eBay video?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Community Happenings, general, News, What others are saying | 0 comments

Have you seen our eBay video?

Hello Forklift Fans – thank you again for helping us win the eBay SHINE Charitable Business Award!  As part of our prize package, they created a cool little video about Community Forklift and our CEO, Nancy J. Meyer.

Check it out here:

 

Community Forklift attracts visitors from all over the globe

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Forklifter Profiles, general, Green Jobs and Job Creation, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Community Forklift attracts visitors from all over the globe

Our Outreach & Education team loves giving tours to school groups, local leaders, real estate companies, professional associations, and others interested in social entrepreneurship, waste reduction, and the reuse movement.  Sometimes, we even get international visitors!

Last Wednesday, we hosted a group of inspiring leaders from a Global Women in Management workshop.  Our friends at PLAN International set up a tour of our warehouse so they could see how we turn “trash” into jobs and economic opportunities.  After the tour, they met with Director of Administration Mariam D’Eustachio, Director of Outreach & Education Ruthie Mundell, and Events & Marketing Coordinator Rachel Spiegelman to discuss the Forklift’s history, challenges, and growth.

We really enjoyed their insightful observations and questions!  It was an honor to meet amazing women who are building opportunities all over the world, in places as diverse as New Zealand, South America, Liberia, and Indonesia.

If you would like to  schedule a tour for your school or organization, please contact Events(at)CommunityForklift.org, or call our Outreach Team at 301-985-5180.

Save 50% on lighting this weekend

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

Save 50% on lighting this weekend

 

This Saturday, August 5th & Sunday, August 6th,

save on lights, shades, & bulbs with BLUE & ORANGE tags.

Modern & Vintage Lighting is Half Off

Sale includes chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era!  Sale does not include select specialty items, ceiling fans without lights, other light parts or electrical supplies, white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, or items listed online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

If you’ve been thinking about making a unique upcycled light fixture, now is a great time to pick up supplies!   To get inspired, check out this rustic fixture made from a basic bathroom strip light:

Plus… our August Sale has just begun!

This month, doors are 30% off and radiators are 50% off.  Get all the details here.

 

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds. Proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

We promised you a salvage sale tonight during our Forklift First Friday pop-up market & party!

Well, here it is:

50% off modern & vintage lighting

Tonight, Friday August 4th, from 6pm – 8pm, save on lights, shades, & bulbs with BLUE and ORANGE tags.

Sale includes chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era!  Sale does not include select specialty items, ceiling fans without lights, other light parts or electrical supplies, white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, or items listed online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

 

Plus… our August Sale has just started!

Doors are 30% off and radiators are 50% off – get all the details here.

 

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds. Proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

This Friday: Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift!

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Forklift First Friday, News, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

This Friday:  Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift!

It’s time for Forklift First Friday

When:  This Friday, August 4th, 6pm-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

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FEATURING:

Live Jazz from the Tritone Jazz Trio

 The Tritone Jazz Trio grew out of a long standing jazz jam in Ellicott City where bassist Walter Heber and guitarist Tom Kitchen are members of the house band. Since that time, Len Mitchard has added the perfect touch on keys creating a classical jazz trio. The trio has played in a variety of performances together.

 

Strolling Magician Matt Neufeld

 Enjoy the talents of Matt as he dazzles and amazes with his close-up magic. You won’t believe your eyes!

 

Mystery Salvage Sale!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. We will announce the details online a few hours before the party begins.

 

Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift each month!

 

 

Dinner from El Pollo Submarine

The very first home cooked meal owners Paul and Janee shared together was the Salvadoran chicken sub. Paul had never tasted anything quite like it. Together, they decided to launch El Pollo Submarine, naming it after El Salvador’s staple holiday meal: “panes con pollo”, which translates to “bread with chicken”. Their Central American comfort food menu extends beyond the chicken sub, and you’ll find many tasty treats like pupusas, fried plantains, yucca fries, and pulled pork enchiladas (Salvadoran tostadas).

Their business is set on this basic philosophy:
If good food is made with love, then it will be eaten with love.

Local art

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’ of things, i.e., life/death, growth, and the boundaries between the physical/spiritual worlds. Connections between people and animals and people and the world of nature are also explored. Some of my images come directly from dreams. I do not confine myself to a single medium and I create both two and three-dimensional pieces of art.” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.

 

Denise Marie Painting is a cooperative art business between Denise Marie, who produces oil paintings, photography, prints and note cards; Richard Brown (Riccardo), who produces, wood sculpture, silver, bronze and copper jewelry; and Munir Ward, who produces hand forged blades from reclaimed steel, known as MWForge. They’ll be here with small oil paintings, prints, photography, note cards, and silver, bronze, & copper jewelry.

 

Mary Ann Lipovsky often works with pen and ink and watercolor, focusing on house portraits, city scenes, portraits, and animals. “I am an artist and art is my business.” She’ll be selling her original works of art available in miniatures, cards and 8×10’s, or upon request any size print can be made.

 

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, Maryland, a lovably quirky small town just northeast of Washington, D.C. which prides itself in keeping a small town feel, supporting local businesses and artists and celebrating its free-spirited nature by naming a rooster who once roamed the streets as its town icon. Many of her paintings capture scenes from the town.

Tish Murphy makes jewelry from recycled materials like found sea glass, coins, and quartz. “I rebirth costume jewelry rescued from broken or discarded items. The hats and bags that I sell are previously owned but in like-new condition and embellished in some way.” Her collections are chakra and yoga inspired.

 

Speak with the Neighborhood Design Center

Stop by their table to see their plans for a new community space across the street from Forklift. Share your feedback and have your voice heard!

 

 Can’t make it ? No Worries!

Forklift First Fridays will run from May through September this year, so you have one more chance to join us this year! For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates.
You can also shop with us anytime on Ebay and Etsy!

August Sales: Doors & Radiators

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, general, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

August Sales:  Doors & Radiators

30% off Doors:

Throughout the month of August, take 30% off the orange & blue price tags on interior & exterior doors!

Sale does not include surplus doors or doors in frames, hardware, door trim, select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

50% off Radiators: 

It’s a good time to improve your heating system, before the cold weather begins! August radiator sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners.

Loading:  please note that for insurance reasons, our staff and volunteers are not permitted to load radiators or other objects into customer vehicles.  Therefore, we offer one week of free storage after purchase to give you time to round up friends with muscles, rent a pickup truck, etc.

Returns:  Most items at Community Forklift are sold as-is.  However, radiators may be returned with receipt within 3 weeks of the date of purchase – so hang on to your receipt just in case!