October 29, 2016

Rooms Finally Gets New Overseas Shipment

img_1333After some delay, Rooms that Bloom, 13442 Cherry St., has received a new shipment of antique furniture selected by owner Krista Sloan from her annual visit to England in July. The items, which are found in the cottage behind Rooms that Bloom, include 19th Century teak trunks from India, a 19th Century French fruitwood farm table, an Irish pine dresser, as well as a variety of smaller items.

The freight car that carried the furniture was scheduled to arrive a day after Labor Day, September 6, according to Sloan. But she soon found out that the freight car was lost. “No one knew where it was,” she recalls. Finally, it was discovered that the freight car had been unhitched because the train was too long. The container finally arrived Wednesday, September 7.

Sloan opened the cottage to customers on Saturday, September 17. She reports the teak bowls and French cutting boards sold immediately and the cutting boards are now out of stock.

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