Will You Find Treasures At The Village Treasure House?

Village Treasure House Storefront

The Village Treasure House

All reviews are my own, honest opinions, and I receive no compensation of any kind for any reviews.

1460 Paddock Dr.

Northbrook, I L60062

847-832-1030

info@villagetreasurehouse.org

www.villagetreasurehouseorg

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Status: Non-profit 501(c)3

Type:  Consignments and Donations

Offerings: Furniture and Home Furnishings

www.villagetreasurehouseorg

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mission

Village Treasure House, instead of supporting a single charity, divides profits between 17 local charities serving women and families in crisis. Since 1998, they’ve also issued over $2M in grants.

The day of my visit

The moderately-sized warehouse was filled with home furnishings and furniture, but there was enough space to roam.  Sold furniture was going out while new items were coming in. Volunteers fit pieces together like a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle in a flurry of activity.  How they made it work was pretty impressive.

Furniture styles ranged from vintage shabby chic to modern.  There was a nice selection of the usual tables, couches, dressers and headboards.

The “spit and polish” shine on wood and the sparkling glass were evidence of volunteers’ TLC. Even upholstered furniture didn’t shoot dust bombs when someone sat on them.

The condition of the furniture was a cut above the usual thrift store offerings.  I found a few minor scratches, dents, and wear, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a little touch-up.

Home furnishings were even better.  Cases and credenzas displayed the better china and crystal attractively. Merchandised throughout the showroom were appealing vignettes of table-top items.

I’m a stickler for finding chips, cracks, scratches, and other issues on everything from mirrors to pottery, but none were to be found.  Quality control apparently benefits from the committee system, (see Pricing below).

Pricing

All prices were just at or below the fair market value.  A volunteer explained all pieces are priced by committees, i.e. the crystal committee, which I found surprising.

Volunteers research all items online before pricing.  The downside of that is you aren’t likely to find an 18th century Peking glass vase valued at $500,000 for $20. But you can still find bargains, and not have to worry about over-paying.

Price tags reflect the progressive 30- day discounts of 15%.

Village Treasure House Finds

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Village Treasure House Dresser

Parking

The Village Treasure House is easy to find,  located in the middle of a Glenview industrial park. Parking can be difficult with only a few spaces in front of the building, and row alongside.  I suggest carpooling or going at off hours.

Consignment

The standard consignment terms apply.   Tax receipts are provided for unclaimed items.

Approved items with a value greater than $15 are always welcome as donations.

Delivery

Village Treasure House provides a list of recommended delivery services, as they don’t offer delivery themselves.

Recommendation  

The Village Treasure House is a win-win-win opportunity.  You can find good quality treasures at reasonable prices, make a fair profit as a consignee, and benefit from the multi-channel support our community receives.

Have you been to the Village Treasure House?  What was your experience?