What’s in Season in July?

July is the month when the produce section in the grocery store looks its freshest. Fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready, and it can be easy to load up on all things healthy. Here’s a list of what to look for at your local super market or farmer’s stand:

Apricots

Blueberries

Cantaloupes

Cherries

Corn

Crenshaw melons

Cucumbers

Green beans

Figs

Nectarines

Peaches

Plums

Strawberries

Tomatoes

Watermelons

Yellow squash

Zucchini

What’s On Sale in June?

Product sales often follow a cycle, and knowing what goes on sale when can be great for your budget. Don’t miss out on these great deals that Consumer Reports calls June’s most common bargains:

Camcorders: Your smartphone probably has video capabilities, but sometimes it’s not enough. If you’re in the market for a dedicated camcorder, June is the time to take action.

 

Computers: If you have a student who finished out the school year and needs to upgrade their computer, it might be time to start your search. Laptops and desktops are often marked down in June.

 

Cookware: If you’re headed to a wedding and these are on the registry, you might score some great deals on a useful gift.

 

Small electronics: In addition to camcorders and computers, June is a good time to buy MP3 players, DVD players, and Blu-ray players. Just in time for summer entertaining!

 

Sports gear: If you’re in the market for a bicycle, backpack baby carrier or a new pair of running shoes, there are some great sales happening in June.

 

Swimsuits: On the racks since February, stores are marking down swim apparel just in time for the season.

 

Of course, Art Van Furniture is known for having great prices every day. Check out today’s best sale by clicking here.

 

High Style, Low Budget: The Clearance Center $1000 Challenge

 

You don’t have to have a lot of money to have a beautiful home, especially if you shop at the Art Van Clearance Center. Because Art Van is a high volume buyer, furniture manufacturers come to us with their closeouts, discontinued items, special purchases and manufacturer’s showroom buy-outs. We stock up and pass the savings on to you, creating a bargain hunter/design lover paradise.

 

Last week we designed a modern living room on a $1,000 budget, and today we’ve got a gorgeous dining room with the same amount of money. Take a look:

 

Dining Room CC

 

We start with the striking Johnny Dining Set, which features sleek, straight lines and a smoke-stained glass table top. At $499, it’s a great deal and the perfect beginning to a contemporary dining space.

 

 

Console CC

 

Next, add a modern console table that will come in handy for buffet-style gatherings or cocktail parties. The clean lines and metal frame create a sleek silhouette that complements the dining set. And at $167, it’s on point and on budget!

 

DR Chandelier

 

Statement lighting is white hot, and we’re excited to use the Warp Ceiling Lamp to add a blast of style in our dining room. The aluminum shade fits over a chrome body for a piece that gives light a modern twist. At just $169, it’s a super affordable way to way to stay on trend.

 

DR Rug CC

 

Finally, underscore the modern vibe with a modern area rug. The Mallbern Multi-color Area Rug features gorgeous neutral colors and a striking geometric pattern. The colors are a perfect complement to the smoke-stained glass, metals and rich finishes of our furnishings. The best news is that it’s just $147.

 

The grand total for our modern dining space is just $982. What do you think of our Clearance Center Challenge? Come in and see the beautiful room you can create!

 

Of course, Art Van Furniture is known for having great prices every day storewide. Check out today’s best sale by clicking here.

What’s On Sale In April?

Product sales often follow a cycle, and knowing what goes on sale when can be great for your budget. Don’t miss out on these great deals that Consumer Reports calls April’s bargains:

 

  • Spring clothing
  • Yard and garden supplies
  • Bridal gowns
  • Cruises
  • Paint and wallpaper
  • Computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Carpet – Be sure to visit Art Van Flooring and check out our specials.

 

Of course, Art Van Furniture is known for having great prices every day. Check out today’s best sale by clicking here.

Spring Produce: What’s in Season

We all want to feel good, and eating fresh produce is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. Since buying local is good for the economy and your health, it’s a good idea to know what’s in season so you can purchase the freshest items at the best prices. Here’s your shopping list of what’s delicious for April and May:

 

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Fava beans
  • Parsnips
  • Rhubarb
  • Scallions
  • Spinach