Roger Martin Properties welcomed Gaye Jackson, Executive Director of The Guild Shop at their recent Sales Meeting. Jackson and long-time volunteer Gretchen Morris discussed the many ways REALTORS and their clients can take advantage of the great deals found at The Guild Shop. For example, home buyers can furnish their new homes with bargains. And home sellers can donate/consign if they downsize... Stagers often find treasures at The Guild Shop as well!
Jackson has returned to Houston from Dallas to bring some fresh ideas to her beloved boutique, which was recently named not only the Best Resale Shop, but also the Best Antique Store by the Houston Press. Jackson raffled off a couple of gift certificates for The Guild Shop and invited the team to come in and browse the unbelievable deals.
The Guild Shop has recently had some very interesting donations. The family of Texas Commerce Bank’s former chairman, the late Ben Love, donated a green Masters' golf jacket from the 60s which they sold for $18,000. As you know, those jackets are NEVER allowed outside the clubhouse in Augusta so this was quite a coup. The Love family received an $18K tax deduction, an extra bonus.
A maritime painting dropped off by an anonymous donor recently sold for $36,000. It hung behind the register and was not selling there so Gaye sent it to an auction house in Boston. The Guild Shop received $27K of the $38K - pure donation for their causes, which include Amazing Place, The Gathering and St. James House.
Upcoming events include an evening of wine, cheese and appraisals with Antiques Road Show host David Lackey (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 28). RSVP to Kathy@theguildshop.org or call 713.528.5095. The Guild Shop's popular Sidewalk Sale is typically scheduled for the 8 am on the last Friday and Saturday of every month. Most items at the Sidewalk Sale are priced at a mere $1. The Guild also plans to host a REALTOR’s event in the fall.
The Guild Shop, a charity of St John the Divine Episcopal Church, is currently in its 54th year of operations. All funds stay in our own community and are dedicated to serving the elders of Houston. The shop is staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers, whose average age is 70 years old. “We have been doing this together so long, we are family,” said Jackson.
The Guild Shop is located at 2009 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX 77006 and is open 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Mon-Fri and 10am to 2pm Saturday.