Clarendon Hills resale shop offers divine treasures
Divine Treasures Antiques and Resale consignment taker Mary Arnold is shown at the business on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in downtown Clarendon Hills. | Buzz Orr~Sun-Times Media
Address: 7 S. Prospect Ave.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Manager: Kathi Duffy
Updated: November 13, 2012 11:18AM
CLARENDON HILLS — A visit to Divine Treasures is a great opportunity to have some fun while picking up a few items for longtime Clarendon Hills resident Jacqueline Rausch.
Rausch has been shopping at Divine Treasures for about 25 years and is never surprised by what she finds at the resale shop which supports outreach programs of Church of the Holy Nativity.
Proceeds from Divine Treasures benefit St. Augustine’s Indian Center, Heifer Project International, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Cathedral Shelter, St. Gregory Episcopal School for Boys, and Community Support Services, Inc.
“It’s like a treasure hunt,” Rausch said. “You can find lots of things in here, and it always can be something different. And it’s for a good cause.”
Divine Treasures sells both items that are donated and brought in on consignment. Donated items are sold for $4 and up, except for paperback books, videos and record albums, which are as inexpensive as $1.
Items sold on consignment are priced at $10 and up. Proceeds from consignment items are split evenly between Divine Treasures and the person bringing in the item.
The consignment items become store property after 90 days for antiques, 60 days for collectibles, and 30 days for other goods.
Mary Arnold coordinates the consignment end of the business and started working at Divine Treasures about 40 years ago. The store, which opened in 1958, has been at its location for five years. It previously was housed in three other storefronts.
“We do have a variety of things, although we don’t take clothes because we just don’t have the space,” Arnold said. “We take as much furniture, lamps, tables, antiques, and wall art as we can get, and garden items and wicker furniture are a huge seller. There’s always a demand for small tables and lamps.”
Along with the likes of various furniture-related items, knickknacks and books also are sure finds at Divine Treasures.
Consignment items can be brought in from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
The Divine Treasures staff is conducting a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9-10 for a Hinsdale family that is moving. The sale is at 135 E. Fifth St.