Second Home, on Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda, is like an almost-always-open estate sale.
You can find antiques, knickknacks and a bit of whatever.
And, during the holidays, you can find that fun Christmas-themed object that might help brighten up a table or add a bit of life to an entry way — at a good price and with a carbon-friendly footprint (i.e., it’s one less item and/or item with packaging going into a landfill.)
I recently bumped into Alameda resident Therese Long at Second Home; she loves looking for special objects that can improve a room or a special residencial spot and posts such hunts and their resulting finds on her La Dolfina blog.
She agrees that, when you can’t make it to that sought-after estate sale or antique show, or even a good sale at a boutique or furniture shop, Second Home is a great option.
So, when you’re budget is tight, but the table isn’t quite right…. here’s the place for you.