Support Local | Home Decor

January, 14, 2021

With the start of a new year comes a time of reflection, resolutions, and new goals. With so many businesses affected this past year by the ongoing pandemic, we believe a great goal to set for 2021 is to support local. Many stores, shops, and restaurants are open for business, curbside pickup, and online ordering. We have curated a list below of some of our agent’s favorite local shops around the Tri-Valley and Fremont area.

Home Decor

The start of the year can be a perfect time for a home refresh. It can feel easy to shop for home goods at big-box stores such as Walmart, and online at Amazon. However, you can find so many high quality, unique, and even handcrafted home decor items at local shops instead. Many of these stores are open for curbside pickup and delivery as well.

American Harvest | 438 Main St, Pleasanton

Located in downtown Pleasanton, this is a unique venue for French and American antiques, one of a kind artist made pieces, vintage treasures, and great gifts.

They are currently open with limited capacity, and you can call and make a private shopping appointment. Online shopping is available as well.

Consignment Furnishings | 6891 Village Pkwy, Dublin

Since 2007, Consignment Furnishings has proudly provided the Tri-Valley area with furniture and home accessories at competitive and affordable prices. Our inventory comes from private collections, model homes, show-room liquidations, and wholesale distributors.

They have an online shop available, and you can call and make in-store appointments as well.

Lynen Interiors | 156 McLeod Street, Livermore

In their own words, “Lynen Interiors is a Natural Interior Design Studio & Shop. We create clean and fresh interiors with a relaxed, California vibe. We LOVE layering elements from nature such as wood, stone, linen, and cotton with antiques and living plants. It’s our obsession”.

They are open currently on an appointment only basis, as well as having an online shop available.

Home Consignment Center | 1901 Camino Ramon #F, Danville

The Home Consignment Center has been in business for more than 2 decades. In that time, they have developed a reputation for the very best sales, consignments, and inventory in multiple states. Discover furniture, jewelry, and more.

Open with limited in-store capacity, and have their full jewelry selection available online.

A J’s Attic | 2540 San Carlos Ave, Castro Valley

Located in Castro Valley for the last 16 years, this shop is home to interesting items. You can find antique sit slot machines, Trade simulators, neon signs, sports memorabilia, celebrity signed photos, and more.

During the shelter-in-place their store is open Friday’s and Saturdays at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Casablanca Market | 8430 Central Ave #3a, Newark

A colorful retailer featuring a variety of handmade Mediterranean housewares, furniture & accessories. their mission is admirable, beginning with the artisans who create their home décor products, and their food makers, who execute traditional recipes. Every purchase at Casablanca Market is a supporting step to their financial security.

Their store is open for limited capacity and have an online shop available.

We would love to hear of other great shops to support! Let us know below.

Enjoy Fall | Support Local

October, 21, 2020

October 2020

This fall season is looking a little different this year. And with Halloween right around the corner, it can seem tough to get into the spirit. Thankfully, many local events are still happening, with some just modifying to fit safety guidelines this year. Take a look at our list of activities you can enjoy this month!

Family Halloween Train Ride: Sunol-Niles | October 25

Come aboard and join in for a scenic October railroad trip through Niles Canyon. Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts are also welcome aboard for this special October train ride. All round trip departures only from Sunol Depot. Departure times: 10:30am and 1:30pm. Trains depart on time.

Full event information here

Pirates of Emerson Haunted Drive-Thru Halloween: Pleasanton | Now through November 1

Located in the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Join them for the fright and fear in the 10-acre compound at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Normally a walk-through event, this year will be a drive-through, where you can enjoy the fun and stay safe!

Full information here

Local Pumpkin Patches | All month long

Most local pumpkin patches are still open for business this season. explore safely outdoors, and practice social distancing while you pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy other fall activities!

For top rated local pumpkin patches click here

Virtual Halloween with Alamo Cemetery: Danville | October 22

If staying home is your preference, Danville will be celebrating the Halloween season but not with ghosts and goblins rather with a tour and history of the Alamo Cemetery. 

“Get into the spirit with a virtual tour of the Alamo Cemetery on October 22 at 11:30 AM.”

Full event information here

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