Monday, April 9, 2012
If You Are In The Oakland Area (Like We Were A Couple Weeks Back) Check Out Uhuru Furniture And Collectibles. Status: Tiny But Packed Full!
Lots of times, when I'm looking for a comparable or an ID on a particular piece of furniture, I run across pictures from Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles. They get some great stuff and sell it for pretty cheap!
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is an organization that helps the African Peoples Education and
Developement Fund. Nice! But if you're reading this you're at least as interested in what they
gots in that shop.
Well, actually a lot of what they have "in" that shop will likely be out on the sidewalk! I guess the
shop must look a lot like the Modtomic Garage when they close up for the day because the shop
is pretty packed even with all that extra out there in front!
And like any second hand shop, it's going to be a little different each time you drop by. They
probably have a pretty good turnover. While I was there one of the employees was steady on
the phone leaving messages about that white leather lounge chair for many perspective buyers.
Turns out buyers can leave a "wish list" and Uhuru will call when they get something in that gets
close or matches. But I'm thinking you gotta respond quick because they were leaving LOTS
While we were in the Oakland / Bay area this little Nissan was our rental. It was fun and spunky.
Probably good on gas too but it was hard to see out the back windows. Not sure I'd want one
permanently. But it was fun.
Our flight in was mostly uneventful except for a little delay in Denver where they had to change
our plane and then we had to wait a little longer because of weather in SFO. It was still raining
when we arrived. Made for a bumpy landing.
Anyway, back to Uhuru! While these might not be midwest thrift store prices they certainly are
reasonable! Those are some nice love seats! The Girlfriend planted herself on one while I milled
about inside taking pictures.
So it wasn't a gold mine of Vintage Modern the day we managed to stop by but if you look
through their blog (link above) you'll see that they do get some great stuff in. I've seen lots of
their pictures on line of all kinds of cool stuff.
Do you know how hard going to all these candy shops was for Mr. Modtomic and NOT getting
to bring home all the goodies? It was tough. I don't recommend it! If you visit, Drive! Seeing
America from a plane is neat and all, but it's not as fun as driving and you can buy all the crap
that'll fit in your back seat and trunk!