Use Your Creativity Estate Sale


Maybe it’s because of the holidays, but looking at the wares of this Alameda estate sale made me nostalgic for my grandmother. Most of us are familiar with these kinds of goods: the furniture speaks to another era, tabletops are full of tchotkes (gifts from grandchildren?) and the kitchen is loaded with dinnerware and serving items (remnants from family dinners past?). If you like to get creative and renovate furniture, if you have a older adult on your holiday list or if your tastes run more to the trad than rad, this could be the sale for you.

Check out the metal furniture. All it needs is a new coat of paint in a fun color to jazz it up.

It wouldn’t take much to make this French-style furniture more Hollywood Regency than outdated. That mirror and rolling cart are full of possibility, and note the old-school camera equipment on the table.

There are a few armchairs waiting to be reborn as hip. New upholstery would do wonders.

And, like any beloved grandparent would have, there are lots of tabletop items—perhaps Christmas gifts of yesteryear. That large mirror over the sofa is likely to go at a good price. And, if your tastes run to Wedgewood and crystal, you’ll be pleased with the offerings.

The sale happens at 144 Justin Circle (off Sea View Parkway) in Alameda this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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