The friendly staff at For Home Consignment Furnishings unveils a luminous show room lined with gently used, antique home accouterments by name-brand manufacturers such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, and Restoration Hardware. While hosting game night, shed some light on Monopoly-money embezzlement schemes with a hand-selected designer lamp ($99+), or furnish bedrooms with a sturdy nightstand great for holding spectacles or glasses of water ($89+). Coffee can easily sail from room to room when aboard a decorative tray ($14.99+), and end tables ($89+) fit snugly between living-room sofas and futons ($449+). All previously owned consignment items come from smoke-free homes, and upholstered furniture items are natives of pet-free environments, giving couches the opportunity to figure out their allergies once and for all.
From vine-ripened tomatoes to juicy strawberries to sunny marigolds, Farm House of Homewood–affiliated with The Alabama Farmers Market–fills plates with flavorful nutrients and gardens with colorful flowers in their ongoing quest to bring local produce to the people. Because of its commitment to selling high-quality produce, James Beard award-winning chef Chris Hastings has used Farm House okra at his eatery, Hot and Hot Fish Club. Whenever possible, the family behind Farm House makes sure their produce is fresh, crisp, and local. They demonstrate their dedication to the community by donating to Jessie's Place, a shelter for battered women and children. They also curb wastefulness by not throwing away produce or forgetting it in the attic.
Since 1972, Homewood Sporting Goods has outfitted fans and athletes alike with quality athletic merchandise and accessories for players and fans. Stocked with trappings for all seasons, the apparel emporium lines its racks with duds for a variety of sports including baseball, football, soccer, swimming, Frogger, wrestling, and many more. Gender-specific gear protects body branches from the elements in the form of women's running shirts ($30) and capri pants ($45) or men's running shorts ($39.99). Alternatively, colorful team apparel proclaims diehard allegiance, freeing fans from having to graft foam fingers onto disappointingly neutral human fingers. Auburn University adult jerseys ($69.95) adorn wearers in the school's navy-blue tones, and University of Alabama long sleeve T-shirts ($22) proudly cover the arms of game-goers and scarecrows employed to protect napping mascots.
Cahaba Cycles' safety and performance overhaul starts by making surgical adjustments to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting. Derailleurs are inspected and rebuffed to transform sticky gears into smooth shifters. Wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. Rattled-loose or lazy bolts will be torqued and tightened, and your horseless horse will be wiped down from rim to saddle.