The Salvation Army Family Store collects and resells donated items ranging from vintage clothing to antique furniture. Patrons can search for wardrobes, tables, and couches to fill out their home, plates and silverware to stock their empty kitchen, and VCRs to feed their pet robot. All proceeds from the Family Stores support The Salvation Army's San Diego Adult Rehabilitation Center, a 12-step work therapy and faith-based residential and transitional rehabilitation program for men and women dealing with alcohol and substance abuse. The six-month to two-year program is offered to program participants at no cost.
Though the best way to contribute to the organization's mission, especially following natural disasters such as the recent wildfires, is with monetary donations, the Salvation Army accepts donations of used goods and clothing to sell in the network of Family Stores. All sales of these donated items support the funding of the organization's programming. To donate goods, call (800) 728-7825 or visit www.SanDiego.SATruck.org; for monetary donations, call (866) 455-4357, visit www.SanDiego.SalvationArmy.org, or send to The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, SD Fires, 2320 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.
Sleek design and lush comfort intersect inside of Divine Interiors, where high-end furnishings, from hand-knotted rugs to chandeliers, come bearing the signature of vendors such as Paul Robert and Modern Traditions. With the help of the design team and their stock of fabrics and finishes, many of the American-manufactured pieces may be customized to the clients’ preferences. Interior designers are also available to lend their aesthetic savvy to customers looking to synchronize colors and motifs.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
Walls lined with elegant, vintage pieces reflect the quaint, upscale surroundings of Bella Vista Home & Garden, which equips novice and seasoned decorators with an array of fine furnishings ready-made to complement any home's oversized ego. Illuminate nightstands or fallout shelters with any of more than 50 lamps, such as the 27-inch twisted table lamp ($85), anchored by iceberry braids. Or keep fires creatively contained with an antique brown iron fireplace screen ($92). Alfresco statues ($45) and other angelic garden accessories garner the envy of neighbors and inspire burglars to become horticulturalists. Meanwhile, custom-made pillows ($79) can add elegance to dreams and oil paintings ($69) can increase walls' self-worth. Those seeking interior magic without sawing their couch in half can enlist the wizardry of Bella Vista Home & Garden's free, in-home design consultations.