Friday, August 19, 2011

FAQs for Trove Store Closing

Please be patient as we address everyone's questions. We apologize for not being able to answer the phone at all times but believe customers in the store require our undivided attention. Please call back.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are you going out of business?
Diane has been in retail for six years and when her lease came up for renewal recently she decided it was time to pursue other opportunities.

What is next for you?
Diane will begin painting again. Christopher will design new and exciting spaces. Four of the current team members possess Masters degrees and others are completing their degrees. Everyone looks forward to new and exciting opportunities.

When is your last day?
We will close when the merchandise has been sold.

Will you have more new merchandise?
We are in the process of emptying our warehouse and are bringing in new items all the time. Check back with us frequently for new things.

How can I find out what is left?
Our Facebook photo album will be updated daily and show the most current selection.

What discounts do you have?
Most items are discounted 60-75% off our already low prices. We unfortunately cannot offer any additional discounts above these great deals.

Can I purchase my items over the phone? 
Yes, we do accept credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and AMEX) purchases over the phone.

Are your display tables and shelving for sale? 
Yes, but some items may not be available for pick up immediately.

Do you deliver?
No, however, we recommend Chris at ASAP Delivery. You can contact him at 510.847.7332 and he will give you a quote. If you elect to pick up items yourself, please bring packing and assistance. We cannot guarantee that our staff will be available to help you wrap and load.

What are your store hours?
We are open every day from 10AM to 6PM. We have two store fronts in Gilman Plaza located at 10th and Gilman. Our Annex (three doors down on the right) contains furniture and the main store has some furniture as well as home decor, linens and housewares.

Is everyone in Gilman Plaza going out of business?
Ethnic Arts, Eastern Classics, AMFA Gallery, and T-Rex will remain in business. We anticipate other new businesses to arrive shortly.

Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Ever wish you could push "reset" and start over? Have you had the experience of blurting out a comment without considering the damage or consequences? Or perhaps you ended a failed relationship and wanted a clean, fresh start.

It's easy on the computer! Just press Control-Alt-Delete simultaneously and everything shuts down and re-boots in minutes. Too bad life does not organize so easily. We make commitments and break them. What satisfied us one day does not the next.We break things we can't easily replace.

Truthfully, that is the charm of moving from one of life's challenges to another. A full life equals many different experiences and adventures. Often things don't go the way we expect and we must be flexible and alter course. The chance for a do-over, while sometimes painful, can be exciting! Push out the old dusty relics, clutter, and thinking...... bring in the shiny new things.

Visit Trove today to begin your do-over... Our sales personnel will be happy to assist you in creating your new environment. Talk therapy available gratis.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Light up the Night Sky !

Fireworks will soon light up the night sky as we celebrate the 4th of July. At home, how have you chosen to light your spaces? The perfect lamp can go from practical to decorative, a combination of function and art that adds the finishing touch to a room.

Some hints for the Living Room:
  • Most living spaces can handle a lamp height of 26-34" tall.
  • To avoid accidental tipping, make sure the base is substantially weighted even in slender styles. 
  • A fabric or paper shade can minimize glare plus provide a warm glow.
  • For reading, select a bulb with minimum of 60 watts.
  • The living room is a great showroom for a favorite object re-purposed into a lamp. 

Hints for the Bedroom:
  • This is the best place for delicate and pretty lamps.
  • Consider the size of your bed when selecting a bedside table lamp.
  • Remember to save room for essentials like an alarm clock, books, and glasses. 
  • Try a lamp with a switch on the cord for ease in turning off when you get drowsy.

Celebrate with us at Trove and light up your life. Happy 4th!

Selection of lamps available at Trove

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Remember Dad on His Special Day!

Have a favorite memory of your Dad?

When I think of Dad, I remember long evening walks in our  neighborhood. It was our time together without any of my siblings. My brother remembers hours spent building things with Dad. A friend recalls riding motorcycles with his father. Another friend thinks of positioning a lamp precisely over the car engine so his father could make the necessary repairs.

Maybe your budget does not include a vintage car, but original automobile photography by Steven Crainford would look great in any man's private space....

Photography by Steven Crainford now available at Trove. 

Dad enjoys touches of home at the office...

Shown here: Hand lathed Burlwood by Neal Devore
     Fleur de Lys glass decanter
       Notepad by Hal Brandes

Encourage Dad to take a break and enjoy the outdoors....

Tinkerton Adirondack Chairs 
Remember Dad. Father's Day is June 19th!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Polished Aluminum Serving Pieces

I just love shiny stuff!! Trove now has VIVAZ polished aluminum pieces designed for serving. They are handmade in Mexico from recycled metal using a traditional method of sand casting.
VIVAZ products are California Prop. 65 compliant, meaning they contain no traces of cadmium or lead.

With a few simple precautions your items will retain their beautiful luster indefinitely.
1. Hand wash in warm soapy water.
2. Coat lightly with cooking oil when serving salty or acidic foods.
3. Avoid prolonged storage of food.
4. Do not cut on aluminum or the surface will scratch.

The best feature of all: pieces may be chilled prior to use or heated to 300F before serving.

Visit Trove soon to see these new beautiful aluminum serving pieces before they are all gone!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Get Ready for Outdoor Living!

The Lister Lutyens Company has existed for over 100 years producing quality garden furniture in durable teak using traditional joints. Both classic and contemporary styles are available. The traditional selection contains timeless designs while the modern selection combines teak with fabrics and stainless steel.  Only the finest grade A teak from renewable, sustainable sources is chosen for its qualities of warmth, durability, and stability. Its unique texture and leathery smell are due to the high oil content of the wood and it is these natural characteristics that prevent warping and rot.

Untreated and exposed to fluctuations in weather, teak will assume an attractive silver gray color. An occasional washing with warm soapy water with discourage the growth of moss. To maintain the original finish, a teak dressing is recommended.

Join us for a Memorial Weekend celebration and to view the great collection of teak outdoor furniture in both traditional and contemporary designs.