When I drive by this funky "outdoor store" where the 210 freeway flies over Foothill Blvd. I wonder what they've got and if I want it. So John and I finally checked out Foothill Fountain Yard and Garden Decor to find out.
It was raining Monday--the perfect time to shop outdoors!--and owner Paul Moreno's shop was open. He had a lot of good stuff, some of it gently used, some not so gently. The prices were very reasonable and Paul will sand, rust-proof and paint your purchase almost cheaper than you can do it yourself. Since John and I aren't crafty types and we haven't made our millions (yet), we can't exactly get custom made furniture and we liked that price.
If you're not looking for furniture, they have the usual ceramic stuff like urns, fountains, etc. They also have the unusual, uh, whatever. I noticed a birdcage the size of a man, but don't expect that to be there tomorrow. That thing's gonna sell fast.
We didn't find exactly what we wanted, so after we left we stopped by a nearby popular home goods store to price a new set of inexpensive outdoor furniture. The stuff was made with all the integrity of a toothpick. It would have fallen apart after one season.
So we'll go back to Foothill Fountain. The store gets new old stuff all the time, and it's worth waiting for the right thing. The wrought iron furniture is so much nicer, and when we can have Paul sand and paint it in the color we choose, it's almost like having it custom made.