Best Recycled Furniture - 2008
Cluttered Corner - CLOSED
The best thing about the Cluttered Corner is that it's just plain fun to go there. As co-owner Patrick Vigil likes to say, "We have everything, from antiques to Pier 1," and that, along with the reasonable prices and the cheery personalities of Vigil and business partner Dorothy Bowie, is the real joy of perusing the shop's ever-changing inventory of sumptuous sofas, bureaus, lamps, art and bric-a-brac. It's all serendipity: You go in never knowing what to expect, and you come out, more often than not, with something you fell in love with at first sight. So maybe you didn't need a beaded lamp shade or a set of green-bowled, red-stemmed champagne glasses, and you weren't planning to leave wearing an Indiana Jones chapeau. What the heck? This stuff all has nine lives, but you only live once.