Saturday, August 18, 2012

Perfection in Imperfection

Have you ever heard of the Japanese aesthetic called wabi-sabi? It is a world view that centers on the acceptance of imperfection and transcience.  We here at Second Hand Chic value the beauty and wonder of the imperfect. We think a little rough and tumble adds to an item's charm and creates a story.  This amazingly unique chair inspired an early 20th century display worthy of the most stylish suffragette.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Check out our black and white display at Second Hand Chic!  These contrasting colors are so simple and elegant while also making a bold statement. In our shop display we paired this combination with metallic details to add a little sparkle.  What other colors do you think would work well grouped with black and white?  Come in to Second Hand Chic today to nab wall art, furniture, and accessories to accomplish this sophisticated black and white look that is perfect for any room of your home!


30% off Apparel Sale!
Get your fall wardrobe ready at Second Hand Chic with our 30% off apparel sale.
Sale ends August 31st.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Some fun ideas for using vintage maps.

The topographic map display currently at Second Hand Chic.

A garland made from vintage map hearts.

An envelope made from a vintage topographic map.

Two cute owls placed by a book covered in a vintage map.
You can find instructions for covering your own book here.

Vintage maps make beautiful wrapping paper!

In our map display, we strung vintage topographic maps across the wall using clothes pins and string.  These maps would also look beautiful framed or used as wallpaper.

Paper hearts make wonderful love notes!

Some folded and rolled vintage maps for sale at the shop.
These maps are only $1 each!
What crafty ideas can you think of for displaying and using these beautiful vintage maps?


Friday, August 3, 2012

Vintage Double Wash Basin


     This summer we have had several vintage wash basins in shop.  These wonderfully old and rusty tubs can be repurposed in a variety of ways inside or outside of your home.  They make charming flower boxes,  architecturally interesting double sinks, or fun storage solutions.  I personally enjoy them most when they are used as flower or herb boxes outdoors.  What are your favorite repurposing ideas for double wash basins? 
The first image on this post is of the vintage double wash basin we currently have in the shop. It measures as follows:
41 1/4" long
21 3/4" wide (from front to back)
33" high
The wash basin is priced at $150.  You can view more images of it here KSL.

Love, Caitlin

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Handmade Bling!

Here at Second Hand Chic we have a wonderful collection of handmade jewelry.  These pieces feature bright colors, vintage images, and adorable details. Come find the perfect bracelet, pendant, or statement necklace soon, because these little gems won't last long!

Love, Caitlin

Lavender Lust

Lavender is known for its calming and relaxation properties.  With it's strong scent and beautiful color, lavender is a perfect addition to any room or garden.  These bunches, priced at $3 each, are fresh from my garden. Come and get some, or just enjoy their scent as you shop!

Love, Emily