Friday, September 28, 2012

Vintage Fedoras

Check out all of these adorable fedoras we currently have in the shop!  These fun hats are great accessories for the season and are no longer "just for men"!  Available in both vintage and contemporary styles, our selection ranges from $12-$18 each!  


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Decorating for the Season with White Pumpkins

Here at Second Hand Chic, we adore using a neutral palette for autumn decorating, and nothing fits the bill better for this trend than white pumpkins!  These sculptural beauties add a touch of elegance to any decorating scheme while also celebrating the harvest season.  Here are a few ideas I have found for using white pumpkins to greet the season! Come into Second Hand Chic soon or check out our blog post here featuring other ideas for neutral fall decorating that we've used in our store display!

Happy Decorating!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall "Colors"

We just put the finishing touches on our Fall display. As you can see, we love neutrals this time of year. For us, Fall colors are really a lack of colors.
Love, Kelly

Friday, September 14, 2012

Vintage Hankies

Kelly recently returned from her trip to Minnesota with tons of beautiful vintage hankies.  While I love using hankies for their original purpose, there are so many creative ideas for repurposing them into a variety of accessories and home decor that I would love to try.  Here are a some of my favorites! What are some ideas you have for repurposing these pretty vintage hankies?



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Down by the Bingo Casino....

Whenever I travel I try to find a good  flea market. After doing some research on the internet I came up empty. So when I arrived in Bemidji I asked around to see if anyone knew of any flea markets. I was told about an informal market on Friday mornings in nearby Cass Lake.  I was told to take the highway a few miles east and turn off when I see the Bingo Palace Casino sign.
There were a few cute items like this primitive yet charming Paul Bunyon desk top decor. Nothing says Minnesota quite like Paul Bunyon and Babe, the Blue Ox, dontcha know? There were a few other items of interest but the overall theme of this market was death as you can see by the bountiful selection of knives, guns, traps and dead animals, etc.
I can appreciate a good selection of "Mantiques" as much as the next person but all these weapons of mass destruction were a little too gruesome for me.

Even the Ken dolls are dressed to kill.
Love, Kelly

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

KD Floral

While I was in Minnesota last week I discovered a lovely little shop in downtown Bemidji. KD Floral  is a delightful shop where you can buy live plants, floral arrangements, jewelry, artwork and gifts.
If you find yourself travelling through Northern Minnesota be sure to check out this little gem.
Love, Kelly

Monday, September 3, 2012

Minnesota Vacation

This week I have been visiting family in the town of Bemidji, Minnesota, the home of Paul Bunyon.

In between family outings, birthday parties and baby showers, I managed to squeeze in a flea market
excursion and some thrifting. I plan to share all my adventures with you so be sure to check in tomorrow....

Love, Kelly