Wednesday, July 21, 2010

August Goodies and a Flea Market

July is starting to wind down and you know what that means..............lots of activity around Second Hand Rose!! All of us are running in and out, about and around, gathering goodies, painting, repairing, buying, building and yep, some of us have even started and almost finished set up (not me of course but you may have heard the name BARB before??????) I was in the shop today dropping of a van load of stuff and had to look around to see what was going on. Lots of chaos!!!! Stuff everywhere - but what GRAND stuff!!!! I got totally inspired to rush home and work harder and faster on all of my goodies just so I can be in the same league as what I was seeing! And the set-up's I was seeing?????? Well, all pretty awesome in the beginning stages so I can't wait to see what the final stages will look like!

Ready to check it all out???????????? Well, let's go then.........................

NO, WAIT, STOP!!!!!!!

I forgot to tell you something - We are having a FLEA MARKET at our August sale!!!! Out back behind the shop will be tons of treasures - some will be in boxes and baskets so you will have to dig, bigger pieces will be lined up - no staging, no fancy set up - BUT CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!! So be sure to check out our "back yard" this sale - there will be tons of goodies!! Okay, now let's check out what is going on inside.....................

Rose has the back wall this month - and of course it is awesome even only partially done! There is just no denying it - Rose is the absolute BEST!!

Some more of Rose's front section.

Some stuff in Lynn's area - no set up yet but I started my "gotta have" list in her area!!

This dresser in Cindy's area is gorgeous - it is the most incredible shade of scarlet - and she has a great beadboard cupboard and a drop dead gorgeous antique trunk in there too!!

I LOVE this little table in Angela's area!

This great blue dresser is in Barb's area - such a nice soft color!

This shelving unit is in Cathy's area - I think it has endless possibilities! And that cool vent thing on top??? I love the shape!

Another section of Rose's area - over the doorway! I love the fact that she has used rope to hang everything and just let it dangle here and there - the rope becomes art in itself!

A multi-colored dresser heading into my area! You know me - just gotta do red and multi-colors!!

Two shelves and a sign also heading to my area - altho by the time you see it next this shelving unit will be a great shade of green!

There is a HUGE blue armoire in Pat's area - she had SO MUCH stuff piled in her room that I couldn't get a very good shot of the armoire - but there is a great table standing inside it and some awesome artwork hanging on the wall!

I love this beadboard piece in MaryAnn's area! She is almost all set up!!!! Hmmmmm.......I think perhaps the pod people were here and swapped her out for a new MaryAnn!!

I love this open cupboard of Sharon's - but I love the bowls more!!

What a sweet little girl don't you think? And all blinged up!!

Bonnie has tons of stuff in her area - not set up yet you see it.................there it is...................hiding behind the of her famous pumpkin paintings!!!! I bet there will be more!

Soooooooooooooo, are you anxious yet? Mark your calendars, get the gang ready, we'll be waiting for you on August 5th!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Tour of Rose's House

Today is Rose's birthday! So in her honor - a tour of her house - which as you might have suspected is filled with tons of fun items. Her house is not large, but has a great lake view and is kind of traditional with a twist of.............well, with a twist of Rose!!! Join me for some fun and some great ideas!

This bottle sits on a shelf in her kitchen - a gift to her from Scott at Old Town Creamery in Maple Lake (check it out sometime - another fun place!!). The writing is actually part of the bottle - how cool is that!?!
This is one of Rose's favorite items - and one of mine. This "valance" on her kitchen window is actually a furnace floor grate!

A little note Rose has written on her kitchen wall - Rose is never afraid to do something quirky like write on the wall - after all, as she says, a little paint and it is gone!
Rose took the doors off her upper kitchen cupboards - I love her displays! Basic wine glasses and white dishes stacked - everyday items that look wonderful!

I should have lightened up this photo - on the wall next to the cupboards is a large "R" and hanging buckets (from Ikea) that contain her silverware. Again, so simple, but so wonderful!

Now this is my favorite photo!! This is her bathroom floor - nice looking tile don't you think? It is actually linoleum that was white with a blue and yellow floral pattern on it. She followed the lines on the linoleum, taped it off and then using a combination of paints and stains, sanding some off, adding some more, then 4 coats of poly - viola, a beautifully tiled floor! You have to look at it pretty closely to tell it's not real!

This is in the corner of her dining room. Just a simple shelving unit, but what I really love are the 2 large silver covers on the top and first shelf. They are just gorgeous! Lids and covers can be a fun and unusual collection (and can have many fun uses) and often are quite cheap when they come with no bottoms!
Over the large picture window in the living room she has a shelf with a collection of various boxes. It adds a nice touch of color and fun. But what I wanted you to see was her ceiling! Just a basic sheet rocked ceiling. She added 2 by 4's and painted it all the same color. You would thing those beams have been there forever! It is a fairly easy job that you could do in your home or it wouldn't be terribly expensive to hire it out.

This is the mantel in her living room. It is a nice basic fireplace and her simple collection of busts with the ivy works just perfectly.
This is a jar of pens and nibs and ink related items. Rose collects pens, small old leather coin purses, napkin rings and other odds and ends. Because all of her collections are of small items she houses each collection in a large jar. I love the idea firstly because I love jars and bottles (that is what I collect) but also because it is a great way to have a collection of small things and still see them. Her jars are tucked her and there on shelves and they just draw you to them. I always have to pick them up and turn them around to look at all of the fun items!
This wall is in her office/den. I just loved the idea of using the paper cutter as art!
This is the closet in her office/den. Since she doesn't use it as a bedroom and didn't need the storage space, she removed the door and it became her small office within the office. It houses files and computer paper and supplies - but is still nice enough looking to keep open.

This wall is a work in progress. It is in her spare bedroom and is basically a large cup and saucer shelf. The next photo shows the other half. I love the painting hanging in the center and then she is using the narrow shelves for her heads (don't ask me why - they scare the heck out of me!!) and clocks and the hooks for pocket watches. Think of how many fun things you could do with a unit like this. And note the other small glass container filled with watch parts!

On the side of her house - a plant tucked in the crook of a tree and a birdhouse made from an old tin can.
Her kitchen window box - how inviting! I love the small bird sitting in it!
A large commercial letter on the garage wall as you enter her backyard - you know whose home you are coming to!
Well, folks that is it for the tour. I have more photos that I will share another day. Hope you came across some fun ideas that you can use in your own homes!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Hey guess what everyone????? Second Hand Rose now has a facebook page!! So come on over and check us out there too! Post photos of stuff you have bought and how you are using it in your home, tell us what you like, and yep, even what you don't!! Give us ideas, share your thoughts, tell us what you are looking for - we'll be listening!

Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone!! We hope you all have time to spend part of your day with us at SHR and then have lots of fun with family, friends, picnics, bbq's, reunions and fireworks. Stay safe on the roads. And most importantly - don't forget how important this day is - Our nation's birthday - WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!!!!! Fly your flags high today folks, thank all of the service people you run across, and get out there and be a Yankee Doodle Dandy for all to see!!