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Upcycling an Old Trunk

It’s that time of the year when we do a lot of traveling. Modern day luggage is all about lightweight, easy to carry pieces. But not that long ago big, heavy, sturdy trunks were the way most people packed and

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The Importance of a Dining Table

At Second Sale Consignments we always have a revolving door of items. New stock is always coming in and changing on a daily basis. But something we’ve almost always got in stock is a dining room set or two (or

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Decorating a College Apartment on a Budget

The start of the new school year is just around the corner. If you’ve got a college student heading back to campus for the fall semester, living off campus for the first time, or returning to their off-campus abode, you

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Antique vs. Vintage

The words “antique” and “vintage” are thrown around relatively haphazardly these days when used to describe particular items. Depending on the market you’re in, one word may seem more appealing than the other. Antique furniture and vintage clothes are always

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Upcycle Old Suitcases

We frequently get in vintage suitcases – you know the ones. Your parents (or maybe even you!) had these big, heavy clunky modernized steamer trunks. They got tossed into the back of the station wagon, or maybe even strapped on

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Spring has Sprung in Great Bridge

Spring is finally here! The days are longer, warmer, and there’s more to do around Great Bridge. Our doors are open Monday – Saturday, as are most of our neighbors in the Intercoastal Plaza Shopping Center, and many other events

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Pinspiration: Revamping a China Cabinet

With our next door neighbors at Refreshed constantly updating and refreshing second hand furniture finds, we started pining for a little furniture re-do ourselves. And what better place to find a variety of great ideas and inspiration than the mother-of-all

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Furnishing Your Beach Home

On a snowy day like today, and with tricky groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicting an additional six weeks of winter, it can be hard to think about the beach. But that’s why it’s the perfect time to start dreaming of warmer

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Asian Inspired Furniture

Asian inspired, influenced or even real, traditional Asian furniture has never really gone out of style. There are so many different styles within the term “Asian furniture” that there really is something for everyone. Chinese inspired or traditional furniture often

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5 Tips for Staging a Home That Won’t Break the Bank

With the increased popularity of home design and decorating shows, specials, magazines and websites, it’s likely that you’ve heard the term “home staging.” Staging a home is something that’s done when a home is up for sale, to help buyers

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