Design & Photography

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

November 20, 2009

I just love the name of this store - Second Chance. It reminds me that you can find beauty in those slightly worn, beaten and distressed items that most people would discard without a second thought and purchase something new and cutting edge. So like today's society, when things get a little worn or dated, out it goes with the trash. Whether that is the broken table, a craft that didn't get made and is now out of date, those forgotten faces in old pictures or friendships that just get lost in the hustle and bustle of today's life. I know, I am guilty too of throwing away things and friendships that now I wish I hadn't. Maybe I am different from most, but what truly makes me happy is finding things that remind me of the past; those bits of lace, creamy buttons, lovely papers or worn out chair. They all tell a story of other people and their lives. Many things I purchase, create with and surround myself with remind me of sweet memories of those special times spent with my family and friends. As I wandered through this store, many treasures (and a few cats) were found as I took the time to really look and dig. It reminded me that life is way too short, family and friendships always deserve second chances.
As I get older, I feel like those slightly worn, gently abused items, that grace the shelves at Second Chance and hope that someone might just find a treasure when they meet me or visit my blog.
Barbara Jean said...

This is a lovely post, and I feel the same way.

blessings on your day.

barbara jean

PS Thanks for coming by. =0)

T's Daily Treasures said...

What lovely thoughts and oh so true. We live in a world that seems to think everything is disposable, sometimes even people. Very sad indeed! Love the photos and those are some lucky cats who certainly seem to have a charmed life at Second Chance. Blessings, :) Tammy

Wanda said...

Who wouldn't love you?? You are one of the sweetest people I've ever met. I'm just sorry we couldn't spend more time together at SB this year. :(

Leah C said...

You'll always be a treasure to me! And I'm oh-so-glad you like things worn & shabby because that's just what I am getting to be;)

My Casa Bella said...

Hi, I'm sure somewhere on your blog you may mention where you're at, but I can't find it. Where is this shop located? Love what I see.

miss lynn said...

what a beautiful post...
full of truth and
hope!
blessings to you!


i'm still unpacking
from silver bella,
loved every glitter
filled minute...can't
wait to do it again!!!
happy day!

Natasha Burns said...

What a beautiful post Sheila! You sure are a treasure to visit :)
I wish I was at SB again this year, looks like everyone had another amazing time :)

Purvail said...

Your blog is so right--it's like we now live in a disposable society. L love going through old shops to find that special find. Love the cat in the window,
Sunday blessings to you.

Janean said...

i like the name too! i am grateful and thankful for all the second chances -- everything from friends and family to recipes!

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