Summer Shopping Series Continued: Cece's Wares & Wears

July 21, 2014

Last summer I wrote about a cute coastal town in Michigan called South Haven.  It's situated on Lake Michigan and is chock full of unique, eclectic and vintage shopping spots.  I haven't gotten back there this summer but we did just visit another coastal town a bit farther south called New Buffalo.

While there, my daughters and I literally stumbled upon a really neat thrift store called Cece's Wares & Wears.  It's very new, and it's situated in a well-hidden courtyard at the end of an alley on North Whittaker Street.

Initially, you're greeted by this fine gentleman.

And a very unassuming sign.

Then you walk down an alley of sorts to a lovely courtyard just outside the store.  

Even the sign on the building was unique-junky!
And the courtyard was full of old containers that were brimming with greenery.

There were also a few seating areas outside where you could take a load off.
The store is actually spread out between two buildings.  The first building we visited was filled with clothing and some small home decor pieces and jewelry. Sorry, but I didn't get any pictures of that one.

The second building was filled with great vintage finds.

I've always wanted a tripod lamp just like this one.

And what's not to love about this retro pleather naugahyde ottoman?

This swivel bar stool was ripe for the taking. I can picture it with a new upholstery job.  Maybe grainsack?

Red, white and blue prevailed in this cute summer vignette. 

I fell in love with these plates.

I could picture these silver/pewter bowls filled with flowers.

And this chair reminded me of one we had when I was a kid.  I wish we had kept it!  Look at the legs and nailhead trim.

I was thrilled to have stumbled upon all that thrifty goodness.  I'm planning on going back for sure the next time I'm in town.

What's that?
Did I BUY anything?


I guess that's a story that will have to wait until next time.
Find Cece's Wares & Wears on Facebook.
110 N. Whittaker Courtyard
New Buffalo, MI

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Kathy said...

Hello Kathleen! I am visiting from Betsy's My Salvaged Treasure and so happy to find your blog. Loved readying this post!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun place, I can see why you want to go back. I love that junky sign and all the planted containers.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun place! I love all the unusual planters! I'm trying to guess what you would have bought! I can't wait to see.

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