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Secondhand Sandies: Collecting antiques, embodying the history of Tallahassee

Totally Tallahassee
Posted at 8:37 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 11:55:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The items in Secondhand Sandies customers can't find on just any shelf.

Each piece of owner Sandy Biggie's store in unique, because it isn't mass manufactured, and there is nothing in here that you can buy two of because they're all one offs.

"People come into my store and tell me it reminds me of my grandmothers, it reminds me of my moms," Biggie said.

Biggie has been collecting antiques for more than a decade, but her love for antiques started when she was just a little girl.

"I’m the baby of eight kids," Biggie said. "My mom was a single parent. We ended

up thrift shopping all the time."

She said, it wasn’t until she got older, she realized the value of having something no one else had."

Throughout Secondhand Sandies, customers may find a piece that got a makeover with paint or something brand new.

Biggie said she doesn’t like to throw anything away, because she believes many of these pieces still have a story to tell.

"I wonder how many families ate at that table," Biggie said. "I wonder how many dinners they had on that table; what kind of conversations they have, and then when I have it, I get to put my own spin on it and it’s going to somebody else's house."

Embracing generations of history that is Totally Tallahassee.

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