Update: Second Voyage is currently online only.
This cozy shop has a thoughtful curation of vintage home decor and a small (but good) selection of vintage clothing. There are products ranging from DIY handmade pieces to rustic art. Like many vintage stores, there's something to take home, whatever your budget.
Muskoka born owner Kyle Burton tells me he purposely gave the store a rustic, outdoorsy, cottage-y vibe. He painted the wine decanters and turned them into vases, put gold dip on the milk bottles and upcycles and repurposes as much as he can find.
Among my favourite items are the snifter glass sets, copper candle holders and vintage cameras and typewriters. The typewriters, I'm told, are all fully functional, and are one of Burton's top sellers.
The glasses are available in complete sets, and there's a great selection, whatever your style.
I find two amazing white milkshake glasses ($10/each), a set of six sailing glasses (for $42) and 1960s gold striped smoky glass vases ($8/each), to name a few. I kind of feel like I'm at a cheaper version of the Cocktail Emporium .
The knick knacks are endless, and you have to be careful otherwise you may suddenly go home with an overstock of shot glasses and tiny apothecary bottles.
There's some unique vintage canisters, vintage frames ($25 each) and turkish coffee pots. There are men's ties, wallets, pocket watches, and beard supplies.
Many of the handmade pieces are done by Burton himself. He has a unique a side table on display that I never would have guessed is a repurposed Singer sewing machine base.
I point to a bottle covered entirely in cork (resembling bark from a tree,) asking if he designed it as well, but Burton informs me it's vintage and from Italy. It's $50 and I'm very tempted to bring it home.
The clothing section is small, but I'm impressed with the selection. There are cowboy boots ranging from $40-$60, high waisted vintage denim (think Levi's and Wranglers) from $20-$50, and Pendleton shirts from $30-$40.
There's a lot of product in a small space, yet it feels like everything belongs. "I like to maintain and upkeep a certain aesthetic in the store," Burton tells me. "I want people to come in and feel like they're in a design shop. It's kind of like an Etsy shop. Vintage and handmade work well together."
Adding to the cottage/rustic/handmade theme, Second Voyage also carries homemade body sprays by Earth Mamas . The owner, Ashley Love, hand forages all the ingredients in Muskoka, and as Burton also grew up in the wilderness, he can connect with what she does.
There are also some prints from a local Aboriginal artists, Patrick Hunter, available at $45/print.