how to shop a flea in the rain

let’s face it the weather is unpredictable. one minute in michigan it’s sunny and 70 and the next it’s pouring rain and 30 degrees. neither climate (90 or 20) ever keeps me from checking out a good flea market. the secret to a happy rainy flea market shopping experience is the right gear. having the […]

flea finds

lately you guys… i have been having just meh finds at the flea markets i’ve been to. last weekends was terrible. i drove like 3 hours to find a wire rack and a small table. more and more people are trying to pass off new items as “vintage” and “antique”. look, there is nothing wrong […]

finally friday sheep shearing edition

so it’s friday and i’m actually for once a little chilly. I get used to these 80 degree summer/fall days and when i finally give in and wear summer clothes still it’s cold. what gives? i’m not complaining though. i love this weather. i am officially ready for fall. this weekend is pretty jam packed […]

cottage at the bloom workshop

yesterday the found cottage was invited to set up a display at the bloom workshop at the felt mansion in saugatuck. you guys…. it was absolutely stunning. i was obsessed with the idea that a home of this size was once built for someones “summer house” . if you can recall my “summer house” is […]

Weekend Sale Trail!

It’s spring (kind of) and it’s time for sales, pop up shops and fleas! I am so geeked that we are having the second Black Sheep Farm Pop Up Shop at my house this weekend! The first one we had in November was such a riot and we had so much fun together that 1.) […]

weekend recap wine country edition

what a weekend. i mean like seriously. i’m going home because i have to. i am going kicking and screaming though because i am in my element here. the people are my people and the food is fantastic. i don’t wanna go home. i’m going to try and break this down as best i can. […]

weekend recap

i did a lot this weekend friends! well… kind of. friday night we went out to dinner with the found cottage founders to fire rock grill in byron center. I think that place might be the only thing i miss about living around that area. and the convenient short drive to work and target but […]

Cottage Road Trip Grand Rapids Guide

i absolutely love working weekends at The Found Cottage. LOVE IT. i get to see all of our lovely regulars but i also get to meet the people who drove from hours away just to come visit us! i cannot tell you how honored that makes me feel when you walk through the door and […]

magnolia market

yesterday….i got to go to magnolia market. it was amazing. it was everything i expected it to be. it was beautiful and i have never been into a store where i walked in and felt like every piece gave me an insight on who that person was. yesterday at the conference we spent the morning […]

how to collect jadeite

it’s been a looooong time since i did a post about picking, flea marketing, junking, hoarding etc. i am a collector…a minimalist collector. ok no i’m not. i love collections. i love having something little to hunt for while i’m searching for a big piece so i don’t walk away a loser. however a lot […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! i’m so excited for this weekend. you don’t even know. well…now you do because i just told you! this weekend is going to be full of junking, shop stuff and friends and food and friends and junking and junking with friends. it’s set up to be a good weekend. photo ps thanks […]

Grand Rapids Antique Show

HA! And you thought flea season was over! Jokes on you! I’m so excited that the grand rapids antique market is coming back for another year at the DeVos place in grand rapids. That’s right it’s indoors. forget the muck boots, forget the layers and layers of coats. you can shop all weekend for $12! […]