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mary@found
Ann Arbor, Michigan
finder and owner of FOUND
Interests: friends, community, mixing vintage and new in a fresh way; auctions, estate sales and antique shows; family
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The randomly selected winner of our camera earrings blog contest is Last Minute Lynn, randomly selected by my mom, who choose #9. Congratulations, Lynn! Either stop in to pick them up or email us with the address you like them... Continue reading
hey - thanks for all the comments here and on facebook. I leave it open for 10 days, then choose the winner, winner! Mary@FOUND
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This post is going to have LOTS of photos. A couple months ago, I got a new camera. I'm still playing with it and have lots to learn, but this is fun! Can you tell the difference? Look these pictures... Continue reading
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Teresa Rogers, owner of Burlap Boutique from Brighton, Michigan, brought more of the wonderful purses she makes from recycled burlap coffee bags into FOUND on Friday morning. She knows local coffee importers who roast fresh beans. This is the source... Continue reading
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It was a glorious day in Ann Arbor today and I played hooky from the shop to sit in the sunshine and go for a long walk. Saw clumps of daffodils in bloom along the way. This is one of... Continue reading
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About a week ago, I had the opportunity to meet artist Lori Daniels and her life (and art) partner, Stephen White of Mapleton, Illinois. I brought back over 2 dozen pieces of Lori's art of various sizes from small 6x6... Continue reading
Thanks Stephanie!
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Earlier this week, we got a shipment of wonderful new pillows (handmade in USA) and some other fun things. We've been busy getting the shop restocked. I stayed late at the shop the other night freshening up displays and adding... Continue reading
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Don't have time to write now, but wanted to show you a few more of our recent vintage additions to the shop. More coming in almost every day. I like it best when FOUND is a combination of vintage and... Continue reading
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St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow. The day that we give 17% off anything in the store that has even a little bit of green in it. For our blog readers, we'll continue the sale through Sunday - the first day... Continue reading
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I got my finding mojo back! For the past week I have been washing and cleaning and pricing vintage finds like crazy. It's been almost a year since I had any old barkcloth fabric in stock, but I found 6... Continue reading
but you can put inside and not have to worry about them flying away. The rock looks real, too, but it's not.
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Even though there is still a foot of snow on the ground in Ann Arbor, this little vintage birdie reminds me that spring is on its way. Until I can actually see the daffodils peeking through the dirt, I like... Continue reading
Tonight I don't have photos of my own to share for Eco-funky Wednesday, so I'll just pass on the link to a fun website that features tons of projects using recycled materials. Junk Market Style! Hope you enjoy checking it... Continue reading
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Last week, we headed over the Golden Gate Bridge on a short vacation. Spent 3 nights in the Somona wine country town of Healdsburg. Wandering around in 70 degree sunshine, I found lots of interesting shops (and wine tasting rooms)... Continue reading
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Game pieces can be eco-funky additions to a bracelet or necklace. Whether you prefer the old metal Monopoly markers like those above or the more recent colorful plastic, a hole can be drilled and a jump ring attached. Add initials... Continue reading
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There's something really sweet and endearing about vintage Valentine cards. They stir memories of childhood. Sometimes we find a box that has never been used like those above. But it's okay to reuse old cards. Just add your name and... Continue reading
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Remember when business men wore ties to work every day, male teachers taught in neckties and every man was expected to wear one to church on Sunday? That was pretty common in the 60's when I was growing up. My... Continue reading
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A big bowl of buttons just begs me me look closer and touch. Made in such a variety of materials, shapes and sizes, vintage and antique buttons are a natural material for crafters and artists to incorporate into jewelry. At... Continue reading
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#1 in a weekly series of posts with earth friendly products For about a year, we've been carrying soy candles from Green Daffodil Soy Candleworks. The quality and scents rival all the the high end soy candles that I've tested... Continue reading
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Little stockings are great to stuff with stuff. Like a monkey. Or travel sized Archipelago lotion. Or a gift card from FOUND! This Santa Claus, handmade using vintage materials, is pretty special. So is the knitting elf below and his... Continue reading
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This is the time of year when I have the most to tell you. And the least time to do it. Midnight Madness was absolute madness. Thanks to everyone who came out and shopped! We really appreciate our customers who... Continue reading
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After a busy weekend at the shop, the last 2 days have been fairly calm. But not for long...on Friday there will be MADNESS in Kerrytown. Midnight Madness, that is! The first Friday in December, downtown Ann Arbor merchants host... Continue reading
Lynn - I get it at Ace Hardware on West Stadium in Ann Arbor. Be sure to get the CLEAR BriWax - some of them are tinted like oak or maple. You can also find it at some antique malls in the supply section.
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