We Turned 2!!!!

Can you believe it? We can’t!! 2 years ago this was all a dream waiting to happen. A love for home décor, vintage, antiques and clothing was what drove the three of us to pursue opening our own store. We kind of dove right in and have been learning along the way. It’s been kind of like watching a baby grow. It needs a lot of tending to and sometime we fly by the seat of our pants. But it works!! We are constantly looking for fresh product to bring into the store and our vendors are amazing pickers and makers and never let us down with all their creativity. It’s an ever evolving labor of love. We couldn’t have imagined that we would need to triple the size of our store after a year of being open but it was one of the best decisions we made. We love our new space and it gives us a lot of room to play with and create new vignettes on a weekly basis to keep things fresh.

This past year we introduced Grand Rapids and the West Michigan area to The Found Cottage Mercantile Market and we are happy to announce that we will be doing a market again this year. It will be held at the Ottawa County Fair Grounds on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. It was a huge success last year. Along with many of the same vendors from last year we will be introducing you to many new ones. It was one of the best weekends of the year. We had so much fun meeting all of you and we can’t wait to see you all again.

And something you all have been waiting for!! We are opening up our online store soon!! We are so excited to offer many of our favorite products that we carry in the store!! We are just about ready to launch and once we have all of the kinks worked out we will go live. Joy has been working hard to get things up and running and will be in charge of answering your questions and getting your items shipped. Stay tuned!! Any inquiries in regards to online sales and shipping in the future can be directed to shipping@thefoundcottage.com.

So yea, we are busy, busy, busy and loving every minute of it. I am headed to the Las Vegas Market in a couple of weeks and I am super excited to see what’s new and bring new product back to show you. It will be my first time as a buyer so I am a little nervous. It seems over whelming at the moment but I am looking forward to a new adventure. Abby is busy taking good care of baby Otto along with working. Say a prayer for them, that the doctors can fix Otto’s heart and they can put this behind them soon. It’s been a long road for them. Liz, as always, has a million projects going right now along with running her little farm. She does it all so well but when I say a million, I mean a million! Thank you to each and every one of you for the support you have shown us through the last two years. It means the world to us and we couldn’t do this without you. Here’s to 2018! We can’t wait to see what it has to offer.

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