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Vintage Bottles & Jars

FOUND is overflowing with vintage bottles and jars this week!  Perfect for a little bouquet of flowers - Donna plopped these colorful blooms from the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market into one at the shop. ball.jar.crop When I picked my latest batches of bottles and jars at the antique show, weddings were on my mind.  Old  jars and vintage bottles can be casually elegant when decorating for events at party barns or outdoor venues.  Canning jars are sweet as vases, but the  jars with metal bail handles are also great to hang from branches, trellis' or trees with a tiny votive candle nestled inside each one.  For safety, you might use the small battery candles or even tiny rice lights which have the effect of fireflies twinkling in the jars.  The more the better for a summertime celebration! boat.balljars Antique "cures" bottles look lovely with a simple, single stem in each bottle.  Try tying them together with a wrapping of twine or ribbon in groups of three bottles of varying heights for a unique table decoration. bluebottles Jars can be filled with many things, including wishes.  Here's a link to our artist friend Lynn Whipple's video on painting messages on bottles.  She makes everything easy and FuN! We also have old milk bottles by the dozens right now.  Almost a hundred vintage canning jars.  Large brown bottles.  And tiny little watch part vials.  If you like old bottles and jars, this July is a good time to visit FOUND! milk.3dollars Web friend Bonus: Stop by FOUND and  let us know you read this post and what you think about Lynn's video, and we'll give you a FREE milk bottle like those pictured above or a clear bailed pint canning jar - while supplies last.    Here's one final picture.  Don't you just love the way blue and aqua bottles and canning jars look with light shining through them? bluejars     Continue reading

Holiday Display Pics and Raffle Winner

It was a busy week as we scurried to get things ready for the weekend festivities. Thanks to everybody who stopped in for some early shopping.   Below are a few photos.  More later. Winner!  We're pleased to announce that Kathy Rockwood's name was drawn this afternoon  from almost 200 who registered this weekend for our in-store raffle.  She will receive a $50 gift card and an Au Gres polar bear. We found wonderful snowpeople this year. We decided to keep our snowflakes cool in the Coke cooler so they don't melt. The back shelf is piled with vintage ornaments.   Love these felt snowmen!   We found a nice style reproduction feather tree - and lots of little ornaments to put on them. It's getting late - I'll post more photos later - just wanted to give you a quick look.... G'nite Mary   .   Continue reading

Holiday Season begins next week at FOUND

 
The Holiday Season begins next week at FOUND!
 
We're enjoying the changing colors and crisp Autumn days - and trying not to eat all the peanut butter cups before the trick-or-treat gang arrives. Christmas seems a long way off, but when we flip the calendar to November, we know it's time to transform FOUND into an 8-week holiday wonderland!
 
This year, we'll be closed on Halloween and November 1st to do the switch-over.  Vintage sleds and metal snowflakes and an upside-down tree will be hung from the ceiling.  A festive mix of old and new treasures will fill the shop when the doors reopen on Wednesday, November 2nd. 
 
In the meantime, our annual October "Old Stuff" sale continues this weekend.  Pick up candles and other autumn accents for your Thanksgiving table.  Stop by the Farmer's Market on Saturday or the Sunday Artisans Market and stop up to see us - then come back again next weekend and be amazed by the transformation!
 
Schedule for next couple weeks:
 
Oct. 28-30 - Last weekend for 30% off antique/vintage sale
 
Oct. 31, Nov. 1 - CLOSED
 
Wed. Nov. 2 - The Holiday Shop at FOUND opens!
 
Nov. 4 - 6 - FOUND Open House!  Gift with purchase, door prizes, refreshments. 
 
Sunday, Nov. 13 - Kerrytown Open House.  10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Storewide sale at FOUND!
 
The photo above shows handfelted polar bears from Michigan's own Au Gres Sheep Factory, plus a couple snowmen from a colorful group of decorations from Midwest-CBK.  Watch for more photos next week!
 
 
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